I haven’t fished for walleye up near Cordell Hull…
However, I’ve caught a lot of them from shore in downtown Nashville during the summer. I’ve had the best success throwing black bandit 200 crankbaits in the early evening or just after dark. In the past, I’ve always found them wherever skipjacks are present. If there weren’t any skipjacks, there weren’t any walleyes. I’ve also caught some big ones on a 5″ flutter spoon around the mouth of the Stones River at Neely’s Bend. That seems like a real timing specific deal though [late spring / early fall]. They were always with schools of stripers. I would think the same type of thing would work up towards Cordell Hull. While you’re up there, you could also troll the area around where the Caney Fork empties into the Cumberland for stripers [they get big up there]. Also, these were all walleyes, not sauger.
Hey J. Thanks for the info, I have some bandits but not black. Didn’t know if that is the kind of lure to use or if needed a special kind for them. I don’t even know if they are up here this time of year. Don’t know if better during generation or no generation ect.
The times I have caught them on the Cumberland, it’s always been with some generation.
I’m not sure if that’s critical, but it did seem to position the fish on the bottom where the crankbait was banging in front of them. As for colors, I’ve heard that chartreuse w/blue back is a good color for sauger. So, I don’t see why that wouldn’t work for walleyes too.