The fall walleye bite is on! I’ve caught walleyes every time I’ve been out in the past couple of days and looking at the forecast for the rest of the week, it seems the bite should persist a little longer. I’ve had mostly small fish, but I heard that someone brought in a 10.5lb walleye to Fargo Bait and Tackle to be weight for the ND G&F whopper club.
Fish are hitting shallow, just a couple feet from the bank. The bite has been hot before sunrise through about the first hour of daylight. The evening bite seems to start around 5-5:30pm.
I was getting a lot of hits on a lindy rig with a floating jig, but not a lot of commitment yet. A 1/8oz jig seems to be about as heavy as most fish want to pick up at this point. Slow retrieve, they will hit on the pause.
P.S. what a treasure we have with the Red River. Sunday, my buddy and I caught 7 different species in one day. Walleye, sauger, smallmouth bass, white bass, burbot, northern pike, and a channel cat. It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.