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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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Former Walleye goalie off to hot start with Indy - Toledo Blade
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 23:47:01 GMT

'No easy path' to play for Walleye, as ECHL pushes on - Toledo Blade
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 22:48:31 GMT

Smith: As walleye numbers drop, the DNR must find the right way to manage Wisconsin's favorite fish - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 21:51:06 GMT

Walleye players Gorsuch, Boeing sign with other teams - Toledo Blade
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:05:18 GMT

Raising walleye – males only | News, Sports, Jobs - Minot Daily News
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 07:30:55 GMT

Walleye defenseman Blake Hillman signs with South Carolina - Toledo Blade
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:23:28 GMT

Walleye goalie Christopoulos signs with Indy Fuel - Toledo Blade
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye signees Hawkins, Gazzola to play for rival Fort Wayne - Toledo Blade
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Trophy Room: 6-year-old catches big walleye on Lake of the Woods - Grand Forks Herald
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:00:00 GMT

2 Walleye signees will play this season for other teams - Toledo Blade
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye forward Hunter Garlent signs with Rapid City - Toledo Blade
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

FISH TALES: Owen Vigen lands big walleye - Bemidji Pioneer
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:00:00 GMT

DNR plans virtual meeting on walleye plan - kewauneecomet.com
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 08:41:53 GMT

Dead Sticking Walleye | IceFishingFIRST - IceFishingFIRST
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 21:00:20 GMT

DNR to hold virtual meeting on local walleye management - Fox11online.com
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:44:00 GMT

Walleye expected to rebound strongly from rare hockey hiatus in Toledo - Toledo Blade
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Toledo Walleye opt out of 2020-21 season | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Tue, 05 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye defenseman Trevor Hamilton signs with Jacksonville - Toledo Blade
Sat, 09 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Downtown restaurants adapt to postponed Walleye season, cancellation of Winterfest - Toledo Blade
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

DNR Hosting Another Walleye Management Meeting for Northeast Wisconsin - seehafernews.com
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:07:19 GMT

Trophy Room: Ian Babcock releases 26½-inch walleye on Lake of the Woods - Grand Forks Herald
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 20:00:00 GMT

Harbor walleyes draw ice angling crowds - Duluth News Tribune
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Glass City Gametime podcast: Walleye opt out of 2021 season - Toledo Blade
Sat, 09 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Port Clinton's celebrated Walleye Drop goes global! - The Beacon - The Beacon
Wed, 30 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Lighted lures catching on as walleye presentations - Duluth News Tribune
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye players disappointed in decision to cancel season - Norwalk Reflector
Wed, 06 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Wisconsin DNR invites input on walleye plan | News, Sports, Jobs - The Daily news - Iron Mountain Daily News
Sat, 09 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Plan to raise bluegill numbers by lowering bag limits gaining support - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 22:18:45 GMT

DNR Asking For Input On Walleye Management Plan - WHBL News
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:49:09 GMT

Sylvania native Gordi Myer signs with Greenville of the ECHL - Toledo Blade
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Fishing report: Bite subpar with few walleye catches - Ashland Daily Press
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:00:00 GMT

Jarrid Houston column: Try ice trolling for perch - Duluth News Tribune
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 23:00:00 GMT

Sylvania native Gordi Myer appreciates chance to play pro hockey this season - Toledo Blade
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Wisconsin walleye management plan for Oneida, Price and Vilas Counties virtual public meeting Jan. 12 - wausaupilotandreview.com
Tue, 29 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

DNR's 2020 fish stocking successful, despite challenges | Community - ECM Publishers
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 20:12:00 GMT

Al and Ron Lindner were inseparable brothers who built a fishing empire like no other - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:34:20 GMT

Arena closure leaves Fighting Walleye homeless - Tbnewswatch.com
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:00:00 GMT

Giant muskie pulled through the ice from unexpected Minnesota lake in most unusual of ways - Bemidji Pioneer
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:00:00 GMT

Ringing in the new year: Celebrating the end of 2020 safely - Toledo Blade
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Fishing Report: Exotic aquarium fish found at Butler County lake - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Outdoor Glance: Jan. 21, 2021 | Outdoors - Kankakee Daily Journal
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 14:00:00 GMT

Big showing for Chetek fishing contest | Free News | news-shield.com - News-shield
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 14:11:00 GMT

Outdoors: One fish can make for a memorable day on Lake Erie - Toledo Blade
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:11:15 GMT

ECHL to add two new franchises next season - Toledo Blade
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Beck: Dave's outdoor bucket list - RiverTowns
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 18:09:49 GMT

Charles Beaupre, 81, Northfield - obituary | Obituaries - Aitkin Independent Age
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:45:00 GMT

WATCH NOW: Ice fishing derby season underway; Hundreds of anglers take part in Copper Bottom event - Kenosha News
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 22:30:00 GMT

Our Outdoors: Getting Set for Spring - newsdakota.com - newsdakota.com
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 14:47:06 GMT

Fishing Report: Too soon for ice fishing; trout caught in lake - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Brad Laabs: Ice fishing is really popular this year, and that can be good and bad - Detroit Lakes Tribune
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:00:00 GMT

Fishing report: Northern pikeminnow program meets its goal - The Columbian
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:06:08 GMT

Ice solidifying for local anglers - Manistee News Advocate
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:54:00 GMT

What to watch for in Toledo-area sports in 2021 - Toledo Blade
Sun, 27 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

The Washington Outdoor Report - week of Jan. 18 - Quad City Herald
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 01:22:14 GMT

Norwest Arena gets nominated in the Kraft Hockeyville contest (2 Photos) - Tbnewswatch.com
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:02:00 GMT

DNR removing Willow River dam to allow fish passage - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 22:19:00 GMT

Charles "Chuck" Edgecomb - Pipestone County Star
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:43:24 GMT

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing reports and backyard bird feeding - Goldendale Sentinel
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:44:00 GMT

Ice fishing safety in Delta County - WLUC
Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:37:00 GMT

30 Miles to Paradise: Ice Road Opens – Page 1 Publications - Page 1 Publications
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:32:30 GMT

Outdoors: Despite pandemic, regional fish stocks were recharged - Toledo Blade
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

21 Toledo-area sports predictions for 2021 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Sat, 02 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

North Bay trial challenges governments' authority - The North Bay Nugget
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 12:54:36 GMT

Having an ice time in winter | News, Sports, Jobs - Altoona Mirror
Sat, 23 Jan 2021 06:45:02 GMT

Nice catch through the ice | Iron River Publications, Inc.. - Iron County Reporter
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:29:15 GMT

Outdoors: Big walleye move on their own timetable - Toledo Blade
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

See the winning walleye -- caught on Thanksgiving -- in the 2020 Lake Erie Fall Brawl - cleveland.com
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye push start date of season to February - Toledo Blade
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye Drop goes virtual, global for an epic New Year's Eve - The Beacon - The Beacon
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Defenseman Hamilton returns from Europe to Walleye - Toledo Blade
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Big walleye will lead pros to a big check - Toledo Blade
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Annual Walleye Drop goes virtual to ring in new year - WTOL
Wed, 16 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Driftwood Outdoors: Winter crappie fishing fills freezer - Fulton Sun
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 06:05:06 GMT

Walleye scheduled to open training camp Jan. 1 - Toledo Blade
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

USAngler is the Place to find Fishing Tips by Species, Location, Experience, and Much More - Press Release - Digital Journal
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:36:39 GMT

North Dakota walleye pro wins National Walleye Tour event on Lake Sakakawea – his home water - Grand Forks Herald
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Lake Of The Woods MN Fishing Report - IceFishingFIRST
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Frank Bartholomew, Youngstown, Ohio - WKBN.com
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 16:25:00 GMT

Goaltender Billy Christopoulos returns for the Walleye - Toledo Blade
Thu, 10 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Brawl participants chase walleye worth $100,000 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Defenseman Hillman re-signs with Walleye | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Mille Lacs winter anglers allowed to keep 1 walleye - KARE11.com
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Lake Erie walleye count rated excellent | News, Sports, Jobs - Warren Tribune Chronicle
Sat, 19 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Erie's walleye bounty can't be oversold - Toledo Blade
Sun, 13 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Cuyuna Lakes ice fishing virtual contest set for Feb. 6 - Aitkin Independent Age
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Lake Erie constantly reaffirms its walleye wonderland status - Toledo Blade
Tue, 18 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Can You Answer These 10 Trivia Questions About South Dakota? - KSOO News
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:42:00 GMT

No Walleye season decision yet on deadline opt-out day imposed by ECHL - Toledo Blade
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

DNR: Anglers can keep 1 walleye on Mille Lacs this winter - KSTP
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Great Lakes fish may have evolved to see like ocean ancestors - University at Buffalo Reporter
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 12:30:44 GMT

Mike Frisch: Moving for fall walleyes - Bemidji Pioneer
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

DNR seeks public input on walleye regs for Minocqua Chain - Starjournalnow
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

North Dakota Outdoors/ Doug Leier: Experiment to stock larger walleye fingerlings shows early positive results - Grand Forks Herald
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Big baits equals big walleye - The Gazette
Sun, 11 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Mud Hens, Walleye offering fan cutouts for home games - WTVG
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

DNR: Upper Red Lake to have bag limit of 3 walleye during winter season - KSTP
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye sign center Hunter Garlent | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Wed, 09 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers allowed 1 walleye - Grand Forks Herald
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye, anglers hooked in Fall Brawl fishing derby - The Morning Journal
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Partnership will boost walleye fishing in Green Lake - West Central Tribune
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

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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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