Weeds lines are great places to fish for walleye. During lowlight conditions, walleye can be found as shallow as 2 to 6 feet deep in search of an easy meal near the weeds. During the middle of the day, walleye will typically move out on the edge of the weed line in deeper water. On some lakes the bite will be better on the weeds and on some it will be the rocks. If there are weeds, they are worth fishing to see if there is any type of pattern on the body of water that you’re fishing.
In the Spring, Fish the New Green Weeds
The spring brings new weeds and these new weeds will form in the shallows before the deep water, so you’re going to be going into the shallows to fish these new green weeds. On darker colored lakes and rivers, the bite can be good in just a few feet of water, so don’t rule out those spots with 3 to 6 feet of water. In deeper water, the bite will usually be better in low light conditions, so get out early or fish late in the evening. You can even fish at night on some of these spots and do very well. In clear water, the bite may be better in that 4 to 10 foot range in the spring.
Deep Weed Edges Are Awesome Summer & Fall Spots
In the summer and fall, walleye will usually be found much deeper than in the spring. Find the deep weed edges and you have a good chance to find some walleye. Some spots may be pike spots though, so don’t be shocked if you find some of those toothy critters while searching for your walleye limit.
Finesse, Weedless Jigs Work Great Around Weeds
The finesse jigheads that are weedless will work great for fishing around the scattered weeds. Most anglers will use these lighter weight jigheads with a variety of live bait. Stay light and you’ll have more success when fishing around the scattered weeds or along the weed edges.
Slip Bobbers Are Awesome on the Weed Edges
If you can combine a slip bobber with a lively leech, minnow or crawler and get it on the weed edge, you will catch a lot of walleye.