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Walleye are one of the most popular freshwater fish. Some of the best walleye fishing is in the northern states such as Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio and farther north into Canada. Walleye are popular because they are one of the best-tasting fish and they are easy to fillet. While other freshwater fish such as bass, northern pike and muskie are known more as sport fish, walleye are a popular fish to eat.
Walleye are found in many different bodies of water such as lakes, reservoirs and rivers. Walleye can be found in crystal clear lakes and dark colored water rivers. Wood, rocks and weeds will attract walleye. In most lakes and reservoirs, walleye are often found in deeper water for most of the year. It is not uncommon to catch walleye in 5 to 10 feet of water early in the year, but once the summer warms the water temperatures, most walleye anglers will be fishing 20 to 35 feet of water. At night, however, walleye can be found very shallow even in the summer. Some anglers catch walleye in just a few feet of water at night.
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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Walleye
Walleye Like Colder Water
Walleye like colder water, so early in the spring and late in the fall, you may have water temperatures cool enough to move good numbers of walleye in the shallows. However, when water temperatures are above 60 degrees, don’t plan on finding too many walleye in the shallows. Walleye are usually going to be found deeper. There are some exceptions to this though. Walleye can often be found much shallower in murky water, in river systems and during low light periods of the day. For the most part though, walleye like deeper, cooler water.
Walleye Relate to the Bottom More Than Most Freshwater Fish
Because walleye love to be down deeper, especially in the summer during the middle of the day, many anglers will use deep water tactics. Jigging and drop shotting with live baits such as minnows, leeches and nightcrawlers is by far the most popular method that anglers use to fish along the bottom for walleye.
Catching Walleye is Easier in Low Light Conditions
Walleye have nocturnal feeding habits. They are superior to most fish at feeding at night and they take advantage of their strength by feeding heavily during lowlight conditions. Early morning, late evening and at night are the best times to fish for walleye. However, they will bite during the day, especially in murkier water. In clear waters, fishing during the day can be difficult, especially if it isn’t an awesome walleye lake.
Walleye Love Live Bait
For many anglers, catching walleye on live bait can be quite difficult. Live bait is usually king for walleye anglers. In the spring and fall, it’s more of a minnow bite, while the summer usually offer an excellent bite on leeches and nightcrawlers.
Trolling is Very Popular
Because walleye are known for moving great distances on larger bodies of water, many anglers will choose to troll for them. Crankbaits, swimbaits, spoons and live bait spinner rigs are the most popular trolling baits for most anglers.