Rattling spoons attract a variety of gamefish including jumbo yellow perch, walleyes, pike and more.
Such tactics aren't new, of course, but they're still underutilized among the vast majority of walleye anglers. "Especially in the open-water period," he notes. "But even in winter, people don't take full advantage of how a rattling spoon or lipless rattlebait can bring in walleyes from the surrounding area."
Besides luring fish within visual range of your wares, Glorvigen says rattling tends to attract the most aggressive 'eyes in the neighborhood. "The ones that are most active and likely to strike," he adds.
"And even if they don't hit the noisy jigging presentation, incoming walleyes will often slam into a more sedentary bait positioned a few feet away, like a live minnow on a dead rod," he continues.
Glorvigen has been a firm believer in the power of sound ever since watching Northland Fishing Tackle founder John Peterson use a prototype of the Buck-Shot Rattle Jig during an In-Fisherman Professional Walleye Trail tournament years ago.
"We were up on Lake of the Woods, and John absolutely put on a clinic, catching fish after fish amidst a crowd of other anglers who were struggling to get bit with traditional silent jigs," he recalls.
Following Peterson's lead, Glorvigen used sound to win the 2004 PWT Championship on Houghton Lake, Michigan. "Using rattle beads on my nightcrawler rigs was key to catching enough fish in the lake's turbid water to win the tournament," he says.