Have You Ever Caught Walleye in Wyoming [POLL RESULTS]
The world of walleye fishing can be a very secretive society, especially when the fishing is hot! But I was fortunate to find a few fishermen who were willing to share info with me and help me get started catching walleye. Now I try to pass that knowledge and same assistance along to anyone wanting to catch walleye.
After getting hooked on fishing for walleye in Wyoming just about 5 years ago, I now find myself talking to all kinds of people about walleye fishing and am always shocked to learn that many people in the cowboy state have fished all their lives have never caught one. I think part of what makes walleye fishing so addictive to me is that they can be a very elusive fish and rarely do people just catch one by accident.
So that got me thinking - I wonder how many people who fish Wyoming waters have never caught a walleye?
Here are the results from our very unscientific poll.
43% of people said that YES they've caught walleye and fish for them all the time.
35% said that YES that they've caught a walleye at some point in their fishing adventures.
And almost 20% said that they've NEVER caught a walleye. This comes as a bit of a surprise to me, but I think we can help those folks fix that problem. I hope to anyway!
As the 2017 walleye season gets underway, the hunt for big walleye is on!! But please keep in mind that those big fish you see in photos on Facebook and Instagram are 15 to 20 years old or more. So whenever I'm lucky enough to catch one over 20", I always put it back to swim and continue breeding in the hopes that they will make more walleye for future generations! I hope you'll join me in that habit and together we'll help preserve walleye numbers all across the cowboy state.
I'm often asked 'Where' to fish and 'What' to use and even 'how to' catch walleye. So, this year I plan on putting a few videos together during the spring and summer to try and help would be walleye fishermen to catch their first of many walleye or to help folks just starting out to catch more fish. Stay tuned!
If you venture out to fish for walleye, Good Luck! And if you want tips or info, just ask and I'll share with you what I know and what works for me.