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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

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Work basins adjacent to the popular structure to find less-pressured winter walleyes

Mastering the art of structure identification is key to early ice-fishing success for walleyes. From subtle contours to hidden drop-offs, understanding the underwater landscape is a game-changer. (Photos courtesy of Jason Mitchell)

I have often compared walleyes to white-tailed deer. Both species seem to love edges.
Walleye fishing traditionally also has been all about finding and understanding structure. When we look at fishing structure, however, think of structure as first-come, first-served. What can happen so often is that the first anglers on a specific piece of structure can do particularly well, then the spots seldom last longer than a week for what we would consider good fishing.

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