Tips for Walleye Fishing in the Summer
Fans of the outdoors love summer. With longer days and warmer nights, there are more opportunities to engage in outdoor activities. A longtime favorite pastime of the outdoor type is fishing. A great fisherman knows that it isn’t as simple as throwing in a baited hook and hoping for a bite; not if you want to bring home a really great catch.
One popular fish people try to catch in the northern states and Canada during the summer months are walleyes. This freshwater fish is also sometimes called a yellow pike. If you’re targeting walleyes during your next summer fishing trip, these tips can help you bring in a great catch for the day.
• During summer, the best places for walleye fishing are deep sunken structures which are located offshore. Good examples include sunken islands and sand bars. The spots where these structures ‘drop off’ are the best.
• A spinner and live bait combination can be a lethal combination during the summer months, and so can a spinner and bottom bouncer combination.
• During the summer months, the fish swim deeper. It’s rare you catch anything close to the top of the water.
• When in normal waters, try to use lures that camouflage themselves into the natural scenery.
• When fishing in turbid waters, fluorescent colored lures are your best bet.
• Nighttime fishing is your best bet if you want to catch a lot of Walleyes. They tend towards being nocturnal and prefer to feed during the darkness.
• A depth finder is an extremely useful tool for your summer fishing trips because it can tell you just about how deep the water is. It takes the guesswork out of things.
• If you must take a break during your fishing day, do it between one and five in the afternoon. This is when you are the least likely to catch any fish, walleye included.
• The ideal depth for walleye fishing is between eighteen and twenty-five feet if you are jigging, drifting, or trolling.
• If you are fishing in a regular style (i.e., one that does not require movement of position or bait), you should try for depths of fifteen to twenty-two feet.
• If you can find a spot that is filled with weeds, it might be a good spot to cast your rod. Walleyes often frequent places which are densely populated by a variety of weed types.
The above tips should help you maximize your walleye fishing capabilities. Use them, and you will soon be catching walleyes by the boatload. These tips can also be applied when fishing for muskies or similar fish.