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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.


Central Walleye New

Mille Lacs Lake winter anglers can harvest one walleye starting Dec. 1 : Nov 10, 2022 | News release - MN DNR
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye catch a good sign for the Chicago River system - Chicago Sun-Times
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:00:00 GMT

Walleye acquire forward Kameron Kielly from Atlanta - Toledo Blade
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 22:58:03 GMT

Gerald Almy: Walleye fishing opportunities abound | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com - Northern Virginia Daily
Tue, 22 Nov 2022 05:00:00 GMT

Walleye struggles continue in loss at Wheeling - Toledo Blade
Mon, 28 Nov 2022 01:58:46 GMT

Cooking with Cash-Wa Episode 10: Walleye Burgers - KVLY
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Rossford Walleye Roundup canceled for 2023 amid cheating scandal - WTVG
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Outdoors Notebook: Ontario proposes cuts to Lake of the Woods walleye limits in provincial waters - Grand Forks Herald
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 12:48:00 GMT

Brandon Hawkins Detours From Toledo Walleye Revenge Tour - FloHockey
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 00:15:00 GMT

Former Walleye defenseman Brenden Kotyk transitions to ECHL coaching role - Toledo Blade
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 18:48:33 GMT

Fish and Game Friday: Walleye at Lower Granite Dam - KLEW
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Robertson: Trophy walleye? | Local | bradfordera.com - Bradford Era
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

6 Best Walleye Ice Fishing Lures - Wired2Fish
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 13:13:13 GMT

Registration open for 2023 Eastern Lake Erie Walleye School - Niagara Frontier Publications
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Chicago fishing, Midwest Report: Bluegill, crappie, walleye, sauger, steelhead, hoping on perch - Chicago Sun-Times
Tue, 08 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Fish and Wildlife Almanac, Nov. 21 : Nov 21, 2022 | News release - MN DNR
Mon, 21 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye look to shake off slow start by focusing on short term - Toledo Blade
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

VIDEO: Cheating Walleye Fishermen Indicted on Criminal Charges - Gator 99.5
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye give up 3-1 lead, fall 4-3 to Indy Fuel - Toledo Blade
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 05:04:21 GMT

Highly regarded prospect Cossa staying busy in net for Walleye - Toledo Blade
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:54:21 GMT

Fish kill raises questions about what species belong - Northern Wyoming Daily News Worland Wyoming
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 22:18:56 GMT

LISTEN: Winter anglers can keep walleye on Mille Lacs - Brainerd Dispatch
Fri, 11 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye fall 2-1 to Wheeling for 4th straight home loss - Toledo Blade
Sat, 19 Nov 2022 04:55:04 GMT

Photo Gallery: Walleye vs. Indy Fuel | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 03:33:52 GMT

'A great honor': Albert looks to lead Walleye after being named captain - Toledo Blade
Tue, 15 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Walleye fall 4-3 in shootout to Wheeling in special morning game - Toledo Blade
Wed, 09 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Photo Gallery: Wheeling Nailers 2, Toledo Walleye 1 | The Blade - Toledo Blade
Fri, 18 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Excitement builds for another Minnesota ice fishing season - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 16:43:28 GMT

Pleasantry restaurant in Over-the-Rhine announces impending closure - The Cincinnati Enquirer
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 18:30:03 GMT

First-Ever Virginia Record Saugeye | Sport Fishing Mag - Sport Fishing
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 19:11:03 GMT

Ice is Nice; Devils Lake is Ready | IceFishingFIRST - OutdoorsFIRST
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 10:22:38 GMT

Fudging fishermen not the only sports cheaters | Sports | mainstreetclarksville.com - Main Street Clarksville
Wed, 30 Nov 2022 12:15:00 GMT

Walleye Earn Thrilling OT Road Win in Front of Capacity Crowd - OurSports Central
Fri, 04 Nov 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Maynard A. "Moe" Elwell Obituary - Erie Times-News - GoErie.com
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:28:23 GMT

Iowa DNR Fishing Report for Week of November 22 – KCHA News - KCHAnews.com
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 03:43:21 GMT

Fishing Report - The Press - The Press-Times
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 12:18:32 GMT

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month | BG family tells their story so others know the signs - WTOL
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 04:50:00 GMT

Borody shipped to Ontario - PortageOnline.com
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 17:39:01 GMT

Toledo fire and police to return to ice in 'Battle of the Badges' matchup - Toledo Blade
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Northland Gum-Ball Jig - The Best in Basics - Fishing Tackle Retailer
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:04:46 GMT

Iowa DNR Fishing Report Week of November 17 – KCHA News - KCHAnews.com
Thu, 17 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

The in-between time in the outdoors | Recreation | norfolkdailynews.com - Norfolk Daily News
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 15:38:00 GMT

Obituary for Rhonda Faye Grindeland - Croxford Funeral Home
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 08:00:00 GMT

Upper Red Lake walleye regulations change for winter season : Oct 25, 2022 | News release - MN DNR
Tue, 25 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye fishermen plead not guilty in cheating scandal - NPR
Wed, 26 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Perch (need we say more?) on southern Lake Michigan - Chicago Sun-Times
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 20:22:00 GMT

Snowy Season in Cook County, Minnesota - Lavender Magazine
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:04:57 GMT

Winnipeg police: Fraud charges laid over missing funds from Full Tilt Winter Walleye Tournament | CTV News - CTV News Winnipeg
Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:32:00 GMT

DNR seeks input on Big Sandy Lake walleye regulations : Sep 12, 2022 | News release - MN DNR
Mon, 12 Sep 2022 07:00:00 GMT

New owners make cold-blooded investment in ice fishing on Lake of the Woods - Star Tribune
Sat, 26 Nov 2022 22:25:44 GMT

Red Wings Prospect Report: Cossa, Hanas, Tyutyayev & More - The Hockey Writers
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 13:35:00 GMT

DNR seeks input on Otter and Cloquet rivers walleye regulation proposal : Oct 28, 2022 | News release - MN DNR
Fri, 28 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye are flourishing in Lake Erie and high water levels could be the reason - cleveland.com
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:00:00 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

Harvest slot relaxed for fall walleye fishing on Mille Lacs : Aug 15, 2022 | News release - MN DNR
Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Data shows increasing numbers of walleye at Lower Granite Dam near Lewiston - Idaho Fish and Game
Mon, 26 Sep 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

Walleye fishermen still struggling on Lake Erie: NE Ohio fishing report - cleveland.com
Fri, 07 Oct 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

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

Walleye are biting big right now in Lake Erie; get your limit - Wooster Daily Record
Mon, 04 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Portage Lakes fishing experts react to Lake Erie walleye scandal - USA TODAY
Fri, 07 Oct 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

Weighted Walleye: The fallout of the Lake Erie fishing tournament - Great Lakes Now
Fri, 21 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT

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

The Insane Cult of the Lake Erie Walleye - Outdoor Life
Wed, 26 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Tournament anglers discuss weighted fish, other forms of cheating - GoErie.com
Thu, 13 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye fishing on Lake Pend Oreille continues to yield big rewards for anglers - Coeur d'Alene Press
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

No longer a gray area: This study confirms walleye prefer certain colors - Meadville Tribune
Wed, 06 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Tournament winner shocks Lake Erie walleye anglers: NE Ohio fishing report - cleveland.com
Fri, 02 Sep 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

Get to know Minnesota's state fish in a new book about walleye - KARE11.com
Sat, 01 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Idaho Fish and Game: Walleye found in Lake Lowell and Lake Cascade - KTVB.com
Tue, 31 May 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye getting a little finicky around Lake Erie - The Beacon
Wed, 24 Aug 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Apparent cheating scandal exposed at Lake Erie walleye fishing tournament - Detroit Free Press
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT

"We live in a pretty special place too" | The walleye run's importance to northwest Ohio - WTOL
Fri, 15 Apr 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Cheating scandal at Ohio tournament rocks competitive fishing world - CNN
Mon, 03 Oct 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Walleye Slam, Fall Brawl ready to go: NE Ohio fishing report - cleveland.com
Fri, 30 Sep 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Indiana DNR tests walleye restock program - WSBT-TV
Thu, 20 Oct 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

Toledo first responders will go head-to-head in Battle of the Badges hockey match - WNWO NBC 24
Tue, 29 Nov 2022 18:55:44 GMT

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

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

A way of life: Walleye challenge held in Dunkirk - Evening Observer
Wed, 24 Aug 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Officials concerned about sick walleye - WNEM
Sat, 07 May 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

Walleye fishing is heating up on Lake Pend Oreille - Bonner County Daily Bee
Tue, 09 Aug 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 long and winding road of Toni Pellegrino's walleye, once the unofficial modern Chicago record - Chicago Sun-Times
Fri, 16 Sep 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Griffins Reassign Trenton Bliss - OurSports Central
Fri, 25 Nov 2022 17:05:52 GMT

Abundant small Lake Erie walleye require gentle release - The Beacon
Wed, 27 Jul 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Invasive walleye keep popping up where they aren't supposed to be - Boise State Public Radio
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 07:00:00 GMT

At least 100 walleye mysteriously die in Otisco Lake; DEC trying to figure out why - newyorkupstate.com
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 07:00:00 GMT

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

‘The most Midwestern thing on the planet’ is apparently walleye - MLive.com
Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:00:00 GMT

Fishing report: Lots of options for walleye - The Press-Times
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 07:00:00 GMT

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

Time to bring home some walleye from Lake Pend Oreille - Bonner County Daily Bee
Tue, 05 Jul 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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