Food Source

Walleye main diet sourse comes from small fish such as minnows, shad, and perch. They also are often caught on nightcrawler, grubs, leeches, snails, crawfish, insects, small and larval salamanders.


Growth Patterns

Walleye normally reach around 2lbs in 6-8 years in the north and half that in the south.


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Key Water Temperatures

Walleye typically will start to move to spawning when the water starts reaching the upper 40\'s and spawn is in full swing when the water temperature start to reach around 49deg. Walleye prefer much cooler water temperatures than most other game fish are generally the most active when the water temperature is between 58deg and 71deg. Above 75deg, the activety starts to decrease. In late fall when the water temp dips below 40 the activety falls off. Then things are on again in the dead of winter when the lakes are frozen, time to get our the ice augers.

best thing for winter walleye,1 foot off bottom,riged with' very live' shinners not shad in 10-25 ft. Always fish the 3' sss ' . strcuture, shinny, sassy. and in day light shadows. best time for walleye fishing is at night. 

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Utah Lake - UT 40.1878 -111.79911
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Lake Isabel - CO 37.98449 -105.05278
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Carr Creek Lake - KY 37.23265 -82.99227
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Lindenlure Lake - MO 37.04752 -93.1293
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Species State Weight Length Lake Angler
Walleye TN 25 lbs. 0 oz. Old Hickory Reservoi Mabry Harper
Walleye AR 22 lbs. 11 oz. Ferry Lake Al Nelson, Higden
Walleye KY 21 lbs. 8 oz. Lake Cumberland Abe Black
Walleye MO 21 lbs. 1 oz. Bull Shoals Lake Gerry Partlow
Walleye OR 19 lbs. 2 oz. Columbia River Arnold Berg
Walleye WV 18 lbs. 16 oz. 31 in. Elk River Jerry Rose
Walleye WA 18 lbs. 14 oz. Columbia River, John Kimo Gabriel
Walleye CO 18 lbs. 2 oz. 34 in. Standley Lake Scott Regan
Walleye PA 17 lbs. 9 oz. Allegheny Reservoir Mike Holly
Walleye MN 17 lbs. 8 oz. Seagull River
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