technology it is always easy to find the fish. Fish finders
make locating fish elementary for the average fisherman.
But finding them is only one aspect and does not guarantee fish
in the boat. You can see walleyes normally suspended
at the bottom of steep drop offs near structure. This
is a normal pattern. But are these walleyes actively
as the one done by Wahl and Peters, show that Walleyes are pursuers
not ambushers. They follow their prey and wait for strays
to enter the strike zone. They attack, usually from behind
and then manipulate the prey in their mouths for head first
swallowing. Walleye found suspended at drop offs
may be feeding but may not feeding as actively or aggressively
as those following schools of baitfish. That is where
the aggressively feeding walleye will likely be found.
Thus it makes sense to locate the baitfish and fish on the edges
of the school.
Notice I said edges. Again walleyes are pursuers and are
opportunistic. They try to expend as little energy
as possible while pursuing their prey. Again it has been
noted in studies that walleye tend to work the edges of schools
and wait for strays to trigger attacks in the strike zone.
They avoid low % strikes on prey and tend to work the parameter