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WALLEYE FACTS
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State of Ohio Record
15.95 pounds, 33 inches
World Record
22 pounds
Average Size
2-4 pounds, 14-22 inches

The walleye resembles the sauger and saugeye with its long slender body. Sharp canine teeth fill the mouth of the walleye. They have large dark eyes which are above and to the front of the muscular cheeks. The olive-yellow color of the walleye shines with the sun and is more of a rownish-olive color without the sun. White spots are at the bottom edge of the tail fin.

Walleye are found over reefs, shoals of gravel, bedrock, and other firm bottoms. Most walleye are found in deep waters, while others have found many walleye fishing in the shallow weeds near a drop-off.
When water temperature gets between 40 and 50 F walleye will spawn usually in April. The female lay as many as 40,000 eggs that will hatch in about 10 days. Eggs are deposited in tributary streams or over gravel to boulder-sized rocks in reef areas. Many young walleye will feed on zooplankton and insect larvae until they start to feed on small fish after their first year. Adult walleye will feed on shad, rainbow smelt, shiners, and whatever else is available.


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Toledo Walleye preparing Fifth Third Field for Winterfest - 13abc Action News
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 04:33:00 GMT

Walleye top Iowa for 5th straight victory - Toledo Blade
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 04:14:24 GMT

Primetime walleye season | News | fergusfallsjournal.com - Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Walleye tournaments could make one angler $300K richer - Toledo Blade
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:26:21 GMT

Indiana DNR stocks nearly 70,000 walleye across 13 northern Indiana lakes - WANE
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 13:50:54 GMT

Connellsville man almost ate 18-pound walleye he pulled from Yough before state record verification - TribLIVE
Tue, 16 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Runyan, Cominsky win Fall Brawl, Walleye Slam, LEWT: Northeast Ohio fishing report - cleveland.com
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 23:43:00 GMT

DNR officers seize 72 fish in Lake of the Woods walleye and sauger bust - Duluth News Tribune
Fri, 12 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Weekly fishing report: December 8, 2021 - upnorthvoice.com - upnorthvoice.com
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 01:49:40 GMT

Three power play goals lift Walleye over Cyclones, 4-3 - prohockeynews.com
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 07:10:25 GMT

Fish As Food - Flathead Beacon
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 12:05:39 GMT

Recent Walleye forward Matt Berry earns ECHL honor - Toledo Blade
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 21:05:11 GMT

Walleye sign defenseman Adam Parsells | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

DEC Proposes Changes to Freshwater Fishing Regulations to Help Make Angling More Accessible and Enjoyable - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 20:06:36 GMT

ND Outdoors: Tackling walleye and winterkill issues at fishery - Grand Forks Herald
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

The varied work life of Dr. Jennifer Strasser and the stocking of walleye in Wolf by Perch America; plus the … - Chicago Sun-Times
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Fishing Line, Dec. 9 | News | rapidcityjournal.com - Rapid City Journal
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 22:25:00 GMT

Walleye dominate the Iowa Heartlanders 6-1 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Sun, 21 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

The rush is on in local walleye derbies: Northeast Ohio fishing report for the weekend of Nov. 26-28 - cleveland.com
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 20:14:00 GMT

Scott Budzinski earns Fish of the Week honors with a big muskie, one of two caught and released while jigging… - Chicago Sun-Times
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Kam River Walleye Fighting for Local Charity Organization - Lake Superior News
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:41:15 GMT

Walleye win in overtime on Dickinson's game-winner - Toledo Blade
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye happy with hot start, team makeup - Toledo Blade
Thu, 11 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye forward Brett McKenzie called up, scores goal - Toledo Blade
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Photo Gallery: Walleye 6, Heartlanders 1 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Sat, 20 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye sign two veteran defensemen, including former NHLer Steve Oleksy - Toledo Blade
Sat, 13 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Photo Gallery: Walleye 5, Heartlanders 1 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Fri, 19 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Probable state record walleye caught in the Youghiogheny River - The Bakersfield Californian
Wed, 10 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye drop second straight home game, fall 3-2 to Wheeling - Toledo Blade
Fri, 12 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Toledo roster for Winterfest alumni game announced - Toledo Blade
Fri, 19 Nov 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Smith: Commercial fishermen soon may be able to take more whitefish from Green Bay - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 01:00:35 GMT

Outdoors: Shallow walleye at early ice (12/8/21) - Dickinson County News
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 18:18:24 GMT

11 cookbooks from Minnesota authors that deserve to be on your shelves - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 14:05:18 GMT

Lower Woods Dam rehab now underway - Pocono Record
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 09:15:24 GMT

Bucktail jigs shine in flowing water | Indiana County Sports | indianagazette.com - Indiana Gazette
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:00:00 GMT

Lake Vermilion ice fishing creel survey begins - Duluth News Tribune
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 14:10:00 GMT

ECHL Today - Dec. 8 - ECHL.com
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 01:20:44 GMT

2021-22 ECHL Power Rankings - FloHockey
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:39:04 GMT

Enegren collects three more points, Fighting Walleye win again - Tbnewswatch.com
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 05:30:07 GMT

Frisch: Jump on the fall walleye bite right now - Park Rapids Enterprise
Fri, 01 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Fishing rods, 2-way radios and other gifts for the outdoors lover on your list - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:00:00 GMT

Battle of Badges returns to Toledo ice - Toledo Blade
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 20:13:44 GMT

Mille Lacs, Upper Red lake winter season walleye regulations announced : Nov 2, 2021 | News Release - MN DNR
Tue, 02 Nov 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Mark Ermer: Was 2021 a good year for walleye production? The numbers say yes. - Watertown Public Opinion
Wed, 27 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors column: Bob Jensen writes fall is the time for trophy walleyes - Ames Tribune
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT

DNR reports walleye numbers down, bass numbers up in early June - Aitkin Independent Age
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT

No walleye for you | Mille Lacs Messenger | messagemedia.co - Aitkin Independent Age
Tue, 20 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT

DNR reminds Mille Lacs anglers of walleye fishing closure July 1-15 - Aitkin Independent Age
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Try jigging to catch walleye in late summer and early fall - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Fri, 03 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Lake Erie walleye numbers continue to climb – Ohio Ag Net - Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
Fri, 22 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Local reaction to the new walleye fishing regulations on Mille Lacs - Aitkin Independent Age
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Richard 'Smitty' Smith - The Daily Globe - Your Daily Globe.com
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 22:09:30 GMT

James Staschiak Obituary (1943 - 2021) - Findlay, PA - Observer-Reporter - Legacy.com
Sun, 05 Dec 2021 12:01:12 GMT

FWP makes changes to walleye fishing regulations - KTVH
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Wednesday's Transactions - Federal News Network
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 00:32:39 GMT

Calendar of events: Oregon pianist Corey Pappas to perform Christmas concert - Press Publications Inc.
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 11:28:15 GMT

Tips and tactics for walleye opener | Mille Lacs Messenger | messagemedia.co - Aitkin Independent Age
Thu, 13 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Improvements finished at Oconto park - Fox11online.com
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 22:44:22 GMT

Myers: Minnesota state record walleye needs a permanent home - Park Rapids Enterprise
Fri, 18 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Tell Tales 12-9-21 - The Beacon - The Beacon
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 14:10:46 GMT

DNR - DNR seeks public input for Lake Gogebic walleye and northern pike regulations - michigan.gov
Mon, 30 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye in 2100: Predicting the Future and Finding the Cause of Declining Walleye Populations - WXPR
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT

ODNR: Fishing the walleye capital of the world just keeps getting better - The Highland County Press
Mon, 13 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye Windfall: 2021 sees another big hatch of fish in Lake Erie – Great Lakes Now - Great Lakes Now
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye season brings crowds and business to the Toledo area - WNWO NBC 24
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT

The Washington Outdoors Report: a bass boat for Christmas - Goldendale Sentinel
Wed, 08 Dec 2021 20:59:00 GMT

Father-son duo captures Shetek walleye fishing title - Marshall Independent
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT

The Peluso Report: Last Openwater Report | News Dakota - newsdakota.com
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:52:50 GMT

US-Canadian border walleye tournament to be held virtually April 10-11 - Park Rapids Enterprise
Tue, 30 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT

DEC Proposes Increasing Oneida Lake Walleye Limit - Oneida Dispatch
Wed, 25 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Dickinson Angler Times It Right, Pending Walleye State Record - newsdakota.com
Tue, 16 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT

DNR looks to amend walleye regulations on three waters - West Virginia MetroNews
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT

How to Catch Big Walleye from the Weeds - Field & Stream
Mon, 28 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT

What Happened to All the Walleye up Here? - WXPR
Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Wisconsin walleye worry: Too many female fish - Park Rapids Enterprise
Sat, 27 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Mille Lacs Lake Ends ‘Catch-And-Release Only’ Walleye Fishing Season - CBS Minnesota
Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye breach the century mark – Ohio Ag Net - Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
Fri, 14 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Wisconsin tribes begin walleye spearing as state officials warn about harassment - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sat, 03 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Mille Lacs Getting Ready To Ban Targeting Walleyes for Two Weeks - KNSI
Mon, 07 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT

For reasons largely mysterious, walleye on Lake Erie are booming while yellow perch are going bust - The Columbus Dispatch
Sun, 23 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye action picking up on Lake Erie - Buffalo News
Wed, 28 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Mid-Ohio Sporting Goods is the place to be to register for two walleye tournaments - Wooster Daily Record
Mon, 06 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Wildlife Watch: Monitoring walleye on the Winooski - WCAX
Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye restoration | News, Sports, Jobs - The Daily news - Iron Mountain Daily News
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Sylvania native Myer preparing for first season with Walleye - WTOL
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Top angler looks to hold on at National Walleye Tour's championship on Otter Tail Lake - Pine Journal
Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT

After NBC4 poll, lawmakers will propose walleye as Ohio’s state fish - NBC4 WCMH-TV
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Cincinnati Cyclones fall to Indy Fuel on DC Super Heroes Night, now fifth in division - The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sun, 05 Dec 2021 16:07:25 GMT

Huge Invasive Goldfish Found in Canada - Field & Stream
Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:01:17 GMT

Only in Virginia; the unique fish you’ll find no where else on the planet, and why they grow to be giants - WFXRtv.com
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 07:00:00 GMT

State record walleye caught in Holter Lake - KRTV Great Falls News
Thu, 13 May 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Photos: Iowa Heartlanders vs. Toledo Walleye – Game Two - UI The Daily Iowan
Mon, 01 Nov 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Three Lake Pend Oreille anglers win $1,000 for catching walleye - KXLY Spokane
Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Mille Lacs Resort Owners Worried How Walleye Regulations Will Affect Business - KNSI
Tue, 08 Jun 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye winners | News, Sports, Jobs - Evening Observer
Tue, 13 Jul 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Minnesotans have national walleye tournament to remember on Lake Oahe in South Dakota - Grand Forks Herald
Thu, 12 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye action picking up with tournaments over for 2021 - Evening Observer
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Fishing Report: Bass, crappies, walleye and muskies are biting - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:00:00 GMT

Fishing Report: Flathead catfish bite outstanding on the Ohio; walleye caught on Allegheny - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 07:00:00 GMT

DNR: Mille Lacs Lake to allow early and late-season walleye harvest in 2021 - KSTP
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT

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WALLEYE FISHING TIPS

When walleye are feeding they will hit a variety of lures. Trolling with spoons, crankbaits, and worm harnesses is probably the most popular fishing method for catching walleye.

Some say the main key to catching walleye is finding them. Many walleye are found in deep waters with flat bottoms while some remain in shallow waters weeds near a drop off. Feeding usually occurs in low light conditions such as dawn and dusk.

Make sure you have the proper equipment when trolling for walleye. A variety of spoons, crankbaits, and worm harnesses are a must. A good GPS navigation system and fish finder will help locate the schools of walleye.

Remember presentation is everything so if your lure is not working properly then it is not going to catch the fish. Don't be afraid to slow your trolling speed for inactive walleye or speed it up for the more active ones.  Everyday is not the same for walleye so keep an open mind when trying to get walleye to bite and when you find out what they are biting then present that lure more and fish at that depth with other lines. Use your GPS navigation system to take note of the coordinates where you caught the walleye for that day and you may try fishing over that same spot.

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