Walleye love leeches and most walleye anglers will use leeches at some point to put some fish in the boat.  Leeches tend to work better once the water warms above 50 degrees because leeches are much more active.  In colder water, many leeches will ball up on the hook and they won’t swim.  Because of this, leeches are considered a great walleye bait from late spring through early fall.  Leeches work well on a jighead, single hook and trolled with a spinner rig.

Best Rigs for Leeches

Carolina Rig

Drop Shot Rig


Slip Bobber

Split Shot Rig