Here are some keys to catching walleyes in Wisconsin, a state with a wide array of great walleye fishing options.
Tip 1: Head South
Many anglers fish for walleye in Northern Wisconsin. Especially since Southern Wisconsin is considered bass territory. But some of the best walleye fishing actually happens in Southern Wisconsin’s waters. Make sure you don’t ignore the Southern waters when you fish for walleye in Wisconsin.
A few of the best spots are:
• Lake Winnebago: This shallow lake offers plenty of spots to catch walleye. Use crankbaits with different colors or crawler harnesses to attract the fish. Walleye in this lake are often found near weed beds, over mud flats, or in the shallow reefs.
• Lake Puckaway: This is another shallow lake that is perfect for walleye fishing. A combination of natural reproduction and lake stocking has created a substantial walleye population in this lake. Walleye are caught year-round in this Southern Wisconsin lake. Cast for walleye at the mouth or around weed beds.
• Lake Koshkonong: Walleye can be caught year-round in the shallow water. Unlike other lakes, Lake Koshkonong doesn’t have a lot of underwater structure (which walleye like to gather near). Instead, cast for walleye over shallow rock piles. Most anglers successfully hook walleye on this lake by trolling with bright, shallow crankbaits.
Tip 2: Use Crankbaits in Open Water
Wisconsin offers plenty of open water for walleye fishing, so consider using a crankbait on your next fishing trip.
Troll slowly through the open water with a crankbait. Use a bright or patterned crankbait to attract the fish.
Wisconsin has a significant walleye population in its gorgeous lakes and rivers and is a great place to experience some productive walleye fishing.
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