Nightcrawlers work great for walleye. Anglers use nightcrawlers in a variety of different ways for catching walleye. During the summer, one of the most common ways to fish a live worm is to troll or cast it on a spinner rig (also known as a crawler harness). From the spring through fall, some of the other common ways to fish a nightcrawler for walleye is to use slip bobbers, bottom rigs and jigheads. In cooler water temperatures, nightcrawlers don’t typically do as well as a live minnow, chub or small sucker, so most walleye anglers fish nightcrawlers from late spring through early fall.
Half Nightcrawler for Walleye
A half nightcrawler can be very effective, especially when walleye are biting short.
Wacky Rigged Crawlers Work Great Too
There is some very good action with a wacky rigged nightcrawler. It’s a good way to get more bites, especially if the bite is a little light.
Best Nightcrawler Rigs
Drop Shot Rig
Split Shot Rig