During Spring you will have to realize that walleyes might be hungry, but they are cold blooded creatures and they don’t want to move to far to catch there next meal.
They will react like they would if they were in cold front conditions. *
Whether you fish during the day or night, the fish are rarely deeper *than 30 feet. Many are shallower than 15 feet, and at night, 2 to 8 feet *is common. There are some advantages when the fish are this shallow. *
A >>variety of different methods<< will take early spring walleyes, since the fish’s general attitude can range from aggressive to neutral. *Location is easy, but the fish are often extremely spooky.
Jigs and live bait rigs are generally your best choices for this period. *The simpler the better. *Small jigs, tipped with a small minnow, are perfect. *Fish bright or fluorescent colors in dirty water, and natural or subtle colors in clear water. Use 1/8 *to 3/8 ounce jigs, depending on the depth or current conditions you are faced with. The real importance lies in the speed at which you present the jig. *As long as it is slow and close to the bottom, you’re all set. *The water temperature is cold, and the walleyes are lethargic.
Bferg do you have boat? Think I recall you said something about canoe. Anyway, attack these early spring "eyes" from shore!