Walleyes are the most popular game fish in Lake of the Woods. Their mild fillets are prized for shorelunch. They average about 2 pounds but grow to over 10 pounds and 5 - 6 pounders are common. They are voracious carnivores and love minnows, worms and leeches. Always fish within a few feet of the bottom. If you're not catching walleyes you're not deep enough. Over the summer the walleyes move. In the spring after they spawn they are found along boulder and sand shorelines. At the end of June they start to show up on the reefs where they can be caught through August. Then for a short time while the weather changes they can be caught along weed beds. In the fall they move into deeper water and are caught where it's about 30ft deep and there's a little current. Jigs and spinners tipped with bait are the most common lures.
Walleye are abundant in Lake of the Woods. In springtime walleye will take almost any bait or lure, but may be more challenging to catch through the summer months. Fall often brings another peak of walleye feeding activity. Walleye are readily caught through the ice, usually on jigs, jigging spoons or minnows. They prefer weed, wood and rock cover, and therefore fishing is generally best on cloudy or overcast days. Try casting or trolling with spinners or minnow-imitating plugs. The best live bait includes minnows, earthworms, and crayfish.
Please link to the fishing lodges below that offer walleye fishing on Lake of the Woods. For more lodges that offer walleye fishing visit Susnet Country's website dedicated to Ontario, Canada Walleye Fishing.