Go Walleye Fishing in Canada All Times of the Year

By: Miodrag Trajkovic

Walleye fish are best known for their attractive gold and green colors as well as their glowing eyes. They normally roam in the waters of Canada particularly in Canadian Shield lakes in Ontario.

When Is the Best Time to Fish?

Fishing walleye during springtime can produce one of the biggest amounts of fish. But if you're after larger ones, then you must go walleye fishing in Canada during the fall. A lot of people dare to fish for walleye during the morning and at sunset. It's easier for you to catch them when the lights are dim or the water is murky.

How to Catch Walleye Fish

Nevertheless, regardless of what time of year it is, you must arm yourself with adequate knowledge needed to catch walleye.

There are different strategies you can apply when walleye fishing in Canada. First of all, you must know that walleye are plenty in underwater reefs throughout lakes and rivers, especially when the season changes from spring to summer. So you must understand the proper ways to fish off reefs.

The Art of Spawning Walleye Fish

When you're spawning walleye fish, you go for hard gravel bottoms as well as light currents. However, these species are highly adaptable and you can find them in waters 12 meters deep. Walleye that live in the northern part of Canada grow slower than others but their lifespan can be twice as other counterparts that are found in warmer lakes. Northern walleye are also tastier than southern walleye.

Methods of Catching Walleye

Walleye jigging is considered to be one of the most famous methods in catching them. A jig is, in fact, your most straightforward item belonging in your tackle box. It is just a hook connected to the lead head. You should also learn to handle the following variables, namely, location, colors, and bait.

Aside from jigging, drifting the lure is another popular method. To fully maximize your experience in catching walleye, you should know the various drifting strategies. Keep in mind that it takes more than merely pulling the anchor up and allowing the current or wind to take you. You need to master the proper manner of controlling the drifts speed before you can successfully catch walleye.

Yet, if you are fishing without a guide, the best known fishing strategy is to ask. You can request your fellow anglers to give you information regarding the areas where to catch best the walleye fish. Remember, the feed of the river or lake, the structure of the waters bottom, and the waters murkiness can overall determine your success rate in catching them.

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