When pitching jigs for walleye in the fall, keep in mind that these fish are in transition and moving to find the active fish is job number one.
To find active fish, look for dying cabbage near deeper break lines. Work the jigs, pitching to shallow cabbage edges, pulling them down the break until you find the active depth. Once you find the active depth, pitch laterally in that depth break for more time in the strike zone. Always vary the retrieve to find out what is best triggering the bites.
Against many rules of thumb, use a slightly heavier jig in the ¼ oz+ area to allow reaching deeper depths more quickly and help in adverse windy conditions.
A lighter action rod of 6’8”- 7’ is also a must to allow longer casts with less effort. The G. Loomis E6X Jig & Worm Spinning rod 7’1” and a 2500 Stradic CI4+ is ideal for this presentation.