How does barometric pressure effect walleye fishing?



Stable weather is always the best for walleye fishing (steady barometer). Fish are more active under those conditions. Trolling lures like Flicker minnow or Bass Pro XPS spinners behind a bottom bouncer work great under these conditions. Unstable weather marked by changing barometric pressure typically slow fihing down, and call for more stealthy presentations like jigs and live bait rigs. The only exception would be when there is an approaching front … a fall in the barometric pressure just before a storm. This is one of those situations that you can get in on a terrific feeding frenzy if you’re in the right place at the right time.