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Guide To The Secrets Of Walleye Fishing In Nevada

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Nevada offers some good walleye fishing opportunities in both its lakes and rivers. While walleye are not as widespread as some other species in the state, they can be found in certain water bodies, providing a unique and rewarding angling experience.

Lakes such as Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are well-known for their walleye populations. These large reservoirs offer ample opportunities for anglers to catch walleye while enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape.

In addition to lakes, some of Nevada's rivers and streams also support walleye populations. The Colorado River, for instance, provides a chance to catch walleye as it flows through parts of southern Nevada.

Nevada's state records for walleye demonstrate the potential for impressive catches. Anglers seeking a personal best have the opportunity to do so in the waters of Nevada.

To successfully target walleye in Nevada, anglers should familiarize themselves with walleye fishing techniques and habits. Walleye are known for being most active during low light conditions, such as early morning or late evening, making these times ideal for fishing. With proper knowledge and a bit of luck, anglers can have a successful and enjoyable walleye fishing experience in Nevada.

Walleye Fishing Lakes In NV

Walleye fishing in Nevada

Lake Lahontan has a nice population of walleye. Carson River, Chimney Dam Reservoir, Humboldt River and Rye Patch Reservoir also has walleye. Walleye prefer moderately deep lakes with gravel, rock or sandy bottoms. It is found primarily in cold water lakes but has proven to survive in warmer impoundments. It is prized for its great tasting filets. Click here to learn all about walleye fishing.

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Fishing for walleye in Nevada



World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

State Record: 15 lbs 4 oz

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Top lures for walleye in Nevada

Jigs with a variety of trailers and bait work well in virtually any depth water. When walleyes are shallow, spinnerbaits, small crankbaits and rip baits are the often very productive. As they move deeper, spoons are ideal for active walleye. Jigs and ice jigs are very popular with local ice fishing enthusiasts. Understanding the seasonal movements of walleyes improves your odds of selecting the right lures for conditions on local waters.

Nevada State Walleye, Sauger & Saugeye Records

The state record walleye was caught out of Lahontan Reservoir.

Fishing For Walleye

Fish for walleye with live bait, crankbaits, spoons, small spinner baits as well as plastic worms and grubs.

Walleye spawn in spring and when they have the option will choose to migrate from the lake up into feeder streams to spawn. If this option is not available they seek out shallow bars or shoals with clean bottom surfaces near deep water.

This toothy fish will eat virtually anything it can catch and get in its mouth. They prefer small fish and will eat crustaceans, worms and insects. They tend to be somewhat wary and prefer the safety of deeper darker water. Trolling for walleye with deep diving crankbaits, jerkbaits, spinners and live bait provides a way to cover vast areas and locate concentrations of fish. Use of planer boards allows anglers to cover water out both sides of the boat while trolling. Try fishing for walleye from sundown to midnight, particularly during the heat of summer.

Watch this video for walleye tips and tactics.

Walleye Resources

In-Fisherman - Walleye
U.S. Fish & Wildlife - Walleye
The National Wildlife Federation - Walleye


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