walleye Fishing Tip #5 - Finding new fishing spots

Walleye fishing
Walleye fishing
Use an online mapping website to locate new fishing spots such as Google Maps, Map Quest, Yahoo Maps, and others. While looking at a new fishing site, you can toggle between Satellite, Terrain, and Map. Using these maps you can write down directions and you can zoom on a lake or river to note shallow and deep areas.

The above picture is from Google Map and it's a snap shut of the Lachine dock, Montreal, Quebec. The dark blue that you see should be a new fishing spot to explore for walleye! Every Fall I spend some good times in this area with my fishing buddy Marc Poirier - Walleye fishing angler.

Walleye Fishing tip #4 Ice Fishing Equipment List

Walleye fishing
He is my favorite Ice Fishing Equipment List that I will keep up to date.


Ice Fishing Rods with 4 to 8 pound test ice line

Bait (what are you fishing for – do you need minnows, smelts, etc.)

Something to sit on

Tip-ups and Leaders

Big bait for tip-ups

Tackle

Ice Auger

Bucket

Pliers (needle nose are best)

Mouth spreader (in case you get a trophy pike)

Fishing License

Drinking water (Always bring more for Marc!)

Snacks

Communication device

Matches/lighter

Extra change of clothes (in the event you get wet)

Filleting knife

Camera

Two-way radios to talk to your buddies

Cajun Fried Walleye

Tony Chachere's Cajun Country Cookbook


Tony Chachere's Cajun Country Cookbook



Some Louisiana taste for Walleye!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup Milk
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 Egg
1 cup Cornmeal
2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1 1/2 lb Walleye fillets
Vegetable Oil

Directions:

Whisk together the Bisquick, milk and egg in a bowl. Mix the cornmeal, cajun seasoning and salt in shallow dish. Dip the fillets into the wet batter first, then dredge in the cornmeal mixture. Fry the fillets in hot oil until golden-brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Deep Fried Walleye

Excelle recipe for walleye shore lunch!

Ingredients

1 cup finely crushed soda cracker crumbs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
6 skinned walleyed fillet
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon water
vegetable shortening

Directions

1. Mix cracker crumbs flour garlic and seasoning salt in a medium bowl
2. Scramble the eggs and mix in the water in a small bowl
3. Melt shortening in deep fryer and heat to 380 degrees
4. Put Walleye fillets in the egg mixture Put Walleye fillets in the crumb mixture and coat until you can't see the fish Put in deep fryer and cook until golden brown and flaky Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce.

Beer Battered Walleye

Easiest walleye recipe. You only need three ingredients! You can't go wrong with this one!


Ingredients

* Pancake Mix
* Beer
* walleye fillet

Directions
Use complete pancake mix and add beer to make a batter. Make it as thick as you like. Dip fillets in batter and fry them in hot oil until they turn golden brown. Drain on paper towels. You can season the batter with salt and pepper if you like.

Walleye with Garlics Wine Sauce

1 ounce sliced white mushrooms
1 (6 to 8-ounce) walleye fillet
1 ounce diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons butter
6 ounces linguine, cooked
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Flour, for dredging
Garlic Wine Sauce, recipe follows
Lemon wedges, for garnish

Season both sides of the walleye with salt and ground black pepper. Coat both sides of the walleye fillet with flour. Heat the butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook the walleye on one side for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden. Turn the fillet over and cook until fish is opaque and cooked through. Remove to a plate and keep warm. Add the sliced mushrooms and diced tomatoes to the fish pan and cook until mushrooms are golden and any liquid has evaporated. Add some of the garlic wine sauce and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve the fish over linguine and top with the pan sauce. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Garlic Wine Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup white wine
2 ounces clam base (bouillon)
3 tablespoons lemon pepper
4 ounces chopped garlic
6 cups hot water



Melt the butter in a saucepot over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the water, clam base, white wine, and lemon pepper, and simmer until reduced and thickened, about 10 minutes.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Potato coated walleye

Ingredients
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1 cup instant potato flakes
1 1/2 pounds walleye fillets
2 beaten eggs
garlic powder
parsley
oil for frying

Preparation
Combine flour and seasonings in a shallow bowl. Put potato flakes on a plate. Dredge fillets in the flour mixture, then dip in eggs, then roll in potato flakes.

Cooking

Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet. Fry fillets until golden brown, and drain on paper towel covered plate. Serve with lemon wedges or tartar sauce.

Ice Fishing Trophy Walleye

Have a look at this video from Saskatchewanoutdoors, while ice fishing,trophy walleye caught with an ice jigging rod.



Well done!

Walleye Fishing tip #3 - Where to locate trophy walleye

The big trophy Walleyes will be down between 15 and 35 feet. They will more likely be located in deep holes that are close to shore. So if you see a bay with thick weeds and then it drops off really deep, that's where the trophy walleyes are hiding.

Walleye Fishing tip #2 - How to fillet a walleye

Here is the best way to fillet a walleye:

1. Start with fish on edge of table with back towards you
2. Lift up the fins
3. Cut an angle not more than half way.
4. Turn knife and follow back bone
5. Follow backbone all the way to the tail
6. Put fillet rib side down, push ribs flat with finger tips. Lift back up.
7. To view rib cut above rib ends with knife flat on table.
8. Ribs should be out but it takes practice and be careful.
9. Cut finger slot close to tail for better grip.
10. With knife flat on table, cut along the skin. Stop at 1/2 inch from end.
11. Turn blade towards tail with a good 2 inches of skin to stay on.
12. Rip skin as opposed to cutting. This is much easier.
13. In some fishing area, skin must be attached for transport or storage.

If you are planning to have a lot of walleyes to fillet, look at the Rapala Electric Knifes.

You will find below 4 different videos on how to fillet a walleye.








Walleye Fishing tip #1 -Two fishing rod sets

I got so many walleye fishing tips that I didn't know where to start from? Let's start with a basic walleye fishing tip. If you are any serious about your walleye fishing trip, you must considered to bring at least two complete fishing rods (rod & reel). You will use one rod for trolling purpose. When trolling for long periods, the bait or the lure can rotate around his axis, line-twist will then work his way up the line. A swivel can help to avoid line-twist!

The second line will be used for casting and jigging purposes. With two fishing lines set, you will avoid to try to jig with a line-twist. If you are really serious about walleye fishing (like me!), you should have three fishing lines : trolling, casting and jigging.

Mike Walleye is now online

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Every year in January it's always the same, I become very enthusiastic about the next Walleye fishing season. I've been fishing Walleye for severals years and I think it's the right time to start sharing my experiences.

This blog will be strictly dedicated to Walleye Fishing.

I'm looking forward to get my first visitor on my blog!

Enjoy your reading!

Mike

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