As May transitions to June, the top walleye bite of the year has arrived. Marking fish and walleyes aren’t responding? The onus is on you to mix it up.
Don’t just fish memories when locating fish; use your electronics and search according to lake and weather conditions.
There’s been a hot bite but when you finally hit the ice, the weather changes and the action tanks. Pay attention to tiny details, and you’ll salvage your trip by tricking a few fish into biting.
As the heart of hard water arrives across the great North American ice belt, “T3” answers your questions to help improve your angling skills this cold-weather season.
Would include the combined daily bag limit for walleye and sauger from six to four, with one over 20 inches, and include an option to further reduce the bag limit for sauger in Pools 5 through 9; the existing 15-inch minimum length for walleye would remain.
Use electronics to scan steep breaks to locate baitfish and predators, then make sure to follow them as they switch depths during changing light conditions.
An immediate, aggressive approach to fishing can produce more action quickly during a hot bite of mid-summer.
The DNR is taking the action after learning that Lac du Flambeau tribal members exceeded their permitted harvest of walleye from the lake.
To put more fish in the boat this spring, use electronics and switch tactics until you identify a hot technique
Jarod Higginbotham, of Yakima Baits, shares some trolling tips for walleyes on Day 2 of a Green Bay fishing trip. Action on Day 2 was steady because of some of the changes Higginbotham made on the trolling rigs. We caught…
Fishing weeds, cover in shallow water will be the key as long as a cold front doesn’t come crashing through.
Team efforts involve mulling reg changes with Minnesota on a stretch of the Mississippi and working with Michigan to help walleyes rebound at Lac Vieux Desert.
And in Wisconsin, study notes reduction in walleye production.
It will be the first update of the system management plan in 27 years.
Releasing fish helps protect the resource… except when it kills even more fish
Each fish implanted with a transmitter will receive an external orange loop tag, indicating a $100 reward for return of the transmitter.
Attract fish, then employ your sonar to determine the mood of the fish… and the presentation to prompt strikes.
In the last year before the launch of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative, DNR stocked 142,121 extended growth walleye. Since the initiative began, DNR stocked 455,307 large fingerlings in 2013, 719,670 fish in 2014, 760,969 in 2015, 797,815 in 2016 and 881,977 in 2017.
First ice is approaching fast. Much of the ice belt awaits walkable ice, though some northern lakes have capped over with enough hard water to venture out.
Reward of $100 for anglers catching a tagged fish.
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