Walleye

The Walleye (Sander vitreus vitreus, formerly Stizostedion vitreum vitreum) is a freshwater perciform fish native to most of Canada and to the northern United States. It is a North American close relative of the European pikeperch. The walleye is sometimes also called the yellow walleye to distinguish it from the extinct blue walleye.

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Devils Lake (Overview) | 7/20/17

Well I've been to Devils Lake twice this year and spent six days on the water and change.  I've watched about 150 boats at the cleaning stations and have decided that the great fishing they promote and what occurs are not the same.  Nearly all boats are catching small fish and keeping 12 - 16 inchers -calling that a limit of good fish. This is the third year I've observed this.

Jamestown Reservior | 7/19/17

Went out on the reservoir tonight, it was crap.  Caught probably 15 bullheads pulling spinners and leeches in 16 feet of water.  Managed 2 small crappies somehow, and nothing else.

I DID shoot a carp with the bow off of the boat, so that was fun.  Otherwise it was pretty much a bust.

Missouri River (ND Lower Portion) | 6/14/17

Missouri River fishing near Bismarck has been good but variable the last week or two, been seeing a lot of walleyes in the 12" to 16" size. Have manged to bring home 6-8 eaters several times with 2 hours of fishing mixed in with a 4 hour pleasure cruies on the pontoon. Other boats seem to be mostly jigging and we see them catching some fish, but we have been getting a lot more on crank baits in 5' to 10' of water using #4 shad/glas rap or #4 salmo hornet. Lots of junk in the water so a split shot helps keep the lure clean.

Missouri River System | 5/21/17

Fished 5-18 and got 6, kept 5. Fished noon til dark and most fish came the last half hour I was fishing. Fished this morning as well and had my limit in less than an hour, Kept fishing just for fun and picked up three more I released. I missed a lot of fish both trips. Water is high and stained right now and has been staying right under 50 degrees. Been getting nothing to go on minnows or crawlers, tried tossing cranks and twisters as well with no luck. All fish came on swimbaits. Bigggest one was 25 in at 4.5 lbs.

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