We started with a mix of Salmo Hornets, #5 Shad Raps and #5 Flicker Shads. We ran these behind our planer boards anywhere from 15-40 feet back, covering depths of 4-6.5 down. It didn't take long for the first planer board to slide back with a fish! The first fish of the year turned out to be an 8" Walleye!
Over the next 4 hours we landed a total of 16 Walleyes, varying in size from 8"-20"! Our best bait was a #5 Shad Rap in Purpledescient, followed by a Blue and Silver Salmo. Trolling speed was also a big factor, as 1.5-1.8 mph worked the best for us, it seemed that if you went faster than that you didn't catch anything!
Until next time, get out and enjoy our fantastic fishery here in northeast Wisconsin whenever you have the chance!