Anyone can fish walleye in a river system, but only a select group of anglers are routinely successful in flowing water. Rivers comes with a complete set of fishing issues. Namely, maintaining boat control in moving water comes with some challenges.
Jake Romanack of Fishing 411 TV holds a typical river walleye caught vertical jigging
in the upper St. Clair River.
In part, boat control when fishing is rivers is challenging because the variables are constantly changing. In the early morning typically the winds are light and keeping a boat working in synch with the anglers aboard is fairly straight forward. As the sun comes up, so does the wind and suddenly a boat that was easy to control is now cascading downstream like a runaway kite.
Because the wind can come from any direction, boat control becomes a constantly changing chore. Boat control is complicated by how the wind drif...