Fish Shallow For Spring Walleyes
In the spring when I’m fishing for spawning or post-spawn walleyes on big river systems like the Detroit River or Saginaw River, I often fish much shallower than the rest of the field. And when I say shallow, I mean in just three to five feet of water.
In the spring when most of the fish are found in relatively shallow water, fishing pressure from a tournament can encourage bigger fish to move up in the really skinny stuff simply to escape the boat traffic. Very few anglers even believe they can find walleye in so little depth, but when conditions are right, you might be amazed at how many big fish pack into the skinny water.