Tips for Fishing Wingdams

A few quick tips for fishing wingdams:

1. Troll crankbaits in front of or on top of wingdams. You might catch fish behind the wingdam but you are pulling the fish out of their ambush spots. One or two passes and the wingdam is pretty messed up with fish running every which way. Its ok to troll right on top of the fish, they don’t mind, but behind the wingdam confuses them. That’s just my thoughts, if your catching fish trolling behind, then keep on doing it. Use a shallow diver on top and a medium diver in front. Most all wingdams hold fish, its just a matter of figuring out where they lay and when they feed there.

2. Troll crawler/spinner-rigs around wingdams. Even a bead and a minnow, leech or crawler will work. Use about 1oz weights.

3. Jigs work great around wingdams. I like to use a 1/2 oz with half a crawler or leech. Find fish on top, in front and off the ends of wingdams.

4. Cast wingdams works great if you know where to anchor or is you use an electric motor. This is probably the easiest way to catch aggressive fish. Just fish a lot of wingdams.

You can find more detailed Walleye tips on wingdam fishing in my “Big Walleye Big Water” DVD.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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