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Locating Walleye for Summer Night Fishing
* "Typical Walleye Structure" Walleye will still hang out where they hang out during the day. This means drop-offs, rock formations, points, or inside turns will be good. * Shallow structure in the middle of the lake These types of structures might be classified as mid-lake humps, rock piles, reefs, sunken islands, etc. These areas are dynamite during the mid summer months and often times over looked by most weekend anglers. * Weeds and Wood This might be classified as more of a bass or northern pike structure, but a lot of walleyes hang out in heavy weeds and wood throughout the year. If you understand the “predator prey relationship” weeds become an automatic structure to key in on. Simply put, if the walleye is put in the lake as a fry it becomes a prey and naturally will find a place to hide. When the walleye grows up it becomes a predator and instinctively knows that the weeds are a place to look for prey.Try weeds in the summertime. * Be familiar with the lake beforehand, so you can find the structures described above. * Look for rock piles that aren't on the map, places where the sand turns into rock, or hard mud bottoms. If you have sonar, that can really help you out. * Weed-orientated Walleyes Look for little breaks in the weed line rather than big elongated points off shore. * Small gravel patches near or within a weedline can become fast honey holes. * Entrances of a bay or harbor, especially if narrow and in 7-10 ft of water, is perfect. * If there are minnows in the day, walleyes will visit at night. Check during the day to find productive night fishing spots. If there are lots of minnows, the odds are good that lots of walleye will visit later on.
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