Sorry it has been a little while since I wrote my last report but I have been battling the Mayflies that are hatching everywhere on our system. I have to say this is the worst mayfly hatch I have seen on this system. It is easy to give up and not fish anymore until they are done or you can be like me and try to figure it out. These walleyes are so stuffed and sitting on bottom that it will take something like a yummy dessert to turn them on a little bit. Fish are like us, we eat too much and we lay on the couch half asleep but if someone puts cheesecake in front of my face then I will think about it. Walleyes are the same way.
Here is what I figured out over a 4 day period. Go small and go very slow. Also try something a little different then usual. I started using Pro Cure Garlic scent on a small piece of crawler using a small blade(#3), #4 kamakazi hook and lead core. That is right I said lead core. I was running this combo in about 18 ft of water about a foot off bottom. I run 0.8-1.0 mph and sometimes I actually shut the electric off for a moment to stall the lines. I like the lead core because it causes a little more erratic movement but not too much. Just enough to peak the walleye interest. Every time I stalled the lines, wham the rod would buckle. Try it sometime during a massive mayfly hatch, you might be surprised. Tight lines!
Good advise. When the Mayflies are in hatch, I do all that I can to
match them. I keep a fly rod with a spool of both floating and sinking
line and a couple dozen flies in the boat at all times. It's good
times to fight a nice walleye on a 6 weight fly rod... Give it a try
if you get the chance, I'll guaranty you good times.