Spring Fishing Walleye in the first week of June can sometimes be a little tricky. With water temperatures still low the walleye are not always as active as you would expect by mid June. The fish are still moving from their spawning areas back to prime feeding areas. Needless to say a little hide and seek is sometimes needed to begin your walleye fishing day. First try near prime spawning locations and fish shallower than you usually would later in the summer. Walleye can be found in a few feet of water at this time of year around rocky shorelines, creeks or river mouths. If you don't find activity in those locations you should head to structure where you usually find them in mid June. Some fish will have already taken up residence off main lake points, mid lake humps, flats and so on. But this some of year fish will really be keying in on fish holding structure since there isn't really weed growth yet to protect the bait fish from predation. So where ever you find rocky cover for bait fish you will probably find the Walleye. Go for a slower presentation and sometimes tipping with a piece of minnow will work well. If using lures I prefer mid size Cicada's by Reef Runner fished slow along the bottom or small swimbaits. The fish will be eating small forage fish at this time of year and many times are often surviving on fresh water shrimp and may fly larva as I found in some stomach contents this spring. So small presentations will often trigger more strikes. Don't forget to give this a try next time you are out this spring.
|Posted by Brandonkop on June 18, 2014 at 6:13 PM||1555 Views|