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Best time of year for walleye fishing?

The best time of year for walleye fishing can vary depending on the location and specific conditions. However, based on the video context and my experience as a bass fishing guide, I can provide some general insights.

In the fall, as the water temperature cools down, walleyes become more lethargic and less likely to chase after fast-moving baits. This is a good time to switch to a slower presentation, such as dragging a jig on the bottom. Wind blowing points, flats, and shorelines are often productive areas to target, as they concentrate plankton, baitfish, and walleyes. Using your electronics to locate fish is crucial, as they will show you where the fish are. Trust your electronics and pay attention to them.

In Minnesota, October is considered the best month for walleye fishing. The bass bite and panfish bite are also good during this time. Large schools of walleyes can be found, making them easy to locate. Using a big minnow as bait can yield great results, with some anglers reporting 30 to 50 fish days.

In the early ice period, walleye fishing can be excellent. Cold water temperatures make walleyes more active and hungry. Fishing during this time can result in a successful fish fry and provide a great meal for you and your friends. However, it's important to exercise caution and ensure that the ice is safe before venturing out.

Overall, the best time for walleye fishing can vary depending on the location and specific conditions. It's always a good idea to research local fishing reports, talk to other anglers, and consult with fishing guides in your area to get the most up-to-date and accurate information.

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Fishing a Jig and a Minnow For Fall Walleyes (Catch or Go Hungry) by Wired2Fish that school of bait fish just an aloof minnow kind of off on its own that's the one that's going to get singled out and get hammered now i guess you know fish are cold-blooded creatures so as the water temperature cools they get more lethargic so you know they're obviously less apt to chase those big ripping minnows like that so just dragging it on bottom for the most part just dragging it usually all you have to do when the water really cools down like that so a few simple things to remember in the fall wind blowing points wind blowing flats and shorelines are going to be your best bet going to concentrate plankton bait fish and walleyes use your electronics trust your electronics if the fish are there the electronics are going to show you so pay attention to those eighth ounce jig rip jig it as the water cools slow it down a little bit seven foot light action saint croix rod thousand size little dialer reel here eight pound braided line main line and then just a six pound fluorocarbon leader for invisibility and uh i got some fish to clean i got a ways to go across the lake yet so we better get rolling here go ahead and buy those tires
HAYS BALDWIN | Bass Fishing in Minnesota | Minnesota Fishing Guide by Serious Angler Network fish there and stuff we fish for trout and with my buddy I grant he's got that superior angling show and so that was fun but you know that's kind of the talk around Minnesota is that that whole Rainy River Ian shut down has irritated a lot a lot of walleye anglers so that's kind of yeah that's where we're at here interesting so unless the best fall fish what would you say best fall fish I'm mad I'm gonna go with wall off the Batman like I'd like to chase walleye I mean but my favorite months of the year to fish bar none more than any other is October man if I didn't have to if I didn't have to do anything else but fish October 1st through the 31st that's what I would do October is the number 1 month and heck the bass bites good the pan fish bite is good but the walleye bite in particular can be so so good man I've had 30 to 50 fish days on my my home lake gah Lake here in Brainerd you just get big schools of fish like I said before they're really easy to find you drive around drop a you know a big minnow on their head and you can you can put some you know unbel it it almost feels like you know in some cases like Canada you just popping them one after another but favorite fall fish is
HAYS BALDWIN | Bass Fishing in Minnesota | Minnesota Fishing Guide by Serious Angler Network like to target you know if you could say your favorite species or maybe say the best species to target in each month what would you put that s so we're coming into April and May until the walleye season opens we're actually only able to fish for crappie and so I love the crappie fish you know even into May a little ways when before the fish get to spawning but you know this time before walleye opener when the lakes open up it's a great time to go out and chase pan fish you know and of course you're gonna have a lot of by catches you're gonna be catching largemouth you might catch walleyes you'll catch stuff at the same time obviously you can't keep them and you know you're not targeting them but so I would say may you know may through you know late I guess early May lady I'm sorry late April through like you know the end of May and stuff is a pan fish and then I kind of gear up and you know my my most of my June through basically you know through August is split 50-50 between bass and walleyes man so and then you know stemming from that comes my favorite bite of the year which is in the fall when the water turns over again and hits you know the mid fifties again the crappie bite is phenomenal in deep water the largemouth of push back up
SWIMBAIT FISHING FOR BASS | Beginner And Advanced | Baits, Gear, Rigging, Tricks! by TacticalBassin but that is the window that is your better time of year if i had to pick absolute peak times to catch a monster it's right at the fall to winter transition most of the country that's end of november very beginning of december there are so many double digits caught right then and then again coming out of winter going into the earliest of pre-spawn so we're going to call that in most places end of february to mid-march and then there's this little bonus period around the full moon in june that is also remarkable but that's when a lot of the true monsters get caught but that entire cooler season is big bait time you can catch them anywhere in there now as far as when to throw these a lot of people get that wrong i'll throw a swimbait all day every day but i love to throw swimbaits in the heat of the day if you are on a lake where they're eating trout and kokanee if you're a guy out west uh if you're a guy in the eastern mountains where they're stalking trout and anywhere in the middle if they eat trout middle of the day ten to two that's your window the reason why is that trout eaters are lazy fish the fish that eat trout they eat trout period they don't chase other things they eat trout 10 to 2 the sun is the highest these are ambush predators they'll sit
Why Early Ice is Best (FIRST ICE WALLEYE) by Wired2Fish fish but I'm out here for a meal gonna have a fish fry and feed my friends that did not take long like I said I was marking a fish dropped down to him and before I even got to my zoom screen he noticed it started flying up - it didn't take much and I love it when they don't take any coaching this one wants to eat yep man I just love that like I said no coaching necessary a lot of times you really gotta finesse these walleyes but if you capitalize on really ice like this there they're here for one reason I'm not here to eat and it can be some of the best fishing through the ice to the cold water period em through the year so there we go it's for 25 the Sun set two minutes ago I've been fishing for 20 minutes and I got my six walleye so I'm going to leave the night at that go home and have some fresh walleye
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