The Rainy River, renowned for its excellent walleye fishing, is currently witnessing the annual spectacle of the walleye fall run. Every fall, the river and its adjoining areas become a hotspot for fishing enthusiasts hoping to catch massive walleyes.
The best weather conditions for walleye include moderate temperatures of 50 to 75°F, a stable barometric pressure, moderate winds, overcast days for clear water, and sunny days for dark water conditions.
As many anglers wonder about the different states’ bag and size limits for walleye, I did some research and wrote this complete state-by-state guide on the walleye limits for 2023.
A good net will help you land every walleye you hook smoothly and safely, and there’s never the risk of losing a fish right in front of your feet, no matter the size. It’s really one of the most important pieces of fishing gear I can think of!
Walleye are native to North America and can be found from the Arctic down to the Mississippi river basin. They inhabit waters across the mid-eastern and central parts of the US and Canada.
The perfect fluorocarbon leader for walleye is as invisible as possible underwater and has a 10-12lb test. When lure fishing, you will want to use a somewhat stiffer leader material. When fishing with smaller live baits, your leader should instead be softer and have a little stretch to it.