Walleye

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  1. Strutter

    Strutter Cyber-Hunter

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    Any tips on where and how to catch these fish? I was given a few filets and man were they good. Would like to learn how to catch them as I have been told there is a trick to it. Anyone ever catch them out of the KY river?
     
  2. Carl

    Carl 12 pointer

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    I caught one from Rough River in 1963. I haven't caught another one since.
     
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  3. Duster

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    Pretty much few and far between in the western end of the state. I have heard of a few caught at the Rochester dam on the Green but that was a long time ago. I would say your chances are better catching a Sauger and they eat about the same.
     
  4. 1wildcatfan

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    cumberland lake and laurel river lake. troll nightcrawler harness or spinner tipped with minnow. or go to Lake Erie next may/june.
     
  5. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Another vote for lake Erie but that's a long trip for only 6 fish a day.
     
  6. EastKYHardwoodHunter

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    KY river below any of the locks, start about first of February into early April. You’ll pick up sauger too and they are just as good eatin. Always done decent, (by ky river standards) with jigs with fuzzy grub bodies topped with a crawler or minnow. Won’t get numbers but you’ll pick up a few fish. Stocked walleye a couple years ago, and they r doing decent I believe
     
  7. Strutter

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    Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it. I'm not a big fish eater but those walleye were great. Just good eatin and no fishy taste.
     
  8. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Try and find you some Yellow Perch you will never go back to Walleye/Sauger. Use to hit up a all you can eat joint that had Yellow Perch and did our best to make them go broke or run out of fish on Friday nights.
     
  9. bgkyarcher

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    Dale Hollow produces a lot of walleye. Big ones too.
     
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  10. Duster

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    Bit off topic but I have wondered why they have not tried to stock Walleye in Lake Malone, Kentucky or Barkley. Malone seems like a good habitat with all the rocks that surround the lake and walleye love rocky places. Plenty deep for cool water even in the summer even. But all they want to put in is channel cat's. I know there is a small population of Yellow Perch in Ky lake being the state record came out of there. And all three Walleye/Sauger/Yellow Perch are from the same family.
     
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  11. xbokilla

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    Back in the day, my dad and a fishing buddy of his caught a lot of walleye bass fishing late winter/early Spring on Cumberland and Dale Hollow. This was 30+ years ago. I remember him saying a Hellbender off deep rocky points. They mostly bass fished but if they started catching a lot of Walleye they’d put on hair jigs tipped with minnow, crawler or both and walleye fish.
     
  12. 1wildcatfan

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    sauger has been mentioned, walleyes smaller cousin. catch them in the Ohio below the dams certain times of the year and we use to catch a lot at Ky lake trolling crank baits 20 yrs ago. still catch one every now and then, but not like years past. also, i believe i read somewhere that Nolin river has a walleye run in the spring.
     

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