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  1. Casting action tails on jigheads has become one of the hottest techniques out there in walleye fishing. I've been using different plastics off and on trying to find something easier and more consistent than casting sticks. I love the art of stickbaits, but it's difficut to teach and on bright clear nights sticks don't work nearly as well. Until the last few years I couldn't find a swimbait that I could fish slow enough to really produce. The Keitech swing impact swimbait has changed night casting for me. The swing impact can be fished on a 1/16 ounce tungsten jighead so slow you can almost pause it, or on heavier jigs you can get the same presentation in deeper water. Most swimbaits require a heavier jig to keep them upright, and just can't be fished slow enough. I don't jig these swimbaits and simply slow roll them parallel to the structure I'm fishing. Last year I used these swimbaits nearly exclusively over sticks on my charters. This year because I can't do any charters I've put in some serious hours with a couple of the best stick fisherman I know and the swimbait in the hands of a 9 year old was more effective. My go-to color at night is the sight flash, and I've had success with the 4" swing impact up to the 5.8" fat. Here is a couple pics of the huge 5.8" on a 1/2 ounce j will jig with a 5/0 hook. Every single fish just chokes these baits. The bread and butter in shallow is the 4.5" on 1/8 tungsten jighead with a 3/0 hook. If you have any questions feel free to pm me and I have an affiliate code to share if anyone wants to try em!
  2. The closer you get the clip weights to the lure the more the lure will move up and down in the water column as your speed changes so it really depends on how much column you want to cover. There are charters that I've heard run clip weights less than 10 feet from the lure. Where I'm at the fish tend to be in a small band of the column so I put my clips in front of the lead core and fine tune the depth with the amount of backer I let out. Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 otiscolakeguideservice.com (607)-349-1750
  3. The campground launch is extremely low and though Im not a fan of the other marina its probably the play Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 otiscolakeguideservice.com (607)-349-1750
  4. The night bite on shore is turning on now that temps are falling. I had a good offshore bite Wednesday but this morning only action was fish relating to structure...at night I had action both off shore and on
  5. I'm still having some very good mornings working 20 to 25 feet down with deep divers off inlines...the up and down weather has shut them down a day or two, but overall I've done fine most days. There are fish starting to show up on structure and last Monday from 9 to noon the 5 we got all came off west side structure. I target the fish on bait if possible as I can run a big spread and the off shore fish are bigger. I'm fairly certain the night bite on shore will be on for the full moon and I've actually started trying my favorite fall night casting spots. The bite isn't as easy as it was for over a month, but Im still on em. Monday and Tuesday are my days off this week so I'll have a better idea by Thursday...
  6. I'm gonna make it out there someday but probably not when the bite here is so predictable...hard to leave a solid bite with a 5lb average literally in my front yard to drive across the state and get blown off! I'm buried with trips right now even if I wanted to go...thanks for the offer though!!
  7. Nice work guys! Sounds like it's heating up...
  8. Truer words have never been spoken captain Larry!
  9. Finally had a day off to put up some pics on my website... Otiscolakeguideservice.com
  10. Fishing continues to be very good. We are consistently catching 3-7 fish a morning with a 5 lb average.
  11. I've done the 3 way thing too, but boy you can get a mess! I've had either great results or no results this year off riggers...if I could ever get my riggers to be as consistent as my boards I'd be onto something! I think I might try the rigger popping trick some...I've had that work but havent done it other than to routinely check for dragging small fish and keeping weeds off downlines
  12. Active fish will often be way out of temp...
  13. X3 for feeding fish...after the morning bite quits I will pick up speed as fast as 3.0 for a reaction bite...obviously you have to pick lures that work well fast to do this
  14. Otisco certainly is no Erie...but the walleye are fat
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