The best wind conditions would be a wind that is
between five and fifteen miles per hour, because this
will create the popular Walleye chop and can send
the fish into a flurry of activity.
Adjust the weight of your jig as well as your trolling
speed, to account for the wind if you are using a jig.
Wind can also push the Walleye closer to shore, and
during ideal wind conditions you may be able to find
the fish in as little as two or three feet of water close
to the shore line.
Wind is not always a good thing though, and if it is
pushing colder air into the area this can have the
opposite effect and can actually slow down the
activity of the Walleye in the area.
During these conditions it is better to fish in areas
protected from the wind and the violent water and
Fish around the outer edges and above weed beds,
because the Walleye will move out of the weeds
when it is rough and windy.
One way to determine the best Walleye fishing
method is to determine the height of the waves.
Now I'm not all that big on using math formulas alot,
for fishing or otherwise.
But sometimes, they really come in handy.
This is one of those times.
Here's an important “formula” to remember in your
Wave height will be the same in reverse under the
water, which means that a one foot wave will affect
the top two feet of the water column.
Most Walleye will not fight the current or undertow,
and will instead duck down to right below the
Fish at this depth and you will usually have success
on almost any type of bait and presentation.
This is not always the case though, because larger
Walleye may move directly into the rough water
You may want to alternate between the turbulent
waters and the calm waters underneath. If you are
jigging, consider using a larger head and jig size.
This will ensure that the jig is capable of standing up
to the Walleye and the rough water conditions.
The stronger the waves and the wind become, the
more the Walleye can be unpredictable.
If the wind gets too strong or the waves become too
rough, many of the Walleye may leave the area
completely until the storm passes over and the
waters calm down some.
The best Walleye conditions are a moderate wind
and some small rough waves.