Walleye Fishing Season
Walleye spawn around the season opener on the third Saturday in May, so look for them in warming bays with emerging grass, shallow rocks, and downed timber. Be aware that the biggest fish may leave the spawning grounds immediately after mating, heading for deeper water with baitfish where they can replenish their bodies after the winter and the spawn.
With the warming temperatures of summer, walleye movements are fairly predictable. Some remain in the shade of weeds while others find comfortable temperatures and food along deeper main-lake reefs, humps, and points. The pros at Andy Myers Lodge will tell you which types of structures and which depths the fish are using. Although many types of baits will catch them, a simple live bait rig is usually your best bet, and the lodge has the finest bait suppliers in the region. Armed with a carefully marked map and a bucketful of big dace, you are well on the way to a dream day of walleye fishing. Check out our Muskie and Walleye Special Week with guide, tournament champion, and TV personality Rob Manthei on hand to share his secrets.
As fall approaches and the thermocline drops, some walleye move deeper toward the mud line and hard bottom areas. The first class depth finders on the camp boats at Andy Myers Lodge will help you stay over the right kind of structure. Walleye also follow migrating schools of baitfish into far-flung current areas and channels. This is a beautiful time of year to experience the remote wilderness areas of the lake. Contact us today to book your walleye fishing trip in Canada!