Walleye could be hiding for a while

May 16, 2013

ESCANABA, MI (AP)--   Cool spring weather might make things more challenging than usual for walleye anglers in Michigan. 

Walleye season is under way this week.  Fisheries supervisor Jessica Mistak of the state Department of Natural Resources says walleye may not be moving much because of chilly waters in the central Upper Peninsula.

Fishing guides are advising clients to be patient.

Charter service owner Ken Lee of Rapid River says the fish are likely to stick around shallower reefs for some time. He says they've just finished spawning and won't be very active.

Tackle shop owner Chris Wahl says bright-colored lures and night crawlers are good bait options.