What Kind Of Water Do Walleye Like?

What water temp is best for walleye?

A:Jerry, believe it or not preferred water temp for walleyes is 70 degrees.

This is the temperature they’re most comfortable in and also most aggressive..

What is the life expectancy of a walleye?

about seven yearsFemale walleyes grow faster and become larger than males. The males reach maturity in two or three years, when they are 12 to 13.5 inches long; females mature in four to five years, at lengths of 15 to 17 inches (Fig. 2). On average, walleyes live to be about seven years old, but older specimens have been caught.

How do you fish walleye at night?

Walleye feed in shallow water at night, so you can fish off a bank, wade in, or cast or troll from a boat. Some walleye fishers find the best spots for night fishing are in narrow entrances to bays and harbors. Live bait works best when fishing at night, so use shallow-dive crank bait or a thick minnow plug.

What kind of water do walleye live in?

They prefer the cool, deep, quiet waters of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Walleye are mostly nocturnal and during the day are often found under the cover of tree roots, logs, and aquatic plants. At night, they travel to shallower waters.

How deep of water do walleye live in?

Walleyes in most lakes do not go as deep in the summer as many anglers think. In fact, in highly fertile lakes, the level of dissolved oxygen that walleyes need typically runs out at depths of about 10 feet. Consequently, walleyes stay relatively shallow.

How do you catch walleye in 50 degree water?

Catch walleyes by pitching jigs. Forget the southern section of the lake for now with the exception of isolated bays. Walleyes begin feeding shortly after they lay their eggs. As water warms from 50- to 60 degrees, begin moving gradually toward southern structures.

What water temperature do walleye bite?

Water temperature plays a key role. Even here, ideal temperatures vary by latitude. Southern walleyes prefer spawning temperatures between 48°F and 50°F, while their Yankee cousins and Canadian counterparts favor temperatures between 44°F and 48°F.

What is the best time to fish for walleye?

springConsidering walleye like prolonged low light conditions, the best time of year to fish for walleye is in the spring and the fall. The months of March through May and August through October tend to be the most productive for walleye fishing.

What colors do walleye like?

Scientists tell us walleyes should see red, orange, and yellow the best, followed by green. Theory also suggests walleyes see blue and violet less well, and these colors may even appear black.

Will a walleye bite you?

Unlike many smaller fish, walleye have a strong jaw and sharp teeth. By placing your palm across the back of the head and extending your fingers and thumb down around the sides, you not only get a firm grip but also protect your hands from the walleye’s bite.

What size walleye is considered a trophy?

30”Great fish. In the walleye world, 30” is the standard mark of a trophy class fish, similar to the 20” mark for smallmouth guys or 50” for muskie.