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!
But despite its immense popularity, Lake of the Woods only has a few really good fishing reports that anglers can rely on 100%. As these fishing reports can be somewhat challenging to find, I decided to write this comprehensive guide on the best Lake of the Woods fishing reports.
While the walleye’s average size is between 12 and 20 inches and 1 and 3 pounds, they can reach maximum lengths of around 35 inches and weights of 20 to 23lb. The current world record walleye is a much-debated 25lb giant.
Adult walleye eat a variety of smaller fish, including yellow perch, minnows, and shads. Really big specimens can sometimes also devour smaller bass or crappie, while juvenile walleye mostly eat zooplankton and insects.