Trolling is one of the most popular ways to catch walleye. You can fish with live bait and artificial lures when you troll for walleye. Crankbaits and swimbaits are the most popular artificial lures that anglers use when trolling for walleye. With live bait, anglers usually use a slow death rig with a half nightcrawler or a spinner rig with a live nightcrawler, leech or minnow.
Trolling speeds depend on the lure selection and the time of year. Anglers troll anywhere from half a mile per hour up to 3 miles per hour, but average speeds probably range from 1.8 to 2.5 miles per hour.