If you're a die-hard walleye fisherman, you probably know all the basic rules for outwitting these elusive fish. They're pounded into your head at fishing seminars, on the Internet and in books, magazines and videotapes. When you're on the water, you can't help feeling the weight of all this conventional wisdom; you've been programmed. But too many anglers take such rules as gospel—they always fish "by the book" and rarely try anything out of the ordinary. If the walleyes aren't biting according to the rules, they reason, then the walleyes just aren't biting.