Walleye Weights Vary

Walleye can weigh about 25% more in the spring just before spawn because they are full of eggs and body fat. After spawn the drop all their eggs so they weigh much less, but they do still have body fat so they can be heavier depending on weather they feed or how much time has passed since spawn.

By Fall the eggs start growing again in females, and of course they weigh more. As it gets colder, the egg sacs get bigger and they start putting on body fat. So a 28″ Walleye could weigh anywhere from 7 pounds up to 10 pounds. Thats why so many fisherman go by inches when it comes to Walleye, they get robbed if the same fish loses 5 pounds in the spring and summer.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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