Post By: DerekC. Posted: 8/20/2012 4:40:28 PM Points: 142
I was curious if anyone could tell me the reason some of the walleye's I have been catching at Carter are odd colored. It doesn't seem to be size related because we caught a 24" that was silver/white and a 32" in the spring that was also a silver/white. The walleye's I have caught out of Carter in the past have always had the traditional gold coloration mixed in. The fish I have been catching lately are an odd silver with a very light side/belly. Just curious if there is a reason for the color differences.
Reply by: Walleye Guy Posted: 8/20/2012 5:52:09 PM Points: 94
Dark water, dark walleye, clear light water, light walleye. Walleyes I have caught from places like the Chippewa Flowage are usually real dark, gold and brown color-oration. The water in the big Chip is dark, almost root beer color. Eyes I have caught out of lakes such as Lake of the Woods are primarily grey to silver in color. The water in LOW is very clear.
Never caught or fished for walleyes out here but I suspect the above would be true here as well
I have noticed the same it could be the different diet. Some of the local ponds i fish that is a little lower in oxygen and murky the eyes are usually darker and other faster moving areas with more oxygen there lighter colored. Like catching eyes out of spillways most of the time they are very light silver colored.
Thats just what i have noticed all the eyes i have caught out of the spillways and waters that there always on the move most of them are more silver.
I catch white colored eyes at Carter when trolling into muddy water off points. The majority of the eyes I catch there are the normal gold color. I think it is mostly where they are spending most of there time. They all taste the same... Awesome!!!!