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Episode 16
Spring River Walleye Run
Show Date: April 26th & 27th, 2014
Location: Peshtigo River, Peshtigo, Wisconsin
Guide:  Pro Guide Larry Smith [920-361-4996 | walleyeguide.com]

Every spring the walleyes make a run up various rivers to spawn.  A high percentage of fish spawn in rivers, and if you know when they are moving, you can have a great day on the water.  With the large concentration of fish in the Peshtigo River, we have a great opportunity to catch the gigantic walleye that are swimming by on their way to the spawning area.  

This year the river is extremely high, so Larry puts us on the corners of the river, where there is a bit of a current break.  He also goes on to say all the rain and snow melt is creating a lot of current, and current equals fish.  The walleyes we are catching aren’t quite ready to spawn yet, so they are just stopping to rest and get a quick easy meal before they head further upstream.  

Our setup is relatively simple, we anchor and cast out into the current.  We’re using a jig with live bait or Kalin’s baits, either the Grub or Sizmic Grub. The key is to keep bottom contact, and have a slow presentation.  If you can’t do both of those, you’ll find yourself behind in the fish count compared to your buddies in the boat.