John Balla

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John Balla - Sep 1, 2018, 9:24 am

After two days of strong wind, we found some walleye on rocks and sand in really shallow water on Green Bay over the weekend. The water was dirty and warmer than normal which kept the fish up shallow chasing bait in 3-10 feet of water. Didnt catch anything over 25 but had a blast catching them in skinny water. We trolled spinner rigs with nightcrawlers and let out 20-35 feet of line from the Daiwa LG27-LCW trolling reels, with either no weight or a small split shot above the swivel. This fish was exceptionally clean and golden and took a great picture!!#walleye #walleyes #walleyefishing #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #daiwareels #minnkota #sunlineamerica #AFTCO

John Balla - Aug 30, 2018, 8:08 am

Green Island on Green Bay. Caught this 27-1/2 inch walleye trolling in 30-32 feet of water in fairly rough seas across the point of the island. In waves over 2-3 feet, I like to use a snap weight ahead of an 800 series Reef Runner to keep the line down in the water. We let out 30 feet of line, clip on a 2 ounce snap weight, and let out another 30 feet of line before attaching the planer board. We trolled at 2 mph over the deeper rock/sand transition of the island. Northern Green Bay walleye are dark, gold, stout, and mean!#walleye #walleyefishing #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #daiwa #minnkota #sunlineamerica

John Balla - Aug 29, 2018, 10:08 am

Door County Wisconsin. Trolling rock reefs and rock points in 18-40 of water. We used Daiwa SG27LCW Line-counter reels to know the exact amount of line to let out for each presentation. After letting out 40-80 feet of line, we pulled 800 Series Reef Runners at 2.0 mph. When the fish wanted a slower presentation, we let out 20-60 feet of line and trolled with nightcrawler harnesses behind 1-oz. in-line weights at 1-1.2 mph to get our baits down 10-30 feet deep in the water column. #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #walleye #walleyefishing