The Walleye fishing is great all year. In the spring, the Walleyes are in the shallower waters off the shoreline. As the water warms up they go a little deeper. Generally Walleyes in the 1 to 3 pound range will stay in 10 to 15 feet of water during the summer or even shallower in places with good weed cover. The big trophy Walleyes are almost always females and they will stay a little deeper in the 20 to 30 foot range. The best way to plan your day is to spend the morning along the weed beds and rocky points catching the good eating size Walleyes for shore lunch and then in the afternoon try going a little deeper and you will start to get a mix of smaller and larger Walleyes. In the evening right before dark until about an hour after dark the big trophy females come out of the deep and patrol the shoreline for minnows. At this time trolling just off shore in about 6 feet of water with a blue floating Rapala or Thunderstick will produce your trophy.
Walleye Pointers for Our Lake
Typically walleye fishing is the best in the morning and evening. During the spring and fall when the water is cooler, the majority of fisherpersons use jigs and slip bobbers in 15' of water and less. As summer approaches and the water temperature rises, trolling with bottom bouncers, 3 way set-ups, or drift fishing becomes more productive in deeper water where structure is found. Fishing on the points, humps, and drop offs around the islands should provide you with ample opportunities to catch your walleye. Live bait, such as worms, leeches, or minnows are a very good choice for our northern walleye.
Protected size for walleye: It is camp mandatory that all walleye 18 inches and above be returned to the water.