Walleye tend to have pretty particular eating habits, the use of lighter line and no metal leader will help you catch more fish. Trolling with a rapala or similar lure can help you locate the fish, once you find them you may want to switch to jigs or leeches below a slip bobber. Silver and green can be good colors.
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Is there anything else we should know about fishing for walleye? Do you have a special lure or technique? Let's hear your tips and advice.
Joe T.: Don't overlook surface baits, I've caught a fair number of Walleye on the top, you just need to hit the right hatch. pecarina: In shallow, weedy lakes, try fishing for walleyes at sunset along the edges of weeds that barely stick out of the water around 6 to 8 feet deep. The best way to cover more weed edges is to paddle slowly (troll) along the weed edge and reel in the wally pike. B. Kuntze: We have always gone the 3rd week of June. Most walleyes come trolling the shorelines 50 feet out with a second fishing rod while casting to shore with a surface bait for smallies and pike. Favorite baits are medium size floating rapalas or a floating jighead tipped with a leech 30\" above a 1/4 oz slip sinker. Mark: My son caught his first-ever walleye in the BWCAW - a nice 5 pounder! - on a leech under a slip bobber. Nine of her buddies followed suit, although none as big as she was. We were in 4 to 5 ft. of water near a point about 20 feet from shore. The water was perfectly calm, proving waves or chop is not necessary to catch these beauties.