On the edge
Hit these subtle hot spots to put more fish in the boat
One of my favourite early-season walleye locations is an indistinct, miniature bluff wall—just four or five feet tall—that stretches for no more than 100 feet down the shoreline. It’s the only section of shoreline that breaks sharply into the water, and the walleye cram themselves into the tiny L-shaped station like rush-hour commuters on the Tokyo subway. What has always intrigued me about this spot is that the fish relate to the wall as though it’s the bottom—when I pitch a jig as close as possible to the granite edge and let it plummet down, the walleye crush it.