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Dustin Larson of Devils Lake, N.D., holds a chunky walleye that hit along the edge of a shallow weedline. Pitching jigs and soft plastics and fishing leeches below slip bobbers were the ticket to putting walleyes in the boat. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service

Devils Lake walleyes fall for jigs and slip bobbers

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Dustin Larson had a game plan to put walleyes in the boat on this early June morning: Pitch jigs and soft plastic tails along the edge of a shallow flooded shoreline and cover water.


If that didn’t work, he’d cover even more water by putting the motor in gear and trolling crankbaits.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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