Mini Walleye Spins
The Mini Walleye Spins evolution started years ago on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. I was in a tournament and found the walleyes to be very finicky. The bait of choice was a plain hook and crawler on a 12’ leader. The fish kept dropping it and just would not commit. I tried the traditional crawler harness and could not get a bite at all.
I down sized to a very small spinner and threaded the crawler on it. That was the ticket; they just wanted a tiny bit of flash and the crawler to look natural.
The bead size and shape allow the spinner to operate freely at surprisingly low speeds.
I continued testing it on Lake Oahe in South Dakota where I spend most of my summers. I use it with a crawler, minnow, or leech and run it behind a bottom bouncer.
Give it a try. I know it will put more fish in the boat.
I have developed 10 different patterns that consistently catch walleyes under most conditions.
I have designed them using 42" of Berkley monofilament line and top quality VMC Aberdeen hooks. The bead size and shape allow the spinner to operate freely at surprisingly low speeds. The Aberdeen style hook pulls free of most snags without breaking the line.