Walleye will hang around the docks from spring through fall and especially during the summer when it is hot. The key is to find the right docks that have plenty of shade and some depth nearby. 6 to 10 feet of water is plenty deep during the summer unless the lake is real clear. In clearer water, 12 to 20 feet of water will hold some walleye, but finding docks in water that deep is hard to find.
Small jigheads tipped with leeches, nightcrawlers and minnows work well around the docks, but a drop-shot rig is tough to beat. The drop shot rig is very effective as well around the docks. It’s probably the best way to fish a dock with live bait.