Fall can be an intimidating time for walleye fans, many of whom throw up their hands at the challenges of transitional fish locations and feeding behavior. But it doesn’t have to be.
Walleye hunters are always looking for tricks when fish come hard. One of my favorite ways to boat big fish when all else fails borrows from our brothers on the brine—I call it saltwater baits for sweetwater ‘eyes.
Web Extra from July/August/September NAF magazine. Online editor, Tony Capecchi, and guide, Ivan Burandt, tell us how to score big walleyes this summer.
This story will go down as one of the greatest fishing adventures I’ve ever had with my 82 year-old dad.
Ivan Burandt isn't a professor, a historian or an economist. He's a fishing guide. But if you talk with him for half an hour in his boat, you might think he'd pass for any of the above. In all likelihood, he could.
Water clarity affects walleye depth. How much? Well, river rat Turk Gierke explains the influences of clean versus dirty water, and where to hunt for hogs.
Want to catch more walleyes? Then conquer the river, young Huck Finn. Fishing river walleyes will be more fun – and productive – if you’ve mastered moving-water jigging techniques.
The river patterns covered here are for walleye populations that make long-distance spawning migrations from large bodies of water into a significant river...
Few walleye anglers equate super-skinny water with fishing success, but that's exactly where NAFC member and longtime walleye pro Ron Anlauf looks, especially in May and June.
You can't miss a mayfly hatch. They're everywhere, and most anglers think it's time to head for home when they see them at the boat landing. Not so.
NAFC staff and members have caught some big walleyes over the years—some even on video—but this trophy walleye video courtesy of PK Lures—takes top honors. The quantity and quality of fish caught during this segment is astounding. You’ve got to see it for yourself!
Sixty-seven lakes and reservoirs, in 19 states, hold specially tagged fish that could turn into cash or prizes for lucky anglers! Read on!
In many states, walleyes are protected by closed fishing seasons during the spawn, though border waters between states often remain open. Make sure you know the regulations where you fish, and if you do have the opportunity to target early-season ’eyes, this map will help you zero in on them.
Puzzled, I put my rod down, took a drink of water, and started up the motor to head to another flat. Then it hit me: tight-lipped fish often require ultra-finesse presentations. Why not drop-shot?