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The Ultimate Walleye Fishing Quiz
by Staff
Fishing for walleye is an exercise in patience, planning and proper technique. In order to get it right, you need to take into account weather conditions, the size of your boat, the time of day and lots more. Learn more about fishing for walleye by taking this quiz.

Why is the walleye a prized catch?

  • because of its tender, flavorful fillets
  • because of its elusive nature
  • both of the above

Which of these best describes the nature of walleye?

  • They stay comfortably with their school.
  • They are hermit-like.
  • They like sunshine and warmth.

When walleye are feeding, the water is usually:

  • cloudy or choppy
  • clear or calm
  • ebbing or flowing

What is the average length of walleye?

  • 10 inches (25.4 centimeters)
  • 12 inches (30.48 centimeters)
  • 14 inches (36 centimeters)

When walleye are small, what do they feed on?

  • insects
  • minnow
  • anemone

What is the function of the downrigger?

  • It allows you to reload your bait automatically.
  • It allows you to set an exact trolling speed.
  • It allows you to set the lures at an exact depth.

What sort of rod holder is attached to the boom arm of the downrigger?

  • a single rod holder
  • a single or dual rod holder
  • a dual rod holder

What does the length of the boom arm depend on?

  • the size of your boat
  • the size of the fish you're luring
  • the weather conditions

What is the distance between the weight and the lure called?

  • the lead
  • the line
  • the drag

Why do most anglers using a downrigger suggest having a short lead?

  • so that you can reel the walleye in faster
  • so that you can minimize on drag
  • so that you can make quicker turns and avoid tangles

Why do walleye fishers use multiple downriggers?

  • to maximize their strike potential
  • to have backup in case some fail
  • to confuse the fish

The large, flat eyes of the walleye allow it to _____ better than other fish.

  • see further and much
  • perform in low-visibility conditions
  • reflect light

Is there an advantage in using a manual downrigger for a smaller boat?

  • yes
  • no
  • it depends on the stability of your boat

What depth of water is suitable for planer boards?

  • medium depth
  • shallow
  • very deep

What allows you to adjust the distance between the planer board and the boat?

  • vertical runners attached to the steel rods
  • steel rods attached to the mast
  • a towline and reel attached to the mast

Where should you position your planer board?

  • between 25 and 40 feet (7.62 and 12.2 meters) off the side of the boat
  • between 40 and 80 feet (12.2 and 25 meters) off the side of the boat
  • between 50 and 100 feet (15.2 and 30 meters) off the side of the boat

Under what circumstances could you use crank baits to cast and retrieve?

  • when trolling in warm weather
  • when fishing in shallow waters
  • when the fish don't seem to be biting

At what time of day can you fish for walleye from a bank or by wading?

  • in the morning
  • at midday
  • at night

If you know where the minnows are during the day, you'll know:

  • where the walleye should be at night
  • where the walleye are during the day
  • where the walleye won't feed at night

When walleye see light at night, what happens?

  • They keep their distance.
  • They are attracted.
  • They hide.