Walleye are without a doubt the most popular game fish in Ontario.
More anglers prefer catching Walleye in both the summer and
winter than any other species. Ontario has a lot of walleye
and they can be found in large and small lakes and rivers throughout
the province. The meat is excellent and the highlight of any
walleye trip is enjoying a famous shore lunch.
fighters, walleyes stay deep and wage a determined battle.
In most northern waters the walleye feeds most actively at sunrise
and sunset and night fishing can be very productive. The
larger, mature fish will come into shallow rock shoals and around
islands to feed and many trophys have been taken still or drift
fishing. Populations thrive in large, windswept natural lakes
of moderate to low clarity. Walleyes prefer clean hard bottoms
and water temperature from 65 to 75 degrees. Walleye will
respond to a wide range of natural and artificial bait with
live minnows and weighted jigs being the favourite both winter
Canadian Record: 22 lbs. 4 ounces.
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