Fish Finders Are Key in the Summertime
As water temperatures are high, walleyes typically will head for deeper water, where it is cooler. Using your fish finder, drive and drive until you locate fish before you start fishing. The new spawn of baitfish are growing large enough this time of year to entice walleyes to follow them around. Using your fish finder, look for distinct marks and also look for schools of baitfish. If you mark a blob of baitfish on your locator, you can be confident the bigger fish are nearby. If you have a quality fish finder, such as the Lowrance HDS 10, you can give your self the best advantage with imaging capabilities.
Knowing the forage base for walleyes in the body of water is key to getting fish to bite your lures. Try to match the hatch the best you can to give yourself the best chances for catching fish.
Another thing to consider is looking for suspended fish this time of year. Walleyes are typically bottom hugging fish, but suspended fish are often ‘active’ feeders and you will want to make sure to get your lures the same depth of the suspended fish, or a few feet above them. If your lures are below the depth of the fish, your chances of catching them will go down drastically.
By paying attention to the depth of the fish on your fish finder, you can create a plan of attack and give yourself the best opportunity to get on the bite.
Good luck fish’n
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My name is Brad Bolton, a husband and father of four. I live in Minnesota and I enjoy spending time in the outdoors and also spending time with my family. If there is water nearby, I want to fish it.