My quest, once life turns back to normal, is to become the authority on the Walleye in Vallecito which make up 29% of the gillnet survey, but seldom come to the net. I'll spill the beans on what I've been told by my Walleye catchin friends.
- Walleye can be caught in the day, but they are nocturnal feeders
- Walleye come into shallows and eat crayfish at night
- A bottom bouncer mimics a mud trail that Walleye will follow, try a crawler harness behind the bouncer
- The gillnet survey shows them all over, but apparently there are a lot around the islands east of the marina
- You can get a reaction bite from them pulling a crankbait quickly around structure
- They taste very very good
So there you have it, everything I've learned from much better fishermen than me. I, as you may have read, do not catch Walleye. They don't like the stink of me. My wife does fine using a 1/4oz Gold Kastmaster, but that is at Puett.