What is the best month to catch walleye?

Considering walleye like prolonged low light conditions, the best time of year to fish for walleye is in the spring and the fall. The months of March through May and August through October tend to be the most productive for walleye fishing.

What depth do walleye like in spring?

15 to 40 feet
Walleyes and saugers tend to stay in wintering pools in depths of 15 to 40 feet until the spring spawn begins. Typically, river walleyes won’t begin spawning until water temperatures climb above 40 degrees but some spawn later.

Is fall good for walleye fishing?

The fall months have reputations for being some of the best months of the entire year for fishing as most fish species, walleyes included, are actively feeding during this time. These areas are also often top winter ice fishing spots too, particularly during early ice.

How do you target walleye in the spring?

Treat early season walleyes much the same as if you were still ice fishing. Fish vertically by either using the trolling motor or anchoring up and present ice style spoons or jigs at a snail’s pace. If it helps, bring your ice fishing electronics in the boat and approach your day as though you’re actually ice fishing.

What do walleye bite on in the spring?

Most anglers tend to target spring walleyes with a classic jig and minnow presentation. Swimbaits are extremely versatile in that you can fish them very fast and cover water, but you can also slow way down and get bites from less active walleyes.

What do walleye feed on in the spring?

Small walleyes eat perch (and shiners) because these baitfish are more abundant, not just because walleyes prefer them, Colby explains. As walleyes grow bigger, however, they switch from what is most abundant to what they prefer: Soft-rayed forage like deeper-dwelling herring and smelt.

What is best bait for walleye?

Minnows are the most popular bait option for walleye anglers, I have found consistent success with shiner and flathead minnows. When targeting bigger fish, shiners in the 4-6″ range are the mainstay, these will weed through some of the smaller fish and get you on 25″+ Walleye.