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Handlining Basics With Walleye Pro Bill Shimota

Handlining Basics With Walleye Pro Bill Shimota

Freshwater Bite  /  Season 2 • Episode 3

Posted on February 06, 2019

Show Notes

On this episode Lee is joined by professional walleye angler, Bill Shimota. Bill has been fishing in the big leagues for many years now and has become a staple name on the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour.

The boys go over how Bill got into one of his current business of rigging boats for other pro’s and walleye anglers. They discuss what items Bill has seen added to boats that are “game changers” in his opinion and some key highlights of the new Lowrance HDS Live Sonar.

Bill also delivers a ton of great value on the podcast and sheds some light on a technique he has become known for called “handlining”. Lee and Bill discuss why Bill thinks this style of fishing can be so effective on the rivers, how to go about rigging it and when to use it. River conditions in the spring time can change within a few hours and being able to adapt to those conditions using a unique style of fishing, like handlining may be the difference in putting more fish in the livewell or going home empty handed.

You don't want to miss this one!!!!!

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