Watching the early morning frost burn off the top of trees while sitting in your stand, motoring through the morning haze coming off your favorite fishing hole. Hot cup of coffee while watching the sun rise over the river horizon with a flock of Green heads focused in on your spread. Ya I can’t really think of much anything better than this. Except maybe one thing, sharing these moments with your friends or better yet your children.
It’s that time of year again when there is so much to do and so little time to do it. Kids have school activities, Football that must be watched or attended, hunting season is in full swing and of course the best time of year hands down to be Walleye fishing. The fall is with no doubt the best time of year to land that big ol’hog of a Walleye you have been searching for all year. As the water temps cool down the Walleye strap on those feed bags for the winter months ahead trying to store of enough food for energy to get through the
Traditional Walleye seek out deeper water as they transition to their winter holding spots. But a few things to look for while trying to locate these hungry Walleye are. Sharp breaks near flats, the Walleye will come up shallow in the low light conditions to feed on the vulnerable prey. Locations just out of the
current that will hold bait fish. Where two or more creeks or river channels
come together. Live bait seems to be the bait of choice for most anglers this time of year but don’t be afraid to try something different especially in high pressure areas. Trolling works great in the fall and you are able to cover a lot of water while looking for a pod of active fish. Once a pod of fish is located you may want to try live bait rigging or jigging them up. I like to go big in the fall whether it’s large chubs or large crank baits. By this time of year the baitfish are all pretty sizable and these Walleye are hungry so an 8” chub or a Trolls TO 20/30 is just the right size.
Just as with any time of the year and especially when it comes to fishing there are a lot of Variables that play into have a good day or a great day on the water. We know time is precious during this time of year and our days are limited by winter coming on very soon. So don’t spend all your precious time trying to figure where and how to catch that big Walleye you been waiting for. Grab your favorite fishing buddy and give THE WALLEYGUYS a call. We will maximize your time on the water while increasing your chances of catching that BIG ONE!