As the water warms up, the Walleyes leave the shallows and go a little deeper. Around mid-June the Walleyes go back to their usual feeding patterns at their regular feeding areas. Mid-June to mid-July; the Walleyes still school and can be found off rocky points, shoals, islands and along weed lines. They will be a little deeper and primarily in the 4 to 10-foot range. It might take a little time to find where they are schooling if you have never fished the lake before. Once you find them, it's non-stop action.
During the summer and fall, mid-July to ice-in, the Walleyes still school and can be found off rocky points, shoals, islands and along weed lines. Fishing this time of year is a matter of preference. The smaller Walleyes slow down their feeding patterns so you will not get the extremely high numbers, with the exception of rainy or windy days. This is also the time of year when the big trophy female Walleyes no longer have cold water in the deep to slow down their metabolism so they start coming into the shallows to feed. Some of the biggest Walleyes in Ontario have been caught in the heat of August. The big females don't start feeding until dusk and will keep feeding all night long. If you want to catch multiple Walleyes in the 25 to 34-inch range, night fishing is your ticket. We will describe this in detail on our Walleye fishing tips page.
Walleyes in our fly-in lakes are very common in the 1 to 3-pound range. You should catch a few in the 4 to 5-pound range during the day. Mid-spring before the big females go deep, you should catch a few in the 25 to 28-inch range and you can sacrifice numbers and try to fish deeper for 28 to 30-inch Walleyes. In the heat of summer, the 1 to 3-pound Walleyes are still the most common. Trolling close to shore at dusk and at night should produce a few Walleyes over 30 inches. On occasion, Walleyes in the 10 to 18-pound range get caught and released on our fly-in lakes.
Base Camp on Lower Twin Lake:
The Walleye fishing at our drive-to base camp is great. You will not see the numbers that you will see on a fly-in but you will see the same sizes and most certainly catch enough Walleyes to be happy. Pete's Bay is the major Walleye Spawning area for Upper & Lower Twin Lakes and a Provincial Fish Sanctuary, which translates into Walleye Producing Machine. In early spring and late fall some of the biggest Walleyes in the Nakina area are found in the Drowning River, which in part flows from Upper Twin Lake and Lower Twin. Walleyes in the Twin Lakes are generally caught a couple of feet deeper because the water is clearer than the fly-in lake. Be equipped to fish in the 8 to 12-foot range and don't forget the Tartar Sauce.
Walleye Photo Gallery 1
Walleye Photo Gallery 2