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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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See the winning walleye -- caught on Thanksgiving -- in the 2020 Lake Erie Fall Brawl - cleveland.com
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:20:00 GMT

Fishing Report: Trout and walleye caught on Allegheny County waters - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:11:22 GMT

No Walleye season decision yet on deadline opt-out day imposed by ECHL - Toledo Blade
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 01:53:42 GMT

Former Walleye fan favorite Moore signs with Greenville - Toledo Blade
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 23:35:08 GMT

DNR Seeking Input on Walleye Management Plan Update - Spectrum News 1
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 23:08:00 GMT

Wisconsin walleye management plan virtual meeting Dec. 15 - wausaupilotandreview.com
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 16:57:00 GMT

Plume acquires Walleye Networks | - Advanced Television
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 10:03:37 GMT

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

Art Lander's Outdoors: A scenic mountain reservoir, Carr Creek Lake is an overlooked walleye fishery - User-generated content
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:42:46 GMT

Outdoors: Saskatchewanians have their own walleye brawl - Toledo Blade
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

When will we be able to keep a walleye? - Aitkin Independent Age
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 12:00:00 GMT

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to host public meeting on proposed change to walleye regulations - WSAW
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:52:00 GMT

Holiday weather will tempt walleye anglers: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Nov. 27-29 - cleveland.com
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 20:00:00 GMT

Strong sauger and walleye numbers in Boysen Reservoir bode well for fisherman - Oil City News
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Port Clinton guide Mitch Dougherty wins Fall Brawl: NE Ohio fishing report for weekend of Dec. 4-6, 2020 - cleveland.com
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 22:12:00 GMT

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

DNR sets winter walleye limits on Mille Lacs Lake, Upper Red Lake - Detroit Lakes Tribune
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 14:00:00 GMT

A Devils Lake Ice Fishing Preview | News Dakota - newsdakota.com
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 20:05:00 GMT

Walleye defenseman Brenden Kotyk announces retirement | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Fri, 13 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

Cedar Valley Walleye Club aids all who fish - The Gazette
Fri, 13 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

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

DNR To Update Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan - Lake Superior News
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

DNR & Stakeholders Asking for Public Input on Walleye on Minocqua Chain - WXPR
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:28:06 GMT

Just one walleye again for anglers on Mille Lacs this winter - SW News Media
Tue, 10 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Guest Column: A new way of stocking for better success - The Bowman Extra
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Plume Acquires Network and Security Intelligence Vendor Walleye Networks - The Fast Mode
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 02:04:40 GMT

Upper Red Lake named a top ice fishing destination in the US - Duluth News Tribune
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Anglers call in the Bombers in night bite battles - Toledo Blade
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 18:31:23 GMT

Leier: 170,000 advanced walleye fingerlings were stocked in North Dakota waters in 2020 - Devil's Lake Daily Journal
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 15:00:00 GMT

Fishing Line, December 3 - Rapid City Journal
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:25:34 GMT

Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers allowed one walleye starting Dec. 1 - Redwood Falls Gazette
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 06:05:39 GMT

DNR seeks public input on walleye regulations for Minocqua Chain - wausaupilotandreview.com
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Gorst nets late winner for undefeated Fighting Walleye - Tbnewswatch.com
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 05:15:00 GMT

Outdoors: One last fishing trip for 2020 on Lake Erie produces walleyes, wonder - The Columbus Dispatch
Sun, 15 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Devils Lake named top ice fishing destination in the US by FishingBooker online platform - Bemidji Pioneer
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 01:00:00 GMT

Yellow perch, walleye biting around Lake Erie Islands - The Beacon - The Beacon
Wed, 11 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Fighting Walleye down North Stars in SIJHL debut - Tbnewswatch.com
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:39:00 GMT

A busy week Brawlin': Columnist takes to the water as part of walleye fishing contest - Chronicle Telegram
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 01:35:00 GMT

Lake of the Woods Soil and Water Conservation District ditch project targets sediment-filled Bostic Bay - Grand Forks Herald
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 23:00:00 GMT

Kam River Fighting Walleye partnering with Toys for Tots - Lake Superior News
Sun, 22 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing and hunting roundup - Goldendale Sentinel
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 18:06:00 GMT

Fishing Report: Steelhead holding on Erie tribs, catfish caught on Ohio and Beaver rivers - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

ECHL's North Division will not play in 2020-21 - Toledo Blade
Wed, 18 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Carol Lynn Hamilton (1953-2020) | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Peck: When it comes to walleyes, you've got to show them the blade - Gazettextra
Fri, 06 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Ron Lindner, fishing pioneer and father of 'algebra of angling,' dies - Brainerd Dispatch
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 03:00:00 GMT

Campbell gets chance to shine | Local Sports - The Chronicle Journal
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 16:18:00 GMT

Maryland Fishing Report – Nov. 25 - maryland.gov
Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Waterville area fisheries outlook for 2021 | State - Southernminn.com
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 22:37:00 GMT

Fishing Report: Smallmouths, trout and panfish caught in regional waters - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:16:21 GMT

Fishing Report: Fish active in cool water; anglers catch first steelhead - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Ron Lindner, who founded a family fishing empire, dies at 86 - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:04:00 GMT

Red Lake Named Top Ice Fishing Destination in the US - redlakenationnews.com
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 06:44:04 GMT

Be thankful for area's fish-filled waters | News, Sports, Jobs - Warren Tribune Chronicle
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 07:01:11 GMT

Maryland Fishing Report – Dec. 2 - maryland.gov
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 19:28:23 GMT

Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for the sports fan - Toledo Blade
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:43:59 GMT

Fishing Report | News, Sports, Jobs - Jamestown Post Journal
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:16:21 GMT

The north blow slowed some perch fishing, but it continues to lead this sprawling raw-file Midwest Fishing Re… - Chicago Sun-Times
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 02:06:40 GMT

Russell W. Vlasak - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 06:00:00 GMT

Sports - Lake Superior News
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 01:23:03 GMT

Erie groups unveil document to protect Great Lake - timesobserver.com
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:26:57 GMT

Cuomo Kills Bill to Protect Streams, Citing Fiscal Woes - City Limits
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:28:00 GMT

Pair out to catch all 50 state fish make quick work of channel cats thanks to the kindness of strangers - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 23:39:24 GMT

Columbia Basin Herald - Columbia Basin Herald
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 09:01:56 GMT

The Ten Greatest Ice Fishing Innovations: Part 1 - newsdakota.com
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:20:22 GMT

Jensen: Ice fishing has come a long way - Globe Gazette
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 14:00:00 GMT

Alan Liere's fishing-hunting report for Dec. 3 - Sports and Weather Right Now
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 01:10:09 GMT

It continues to be slow for fishing - The Pioneer
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 21:54:00 GMT

2020 walleye hatch is even bigger than last year; perch excellent too - cleveland.com
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Legendary angling innovator and educator Ron Lindner dies at 86 | BassFIRST - IceFishingFIRST
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 14:26:16 GMT

Buhler High senior knocks off deer-hunting milestone with first buck using bow; rifle season underway - Leavenworth Times
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:04:50 GMT

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

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

Captain T.J. Hensick coming back for Walleye - Toledo Blade
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Lake Erie continues to see plentiful walleye hatch - WNWO NBC 24
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

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

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

One big walleye could mean big money for Lake Erie Fall Brawl anglers - WKYC.com
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

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

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

Walleye harvest falls well under Mille Lacs quota; fall fishing will result - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Heat has the lake's walleye seeking a cool change - Toledo Blade
Tue, 14 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

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

Island Lake walleye meeting is Oct. 8, but consider not going - Duluth News Tribune
Sat, 03 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye season will start in January, Winterfest rescheduled - Toledo Blade
Fri, 09 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Northwestern Pennsylvania weekend fishing report, Dec. 4-6 - GoErie.com
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 10:05:06 GMT

Walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake closed for July - Minnesota Public Radio News
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Anglers: Upper Red Lake walleye regulations change for winter season - Brainerd Dispatch
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

DNR cuts walleye bag limit for Upper Red Lake - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye sign pair who played for Rapid City - Toledo Blade
Tue, 01 Sep 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Mike Dudas’ personal-best walleye earned FOTW honors. - Chicago Sun-Times
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye fishing champions crowned in Huron - Sandusky Register
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Oneida Lake walleye possession limit should be changed to 5 per day: DEC angler survey - newyorkupstate.com
Fri, 28 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Back to Mille Lacs to check on the walleye fishery - Duluth News Tribune
Sat, 22 Aug 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors: Lake Erie's walleye wealth selling itself - Toledo Blade
Tue, 07 Jul 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye sign forward Nolan LaPorte | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

GREAT OUTDOORS: National Walleye Trail coming to Huron; perch fishing improves - Sandusky Register
Mon, 12 Oct 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers allowed 1 walleye - Brainerd Dispatch
Tue, 03 Nov 2020 08:00:00 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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