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Walleye Live Bait Rigging

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The fundamental livebait rig consists of a slipsinker sliding on the main line, followed by a snell consisting of a swivel, length of line, and hook. Most snells range from about 3 to 5 feet.

rigThis rig is bumped along the bottom in likely areas where walleyes hold, in spring, particularly along sand and gravel drop-offs at the deep edge of bars at the mouth of creek arms.

Most rigging in spring is in relatively shallow water. In windy conditions, walleyes also often move up on shallow flats. Longer snells often produce better results than shorter snells in clear water. Because stealth often is a key in rigging situations, anglers often tie up their own snells with a light (6-pound), limp monofilament, instead of relying on over-the-counter snells.

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How to Build a Worm Farm

A worm farm is used as a means of naturally creating fertilization for planting and gardening. Worms are good at breaking down waste matter quickly into rich organic compost.

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The components for making one are very much basic and can be more likely be found lying around somewhere in your home so making a worm farm is very simple.

Tools required

  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Shovel

Materials required

  • Worms
  • Waste (Trash such as kitchen waste, vegetable scraps etc.)
  • Container (such as a bin or otherwise)
  • Top soil
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Most persons prefer to buy the worms however other persons source them elsewhere. Wherever you find it most fit to source your worms is up to you. A pound of worms usually equates to 1,000 worms.
  2. Prepare all your garbage and waste matters and dig a hole with your shovel to put the container in allowing the opening to stay at the top. Make sure the container has some holes as drainage.
  3. When everything is lined up and ready place all the dirt and waste into your worm farm container and use water to saturate the contents then put in all the worms. Close the lid tightly to keep other things out of it.
  4. Wait a couple weeks for the waste to decompose then check the bin for the changes in the compost.
  5. Now you can use the compost from the worm farm as you like for planting and gardening.

Tips and Warning

  • Red worms are most commonly used for worm farms because they consume a lot and optimize the waste matter so they are normally seen as a good investment. Another good option of worms are tiger worms.
  • An old fridge or freezer (that can be closed) can be used as your container for your worm farm; however the main components such as the coils and compressor should be removed before using it. These parts contain chemicals that can escape and poison the earth.
  • The contents of a worm farm can also be used as fish bait when fishing.
  • Do not allow the dirt in the worm farm to get too dry, this will cause the worms to move downwards and slow down the decomposition process.
  • Worm farms help persons to save money, instead of purchasing fertilizers which can be expensive and non-organic that may be harmful to the environment they can make and use cheap organic waste.
  • Because you will be handling all types of dirt and waste matter, it is advised that once you are building a worm farm you always have on the right clothing such as gloves and right shoes this protects you from bacteria and infection.

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How to Build a Worm Farm

A worm farm is used as a means of naturally creating fertilization for planting and gardening. Worms are good at breaking down waste matter quickly into rich organic compost.

342x316xWorm-Farm_gif_pagespeed_ic_fLRfWeXSZ1
The components for making one are very much basic and can be more likely be found lying around somewhere in your home so making a worm farm is very simple.

Tools required

  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Shovel

Materials required

  • Worms
  • Waste (Trash such as kitchen waste, vegetable scraps etc.)
  • Container (such as a bin or otherwise)
  • Top soil
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Most persons prefer to buy the worms however other persons source them elsewhere. Wherever you find it most fit to source your worms is up to you. A pound of worms usually equates to 1,000 worms.
  2. Prepare all your garbage and waste matters and dig a hole with your shovel to put the container in allowing the opening to stay at the top. Make sure the container has some holes as drainage.
  3. When everything is lined up and ready place all the dirt and waste into your worm farm container and use water to saturate the contents then put in all the worms. Close the lid tightly to keep other things out of it.
  4. Wait a couple weeks for the waste to decompose then check the bin for the changes in the compost.
  5. Now you can use the compost from the worm farm as you like for planting and gardening.

Tips and Warning

  • Red worms are most commonly used for worm farms because they consume a lot and optimize the waste matter so they are normally seen as a good investment. Another good option of worms are tiger worms.
  • An old fridge or freezer (that can be closed) can be used as your container for your worm farm; however the main components such as the coils and compressor should be removed before using it. These parts contain chemicals that can escape and poison the earth.
  • The contents of a worm farm can also be used as fish bait when fishing.
  • Do not allow the dirt in the worm farm to get too dry, this will cause the worms to move downwards and slow down the decomposition process.
  • Worm farms help persons to save money, instead of purchasing fertilizers which can be expensive and non-organic that may be harmful to the environment they can make and use cheap organic waste.
  • Because you will be handling all types of dirt and waste matter, it is advised that once you are building a worm farm you always have on the right clothing such as gloves and right shoes this protects you from bacteria and infection.

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How to Build a Worm Farm

A worm farm is used as a means of naturally creating fertilization for planting and gardening. Worms are good at breaking down waste matter quickly into rich organic compost.

342x316xWorm-Farm_gif_pagespeed_ic_fLRfWeXSZ1
The components for making one are very much basic and can be more likely be found lying around somewhere in your home so making a worm farm is very simple.

Tools required

  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Shovel

Materials required

  • Worms
  • Waste (Trash such as kitchen waste, vegetable scraps etc.)
  • Container (such as a bin or otherwise)
  • Top soil
  • Water

Instructions

  1. Most persons prefer to buy the worms however other persons source them elsewhere. Wherever you find it most fit to source your worms is up to you. A pound of worms usually equates to 1,000 worms.
  2. Prepare all your garbage and waste matters and dig a hole with your shovel to put the container in allowing the opening to stay at the top. Make sure the container has some holes as drainage.
  3. When everything is lined up and ready place all the dirt and waste into your worm farm container and use water to saturate the contents then put in all the worms. Close the lid tightly to keep other things out of it.
  4. Wait a couple weeks for the waste to decompose then check the bin for the changes in the compost.
  5. Now you can use the compost from the worm farm as you like for planting and gardening.

Tips and Warning

  • Red worms are most commonly used for worm farms because they consume a lot and optimize the waste matter so they are normally seen as a good investment. Another good option of worms are tiger worms.
  • An old fridge or freezer (that can be closed) can be used as your container for your worm farm; however the main components such as the coils and compressor should be removed before using it. These parts contain chemicals that can escape and poison the earth.
  • The contents of a worm farm can also be used as fish bait when fishing.
  • Do not allow the dirt in the worm farm to get too dry, this will cause the worms to move downwards and slow down the decomposition process.
  • Worm farms help persons to save money, instead of purchasing fertilizers which can be expensive and non-organic that may be harmful to the environment they can make and use cheap organic waste.
  • Because you will be handling all types of dirt and waste matter, it is advised that once you are building a worm farm you always have on the right clothing such as gloves and right shoes this protects you from bacteria and infection.

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Fishing Walleye with Minnows

 

 Ham Silver Lil JoeLet’s talk live minnows for Walleye.

Many have probably fished for walleye using live minnows and found that they didn’t stay on the hook for long or died fairly quickly. Let’s see if we can fix these problems.

SHARP HOOKS

You want first of all to make sure the hooks that you are using are not too large for the minnow, and secondly, that they are sharp. A small hone or sometimes a good nail file will touch up the points on hooks enough to penetrate a minnow or a walleyes mouth without a problem. Placing the hook against the top of a fingernail will tell you if it is sharp. If it seems to stick to the nail under its own weight, then the hook is sharp.  Hook sizes 2/0 3/0 and 4/0 are a few popular choices.

SPINNER RIG

2008061218092127Spinner rigs can be used for live minnow presentation if you hook the minnow through the top of the mouth ahead of the eyes. This allows the minnow to look natural in the water and still get oxygen through the gills. When trolled or retrieved it will not be as apt   to pull off the hook. Being in a natural position in the water the walleye   have a better chance of taking it as part of its feed. You can make your own rigs for this type of fishing, use only one hook on the rig and experiment with different colored beads.  A #5   blade is a good choice to start with and if it works well, leave it, otherwise go to a bit larger blade. Popular use often red bead arrangement for this presentation but you can fancy it up a little with different colored beads with the bead closest to the hook should be a different color from the rest.

 Here’s a good video on how to hook a minnows by:  Ted Takasaki

This seems to entice the walleye a little more and usually results in a good hook set. If the area you are fishing supports a good concentration of walleye, then try using a simple rig consisting of a small bell sinker on bottom ¼ or 3/8 oz. and two hooks set about eight inches apart on the line. Place the first hook within two inches   of bottom and the second about eight inches above the first. Tip both with a  medium size live minnow hooked either through the tail or top

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of the mouth.   Keep a snug line or use a float, but keep in mind that walleye will usually bite softly. A small amount of movement on the float or rod tip is your cue to set the hook. Do this by dropping the rod tip slightly and waiting for one more little tug on the line, then set the hook. This method will allow you to fish productively from shore, and also works well from a boat while sitting over a hole inhabited by walleye. Also, you can practice a slow retrieve to   cover just a bit more water.

Another productive method is to use only one hook and a live minnow, with a small sinker about one foot above the hook, allowing the minnow to float up, just off bottom. This is a favorite for just a plain lazy cast and retrieve. Don’t try to get too much distance on the cast as you will tear the minnow off the hook with the fast flicking motion of the rod. A slow retrieve works best and I think that the minnow brings a lot of curious walleye to the bait.

Slow down and enjoy.

Not everybody enjoys the hectic   pace of covering an entire lake or river at fast speed looking for constant   action and throwing hooks at the rate of lightning flashes. I prefer on   occasion, to slow down, relax and thoroughly enjoy the time I have to fish.   If I land one fish every half-hour, that’s great! No longer is it a contest,   but a good time, and a most enjoyable one at that.

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