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Jigging for Spring Walleye and SaugerIts Spring and that means rivers are the first option to catch walleye and sauger in the Midwest. Ive been fishing rivers since late February down here in Illinois, recently in Wisconsin, and its a great time of year to use jigs with either minnows or plastics. If youve seen any of my recent posts youll notice consistency in the equipment. For either vertical jigging, dragging jigs, or casting jigs on rivers in Spring, here is my go-to setup:Rod: A medium power, extra-fast action spinning rod is a great choice. I fish the St. Croix Legend-X 68 MXF. (XLS68MXF)Reel: A small to medium size spinning reel, size 1000 to a 2500, like a Daiwa 2500 Ballistic, available and redesigned in 2018 as the Ballistic LT. (BLSLT2500D)Line: A hi-vis braid to help see the line in the dirtier water of Spring. I use either 10 lb. test Sunline SX1 or TX1 Yellow Braid.Jigs: Choose the right weight for the depth you are fishing. Generally I use 1/8 oz. to 1/2 oz. in water 2-20 deep. I fish Docs Custom Jigs in various colors: Orange, Chartreuse, Antifreeze Green, and Robin Egg Blue are favorites.#stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #daiwausa #sunlineamerica #docscustomjigs #walleye #walleyefishing

The passion for walleye fishing was ingrained in me at a very early age (spending summers chasing walleyes at Yellowtail and Fort Peck Reservoirs.)  I have passed this obsession on to my son as

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Had a great day with river legend John Smith on the Illinois River fishing for saugers and walleyes in the JJs Pub Annual Tournament. Finished 8th out of 26 boats with four fish, one fish shy of a limit. Vertical jigged 3/8 ounce DocsCustomJigs and ringworms in 16-25 of water, fish were tight to the bottom. Used St. Croix Rods Legend Elite 63 spinning rods (ES63MXF) with a Daiwa Ballistic 2500 spooled with Sunline SX-1 hi-vis yellow braid. Congrats to Doc Hall and his team in the win! A chilly 8 degrees this morning but turned out to be a nice sunny day, great first day of the season!!Twitter: : John Balla walleyeFacebook: John Balla Walleye FishingInstagram: follow: @stcroixrods@rangerboatsfans@brpevinrude@DaiwaUSA #instagramfishing #stcroixrods #rangerboats #evinrude #daiwa #sunline #fishing #walleye #walleyes #walleyefishing #sauger #fishingrods #fishingboats #flyfishing #bassfishing #fishinglife #kayakfishing #gonefishing #fishingrod #fishingtrip #bestrodsonearth

Had a great day with river legend John Smith on the Illinois River fishing for saugers and walleyes in the JJs Pub Annual Tournament. Finished 8th out of 26 boats with four fish, one fish shy of a limit. Vertical jigged 3/8 ounce DocsCustomJigs and ringworms in 16-25 of water, fish were tight to the bottom. Used St. Croix Rods Legend Elite 63 spinning rods (ES63MXF) with a Daiwa Ballistic 2500 spooled with Sunline SX-1 hi-vis yellow braid. Congrats to Doc Hall and his team in the win! A chilly 8 degrees this morning but turned out to be a nice sunny day, great first day of the season!!Twitter: : John Balla walleyeFacebook: John Balla Walleye FishingInstagram: follow: @stcroixrods@rangerboatsfans@brpevinrude@DaiwaUSA #instagramfishing #stcroixrods #rangerboats #evinrude #daiwa #sunline #fishing #walleye #walleyes #walleyefishing #sauger #fishingrods #fishingboats #flyfishing #bassfishing #fishinglife #kayakfishing #gonefishing #fishingrod #fishingtrip #bestrodsonearth

Winter gold! Thank you #StCroixRods Legend Black Ice LBI30L.#IceFishing #Walleye #BestRodsOnEarth #LegendBlackIce

The best fishing show in Chicago is only a week away, Jan 25-28 in Schaumburg, IL. Be sure to stop by and visit the St. Croix Rods booth to see the many new products for 2018, including the remodeled Legend Tournament Series, new Legend X, and the 10 bass and Musky rods . Hours 12-8 PM on Thurs and Fri, 10-7 Sat, and 10-5 Sunday! #stcroixrods #fishing #walleye #bass #musky #muskie

Fishing Guide and Tournament Angler.  I own and operate Liebel's Guide Service on North Dakota's Beautiful Lake Sakakawea.  I also fish the AIM Weekend Walleye Series, along with several other

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Greg and Sons had a great day catching #walleye on #LakeSakakawea! #FishND #NDLegendary #goodeats #MacksSmileBlades

Fishing Guide and Tournament Angler.  I own and operate Liebel's Guide Service on North Dakota's Beautiful Lake Sakakawea.  I also fish the AIM Weekend Walleye Series, along with several other

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Broken Record here...Jeremy and friends had another amazing day on #LakeSakakawea #onfire #NDLegendary #walleye #yum

Fishing Guide and Tournament Angler.  I own and operate Liebel's Guide Service on North Dakota's Beautiful Lake Sakakawea.  I also fish the AIM Weekend Walleye Series, along with several other

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Spectacular day on #LakeSakakawea! 45 walleyes in less than 5 hours! #goodeats #goodtimes #walleye #fishingguide #fun

Fishing Guide and Tournament Angler.  I own and operate Liebel's Guide Service on North Dakota's Beautiful Lake Sakakawea.  I also fish the AIM Weekend Walleye Series, along with several other

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My customer Paul with a nice #lakeerie #walleye #MercuryProTeam #offshoretackle

4 man limit of Lake Erie #walleye. Cooler kid wouldn't close #MercuryProTeam #offshoretackle

Meghan Trala with a big Lake Erie #walleye #MercuryProTeam #offshoretackle

Drew Christenson from WI with a giant Lake Erie #walleye #MercuryProTeam #offshoretackle

#mercurymarine #mercurycatchoftheweek mini planer board works great for shallow water July #walleye. #offshoretackle

There is no worse feeling then losing a big walleye boatside during a tough bite. #mercury #vibrationstackle #echotail #backwatercustomtackle #crawlerharness #walleye #ardent #reel #fishbum #clothing #fish

Can't wait until we leave Friday morning for the first stop on the Cabelas National Walleye Tour 2016 season! Gonna be a fun week of pre-fishing with some of the best walleye fisherman in the industry! #Cabelas #NationalWalleyeTour #tournament #Walleye #fishing #lakeerie #ohio

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