New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Early Spring Walleye Tips


March 1, 2021

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With the first open water of the season comes a chance at walleyes on the long rod. Find where they are and adjust to the take to set the hook on the first fish of spring, even if some snow remains on the ground.

In the cold of early spring, it's not uncommon to see anglers patrolling those early openwater areas for the first active walleyes of the season. As they stage for their spawning run, these fish provide a welcome bite for those looking to break out the long rod and shake the rust off with a few casts from a winter spent huddled over an ice hole. However, early spring walleyes can provide a uniq...

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