The Allure of Night Time Walleye
Guest Blog by: James Trujillo 6/26/2013
Night time or stained water is the great equalizer, returning an advantage to the shore angler seeking big walleye. The largest of walleye use extreme caution, and the darkness soothes there glowing eyes even in the night time shallows. Though they may be fearless, wariness keeps them living long and prosperous. Big walleye may move in and out from deep to shallow, taking advantage over every prey along the way. They move in and strike in an instant, the shallows thunder with there presence.
The shore angler may stalk them with confidence and persistent effort. Knowing the next cast may connect with a trophy fish. Efficiency is paramount making the most of each movement and cast. The hope is to have your lure fall in close proximity to the shallow leviathan. With proven bait, and other ingredients working together, the angler can work some magic. Making the lure to dance and sing out to a big girl. Causing her to chase it down and strike to the shore anglerís delight. As the lure is swum with precision, she responds with a terrific head shaking strike. She hits the lure with ferocity, before it escapes too shallow for her own comfort. Many times in knee deep waters! This leaves you breathless, excited, and ready yet to return again for another encounter with a big night time beauty.
Walleye are indeed a supreme night stalker and the true stalker of the night. With incredible vision in the darkest of depths, shallow forage are no match for there stealthy predation. To catch one of these wary leviathans, the shore angler must out stalk the Night Stalker. With Ninja like presence, avoid every careless movement that would be detected by supreme lateral line radar. Wading should be kept to a minimum, and head lamps never shined upon the water. Big walleye swim in many Colorado waters, providing anglers with a true opportunity of trophy proportions. Trophy hunting may only favor the shore angler a handful of times per year. Odds are increased by several factors influencing an aggressive bite.
Most every person that has joined me on a night time excursion for walleye, have never turned back. They may have only caught small trout or were struggling to put everything together for success. Some still fish there favorite specie, but love the night time walleye experience. A few have had very good success with big fish; they do put in a lot of time and effort. Others are coming along nicely, knowing that the future is bright with opportunity. The key is concentrating efforts around prime times and seasons. Making the most of each potential period, it might be a two hour window on a specific spot.
Catching walleye at night is as alluring now, as it was way back when!
The Nightstalker is all about the challenge of catching big walleye at night from shore. They dont come often, but they are truly rewarding. Big walleye are true Nightstalking predators which rule the dark of night!!!
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opencage, CO 6/26/2013 4:52:10 PM
Your pics, writing, and information are all great. Night fishing for walleye is definitely on the agenda for me this year, and your article has helped me decide to put it on the top of the list for when I get back to CO. Thanks and fun fishing.
JKaboom, CO 6/26/2013 5:07:36 PM
Good write up Nightstalker :)
James Trujillo (Mile Hi NightStalker), CO 6/26/2013 8:18:54 PM
Thanks gents, opencage you will have a next best opportunity this Fall. From the end of September right up until everything freezes from head to toe.
koko, CO 6/26/2013 11:32:32 PM
Thanks for the great read James! Looking forward to some more pics from the true nightstalker!
Ajax5240, CO 6/27/2013 9:58:10 AM
Very well written, a great read for sure!
Night fishing is a nice change of pace for many, I love night on the boat as the traffic dies down to almost none, and you are left to just the glow of the moon and the sonar screen.
The mystery of what is lurking in the dark is one that keeps many of us out on the lake into the wee hours of the morning.
nightangler, CO 6/27/2013 12:51:21 PM
Great article James!!! You are an impressive angler for sure!!!!
Tiny Stevens, CO 6/27/2013 1:23:05 PM
Good read James, your enthusiasm shows
James Trujillo (Mile Hi NightStalker), CO 6/27/2013 9:48:48 PM
Thanks koko I hope to keep it going for many more years!
You bet Ajax5240, at night much of the shores look/seem promising, but it just aint so....
James Trujillo (Mile Hi NightStalker), CO 6/27/2013 9:52:44 PM
nightangler, thanks but there are so many other anglers around that are Multi-Specie proficient. These guys are impressive!! I only target walleye, and catch other specie here and there by accident.
James Trujillo (Mile Hi NightStalker), CO 6/27/2013 9:59:15 PM
Tiny, thanks bud you know its easy to stay enthusiastic when catching big fish. 1 or 2 big walleye a year keeps me motivated to push through the fishless nights. talk to you soon