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What is the best bait for walleye?
Minnows. Minnows are the most popular bait option for walleye anglers, I have found consistent success with shiner and flathead minnows. When targeting bigger fish, shiners in the 4-6″ range are the mainstay, these will weed through some of the smaller fish and get you on 25″+ Walleye.
Hours near dawn and dusk are often the best time to fish for walleye. These are traditional feeding times. It’s when meal-seeking walleye will often swim up from deep water onto shallow flats to feed on schools of minnow and small prey.
What is the easiest way to catch walleye?
How do you catch walleye in shallow water?
What is the best bait for walleye? – Related Questions
Walleyes do have color vision that peaks in the orange-red-green portions of the spectrum. They see colors on both sides of each peak, but sensitivity declines. So they see wavelengths shorter than green and longer than orange-red, but not well. Overall, they see orange and red well, followed green and yellow.
What scents attract walleye?
What depth do you look for walleye?
Walleye are generally caught between 10-40 Ft. A typical mid-sized lake in the Midwest would likely hold Walleye between the depths of 10-15 Ft. during the Spring, 15-25 Ft. transitioning to Summer, 25-40 Ft.
What depth is best for walleye?
On clear lakes, the best depths are usually in the 10-foot to 20-foot range. However, fish movement does vary and depths as shallow as 2 feet and deeper than 20 feet can often be very productive as well. Live bait is most often used on tip-ups.
How do you catch walleye in shallow weeds?
Can you catch walleye with a bobber?
I like to maintain three- to five-feet above their heads – after all, especially in clear waters like Mille Lacs, which has a great slip bobber bite – walleyes have no problem feeding up that high. I think that’s the case on a lot of waters.” Always check the depth of your slip bobber stop after each catch.
What size hooks for walleye?
For most crankbaits used by walleye fishermen the sizes No.6, 4 and 2 are the best hook options. Most live bait rigging presentations call for the popular Octopus style hook. For every rule in fishing there are exceptions to the rule.
Final Check: Your line is ready and your hook and bobber are tied on. Place your bobber 6-12″ from your rod tip and make sure your line is not wrapped around your rod.
Are walleye in deep or shallow water?
Deep spots can certainly be productive, but walleye can also be found in shallow areas all summer long, where they get a lot less angling pressure.
Can walleye be caught from shore?
You can catch a lot of walleye from shore during spring if you fish in the early morning, late afternoon, and even at night. Similarly to fall which you’ll read about shortly, fishing with moving baits will be successful because walleye are in shallow water to feed.
Are walleye top or bottom feeders?
Walleyes are basically bottom feeders, but don’t ignore those fish that suspend over drop-offs in deep lakes. Some of the best summer walleye fishing is provided by suspended fish.
What weather is best for walleye fishing?
Sunny days with little cloud cover are the absolute best time to be walleye fishing on dark water. This rule holds for all four seasons. The darker the water, the truer the rule. I’ve seen more trophy-sized walleye caught from dark water lakes during sunny days than at any other time.
What time of day are walleye most active?
While Walleye feeding peaks during sunlight transitions, they are typically more active throughout the night in comparison to the day time.
What time of day is best for walleye?
Now, as a general rule for walleyes, the best times to fish this twilight-loving species is about an hour before sunset to two hours after sunset. That’s, quite simply, when these fish like to feed. Flip those times for sunrise: two hours before sunrise to an hour after sunrise.
Fall walleyes follow another instinctual calling, and often are drawn to areas of a lake or reservoir where feeding structures plummet chasmlike into the main basin. Contrast this with summer, where walleyes hunt along the drop-offs bordering extensive flats of relatively shallow and consistent depth.