Sheldon Hatch

a blog about the world of walleye

Spring to Summer

The walleye have slowly started moving out on the flats and so far they have been taking spinners and slow-death behind bottom bouncers. The weed-lines have been slow this past week, but should produce once we get a few weeks of warm weather, which should push some bait back into the weeds.


June 22nd, 2011 by sheldon

Casting is King

Another victim of casting Cranks

The casting bite in the back bays of Eastern Lake Ontario is picking up with many nice trophy walleye and some real killer Northern Pike.

The technique the past few weeks has been covering water looking for new weed growth and warm surface temperatures. Hunting around back-bays and looking for weeds can take a long time so be prepared to spend a few days dissecting water.

Once you find the right weed and shoreline you cast the cranks along the outside edge of the weeds and if any walleye or pike are home you will find out quickly. The best cranks so far have been small profile shad baits and the Berkley Flicker Shad has landed some real nice walleye.

If you are looking to book a trip with Ezelo Angling Adventures for this fun shore and weed-line bite do it quickly as the window is limited before the big walleye start to head out to deeper water and chase down suspended bait-fish.

So get out the sun screen and head out on those hot sunny days and look for afternoon fish along the shore and weed-lines where the surface temp is nice and warm.



June 6th, 2011 by sheldon

Shoreline Walleye

Todays tip is casting cranks along shorelines.This is a great technique in early June while the walleye cruise the shallows looking for food.

June 5th, 2011 by sheldon