The body of the saugeye is tubular and elongate and the tail fin has a white border on the lower end, like a walleye. Ok all experienced saugeye fishermen and women got a question. If you are trolling in the top 10 feet or so of the water then you can quite easily get away with a medium powered spinning setup and you might not need a dedicated trolling rod for walleye. When grouped up, it is usually more efficient to use other presentations like jigging. Like saugers, saugeyes often ignore a bait presented more than a few inches off the bottom, so use enough weight to maintain bottom contact. Trolling puts a lot more pressure on your gear especially if you are using planer boards or heavy lead core line to help get down deep. Seriously thinking about trying it. It is a rule not a law. Walleye/Saugeye in the spring and early summer can be of tremendous size and our Oklahoma limits are very generous. I discussed earlier how to catch walleye and saugeye from the bank, however fishing from a boat is a completely different scenario. reply. another Hillbilly. Winter time saugeye can be finicky but when you hit it well it can be a blast! We appreciate the fact that you take time out of your busy schedules to fish. Curt and his clients are still catching them in June, when everyone else down here turns to catfish or hybrids for fun. It's a great system to put a small bait down deep. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38RdjSQDN4o, Outdoor Hub, LLC (d/b/a Carbon Media Group), 3290 W. Big Beaver Rd. Although good fishing abounds in Indiana for everything from bluegills to bass to catfish, one species that is often overlooked by anglers is the saugeye. While saugeye fishing success naturally comes and goes, business couldn't be better. Most of my winter Saugeye come from deep stream wintering holes, where I can bank fish. Saugeye occur in the middle portion of the U.S. and are focused along the Mississippi River drainage basin and its surrounding tributaries. I would get a map and look for humps in or near deeper water. They do come up shallow to feed, but it is really hard to hit those short feeding periods and most of them are at night. The problem with Fireline is that it frays. Best way to find out is to give it a shot. Trolling with deep-diving crankbaits along shoreline drop-offs is a good method for locating fish. With harnesses, the biggest key is to add enough weight so that the line is leaving the rod or planer board at a 45 degree angle to the water, relative to the speed you’re traveling. Saugeye may be caught along the dam and causeways by trolling live bait rigs and crankbaits near the water’s surface. Typically anglers troll a patch, working against the current. "Caught 'em jigging." There are far more trolling lures available than we can possibly cover in one article. I agree with everything Josh said. Feb 8, 2014 - How to fish swimbait minnows: which rod/reel combo, line type and weight, what jig weight to use, what color/size bait to use, using under spin jigs with swimbaits, fishing on a windy day, and fishing in channels for Bass, Walleye, Saugeye, and Crappie FredT , Jan 6, 2009 Usually this time of year 1.2 to … Troll the west side flat to the drop off in 30â+. When jigging, leadhead jigs with hair, feather or plastic bodies are effective, especially when tipped with live bait. 'Eye color: Walleye/Saugeye/Sauger see yellows, oranges, and greens better than other colors. I have trolled Ohio inland lakes in every month of the year and have caught fish in every month. Posts: 34. another Hillbilly 9 years ago #763 Howdy, i am in No Arkansas, we have Walleye in our lakes down here, my cousin lives in Marysville area, where are these caught and let us know what you use for line and bait so i can let him and his kids learn, when i cooked a walleye i caught for breakfast when they visited ,they enjoyed the flavor. And cold water never changes that rule. The daily bag limit for Walleye, Saugeye and Sauger is 4 fish from March 1 - April 30 and 6 per day starting May 1st. Our design has proven time and again to be hugely effective for these types of fish in every season and water temperature. Saugeye fishing is also good just off the beach area in 10 to 15 feet of water. If someone else uses that phrase, and you're seeking direction, it would be prudent to ask a few more questions. This is the simplest, and probably most effective, trick of all: once your lines are set you can negate the effects of most outside factors (including sea state, current, and wind) which influence lure depth to a great degree, by simply trolling cross … We were throwing/ trolling Bottom Bouncers and worm harnesses for saugeye, gold blade was the ticket. Boats on Hammertown Lake are restricted to electric motors and nonpowered craft only. Saugeye is a hybrid mix between a walleye and a sauger, Alum creek receives an annual stocking program of both saugeye and muskie. Wouldnât think ya could troll at the speed we do in spring and summer. Might just be cabin fever kicking in! Later on in the season, drifting walleye spinner rigs, tipped with live nightcrawlers will catch saugeye, as does casting or trolling crankbaits across flats. Trolling Depth Trick #5. Welcome to the Mid Ohio Saugeye Trail. My number one rule of thumb is you must fish within 1 foot of the bottom. South Bend Monofilament Fishing Line. Sauger Facts. Ice-fishing is popular with local fishermen, and frigid days bring out the saugeye anglers, who fish jigs tipped with minnows or bright plastic trailers on or near the bottom. Saugmon. The only sure thing with Saugeyes is, that if you can find the fish food, there will likely be bigger fish nearby trying to eat the food. Walleye, Sauger, and their hybrid "Saugeye" are known for loving Swimbaits. I only use braid with a heavy snap swivel no problems. Higher trolling speeds can also be utilized on rivers in conjunction with the current. Lindy Fuzz-E Grub Jig. I agree with Brahmabull71 that Saugeyes sometimes act like Saugers and sometimes like Walleyes. Not 30 but iI am talking 15 in bays with humps up to 8-10 ft. But I always asked this same question to myself back when I did fish Erie on a consistant basis. I typically troll crankbaits with leadcore in deep water. I troll for saugeye at Indian Lake quite a bit. After you catch a fish you have to constantly eyeball the line above the hook. Medium-sized crankbaits and live bait rigs are reliable when trolling. It turned out I was jigging over a bunch of Redhorse Suckers. posted by Kyle Wills on June 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm. This time of year I always use small lip, narrow wobbling baits like husky jerks, renoskys or any minnow type bait. First stocked in 2015-2016, harvestable size Saugeye are present. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 17: 220-224. Sounds like there is enough from you guys who have been fishing for them much longer than I have to give it a go! Saugeyes sometimes form concentrations in winter near structure or baitfish. This is the bait to use in the winter and at night. Live bait rigged with a “bottom-bouncer” can be slowly dragged close to … There are a few different techniques for trolling, you can use a downrigger, planar board, dipsy diver or just troll. They can be found as far north as Michigan and as far south as Mississippi. I have wondered if a bottom bouncer trailing a small plug would work. Good luck! I manage to get my share of Crappie also. Live bait rigged with a “bottom-bouncer” can be slowly dragged close to the bottom where walleye are usually located. Trolling and baits. Mr. Fisherman. We know it can be tough to fit everything in. Fishing Tip: Sauger And Walleye . Saugeyes can be taken with light spinning and bait casting tackle using spinners, spoons, or live bait like minnows or night crawlers. Jigging and trolling are two popular methods of catching saugeye. The Moundwood and Lakeview areas often Sometimes you can tell what species they are by the way they relate to cover and structure. The Division of Wildlife’s mission is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. What I have seen is you'll spend 4 hrs trolling and catch most all your fish in a couple 15 minute spurts. The range has a lot of of crazy colors to choose from and most will work best on really dull days or when night fishing for walleye. Hay Bobby,that is most likely Ralf he never does the dead sticking but just a slow Retrieve and itâs a art in it self to Watch him do it I personally think he is a master of doing that way. Shoreline cover around the lake … Primetime for eyes is usually February thru June. I have trolled Ohio inland lakes in every month of the year and have caught fish in every month. I dont troll any more,or even have a boat anymore. I would love to know the answer to this as well. This way is tried and tested, but there is another option. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor) Good line counter reel for trolling? I actually caught saugeye, crappie, white bass and hooked into a big musky! I think there are always fish doing different things in different parts of the lake. by Terry K ; Walleye fishing Little Pine/Daggett lakes on the whitefish chain. Starting at ice-out, drift minnow-tipped jigs close to the bottom. In this article, I am going to cover some of the best trolling lures, how and where to use them and much more. Usually keep the speed around 1.2 to 1.75...or the slowest speed that will give your bait some action. Minimum size limit is 15 inches. The fish always has the home field advantage!! Fishing top water lures after dark during the summer can be very effective in catching bass. Saugeye love old road beds, the foundations of sunken houses, ancient roads and humps off points with good bottom structure — whether it be stones or … Usually this time of year 1.2 to 1.5 mph is fast enough to get them to bite. Quick video of buddy and I out on Alum Creek State Park reservoir, location in Central Ohio. Hoping of course that I found the correct species on the Hummers. Saugeye fishing at Alum Creek Lake and trolling with Berkley Flicker Shads. Thank you to all of the awesome anglers that fish our tournaments. Crankbaits that dive to various depths can be attractive to fish positioned along the edge of habitat or along a bare bank. A trolling setup requires a longer rod with a medium/heavy power and a medium action. And it's not just in the spring, when 'eyes are easy. The deep-diving husky jerk is similar to the bandit and is also used … Crankbaits that dive to various depths can be attractive to fish positioned along the edge of habitat or along a bare bank. Remember Iâve only been a saugeye fisherman 1 year. Here's the biggest difference, saugeyes are more bottom oriented. Another deep running crank for trolling the Reef Runner. Trolling and baits. Trolling is probably the most common method used for walleye. If people are still catching walleye on the big lake trolling why canât saugeye be caught down here doing the same? The daily bag limit for Walleye, Saugeye and Sauger is 6 fish. We rounded up the best crankbaits, spinnerbaits, jigs, and jerk baits for walleye fishing on any water in any condition. I use 1/8oz Rat-L-Traps and Rapala SSR-5 and SSR-7s. Mostly I don't like sitting in the boat freezing my arse off. Tailrace jig Pete Sucheski Trolling is a presentation that is best when you already know that you have good numbers of fish spread out over a flat or other structural features where trolling is the best way to present your lures at those depths. I use smaller jerk baits...nothing over 4" long. If I don't get bit then I go through a rotation of presentations. 5; 5 months, 1 week ago. Walleye/Saugeye Season . Jigging keeps me in the zone more. Typically when saugeyes suspend they are in a neutral to negative mood. 9 Best Trolling Lures for 2020 Reviewed. What speed do you guys troll on Erie? no political post. Catch short-striking fish like saugers and walleyes with this wintertime tailrace rig. Not only are you guys good "sticks", but you all are a bunch of great guys to fish with. Power ratings are ultra-light, light, medium light, medium, medium heavy, and heavy. The fishery is rated fair. In the fall fish shallow mudflats and points at depths of five to seven feet. Welcome to our new and improved comments Once one is caught, work the area thoroughly with crankbaits, jigs or jig-and-minnow combinations. Once one is caught, work the area thoroughly with crankbaits, jigs or jig-and-minnow combinations. Trolling is profitable for Walleye/Saugeye, Musky/Pike, bass and cats will hit a trolling rig. But, I have spent a few hours trying to get some good looking marks to bite and then finally snag one with a blade bait. That is a good place to be fishing. Yet another good option to go with, South Bend Line comes in many weight classes. Good times, great memories. Precision Trolling sells an app that contains detailed depth charts for this lure and hundreds of other trolling lures and crankbaits. reply to topic previous topic next topic. However, location always determines presentation. If you want to compare the saugeye vs walleye, saugeyes are close to the size of walleyes and have the markings of the sauger. You've heard it countless times and have probably said it more than a few times yourself. Saugeye are also in deep drop-offs this time of year. Trolling along side drop offs of weed beds can be very productive and doesn't need quite as powerful a walleye setup as when you are trolling. Fishing Events Click here for Kids Fishing Derby Photos Saugeye Stocking Report 2011 - Ohio Division of Wildlife Our standard annual request for stocking of saugeye at Indian Lake is 100 fingerlings per acre.
As our membership continues to grow we look forward to reading your reports and learning from your experiences as an OGF member. I don't use planer boards but a few do, You won't need to go … I've been trolling leadcore for years for cold water saugeye. In summer heat you can try to get them down deep where the water can be may degrees cooler. The lake's small size, plus the absence of large motorboats, makes the reservoir ideal for canoes, kayaks and john boats. Sometimes that timeline varies depending on the weather and water temps. I agree that getting the bait in front of the Saugeye is the main limiting factor in winter. Never tried it... figured the water temp got them too sluggish and always stuck with slow jig-n-minner but what do I know... we're waiting for your report as soon as you get out there and try it, Here is my opinion founded on some facts and a lot of BS. There are more options nowadays than ever for trolling fishing line, but the reality is nothing, in my opinion, is stronger or thinner. When they are on the bottom they are typically feeding.
Once spawning is complete, fish move to deeper water in main-lake areas. posted by Grady Neer on June 16, 2020 at 1:57 pm. Trolling works fine for Saugeyes in winter water temps. "There's hope for tomorrow, if we wake up today" - Ted Nugents Amboy Dukes -. In the precision trolling app when I go into bandits, it is does not give me a braid line do I have to upgrade my subscription? Saugeye and Walleye Designed with 'Eyes in mind: The bait that started our company, the 2.75" Minnow, was originally crafted for cold water Saugeye and Walleye fishing. If an angler has a lake map, he or she should concentrate on good bottom structure. Hoover Reservoir (Delaware and Franklin counties) – Saugeye, up to 26 inches, can be taken just beneath the surface during evening hours when casting or trolling small crankbaits. The advantages of using a downrigger is being able to control your depth when you troll. Most people troll when fishing for walleye. In a few years Hoover will be a ideal spot to try this with both walleye and saugeye present. Fishing Rod Power rates the amount of pressure needed to bend the rod at its action rating. A good strategy to find these deepwater fish is trolling with deep-diving crankbaits. Black bass possession is limited to 1 fish 18" or greater in the Lake Erie zone from May 1 - June 26, 2020. We are blessed these days with extraordinary fish finders and GPS mapping. We caught a handful of short fish, but landed one keeper 19" 2.2lbs. Saugeyes are a hybrid species, the result of crossing a … But finicky saugers are notorious short-strikers. Walleye/Saugeye Fishing . Come join the discussion about safety, gear, tackle, tips, tricks, reviews, reports, accessories, classifieds, and more! Trolling is probably the most common method used for walleye. Nothing fancy, tightline behind the boat far enough out so that you occasionally hit bottom. A forum community dedicated to Ohioâs fishers and enthusiasts. January 17, 2011. Saugeye and Walleye are often caught in the Great Miami near the spillway in early spring Suggested lures for walleye/saugeye fishing: Vibe-E, Spinners, 3" to 5" chartreuse curly tail grubs, Trolling: Big O and of course minnow and bobber, grubs are often tipped with a minnow for added attraction. I find fish first. Suite 500, Troy, Michigan 48084 USA. If the fish are hitting the bait hard, anglers can try making the run with the current. Walleye, Sauger, and their hybrid "Saugeye" are known for loving Swimbaits. Each year, a total of 503,660 fish are requested based on a lake size of 5,036 acres. Like, why do we have to dead stick for them? ****Vertical jigging for saugers and walleyes in tailraces is a productive wintertime technique. by Mike N ; How to keep sunnies from messing up my spinner rig. Most of the time, baits based on these colors will consistently outproduce more natural shades. | Category: Fishing Reports. To share photos, experiences and information with other Atwood Lake saugeye anglers. I catch some Saugeye in winter and most are very deep, 20-40 feet. Posts: 22. Shallow lakes like Buckeye and Indian are always good lakes for trolling, with casting lures or bait being preferred in some areas because of the cover and just the room available. Effective trolling requires practice and an awareness of what is going on in the world below the boat. These fish are just laying out there all day in the deeper basins and can be very willing biters. View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message View Blog Entries Junior Member Join Date Oct 2019 Posts 12. Winter time saugeye can be finicky but when you hit it well it can be a blast! Saugeye generally relate to the bottom of lakes or rivers and are often found near deep underwater structure. Typical troll speeds are around 1.8 miles per hour. Fingerlings are fish that are about 1-2 inches long. When fishing for saugeye, try trolling a jointed 2 1/2-inch, 1/4-ounce, lure about 10 to 15 feet deep.