Welcome to Apex Fishing Tips, this section of our website is explicitly for walleye fishing. On this web page you'll learn about walleye and walleye fishing tricks, tactics and methods. Anglers of all skill levels will find the information we provided on walleye useful. It doesn't matter if you've been fishing for walleye for years, or this is your first time, our walleye fishing tips will help you catch bigger walleye, more often.
First, you'll find 7 walleye fishing tips that will be helpful in improving your chances of catching walleye. Both experienced and new anglers will be able to use the walleye fishing tips we provide below to catch more walleye. If you have walleye fishing tips that you want to share and see listed below, please contact us and share them.
In addition to 7 walleye fishing tips we're going to educate you on walleye and their behavior. We also provide the currently all-tackle world fishing record for walleye. If you still need more help on how to catch walleye you can visit the additional resources at the bottom of this page. We also provide some awesome walleye fishing pictures.
Walleyes (Sander vitreus) are a native game fish to Canada and the Northern United States. Anglers sometimes call walleyes yellow pike or yellow walleye. An adult walleye can reach a length of 31 inches and a weight of 20 pounds, but they can grow larger than that. Walleyes can live up to 30 years, but typically heavily fished bodies of water see walleyes only living five or six years.
Walleyes typically feed around dawn and dusk due to their excellent vision in low light conditions. Walleyes eat primarily on yellow perch and ciscoes. Lures and spinners designed to them are the most successful, but anglers have a lot of success with softshell, live minnows and live leaches. Walleyes have a large, powerful mouth with very sharp teeth, be careful when handling one or you'll get bit.
The below International Game Fish Association (IGFA) walleye world fishing records are up to date as of 2019.
A picture of a walleye (S. vitreus) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Roger Lupton / Flickr)
A picture of a few walleye on a stringer caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: justin_aten / Flickr)
A picture of a jumbo walleye that was caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Aikens Lake / Flickr)