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Old 01-30-2018, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by NCHillbilly View Post
The only problem with traditional northern walleye lures and tactics in our southern mountain reservoirs is that for much of the year, the walleye are holding at 50-60 feet or sometimes much deeper. I have caught them at over a hundred feet deep in Fontana- their eyeballs sometimes pop out when you reel them up. Vertical jigging is about the only logical way to reach them at those depths. I know a couple folks who do pretty good deep trolling Sutton spoons or the like with downriggers, though.
I can see the depth during the summer to be an issue. So now I see my challenge this spring. I am going to go out on Lanier and target walleye.
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