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

Saganaga Lake homecoming celebration set for Minnesota record walleye - Duluth News Tribune
Thu, 19 May 2022 13:37:00 GMT

High-octane offenses clash as Walleye square off with Utah in conference finals - Toledo Blade
Thu, 19 May 2022 03:33:45 GMT

Fishing Beat: Perch tournament on tap; night walleye fishing taking off - Buffalo News
Wed, 18 May 2022 17:20:00 GMT

Walleye season is booming in Iowa - Axios
Tue, 17 May 2022 11:32:44 GMT

Local watch parties for Walleye away games - WTVG
Wed, 18 May 2022 15:35:00 GMT

Illegally Stocked Walleye in Idaho Triggers Investigation - Outdoor Life
Mon, 16 May 2022 20:38:25 GMT

To catch a walleye, know one. Just ask Paul Radomski - Star Tribune
Sat, 07 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

What you need to know for walleye season, beginning May 15 - WLUC
Fri, 13 May 2022 22:54:00 GMT

5 years ago, Walleye caught in Idaho lake raised concern. Officials just reeled in another - The Spokesman Review
Mon, 16 May 2022 13:41:40 GMT

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

Spring walleye bite continues on Lake Erie - WTVG
Sat, 14 May 2022 01:00:00 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

Sick or diseased? Odd walleye catch raises alarm among anglers in Au Gres - Huron Daily Tribune
Mon, 02 May 2022 07:00:00 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

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

Number of Oneida Lake walleyes at historic high as season opens, but they’re ‘skinnier’ than ever - newyorkupstate.com
Fri, 29 Apr 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 crush Otisco Lake walleye after dark - newyorkupstate.com
Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

New study of Saginaw Bay walleye movement and reproduction starts soon - Michigan (.gov)
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Game day updates: Walleye 5, Wheeling 4 — Final | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Tue, 10 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Learn about Saginaw Bay walleye fishing from a pro fisherman during upcoming event - MLive.com
Mon, 02 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Toledo Walleye win Game 1 of Central Division Finals - WTOL
Fri, 06 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye's Heard giving back through t-shirt sale with Jupmode - WTOL
Thu, 12 May 2022 02:30:00 GMT

Troll a jig, catch a walleye | Outdoors | fergusfallsjournal.com - Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Tue, 03 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Raising walleyes | Outdoors | fergusfallsjournal.com - Fergus Falls Daily Journal
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

DNR announces new walleye regulations in effect for opening fishing weekend - WQOW TV News 18
Tue, 03 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Bracket watch: Who could the Walleye play in the conference finals? - Toledo Blade
Fri, 13 May 2022 01:36:43 GMT

Treeland Challenge held with warm temps, plenty of fish - Ashland Daily Press
Wed, 18 May 2022 06:54:02 GMT

Game day updates: Walleye 3, Cincinnati 0 — Final | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Jig is up, on top, among opening-day walleye lures - Duluth News Tribune
Sat, 07 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Mackenthun: Lake Sarah has become success story for walleye reproduction - Mankato Free Press
Sun, 08 May 2022 11:00:00 GMT

Butrus Ghafari, Josh Dickinson excited for return to Walleye - WTOL
Mon, 02 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Annual walleye netting on Lake Pend Oreille complete - Coeur d'Alene Press
Thu, 05 May 2022 08:05:19 GMT

DNR hopes walleye fry planted make their way to Houghton Lake - Houghton Lake resorter
Wed, 18 May 2022 19:02:25 GMT

How to catch a walleye - KSTP
Thu, 12 May 2022 17:52:16 GMT

Walleye sweep Wheeling to advance to Western Conference Finals - WTOL
Fri, 13 May 2022 03:01:00 GMT

Helena-Area Fishing Report | Local | helenair.com - Independent Record
Thu, 19 May 2022 11:00:00 GMT

Treeland Challenge welcomes walleye, bass anglers | Subscriber - Ashland Daily Press
Wed, 11 May 2022 11:00:00 GMT

Iowa DNR to release 145 million walleyes into waterways and lakes - Local 5 - weareiowa.com
Mon, 02 May 2022 16:26:00 GMT

3 takeaways from 2022-23 Walleye schedule announcement | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Fishing Opener report 2022 - Star Tribune
Sat, 14 May 2022 22:08:47 GMT

Weekly fishing report: May 18, 2022 - upnorthvoice.com - Up North Voice
Wed, 18 May 2022 20:35:53 GMT

Bill Hilts Jr.: Night walleye fishing, turkey season conflicts - Buffalo News
Fri, 29 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Northland Outdoors: Chasing early-season walleyes on the big water - Duluth News Tribune
Wed, 04 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

ECHL acknowledges wrong calls against Toledo Walleye - WTOL
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye's Myer setting himself up for future after hockey - WTOL
Thu, 12 May 2022 19:40:00 GMT

Walleye playoff hockey returns to Toledo - WTOL
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Kitch-iti-kipi or the "Big Spring" at Palms Book State Park, near Manistique, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring at 200 feet across and 40-feet deep. - MLive.com
Wed, 18 May 2022 03:19:20 GMT

F&S Classics: Walleyes Gone Wild - Field & Stream
Fri, 06 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye Harvest Regulations Adjusted at Marion Reservoir as Part of 4-Year Study - Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Photo Gallery: Walleye 4, Cyclones 2 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Tue, 03 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Photo Gallery: Walleye 3, Cincinnati 0 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Mon, 02 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Chicago outdoors: Lake Erie walleye, courting herons, longest turkey beard, Chicago smelt question - Chicago Sun-Times
Sat, 23 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Wisconsin walleye worry: Too many female fish - Duluth News Tribune
Tue, 23 Mar 2021 07:00:00 GMT

McKenzie to re-join Walleye after release from Grand Rapids - Toledo Blade
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

DNR webinars cover fishing lures, walleye basics - Pine and Lakes Echo Journal
Tue, 10 May 2022 21:18:27 GMT

Minor league report: Penguins drop Game 2, Nailers swept by Walleye - TribLIVE
Tue, 11 Jan 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye's Cole Fraser to avoid further discipline for Game 6 fight - Toledo Blade
Sun, 01 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

ECHL playoff series schedule: Toledo Walleye versus Wheeling Nailers - Toledo Blade
Tue, 03 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

South Heart angler takes third in professional walleye tournament - The Dickinson Press
Mon, 02 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Game day updates: Cincinnati 2, Walleye 0 — Final | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

DNR talks walleye trends at annual fisheries workshop - Iosco County News Herald
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 15:30:54 GMT

Photo Gallery: Walleye 5, Nailers 1 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Fri, 06 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

FINAL RESULTS FOR CROOKED CREEK 2022 WALLEYE TOURNEY - Montana Hunting and Fishing Information - Montana Outdoor Radio Show
Sun, 15 May 2022 22:56:40 GMT

Bay stocked with brown trout, walleye - YourErie
Tue, 26 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye roster set for Kelly Cup playoffs - Toledo Blade
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye beat Cyclones 3-2; Albert completes hat trick for incredible overtime finish | Kelly Cup Playoffs - WTOL
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Find walleye, muskie in Ohio public fishing spots - Farm and Dairy
Thu, 12 May 2022 05:01:03 GMT

Second illegally-stocked walleye caught in Lake Cascade in past four years - KTVB.com
Thu, 19 May 2022 04:27:00 GMT

ECHL Central Finals Preview: Walleye Battle Nailers - FloHockey
Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye organization wins ECHL operations award | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Tue, 19 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

'You will find adventure.' Ballard's Resort offers unforgettable fishing, summer fun - Omaha World-Herald
Wed, 18 May 2022 13:00:00 GMT

Walleye telemetry study continues on Bull Shoals Lake - ktlo.com
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:15:00 GMT

For opener, ice-out will be a close call on some northern Minnesota lakes - Star Tribune
Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Photo Gallery: Walleye 4, Cincinnati 1 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Wed, 27 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Photo Gallery: Walleye 3, Cincinnati 2 (OT) | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Fri, 22 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Annual Oneida Lake Walleye Derby begins at midnight - WSYR
Fri, 06 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Fishing report: Cool water temps, severe storm and high winds on opener challenge Alexandria-area anglers - Alexandria Echo Press
Mon, 16 May 2022 18:43:00 GMT

Ojibwe man sets on tribal spearfishing journey in northern Wisconsin - Green Bay Press Gazette
Tue, 17 May 2022 11:15:53 GMT

Tough conditions, solid bite - Tower Timberjay News
Thu, 19 May 2022 02:15:00 GMT

Weekly Northwest Iowa DNR Fishing Report – KIWARadio.com - KIWARadio.com
Thu, 12 May 2022 20:07:39 GMT

Monday Memories: Some big ones didn't get away - Toledo Blade
Mon, 16 May 2022 11:37:24 GMT

Blade Fishing Report: White bass bring fight to spring fishing - Toledo Blade
Wed, 18 May 2022 13:43:07 GMT

Game day updates: Toledo 4, Cincinnati 1 — FINAL | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Informational meeting about Mille Lacs Lake | Mille Lacs Messenger | messagemedia.co - Aitkin Independent Age
Wed, 18 May 2022 10:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: King puts a crown on Lake Erie fishing day - Toledo Blade
Sat, 07 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

10 Foods That North Dakota is known for - Moneyinc
Wed, 18 May 2022 18:00:42 GMT

Maumee River area businesses prepare for walleye run - WNWO NBC 24
Mon, 14 Mar 2022 07:00:00 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

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

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

Officials track source of Buffalo Bill walleye | Outdoors | thesheridanpress.com - The Sheridan Press
Sat, 02 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye run getting underway on the Fox River in De Pere - Fox11online.com
Fri, 11 Mar 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Is the walleye allocation going the wrong way again? - Aitkin Independent Age
Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Lake Powell Fish Report for May 18 - Lake Powell Chronicle
Wed, 18 May 2022 17:26:15 GMT

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

Spring thaw means it's time to jig for walleye - Warren Tribune Chronicle
Sun, 13 Mar 2022 08:00:00 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 Announces Changes To Northern Wisconsin Walleye Regulations For 2022 Fishing Season - DrydenWire
Wed, 13 Apr 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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