Cooling fall water temps push walleye into binge feeding mode, making it an ideal time to catch them on artificial lures. Horizontal jigging baits like the Rapala Jigging Rap sink fast and dart erratically – they consistently outproduce even live bait with their ability to trigger reaction bites.
McKeon “Keys” Roberts stresses the importance of locating fish with your electronics before wetting a line. Steep wind-blown drop-offs adjacent to main lake basins are excellent places to start your search. Keys details how to fish the Jigging Rap along steep structures, emphasizing the importance of keeping the bait moving and darting. This allows you to cover water relatively quickly and get the most aggressive fish in the school to fire.
- Rapala Jigging Rap, size W7 (5/8oz)
- Minn Kota Ultrex i-Pilot Trolling Motor
- Lund Boats Pro-V Bass 2075
- Sufix Invisiline Fluorocarbon, 8lb
- VMC Rolling Swivel
- VMC Duolock Snap