Hook & Hunting: DNR Says It’s a Good Time to Troll for Walleye

Anglers take advantage of the peaking fall colors while fishing, and the DNR says it’s a great time to cast a line.

There are more than 145 species of fish in Michigan lakes. The DNR says fishing during these fall months can be an advantage when fishing for certain species of fish.

Cooler water also plays an important factor as they offer more favorable conditions and better oxygenated water.

“Walleye fish can really be good at this time of the year, and part of that is the food in the lake is the biggest, the forage base is pretty strong in those lakes, especially with round gobies in them. And the walleye really put on the feedback at this time of the year,” Tim Cwalinski, Fisheries Unit Supervisor for the Gaylord DNR, said. “So if you know how to fish for them, you know how to jig for them deep. It can be a really good time of the year to catch walleye.”

And the DNR fishing report says Anglers are having some luck trolling for walleye right now on Houghton Lake.

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