Scrounger Jigheads

Scrounger Jigheads can be very effective for walleye.  Use the heavier scrounger jigheads to get down to the bottom in deeper water or add a lighter scrounger jighead to a Carolina rig or other deep water rig.

This type of jighead creates an awesome swimming action with baits that are usually meant to be jigged.  You could use baits with a swimming tail to catch walleye, but the thinner-profile soft baits with no swimming tails have awesome action on these jigs.  Soft plastic minnows and finesse worms are usually the go to soft plastics for anglers fishing with this technique.

Popular Techniques

Swim Them

A slow and steady swimming action is one of the best ways to target walleye with artificial lures.  Get it close to the bottom and slowly swim it and you’ll get bites.

Rip Them Up Off the Bottom

You can also use more of a pop jigging technique with these baits to create an erratic action.  Rip them up off the bottom and then pause the bait.  This will help create reaction strikes.

See Them Under Water

Soft Plastic Minnows

A Scrounger jighead and a soft plastic minnow is an awesome combination.  The swimming action you will get with a slow and steady retrieve is just flat out awesome.

Finesse Worms

The skinnier finesse worms also look great on a Scrounger jighead.  Slowly retrieve these along the bottom and you’ll catch some walleye.

Curly Tail Grubs

Smaller Swimbaits


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