Walleye fishing is part of the fabric of communities across the Great Plains and Midwest. Catching these fish requires an understanding of temperature and its effects on where fish move and how they use the water column. While their exact habits will vary by region and waterbody, here is a high-level breakdown of how to understand walleye behavior—and how to catch them—throughout the year.
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Walleye world record holder and Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff Angler Dale Stroschein breaks down his tips to catching more walleye on crankbaits and jigs. It’s all about paying attention to detail and being dialled in.
Jig Fishing Tips for Walleye
By Jason Mitchell
Spring Walleye Rise to the Occasion
With unseasonably warm temperatures this past winter, many anglers already have their boats out of storage and ready to chase down some early spring walleye.
By Jeff Samsei
Cabela’s Field Staff team member Dave Schmidt shares his proven techniques.
Walleye pro Dave Schmidt commonly uses fishing flies to get the attention of spring walleyes, but no fly rods factor into the equation.
The flies, which are typically bucktail streamers tied on No. 2 or 4 hooks, are instead cast or pulled with spinning or baitcasting tackle and delivered close to the bottom with three-way rigs.
by Steve Worrall
Walleye anglers from the upper Midwest love tradition and have the tendency to stick to it. Visit any lake or river during opening weekend of walleye; you’ll see minnow buckets, crawlers, and jigs in play by most anglers. Nothing wrong with that approach, it’s popular for a reason…it works! Is live bait the best presentation? I suggest there’s an option you should try.
by Jason Mitchell
Nothing beats the feeling of casting out a bait and having a walleye smack it! Depending on the lake you are fishing, the underwater structure, and time of year, there are several ways to cast for walleyes.
Right now, rivers are full of hungry and aggressive walleyes migrating towards their cooler weather hangouts. Fall is an awesome time of year to catch some great fish! These walleyes are on the prowl, feeding and moving on instead of setting up in a particular place.