Walleye tips for August
From the Michigan DNR
Walleye can be especially difficult to catch during the hot summer months, as their sluggish behavior keeps them from being their normally aggressive selves. But there are a few specific things anglers can try to land this great sport fish, including the following:
1. Use crankbaits to cover any layer of the water column. You may get sluggish walleye to eat if you get the bait in the proper zone and change its speed and movement. Crankbaits can work especially well during nighttime walleye fishing.
2. Rip-jigging can be the way to go if you tip it with a minnow, leech, piece of night crawler or plastic.
3. An easy way to fish is by using a slip bobber rig. Although requiring more patience, this technique is great to use after a cold front has moved through or during the extreme heat.
4. Try live-bait rigs or three-way rigs, especially when walleye are sitting on the bottom and haven’t shown much interest in feeding.
Want to learn more about fishing for walleye? Check out the Michigan Fish and How to Catch Them section of the DNR’s website. This tip was adopted from Michigan Outdoor News.