The conundrum is that the need to eat actually increases as the temperature rises. Walleyes want to eat; they just aren't inspired to actively hunt during daylight hours. That is why summertime walleye fishing is the best a night.
Sand bars and underwater structures are typical nighttime hot spots for walleye. Weed beds and spots near the shore can also be productive. Nighttime presentations need to be large and in charge. Go with big bait and a fairly aggressive presentation.
Warm weather doesn't necessarily rule out daytime fishing. Fishing in the warm sunshine just requires a little more finesse. Look for places on the water where the water is ten feet or deeper. Underwater structures like sandbars or sunken islands are prime spots.
Trolling is an ideal way to present bait this time of year. This presentation makes it easy to explore different depths while you hunt for the ideal location. Crankbaits are a great bait of choice. Walleye love them and the variety of options lets you test the bite until you find the most tempting combination.
Opt for larger than normal crankbaits when the mercury is on the rise. Walleye may be hungry but they aren't going to expend energy on a mediocre meal. Firetiger is a popular color among the walleye crowd. Keep in mind that walleye preferences vary from water to water. If what you are throwing out isn't getting a bite, change up your bait a bit.
If the day is warm but overcast, walleye tend to spread out around structures. Troll the area varying the depths you are fishing. Keep a running tab of the depths you are pulling the most fish from. Slow and steady is the name of the game when trolling.
When the sun comes out, walleye tend to bunch up. They may gather in tight groups near the bottom of a structure. This is where a quality fish finder can come in handy. A good sonar system will separate the fish from the bottom.
Slow presentations are ideal for working tight-knit groups of walleye. A Roach Rig with a nice lively leech or crawler is tempting to a group of lazy walleye. Work it slowly back and forth through the group. Even the most languid of walleye will find the bait too much to ignore.
While sunny and warm days are perfect in an angler's mind, walleye have a different opinion. Even though walleye are put-off by the sunshine and warmth, that doesn't mean they are completely off the radar.
Blending persistence with experimentation can put walleye in your net on even the balmiest of summer afternoons.