Upper Red Lake is Fish Ed Host Jon Thelen’s first ice-fishing destination of the year, and he’s using a two-pole technique to catch the first walleyes of the season. Thelen shows you where to fish on Red Lake walleye, details of ice conditions and how to use one deadstick live bait rig and one active jigging rod with a loud Lindy Darter in combination to fool these Red Lake walleyes.
Red Lake froze a bit muddy, the perfect scenario for the combination of a Darter and deadstick live bait. The Darter calls in walleye, and his jigging technique gets reaction strikes from a number of good-eating fish, but the deadstick live bait rig shows it’s there for a reason, too. Call in walleyes, then give them a choice.