Canada’s wilderness walleye waters lay along the Canadian Shield, an area of nearly 2 million square miles that turned into the first a part of the North American Continent to upward thrust above sea level. Historical glaciers, erosion and other herbaltactics have left the topography, lakes and rivers we see today. This massive walleye territory reaches from northern Saskatchewan down thru crucial Manitoba and into northern Ontario and western Quebec, and it'd take an entire book to cover all of the fantastic walleye fishing Canada has to offer.
Quality Walleye Vs Quantity
Canada is know for generating quantities of walleyes, and most anglers come there with the expectancy of catching a variety of fish, preparing each day shore lunches, and hopefully bringing some home for the freezer. Catching a trophy-elegance walleye could be an advantage. There are trophy waters, however usually the farther north you pass, trophies get fewer and father between. In Canada’s far north a 26-inch walleye might be a trophy, farther south it is towards 30. Even then, there are just a few wilderness lakes that consistently produce 30-inch fish.
Personally, I’m a numbers guy. My concept of angling heaven is to be eating a sparkling, deep-fried fillet, close to where the fish it came from.
For the First-Time Walleye Fisher
On their first Canadian fishing experience, most anglers are looking for most anglers are looking for can’t-miss fishing action. These possibilities exist all over northwest Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Here are my top choices. All are smaller Ontario fly-in lakes which are exceptional walleye fisheries. The fishing presure is minimumal and with some jigs and you can’t go wrong.
Uchi Lake Uchi Lake hotel: 75 air miles from Souix Lookout, the lake is thought for producing numbers of walleyes of above-average length. This is due largely to the motel’s catch-and-release conservation coverage, although each angler can preserve one fish for shore lunch.
Cobham River Headwater Superb Adventures: That is a fly-in outpost experience, this means that each group of up to six anglers shares a modern cabin and has the five ½-mile long Headwaters Lake—and the walleye and pike fishing—to themselves. Boats, outboards and food staples are supplied. Plus, different lakes—with boats and outboards available—are within walking distance.
Flindt Lake Ignace Outposts: This outpost cabin is the simplest one on three, 500-acre Flindt Lake on the Flint River device. Walleyes and northern pike are the number one objectives on Flindt and an additional lake that can be reached by boat. Mosher Lake Kashabowie Outposts: Moser Lake is cited for large walleyes and northern pike. The 3-bed room cabin can accommodate up to 10 people.
Shekak Lake White River Air: With just one outfitter in this 2,500-acre lake, fishing stress is confined. The contemporary cabin sleeps 12, so it’s a good choice for family groups.
For the Fishing Adventurer
There are a number of Canada’s spots for walleye anglers looking for a adventure. These are bigger waters with trophy capacity. These lakes and rivers may be well traveled, however also have remote stretches, the accommodations have a tendency to be full-service. These lakes aren’t walleye factories, however you may nevertheless catch lots of fish, many inside the 20 to 25-inch variety and perhaps even a trophy or two.
English River from Separation Rapids east to Ear Falls: This is an first rate stretch with top notch walleye fishing, you would possibly catch a trophy smallmouth, muskie or maybe pike as well. Outpost: Walsten Outposts/Separation Rapids.
Full-Service: Oak Lake Inn
Trout Lake East of Red Lake Ontario: This is a huge lake and in June and July walleyes are shallow and easy to get. Get prepared to set the hook on a few fat fish; anglers will catch many in the 20- to 24-inch range and some 26 and up. Cat Island Lodge
Lake St Joseph: This lake is massive and remote and highly prized. You need a permit to fish St Joe. On the west stop in the Root River/Bay region the walleye fishing is beyond super. The principle lake is high-quality and is road accessible. The closest town is Pickle Lake.
Main Lake: Old Post Inn
Root Bay (west end): Slate Falls Outposts
Manitoba is calm to some in the walleye fishing world, tons of fish and great length. You’ve seen pictures of these beauties; pitch black on top and brilliant gold on the edges. Three of my preferred lakes with some room to roam, lots of four-pound fish and trophy capability.
Dogskin Lake: Dogskin Lake hotel
Amphibian Lake: Amphibian Lake motel
Bolton Lake: Bolton Lake hotel
I may want to fish the rest of my existence on the Churchill River; It's miles of wild water and full of walleyes from LaRonge east to the Manitoba Border. It’s hard to explain heaven on the earth… you’ve have to go to the Church to find out. I’ve sight fished for walleyes in three ft of water till I got bored catching them. It can definitely be frustrating at times when you’re targeting trophy pike and all you keep catching is walleyes—on a 12-inch Bull dawg, 10-inch Suick or Mepps large Killers.
Budget:: Slims Cabins
Full Service: Ruffo’s Sportsmans Resort
Trophy Time Walleye Fishing
If there’s a bare spot in your man cave just waiting for a trophy walleye, right here are three spots that up your chances. Plenty of factors will come into play --timing, climate, angling talent and a touch luck. However if I’m a beting man, someone in your party is coming home with a big one.
Ontario’s Attawapiskat River is faraway, wild and unaltered by anglers. It flows for more than four hundred miles thru the Hudson Bay lowlands into James Bay, and has a history dating back to the fur trade. Difficult to attain, Hard to reach, and with only a couple points of entry, this river is full of massive walleyes. The lodges can be spartan, however in this far off the grid spot, a roof over your head is a luxury.
Huge walleyes like Lac Seul. An big 70-mile stretch of the best walleye habitat with fish so fat they appear to be ready to explode. My favored stretch is the valuable basin north of Dryden, Ontario. It’s far off and there are camps ideally equipted. If you know what you’re doing and you're inclined to willing to travel on water, a 30-inch fish is a real possibility. Things don’t warm up right here until mid-summer time.
Budget:: Slims Cabins
Full Service: Silver Water Wheel