August 01, 2022
Growing up in Ottertail County, Minnesota, I have to admit that river walleyes were a bit off my radar. Sure, in spring during the shiner run we’d find some fish in the local rivers and the mouths of rivers entering and exiting local lakes, but that was about it. Years later, in my 20s I moved to the Minneapolis area and started fishing Pool 2 of the Mississippi; the learning curve was steep after years of fishing walleyes on West Central Minnesota lakes. Yes, there was a lot to learn, but with the help of fishing buddies, web resources, and studying magazines like In-Fisherman, over time I was able to figure out how, where, and when to fish river walleyes.