The word is we’ve got a lot of lakes that have been snuffed out by the long tough winter.
It was bound to happen, with the onset of early ice and plenty of snow the walleye action has definitely slowed down a bit. No need to get overly discouraged though because there are still plenty of walleyes to be caught, it’s just that you might have to adjust your tactics to match up with their less aggressive attitude.
Good ice came earlier this season than it has in recent memory and was welcome news for those chomping at the bit to get it all started. In the northern part of the state, anglers were even out before Thanksgiving on the shallower lakes and some of the walleye action has been red hot.
The fall walleye action can really heat up when water temps cool off, especially when it comes to rivers.
Fish that had been spread out all summer and most of the fall start to pile into deeper holes and pockets where they are easy to find and easy to catch. And best of all, the top technique is jigging and that’s as good as it gets.