To land a good catch of walleye you need to know how to choose walleye baits and lures. Take this quiz to learn more about how to catch walleyes.
They are most active in the morning and evening.
You can often find them around schools of small fish on which they feed.
They are not picky -- they eat almost anything.
They suck in water around their prey, swallowing it.
The walleye have strong vision and use it to locate their prey.
Your best bet is brightly colored lures and you can experiment with colors to see what works best for you.
They prefer water at 55 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit (13-20C).
They will be in the shallows where it is a bit warmer.
You will usually find them in water down to 50 feet (15 meters) deep.
They are all prey of the walleye.
It is designed to mimic the natural prey of the fish and attract its attention.
Because they are aggressive hunters, walleye will be attracted by fast moving lures.
It should be about the size of the smaller prey fish.
When the weather gradually gets colder, the walleye follow their prey into shallower, warmer waters that offer less protection.
You choose a jig head according to the depth of the water, the deeper the water, the heavier the jig head.
Choose crankbait that mimics the natural prey, between three and five inches (7.5 and 12.5 centimeters) long.
A trolling crankbait with a more subtle action is better for the colder months.
Since it is designed to go deeper, you would use it in warmer months when the walleye are found in deeper waters.
Best results will probably be with live bait, the movement of which will be more likely to attract the walleye that are sluggish in cold water.
In warm water the walleye are more aggressive and more likely to go for anything they see.