Cool spring may challenge walleye anglers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) - Cool spring weather might make things more challenging than usual for walleye anglers in Michigan.

Walleye season is under way this week. Fisheries supervisor Jessica Mistak of the state Department of Natural Resources tells the Daily Press of Escanaba ( ) that walleye may not be moving much because of chilly waters in the central Upper Peninsula.

Fishing guides are advising clients to be patient.

Charter service owner Ken Lee of Rapid River says the fish are likely to stick around shallower reefs for some time. He says they've just finished spawning and won't be very active.

Tackle shop owner Chris Wahl says bright-colored lures and night crawlers are good bait options.

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