Go-to Lure: No. 14 Rapala Husky Jerk
When walleyes move to river mouths in fall, nighttime is the right time to cash in. In this scenario, it's tough to beat a long, thin stickbait, largely due to its versatility. These baits can be fished close to the surface or down to approximately 8 feet, and you can cast them or troll them. Target the edges of deep holes or eddies where baitfish can rest out of the current. If there is a pier or breakwall with lights shining in the water close by, that's often the jackpot because light naturally attracts baitfish. I'll start by casting a stickbait behind the boat on a spinning rod and then slow-troll it with the electric motor. Every once in a while, I'll cut the motor to let the lure pause, or snap the rod to make it dart forward. This is a great way to locate a concentration of feeding walleyes, and once I do, I'll stop the boat and fan-cast.