Fish Talk – Ostriches and Walleyes

Hiya folks,

I’ve got a question for you today: What do ostriches and Walleyes have in common?

Well, the answer is ostriches don’t usually—don’t ever—stick their heads in the sand and Walleyes are rarely belly-to-the-bottom totally inactive. Walleyes are much more aggressive than we give them credit for, and that’s why you shouldn’t start the day fishing with a slow, little, tiny presentation like maybe a 1/16-ounce jig or a Lindy Rig. We always start the day fishing aggressively, maybe trolling crankbaits at two miles an hour; throwing big swimbaits, fishing them aggressively; finding a windy bank, throwing in an X-Wrap or working a jerkbait really, really quickly.

Most days we end the day the way we started: fishing aggressively and catching lots of numbers of fish and big fish. We only slow down when the Walleyes tell us they want us to slow down—and that’s a pretty rare day that they tell us that.

Happy Fish’n,Gord “The Doc” Pyzer

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