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Myra Halderson caught this beautiful 29 1/2-inch walleye on Long Lake using a Northland Roach Rig tipped with a leech. The simple approach is still earning nice walleyes, despite the warm weather and increasing water temperatures. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Simple approach still catches walleye

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For those anglers looking to land a Park Rapids area walleye, simplicity is still a good option.

One of the best presentations for walleye, from spring through fall, is the live bait rig.


Also known as a Northland Roach Rig or Lindy Rig, the technique involves a specialized weight called a walking sinker, a double-ringed barrel swivel, a 2- to 6-foot "snell", which is simply a length of line and a small hook at the end of the configuration.

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