86. Nymphing 'Eyes
On Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago, walleye anglers have always keyed on mud flats that produce mayfly hatches in the spring. The same approach is successful anywhere such hatches occur. The walleye spinner rig, slightly modified, works fine. It consists of a small spinner blade on a clevis, followed by three or four faceted beads (try different colors) and then the hook. This rig rides on about 18 inches of leader, which is tied to a small barrel swivel. The 12-pound-test clear mono fishing line is passed through a cone sinker, then tied to the other end of the swivel. Fish this outfit as you would a Carolina rig. Tip the hook with a bit of night crawler. Cast and retrieve or drift-fish, keeping the rig near bottom.