Walleye are schooling fish, they tend to fish in bunches in structures where bait food is abundant. At Rusty Myers we will provide you with a detailed map for all of the walleye hotspots on your lake. We also recommend when you arrive at your outpost that you talk to the group that is leaving. We recommend you bring portable depth finders. All of our lakes are busting with walleyes so if you use your map you should have a bite in the first 5-10 minutes. There is nothing like a fly-in fishing trip in Canada and our goal is to make your trip one that you will want to come back to year after year. Our lakes consistently produce trophy walleyes so bring your cameras and take a quick picture and then release the lunker so you can catch it again the next year. The movement of walleyes throughout the year you will need to keep in mind - both location of the fish and the depth you are fishing. All of the seasons for walleye fishing in Canada are fantastic so find the time that works best for your group and we will help put you on the fish. The following will help you with finding walleye depending on the date you book your trip with Rusty Myers.
The spawning migration of walleyes begins soon after the ice goes out, at water temperatures of 38-44ºF and peak when water temperatures reach 42-50ºF. Walleyes spawn at night in depths between 2′ and 6′ over sand or gravel bottoms. After spawning walleye tend to remain in shallow water (under 15ft) to feed and can stay shallow all day, due the low angle of the spring sun that has little effect on their light sensitive eyes.
Once summer arrives the water temperature increases and light from the sun (higher in the sky) forces the walleye to deeper water (15 to 30 feet) during the day. However during diminished light, early morning and into the evening (dusk) walleye will move in shallow areas to feed using cover and structure (weeds, sand bars and rock humps)
In the fall walleyes will move shallower as the surface temperature begins to cool. The fall sun once again is lower on the horizon allowing walleye to feed during the day. When the water temperature drops into the lower 40’s and the oxygen content is constant in all depths, walleyes are usually found deeper.
Rusty Myers Outpost Lakes Prime Locations:
- Fast moving water - water coming into the lake or out, channel areas with moving water
- Shallow extended weed flats and reefs will hold walleye in Spring and Fall. Fish the edges
- Wind swept shorelines having gravel-rubble will attract walleye spawning. Fish sloping points or breaklines adjacent to the spawning grounds.
- Deep reefs, humps are good summer spots, especially those connected to other structures.
- Sharp drop-offs located in the main lake will produce walleye from late summer to early fall.
- Breaklines that have many irregular features points, transitions from rock to weeds will hold more walleye in summer