What is the best depth to catch walleye?
In the North Country lakes I fish, humps topping out in depths from 20 to 35 feet are best in summer and fall. Islands and reefs appeal to walleye. When hit with waves, the shallow to mid-depth portions of these structures deliver good action.
What bait is best for walleye?
The three most popular live baits for walleye fishing are hands down minnows, leeches and nightcrawlers. Each of these baits has a time and place in Algoma Country.
What is the best rig for walleye fishing?
Fishing with live bait for walleye offers the angler versatility of presentations and can be fished on a slip sinker or a slip bobber rig, pulled behind a spinner, tipped on a jig, or simply fished with a plain hook and split shot. There are three types of live bait used for walleye: Minnows-Leeches and Night Crawlers.
What colors do walleye see best?
Walleyes also possess color vision, based on analysis of the structure of the light-sensitive cones. Scientists tell us walleyes should see red, orange, and yellow the best, followed by green. Theory also suggests walleyes see blue and violet less well, and these colors may even appear black.
What time is best to catch walleye?
The best time of day is at dawn and dusk in shallow waters. Other months of the year are going to be good for catching walleye as well, but you do need to contact some local bait shops for some local reports on how the walleye are biting. Some areas are better at different times.
Is walleye a perch?
The walleye is a freshwater fish in the perch family that is a popular and commonly-stocked game fish. Walleye are long and thin, primarily gold and olive in color, with a white belly. The back is crossed with five or more black bands. They have two dorsal fins—one spiny and one soft-rayed.
Why can’t I catch walleye?
The main thing to catching walleyes is SLOW down. You cannot fish jigs too slowly. If you are fishing very slow then slow down some more. The thing that is overlooked a lot about fishing slow is you have to be fishing light enough for the jig to fall slowly.