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PVnRT
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05/13/2021 10:28PM  
Need help!!!!

We'll be in BWCA East 2nd week of June and would love to catch walleye for meals. Need to keep kit light.

Suggestions for lures?
 
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siusaluki23
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05/14/2021 08:10AM  
1/8 and 1/4 oz jigs with 3 and 4" black, white, olive, and chartreuse curly tail grubs
3.5 to 4.5" original rapalas and husky jerks in gold/black, perch, and silver/black
Tieable leader material
Slip bobber split shot and leeches for fishing from camp

I really wish I was dedicated enough to pack that light, I am certain the tackle I bring in weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 lbs.
 
Jackfish
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05/14/2021 09:16AM  
siusaluki23: "I am certain the tackle I bring in weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 lbs."
THIRTY... POUNDS?????? I hope that's an exaggeration.
 
walleyejunky
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05/14/2021 10:11AM  
Here is what I pack for walleyes:

4 slip bobbers, bobber stops, red circle hooks, and some sinkers
20 white jigs (10 each 1/8 oz and 1/4oz)
20 jigs assortment of colors (chartreus, pink, black, purple) - same size
3" Mister Twister tails (white, chartreus, yellow, black)
10-12 Rapala Husky Jerks (Gold/Black, Silver/Black, Blue, Green/Orange, Firetiger)
4-5 Rapala Ripping Raps (Firetiger, Blue/Silver, Perch)

That's it. We hit likely spots that we have done well in past mornings and evenings with slip bobbers & leeches. If we are having a hard time then we "canoe troll" with rapalas until we bump into a few. When we make contact we break out the bobbers and leeches again. Rarely do we fish with jigs and plastics but I take them because sometimes that is what they want.

Outside of my likely spots on lakes we visit I like to fish the first 6-15 foot of water on the windy side of the lake, between islands where there can be current created, points on islands with deep water close by, and the edges of sunken islands. In June especially think shallow water especially bays with muddy bottoms.

A great failsafe if the walleyes aren't cooperating are the husky jerks or spinner baits for pike plus we take some top water baits (specifically Quetico Mike's system) for smallmouth.

All of my gear fits into a small bag easily carried over my shoulder. 2 plastic trays full of jigs, lures, and bobbers with room left over for extra line, plastics, pliers, and a stringer
 
CityFisher74
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05/14/2021 10:20AM  
siusaluki23: "1/8 and 1/4 oz jigs with 3 and 4" black, white, olive, and chartreuse curly tail grubs
3.5 to 4.5" original rapalas and husky jerks in gold/black, perch, and silver/black
Tieable leader material
Slip bobber split shot and leeches for fishing from camp


I really wish I was dedicated enough to pack that light, I am certain the tackle I bring in weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 lbs."


This is the correct post. Only thing I would add is leeches but if you want to keep it light, Mr Twisters certainly do the trick. Not sure what the leader material is for though so I think that could be left out.
 
05/14/2021 10:41AM  
40-50 jigs, half 1/4 and half 3/8
25- 3" black grubs
25- 3" chartreuse grubs
3- #10 HJ (silver, gold and fire tiger)
3- #10 DDHJ, same colors as above
 
siusaluki23
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05/14/2021 11:05AM  
Jackfish: "siusaluki23: "I am certain the tackle I bring in weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 lbs."
THIRTY... POUNDS?????? I hope that's an exaggeration. "


Let's see

2 spinning rods and 2 baitcasters
might bring in the fly rod this year
Net
Humminbird 597 CI HD fishfinder with sealed lead acid battery (probably 10 lbs total). Mine is mounted in an old dewalt drill case.
Tackle box-I'm almost ashamed of how much I have in there for my 10 day trips. Probably 10-15 lbs.
metal stringer
Pliers
Extra spool of line


I may have underestimated. Haven't been skunked on a trip so far, so it must be worth it!
 
yogi59weedr
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05/14/2021 11:19AM  
Shore lunch and canola oil.
 
siusaluki23
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05/14/2021 11:33AM  
CityFisher74: "siusaluki23: "1/8 and 1/4 oz jigs with 3 and 4" black, white, olive, and chartreuse curly tail grubs
3.5 to 4.5" original rapalas and husky jerks in gold/black, perch, and silver/black
Tieable leader material
Slip bobber split shot and leeches for fishing from camp



I really wish I was dedicated enough to pack that light, I am certain the tackle I bring in weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 lbs."



This is the correct post. Only thing I would add is leeches but if you want to keep it light, Mr Twisters certainly do the trick. Not sure what the leader material is for though so I think that could be left out."


I use tieable steel leaders to keep the pike from stealing my lures. RIO powerflex wire bite tippet, knot 2 kinky, tyger leader, etc.
 
05/14/2021 01:40PM  
Jackfish: "siusaluki23: "I am certain the tackle I bring in weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 lbs."
THIRTY... POUNDS?????? I hope that's an exaggeration. "


That's a lot of tackle :) I'm sure I'd get close to that amount if I brought in my laker and walleye gear!
 
05/14/2021 01:42PM  
AmarilloJim: "40-50 jigs, half 1/4 and half 3/8
25- 3" black grubs
25- 3" chartreuse grubs
3- #10 HJ (silver, gold and fire tiger)
3- #10 DDHJ, same colors as above"


that is a good, effective, slim-downed list. I'd add a 9cm black-and-white deep diving shad rap. Maybe one in black-and-gold as well. I roll of lindy rigs in various bright colors would also be handy and light to be used with the plastics above.
 
05/14/2021 02:43PM  
I agree with the simple lists already posted if you want to keep it easy. If you don't have the rapalas but have flicker shads throw them in.

Slip bobber rigs or jigs and leeches that time of year work wonders. Search back on here for secure leech storage (leech king, nalgene with holes, etc) and you'll be good
 
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