I caught my biggest male Walleye fishing from shore a few years back. It barely mouthed the lure, not a bite, just carrying the lure out of his nest.
During the run the fish are more about breeding and protecting the nest than feeding. The males are likely to pick up the lure and take it away from the nest and spit it out, rather than make a real strike. Same with Largemouth in the marinas(catch & release) during the spawn.
I've watched bass in clear water pick up the lure carry it away from the nest and spit it out. So flick your wrist at the slightest movement of your line or tick in the string. Get a rod and line that translates this well to your hands. Stop in at Maumee Bait & Tackle and tell them what you want. They will outfit you well and give you tips. The best Walleye fisherman I've ever known taught me this stuff, and when other fishermen would have one fish, he'd have caught and released a dozen in his quest for the monster fish of all time.
I caught that biggest fish ever while on the cell phone with 91.7 Mich Public Radio in Ann Arbor, addressing a current issue. After landing the fish and ending the call, Dr. Bob called me on the cell having heard me on the radio. When I told him about the landing the fish while addressing the panel on telomerase biology and the war on cancer, we had a great laugh.