How to Find Walleye on a New Lake | Jason Mitchell Outdoors

How to Find Walleye on a New Lake


Complete guide on how to find walleye on a new lake. When exploring new lakes, we cover how to do your research, choose a presentation, understand your contour maps, walleye patterns and more.

We do a lot of traveling for filming our television series so we fish a lot of new lakes. We try to gather information online before we leave home. We also offer a few tips on reading and using contour maps. We show how to color shade the contour map on the Lowrance C-Map using the Lowrance HDS. We also share the mentality or attitude it takes to conquer new water.

If you struggle going to new lakes and struggle finding walleye, this video breaks down the process. Remember that there is no location that will always hold fish. Treat fishing reports as a starting point but remember that fish locations can change from day to day. Finding walleye is all about the process of elimination and then repeating the pattern in other locations once you figure out what the fish are doing that moment. We also offer more how-to videos for using your electronics to find fish.

Check out the link for instruction on how to use side imaging to find walleye: Link for Lowrance HDS can be found here:…




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Jason Mitchell is a professional angler, and outdoor writer. Host of Jason Mitchell Outdoors Television, he is a renown multi-species and ice angler, and owner of Devils Lake, North Dakota's, Mitchell's Devils Lake Guide Service.