SJR | Week 565: How to Fish Crawler Harnesses for Walleyes


On this week’s show, Bret Amundson, David Eckhardt and Dan Amundson talk about crawler harnesses, some feedback on the new crossbow regulations, growing food plots and more. Randin Olson calls in from the boat on Otter Tail Lake while he’s prefishing for a tournament. He talks about catching walleyes with crawler harnesses in the weeds. Joe Henry also checks in and gives us some tips on selecting the right spinner for crawler harnesses. Joe talks about what sizes and colors he uses and when, along with different options anglers have for crawlers these days. 

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Bret, David and Dan start the show by talking about how well corn is growing in their area and how everyone’s food plots are doing. The topic of crossbows also comes back up, and Dan mentions some of the feedback they’ve heard after talking about the Minnesota rule change.

Then Randin Olson from Lock Jaw Guide Service joins the show straight from Otter Tail Lake. He talks about how the bite has been in Otter Tail Lakes Country lately, and has an interesting tip for keeping non-target species off your nightcrawler when pulling crawler harnesses for walleyes.

Joe Henry wraps up the show and talks about his last outing on Lake of the Woods. Sounds like the crawler harness bite is really hot up there, so Joe gives us some tips on what colors he likes to use, when he’ll change sizes, how big of a bottom bouncer he uses and more. He also talks about all of the different options anglers have for crawlers these days, whether it’s live bait, Gulp, or other secret artificial crawlers.

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