Spring Walleye Season with Minus33
Minnesota is full of past times, from snowmobiling to the opener of deer season in the fall. There is one particularly close to my heart and that is the start of spring walleye. The season begins in the early part of May and offers some the best and most exciting fishing action in the country. Across the state of Minnesota, the walleye opener is treated as a holiday as people from all over wet a line chasing these fish.
My walleye season starts like most others in the heart of central Minnesota on Leech Lake. I tend to use the full line of Minus33 base layers because conditions can become brutal. This year was above average in terms of temps, so I dressed light, using most of my light tees and light long sleeves to keep me cool during the mornings and afternoons. Rain is usually present at some point as well and it helps keep me cool and dry under a rain suit. Minus33 shines for long days on the water where changing weather is always possible. The merino wool Minus33 uses for their clothes helps me adjust without much packing. I’m able to use clothes like the Ticonderoga Lightweight Crew and the Merino Wool Day Hiker Sock to keep me comfortable. Packing my Thermerino Jacket allows me to throw on that extra layer if temps drop.
Spring progresses rapidly in Northern MN. Usually by the end of May, temps are a steady 70 degrees and I can have most of my light layers packed then. I usually sport a Jericho Lightweight Sleeveless for the warm days. Paired with Zion Lightweight Boxer to get me through the long warm day chasing these elusive fish.
Once mid-June hits, walleye tend to head to deep humps located in big lake basins. The days are long and hot and very drawn out. Getting a bite isn’t as easy as putting something in front of their face. Minus33 allows me to stay out longer and have better luck with the fish on these days. Persistence and patience is key to landing a sizable number of fish and being able to stay out in the hotter days of summer.
Keys to success rely heavily on bait, however, many anglers overlook the importance of what you have on their body. Being able to be comfortable in all types of conditions is very important. Minus33 is so versatile when in comes to weather. They offer clothes that will fit many anglers’ needs across the spectrum, from the lightweight clothes to get you through the grueling days of summer, to those midweight layers that will keep you warm during the cooler days that Minnesota springs tend to have. Whatever your need, Minus33 will have your back and keep you going longer. Tight lines everyone.