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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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Fishing Report: Many waterways flooded, but walleye were on fire in Erie waters - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 14:45:05 GMT

2022 National Walleye Tour Championship Set to Take Place in Dunkirk August 24-25 - WRFA Jamestown
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 11:00:05 GMT

Results of the Warrior Boats David A. Andersen Memorial Walleye Tournament | WalleyeFIRST - OutdoorsFIRST
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 16:02:16 GMT

‘The most Midwestern thing on the planet’ is apparently walleye - MLive.com
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:39:00 GMT

Fishing Report: Walleye, bass and panfish pulled from cool-water hotspots - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Fri, 29 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Study reveals what color lures walleye prefer in different water conditions - Bring Me The News
Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Teen catches 9 pound Walleye | News, Sports, Jobs - Alpena News
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 05:31:45 GMT

Get personal with Lake Erie and walleye on a kayak - Great Lakes Now
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Soon-to-be-released book sheds light on the 'Walleye: A Beautiful Fish of the Dark' - Grand Forks Herald
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 11:53:00 GMT

Chris Ellis: Defying weather to fish for walleye - Huntington Herald Dispatch
Wed, 03 Aug 2022 04:00:00 GMT

Fort Peck walleye spawn and stocking wrap-up for 2022 - Sidney Herald Leader
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:35:00 GMT

Fishing report: Walleye bite picks up off Cattaraugus Creek - Buffalo News
Thu, 04 Aug 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Woonsocket native emerging as top pro angler competing in National Walleye Tour - Mitchell Republic
Fri, 29 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Defenseman Ryan Lowney returns to Walleye for 2022-23 - Toledo Blade
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:35:14 GMT

Malvern grad Cliff Larson running fishing charters on Lake Erie - Times Reporter
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 21:05:20 GMT

Watson signs new contract to remain as Toledo Walleye coach - Toledo Blade
Thu, 28 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

4 Walleye Fishing Setups for “Most” Situations - Wired2Fish
Mon, 18 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Minot-area duo wins North Dakota Governor's Walleye Cup; largest walleye in tourney history caught - Bismarck Tribune
Tue, 19 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Explore Minnesota Weekly #Fishing Update – August 11, 2022 | The Mighty 790 KFGO - KFGO
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 21:07:14 GMT

Popular defenseman Simon Denis returns to Toledo Walleye on a mission - Toledo Blade
Mon, 25 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

DNR to present results of 2022 Lake Gogebic fisheries survey - Michigan (.gov)
Wed, 10 Aug 2022 17:50:33 GMT

Best Ways to Catch Walleyes in Minnesota in Late July - WJON News
Fri, 29 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Rod, Gun & Game: It’s walleye tournament season on Lake Erie and the fishing is EASY - Springvillejournal
Thu, 21 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye Wednesday: Super Simple Hot Walleye Dip - Montana Hunting and Fishing Information - Montana Outdoor Radio Show
Wed, 20 Jul 2022 22:55:27 GMT

Fort Peck Walleye Fishing is Good By angelamontana - Montana Outdoor Radio Show
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Ashtabula's Wine and Walleye Festival is back with lots of local to offer - News 5 Cleveland WEWS
Fri, 22 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

NEW 2022 Avid Series Walleye Rods from St. Croix - AllOutdoor
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:00:38 GMT

Outdoors | Hot day of fishing surprises on the Hanford Reach - Tri-City Herald
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:19:00 GMT

The Airbnb Files, Part 1: The most Midwestern things on Earth - The Washington Post
Fri, 29 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Fish Mounts, Snakeheads, Punk Rock, and the Admirable Honesty of A-holes - Field & Stream
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:11:51 GMT

Top 5 2nd Quarter Trades of Walleye Trading LLC - GuruFocus.com
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 08:20:51 GMT

Blade basics for late summer | Outdoors | capjournal.com - The Capital Journal
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 15:00:00 GMT

Outdoors calendar (Through Aug. 31): What to see and do in Western New York - Buffalo News
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:19:00 GMT

Nelson Reservoir Fishing Report by Brian Olson 8.12.22 By angelamontana - Montana Outdoor Radio Show
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Iowa DNR Fishing Report For August 11th - KIWARadio.com
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 21:13:22 GMT

Jarrid Houston column: North Shore, South Shore — take your pick — Lake Superior trolling has been hot - Duluth News Tribune
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 23:15:00 GMT

Canceled flight, lost bags, COVID. But, hey, fishing was great - Wooster Daily Record
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 09:20:11 GMT

Hawkins, Denis sign deals with Walleye - ECHL.com
Thu, 16 Jun 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Matrix Service (NASDAQ:MTRX) Short Interest Up 16.3% in July - MarketBeat
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 04:21:00 GMT

Reel Life: What goes into fishing high-profile, big money tournaments - WFXRtv.com
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 11:56:00 GMT

Our Outdoors: Leading Indicators | News Dakota - newsdakota.com
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 15:21:14 GMT

Powell: Fish fry is always on the menu at Lake Erie's Long Beach - Toledo Blade
Sun, 31 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Gov. Tim Walz announces 2023 fishing opener in his hometown of Mankato - Star Tribune
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 21:45:00 GMT

Oklahoma City's Lake Hefner to receive water from Canton Lake - Oklahoman.com
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 12:00:48 GMT

Paralyzed man able to fish again thanks to non-profit 'Cast it Forward' - News 5 Cleveland WEWS
Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:08:00 GMT

Fishing and High Prices - The Dakotan
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 12:05:22 GMT

Walleye fishing: Find out which color lure to use when - The Columbus Dispatch
Sun, 19 Jun 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Ferroglobe (GSM) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Monday - Defense World
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 06:23:29 GMT

Report: Scales tipping against walleye; time to get hooked on new fish - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tue, 10 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

ESPN+ Streaming Service Price Increasing Again - ESPN Sioux Falls
Sun, 14 Aug 2022 19:07:01 GMT

One-fish walleye limit set on Mille Lacs Lake for spring, fall fishing : Mar 29, 2022 | News release - MN DNR
Tue, 29 Mar 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Upper Red Lake walleye regulations announced for open water season : Apr 19, 2022 | News release - MN DNR
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

No longer a gray area: This study confirms walleye prefer certain colors - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:00:00 GMT

The story behind ‘Walleye,’ the Minnesota fishing opener hit tune - MinnPost
Thu, 12 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Input is needed on proposed special fishing regulations - SW News Media
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 12:30:00 GMT

Wisconsin native writes book about popular walleye fish - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Thu, 07 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye population on the decline due to warming waters - Spectrum News 1
Thu, 07 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Officials concerned about sick walleye - WNEM
Sat, 07 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

How to Catch More Walleyes This Spring - Field & Stream
Tue, 03 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Traders Purchase High Volume of Rocket Lab USA Call Options (NASDAQ:RKLB) - Defense World
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 05:14:03 GMT

What the Walleye Run means to northwest Ohio | wtol.com - WTOL
Fri, 15 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye outlook is excellent for 2022 – Ohio Ag Net - Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Anglers concerned with fish population in river around Nipawin - northeastNOW
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 18:54:19 GMT

'Discolored' walleye catching anglers off guard, says DNR - UpNorthLive.com
Tue, 17 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

DNR asks anglers to report tagged walleye - Michigan (.gov)
Wed, 30 Mar 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Maumee River walleye run is a big deal for Ohio fishermen - The Columbus Dispatch
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 07:00:00 GMT

VICI Properties Inc. (NYSE:VICI) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts - Defense World
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 05:52:31 GMT

Midsummer signs | News, Sports, Jobs - Marshall Independent
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 05:30:51 GMT

Your next walleye could be worth $100 - The Times Herald
Wed, 30 Mar 2022 07:00:00 GMT

DNR Tagging Program Studies Walleye at Deep Creek Lake - maryland.gov
Wed, 13 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Where have all the walleye gone? Before long, anglers may have to make do with bluegills - Madison.com
Sun, 29 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Northwestern Pa. fishing report: Walleye take center stage this weekend - GoErie.com
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Susquehanna Bancshares Boosts Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ:SMCI) Price Target to $88.00 - Defense World
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 08:44:06 GMT

Wisconsin DNR announces new walleye, pike regulations for 2022 - Madison.com
Thu, 14 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. Forecasted to Post Q3 2022 Earnings of ($0.66) Per Share (NASDAQ:FREQ) - Defense World
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 05:45:20 GMT

Walleye love perch too much. So Michigan is expanding walleye fishing. - Bridge Michigan
Thu, 16 Dec 2021 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye season is booming in Iowa - Axios
Tue, 17 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Allakos Inc. (NASDAQ:ALLK) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest - MarketBeat
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 10:58:33 GMT

Spring walleye bite continues on Lake Erie - WTVG
Fri, 13 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Some Wisconsin lakes may lose their walleye, studies suggest. How can fisheries adapt? - Spectrum News 1
Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Lake Erie swimming with walleye - The Columbus Dispatch
Sun, 03 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye fishing perks up early off Lorain: NE Ohio fishing report - cleveland.com
Thu, 10 Mar 2022 08:00:00 GMT

I Speak for the Fish: A jarring look at gizzard shad - Great Lakes Now
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 14:40:27 GMT

Strategies discussed to increase walleye numbers on Youghiogheny River Lake - Daily American Online
Mon, 21 Feb 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye run attracts thousands of fishermen to Sandusky County - The News-Messenger
Sat, 26 Mar 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Brainerd fishing guide: Walleye limit cut from 6 to 4 popular among anglers and might help - Star Tribune
Sat, 19 Mar 2022 07:00:00 GMT

DNR collecting walleye eggs on Muskegon River this spring - Michigan (.gov)
Fri, 18 Mar 2022 07:00:00 GMT

PFBC SETS 2022 DAILY CREEL LIMITS FOR LAKE ERIE YELLOW PERCH AND WALLEYE - Pennsylvania Pressroom
Fri, 15 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

5 years ago, Walleye caught in Idaho lake raised concern. Officials just reeled in another - The Spokesman Review
Mon, 16 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Lake Eric perch heating up - Galion Inquirer
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 18:00:24 GMT

DEC Announces Northern Pike, Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge, and Walleye Season Opens May 1 - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation - New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Sat, 23 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

How to catch a catfish in Stardew Valley without fishing - Win.gg
Mon, 25 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Lake Erie spring walleye fishing in full swing: NE Ohio fishing report - cleveland.com
Thu, 19 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Handle those walleye with care! NE Ohio fishing report - cleveland.com
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Fishing report: July fishing heats up with Sunset Bay Walleye Shootout - Buffalo News
Fri, 15 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye caught on Snake River near Swan Falls Dam - KTVB.com
Tue, 14 Jun 2022 07:00:00 GMT

'The ol' glass eye': On a few Oklahoma lakes, walleye have found a home away from home - Oklahoman.com
Mon, 09 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Anglers target big walleye on Columbia River - The Columbian
Wed, 02 Feb 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Forty-three years later, Minnesota record walleye moves back to Gunflint Trail - Star Tribune
Fri, 13 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Lake Erie fishing guides feast on walleye: NE Ohio fishing report for the weekend of June 3-5 - cleveland.com
Fri, 03 Jun 2022 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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