English River Walleye Fishing

Fish the Dam

The dam is very popular for walleye.  The spring and fall are best, but the deep waters and current will hold walleye through the summer too.  This is one of the most popular fishing spots for walleye in Ear Falls.  When it is going good, you will hear anglers talk about catching 100 plus walleye per day in this area.

Fish the Current Breaks

The current breaks will hold walleye throughout the river.  Some of the obvious turns and points will hold fish, but try to find some of the deeper water spots with big boulders on the bottom.  These out of sight current breaks will hold some very nice walleye.

Fish the Main River Channel

The main river channel will hold walleye all year long, but the summer and fall tend to be the better times for targeting walleye in these spots.  Find some big boulders in the main river channel and you’ll have better success.

Fish the Lakes

As you go farther down the river, there are a chain of lakes that offer some unbelievable fishing for walleye.  The farther you go, the more remote it gets.  There are some resorts down there, but you are going to have tons of water to yourself if you choose to fish this area.  Some anglers report ridiculous catch rates for walleye in this part of the river system.

Best Baits for Walleye

Walleye eat a variety of different baits, however, when push comes to shove, it is much easier to catch them with live baits.  Minnowsnightcrawlers and leeches are definitely the best live baits for walleye.

While most anglers will just use live baits, many anglers will also target walleye with lures as well.  Crankbaits and soft plastics are the best lures for walleye, however, you can catch walleye with a variety of different lures.

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Live Baits for Walleye

Lures for Walleye

Best Rigs for Walleye

When targeting walleye, there are many different rigs that you can use to catch them.  While most anglers will keep it super simple and just use a simple jighead, many anglers will use a variety of rigs such as spinner rigs3 way rigsbottom bouncers, drop shot rigs and many others.

To learn more, take a look at our best rigs for walleye page.

Best Techniques for Walleye

Jigging is by far the most popular technique for walleye fishing, however, you can catch them a variety of different ways.  Castingtrolling and drifting are some of the other awesome techniques that anglers use.

To learn more, take a look at our best techniques for walleye page.

Learn More About Walleye

Our walleye fishing section has tons of tips on the best lures, live baits, where to catch them and how to catch them.

Visit our walleye fishing website to learn more.