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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Pay attention to sub-surface currents to put more walleyes in your boat

Keeping your lure working at the proper speed is paramount to catching fish. When sub-surface currents are present, the author recommends (and outlines) a plan to adjust your trolling speed to keep lures moving at the perfect pace. (Photo courtesy of Steve Carney)
The looks were all the same: seven people wondering what the heck just happened. After a 25-minute trolling pass with 11 fish caught, we were halfway through our return pass and had nothing, zip, zero. Everything was the same: our speed, depth, lures. The fish were still on the sonar, but nothing. We got back to where we had started, got the Angler Qwest turned around and almost instantly, “Wham,” a planer board goes back, and we are on our way to another great pass. If this sounds familiar, you’re probably missing the one factor we weren’t paying attention to: sub-surface currents.
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