However you like to fish for walleyes, will probably work on LBDN during the first part of the season. Drifting or slow trolling with crawler harnesses or floating jigs is typically the most popular, though.
The upper bay near Center Reef, off the Gladstone campgrounds, the Escanaba River, and the area off the Ford River are normally the best areas.
Just a heads up - the Cabela's National Team Championship will be here May 18th thru the 21st. On top of the already busy opening week crowd, there will be an additional 200+ boats on the water. If you don't like fishing with a lot of other people, you may want to wait another week. Typically, the walleye bite is good thru mid to late June.