Dave Bunting has been doing well catching good-size walleye in Lake Erie and some of it’s tributaries. While most anglers troll for walleye through the summer months using either fluttering spoons, Rapalas, or worm harnesses off dowriggers, Dipsey Divers, Jet Divers and wire lines, they often don’t pursue them in the fall.
Walleye continue to feed in open Lake Erie all fall and winter long, the key is to locate them. As we enter fall they actually start to migrate more and move in and out of any tributaries that have significant flow and baifish to feed on. In some cases they enter these tributaries at night, but many fish are still in the rivers when daylight breaks. Trolling anglers are continuing to find them as shallow as 30′ and also in water as deep as 65′. Remember, walleye feed heavily before temps really dive.