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Do The Early Season Walleye Dance

Do The Early Season Walleye Dance

Think early-season walleyes, and what else comes immediately to mind? Jigs, of course! Specifically, jig-and-minnow combinations you can make dance to whatever tune is playing that day, or even that hour.

I say this because jig fishing is a lot like dancing; you’re trying to make a personal one-on-one connection, only the ballroom is under water. Because its lead head and hook are one, you can place the lure and the attached minnow exactly where they need to be—and drop, drag, hop or swim them in whatever manner required to entice a big walleye to follow your lead.