In our article today we are going to talk about fishing with nightcrawlers for walleyes or as the Canadians call them pickerel and sauger. The best time to fish with nightcralwers for walleye or pickerel and sauger is in late spring or in the summertime. There are just 100’s of different ways to fish the common or European nightcrawler, or the African nightcrawler for walleyes or pickerel and sauger such as using a spinning rig multiple hook nightcrawler harness, trolling plugs with the treble hooks tipped with nightcralwers, inline weight forward spinner baits tipped with European night crawlers, Tipping walleye jigs 1/16 ounce to 1/2 ounce with a piece of a night crawler, using a slip sinker fishing rig with a inflated nightcrawler, and just using a simple split shot fishing rig with a nightcrawler.
1. Spinner fishing rigs for walleye and sauger with multiple hooks.
Using a spinner rig baited with nightcrawlers is a very common practice when you are trolling or drift fishing for walleye. This is a very common practice for Lake Erie walleye. When you bait the spinner make sure you use more then one common night crawler. make sure you leave some slack in your crawlers between the first and second hook. To make your bait more attractive to unsuspecting walleye or pickerel,and sauger you can inflate them. If you do this make sure you insert the blow needle at the crown of the crawler only. anywhere Else and you will distort the figure of the nightcrawler and make it look unnatural.
2. Trolling plugs for walleye tipped with nightcrawlers.
When the fishing gets really slow and you need an extra edge to fish you artificial baits for sauger and walleye, tip all the treble hooks with multiple night crawlers. Don’t get skimpy with your bait!
3. Inline weight forward spinner baits for sauger and walleye tipped with nightcrawlers.
Inline weight forward spinner baits work great for casting. Tip all the hooks with multiple cralwers don’t skimp you need at least 2 or three night crawlers attached for each cast. This method of walleye fishing is very common over reefs, and is also commonly used for fishing lake erie at the most popular reefs like Niagara reef,mouse island reef,or round reef. To cast your spinner bait cast out and count the seconds it takes to get to the bottom. on your next cast let the spinner sink 2 seconds less then start reeling up. keep count each cast. When you start catching walleye make note. this is your cast count.
3. slip sinker rig for sauger and walleye tipped with nightcrawlers.
One of the most universal fishing rigs made is the slip sinker rig. This is a great way to fish for walleye when they are near the bottom, and always a excellent way to fish for sauger because they stay on the bottom. Make sure you tip the hook of your hook with at least 2 or three night crawlers and inflate them. There are a few variations you can use for this rig and they include using bait walker sinkers,floater hooks, and a dropper with a drift sinker.
Well folks that concludes our article about a walleye fishing, nightcrawlers, and sauger fishing with nightcrawlers. We sincerely hope you use our fishing information on your next fishing trip. Good Luck!