Walleye are a highly targeted game fish that grow large in size, and fight real strong when you catch them. Walleye is absolutely one of the best tasting fresh water fish that you can fish for. They are difficult to catch, but once you learn the secrets to catching Walleye you will be hooked.
Walleye Fishing Guides and Charter Boats
There are many different fishing guides that offer guided fishing trips for walleye, and pretty much any other fish that you may want to target. FishingBooker is a service of local guides that you can choose from and schedule your next guided fishing trip. Book A Walleye Fishing Guide Today!
Largest Walleye Fish Ever Caught
The world record sized Walleye ever caught, as per the International Game Fish Association, was caught in 1960 at Old Hickory Lake in Tennessee, and it weighed in at 25 lb 0 oz.
Walleye Fishing Information
The Walleye is a freshwater fish that is native to most of Canada and to the northern part of the United States. Some fishermen refer to the Walleye in these waters as the Yellow Walleye, in order to distinguish it from the blue walleye that inhabits the Great Lakes in North America. In some camps, fishermen have also referred to the Walleye as a Pike or Pickerels, which are members of the same family called Esocidae. There are variations in the different walleye that inhabit different waters, and the Walleye in one watershed would be similar to a neighboring watershed. The Walleye got it’s name because their eyes reflect light due to a light gathering layer on their eyes which allows them to see very well in low light conditions. Many anglers fish for Walleyes at night because they are very active at night feeding. They can also see well in stained and rough waters, which gives them an advantage in their hunt for prey. Because of this it is also good to fish for Walleye when the weather has provided some rough water. The mouth of a walleye is large and full of very sharp teeth. Walleye thrive in fairly clean waters and are most often found in deep lakes and moderate to low gradient rivers, as they prefer cool waters. Walleye will migrate up into the streams towards the end of winter or early spring in order to lay their egges on the gravel rocks, but they can also spawn up in ledges, or sand, or vegetation as well because they are very adaptable to their water system. Because of the delicious taste of the Walleye, it is highly targeted by both recreational fishermen, as well as commercial fishermen. It is mostly targeted with live minnows at night for the best chance at success, as well as Walleye hard bait lures.
Walleye Fishing Lures
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