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Dahitman44

late winter eyes?

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I take to some guys and they say 25 feet or more, while others say 14 feet.

I know it is all relative, but any thoughts on deeper or shallower in February?

Thanks

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It all depends on the lake. I've caught walleyes from 8ft to 25+ ft in feb. The walleyes are going to follow the food whether that is deep or shallow. I would fish the same areas you catch fish in all winter and if the fish aren't there anymore then try new depths or locations. I typically fish weed edges in around 12 ft all winter and I catch fish from first ice to the last day of the season in the same areas and depths.

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I always play the old shallow early and late and deeper during the day or as eather dictates.

Lakes differ quite a bit from rivers. I tend to error on the side of shallow most often because Im either fishing before or after work when its low light times.

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I think the biggest factor in late winter walleye location is where their food is.Some lakes have good shallow bites and some have good deep bites.The main key is,find out what they are feeding on and where that food is at primetime.Find that and walleyes will be close behind,I think depth can be a confidence factor for some people,Im guilty of that from time to time.

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