Pro's Pointers #11

Published: Jul. 16, 2019 at 11:01 PM CDT
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Trying to catch fish in the deepest part of a lake, river or reservoir can often present a challenge.

In this week's Pro's Pointer, Johnnie Candle has a simple solution for anglers faced with this situation.

Johnnie Candle, MWC World Walleye Champion & ND Fishing Hall of Famer:

"As we approach the middle of summer, water temps are rising and the walleye are sliding deeper. One of the biggest challenges of catching these fish as they move deeper is keeping our presentation in the strike zone.

Let's face it bottom bouncers and lead core line do an incredible job but they take a lot of line to reach some of these depths. A technique that I've been using a lot lately started in the Great Lakes and gradually worked its way west and that is the use of a snap weight.

These are pretty simple. It starts with a snap that attaches to would line and a weight that varies anywhere from one to eight ounces. I'll start with a shallow diving crankbait.

I let that out from five to ten feet and I simply that snap to my line. I'll simple drop the sinker to the bottom of the lake, crank it up a foot or two and put the rod in the holder.

I not have a situation that takes a lot less line and it's a lot less speed dependent because of the size of that sinker. You just might want to say, it's a snap! I'm Johnnie Candle and that's this week's Pro's Pointer.

Next week, Johnnie pulls out the plainer boards.

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