New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Feeling out spring walleyes


April 13, 2020

Simonson Photo

The author picked up this spring walleye using a jig to explore a current break behind a sunken stump on the Sheyenne River.

Spring walleyes - especially those river fish that offer up some of the season's first opportunities as ice takes its time peeling off area lakes - are a predictable lot insofar as the locations they use when staging for the spawn. In those holes and riffles below obstructions, shallows or mating areas are where they can be found getting ready for water temperature, day length and related seas...

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