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Late Summer Walleyes – 3 Deadly Tips to Catch a Limit

Walleyes often move deep in late summer; these three proven tactics will help bring them boatside.

Late Summer Walleyes – 3 Deadly Tips to Catch a Limit
Vertical jigging with heavy jigs and live bait works well on fish schooling around deep structure. (Matt Addington Photo)

A buddy of mine says it more as a defense mechanism when his late-summer calendar fills up with at-home chores and social gatherings rather that fishing outings, but it also suggests that walleye fishing at this time isn’t that great anyway. However, this isn’t strictly true. It’s more that anglers aren’t catching fish in the same ways that produced earlier in the summer. Simply put, the fish have moved.

Water temps have reached a stasis and are the highest they’ll be all season. This—combined with the effects that a decrease in dissolved oxygen and the presence of a thermocline has on walleyes’ prey—typically pushes walleyes deeper...

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