My buddy Jason and I went out on a gorgeous full moon night for some walleye trolling the other night. We tried a new pattern to me which was trolling Rapalas through channels and under bridges.
Weather: We had temps in the 60s falling into the 50s. We had a little breeze out of the north and the moon was big and bright in the sky. The little wind we had created a nice current through some of the channels we were fishing which is key for this tactic. Our fishing was pretty slow which was likely due to the warm weather and still warm water temperatures. The fish turn on the fall but this warm pattern may have them fooled!
In any case we did get on a few fish. I caught a chunky largemouth bass. Not the species we were looking for but a good fish to break the ice.
On literally our last troll of the night I nabbed a nice walleye. The fish hit as my Rapala was suspended. That may have been a good clue for us that the fish were in a more negative mood.
We have a big front coming through tonight. Hopefully, that will kick the fishing into high gear for the fall!