The fishing season starts the first Saturday in May every year in the state of Wisconsin. For those of you out to chase walleyes here are a few tips that I hope will help you catch more fish. Typically water temperatures are in the low to mid 50’s. You can find walleyes on top of rock reefs and along the flats and edges. Often it gets to be late morning and you find yourself looking for the walleyes that were on these reefs earlier. We’ve often been led to believe that walleyes like to go into the depths away from the sun. Not so; with the cold water temperatures in Spring, walleyes will travel long distances for warmer waters. Find yourself a sunny shoreline or a shallow flat, preferably a Northern shoreline. You can find walleyes as shallow as 2-3 feet of water, clear or dirty. The sun warms these waters more quickly than other areas in the lake. Walleyes will head into these shallow waters to warm up, even more so when the sun is high and bright.
Good luck, be safe, and have fun,
Captain Jeff Boutin
Jeff Boutin is a member of the National Professional
Anglers Association, and the Sheboygan Walleye Club.
President of Tomorrows Anglers
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Humminbird, Minn Kota and Churches Tackle Co.
The owner and creative director of Team-Outdoors LLC
And is a USCG licensed Charter
Captain on the Bay of Green Bay.
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