Pairing up on big walleye while wading the St. Joseph River

Capt. A.J. Cwiok caught big walleye while wading from shore on the St. Joseph River in Michigan; and tells what worked.

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Capt. A.J. Cwiok with a pair of big walleye from the St. Joseph River in Michigan. Provided photo

Capt. A.J. Cwiok with a pair of big walleye from the St. Joseph River in Michigan.

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Capt. A.J. Cwiok low keyed it when he messaged Friday, “Couple of good ones on the [St. Joseph River] this morning before the big blow this weekend.”

Cwiok, who has captained for Storm Warning Charters out of Burnham Harbor the last four years, was wading from shore while walleye fishing in Michigan.

He messaged that they came “on suspending jerk baits, long pauses, like 15-30 second pauses in between jerks. Didn’t get a length on `em.”

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