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Walleye fishing on Lac Seul, Ontario leaves nothing to be desired. They can put up a good fight and make excellent eating fish for your shore lunch. Find tips on catching walleye for your next fishing trip to Lac Seul.

Best Times to Catch Walleye

Walleye are a light sensitive predator that eat a wide variety of forage. Any aquatic life that is good protein, in the right size is on the menu. Walleye are most active in the morning and evening due to light conditions. Ontario has a number of river systems that have tea-stained water from the trees flooded. The tea-stained waters of Lac Seul equalizes the harshness of the midday sun, much like sunglasses, which helps them see, feed, and stay shallower in daylight, and grow big. Wind and cloudy conditions only seem to enhance the walleye bite on Lac Seul.

Catching Walleye in Ontario
walleye schooling habits

Schooling Habits

Walleye are a schooling fish, and seem to hang in the same size groups probably due to size of the forage they are feeding on. If you catch a walleye, drop a marker, there’s a good chance there are more there. Walleye are found throughout the water column, and are caught a variety of ways. The average walleye in Ontario is between 1.5 and 3 lbs. It is not uncommon to catch one over 10 lbs/30in. The Ontario record walleye is 22.3 lbs.

Angling Tips for Walleye Fishing

There are many techniques to catch walleye when angling for them. Location and mood dictate presentation. Deep fish and usually negative fish generally want live bait (minnow, leech, or crawler) on a jig, slip bobber, or rig fished slow, anchored or drifting. The shallower the walleye, usually the more aggressive. A better choice for contacting more walleye when they are more aggressive are drifting or trolling jigs, bottom bouncers with spinners or rigs, and crankbaits. Fishing weed beds can also be effective. Casting to the weed edge with crankbaits and plastics or troll contouring the edge at varying depths can contact feeding fish. Casting to shore, rock piles, and across points with jigs, plastics, and crankbaits work well also when the fish are aggressive.

angling tips for walleye fishing
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