Ice-fishing Friday: How to run-and-gun for winter walleye

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Moments after battling a nice walleye out of the hole at my feet, I glanced back at my flasher screen. Mere minutes earlier, there had been three fish showing, but now there wasn’t a single mark. So, I grabbed my gear and stepped forward a few feet to another hole I’d drilled earlier. As soon as the transducer went in, I could see the water was three feet shallower, and that there was a fish on the bottom.

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I dropped my lure, and the moment I lifted it from the bottom, the fish smacked it. Soon I had another good walleye on the ice. Over the next 10 minutes, I fished five more pre-drilled holes and caught two more walleye, each one coming out of shallower water than the one before. So it goes when you’re running and gunning for winter walleye, quickly and efficiently following the fish as they move along feeding from the depths to the shallows. Here’s how to do it.

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