River Walleye Fishing: Steps To Find Walleye In Rivers

Published: 31st March 2009
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Old School Walleye Fishing Family Secrets


River Walleye Fishing


Go ahead and do some research obtaining the list of state and providence record walleyes and you see that most of them were caught in rivers. River fishing walleye is by far the best place to fish if you are looking for trophy size walleye.You have probably already figured out that the main reason rivers hold stable populations and record size walleyes is because rivers do not get the same fishing pressure that lakes get.


Many Walleye fisherman spend their time river walleye fishing when cold fronts have slowed the fishing in close by lakes.River walleyes seem to ignore, or are not effected by a incoming cold front. Also, head to the rivers in late summer when walleye fishing begins to slow down because of rising temperatures and plenty of natural food to eat.Lake walleyes will be scattered as the water starts it's fall turnover, unlike the river walleye where they will be feeding the same summertime places.


Big rivers to the north will surprising have many portions that are open water all winter long. Amazingly, rivers will have open water fishing all winter long in the tail-waters of dams, and warm water discharge areas.


The new walleye angler typically has more trouble learning river walleye fishing then learning to fish in lakes. The new walleye fisherman many times gets discouraged on their first river fishing trip because of a poor catch and make the decision to not try again.You need to be able to adjust your walleye fishing technique by learning how the river currents and the fluctuation of the water levels effects the walleye on the river you intend to fish.


The only time you will find walleyes in a fast current is if there is some type of a current break the walleyes can hold in and dart out into the current for food, then dart back to the break. You can eliminate much of the river when you start your search for walleye because of too strong of currents.


Concentrate your search in areas that are known to hold walleye such as small pools out of the currents path, downstream from any current break, a bridge or a large rock formation. A very good example would be a downstream island. Don't make the mistake of only searching for walleye downstream. If you find rock formations or water obstructions and they provide a current break, chances are they will hold populations of walleye.


The sweet spot of river walleye fishing are the current edges. These areas are as important as finding structure in lakes. The river walleyes will hold in slack water adjacent to the moving water. They rest here in between going out into the current for food.


Low water levels and stable water flow are ideal times to fish rivers for walleye. Walleyes are very predicable when the water levels are stable and the water is clear. They will be holding in in well know areas of the river.


River walleye fishing can be very rewarding when the river is rising if you can find the areas the walleye go under these conditions. If you are lucky fishing will be amazing under these conditions. when the water rises, Walleye will often go into a feeding frenzy, because of all the worms and insects that are washed into the river after the rains.


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