Most walleye anglers don’t use the split shot rig because walleye relate to the bottom and a jighead is usually more productive. There are times that a split shot rig can work really well though. The split shot rig is a great live bait rig for targeting walleye when you don’t need to fish super deep and there isn’t much current. This is one of the better ways to present a live bait naturally to walleye. When the walleye are finicky and you’re on a school of them, this is one of the best ways to get them to bite. Leeches, nightcrawlers and minnows work great on a split shot rig.