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- Walleye are known for light, delicate bites, and are generally less aggressive than Northern.
- A lighter action rod will result in more fish on the line and a more enjoyable time. Also the break down ones are more convenient for flying in small float planes.
- Light line is as important as a light action rod, 6 to 8 pounds.
- Vertical jigging and trolling catches most walleye.
- Good lures include: Jigs: ¼, ⅜, and ½ oz. with a white, yellow, black or chartreuse 4 inch double twister tail.
- Medium to heavy action rod capable of handling 12-20 pounds line and heavier lures. Rods that break down are much better for flying in the smaller planes.
- For early season fishing (end of May to mid June) 10 to 12 pound line will work well. When the weeds are fully-grown, from mid-June on, heavier line will be better to bring the fish in.
- The reel you choose depends on the rod and line you have. Shimano, Shakespeare, and Quantum all make quality equipment.
- Lures include: Johnson Silver Minnows (weedless), Large rapalas (4-6"), gray, orange, and neon.
44" Northern Pike
- An assortment of spoons, smaller spoons are better later in the season to keep out of the weeds. Popular colors are red, white, yellow, blue and chartreuse. Rattle baits, 5 of Diamonds, dare devils, buzz baits, mepp spinners and spinner baits are also very good for pike fishing.
- For Spring or Fall fishing, use a light rod with 8 pound test using an assortment of smaller lures such as small cleos, twister tails, mepps, and small spoons.
- Lake Trout are usually In 10-15 feet of water and often caught fishing for Walleye and Northern Pike.
- In the fall, fishing Is mainly on the reefs where they are spawning.
These are a few of the many lures and ways of catching northern, walleye and trout. A basic lure like a jig and double twister tail are the essentials to a good fishing trip. Bring a variety of lures but it isn't necessary to bring a whole pile of tackle.
The quality of our fishing will make any fisherman excited. To keep it that way we require that all Northerns over 27.5” and Walleye over 18” be released, the rest of your limit as per camp regulations. Manitoba requires barbless hooks, which means that you must crimp the barb with a pair of pliers. Crimping your barb should not effect the number of fish you catch. Quick Release also gives the fish a better survival rate after they are released so that we may have healthy and large fish returned to the water. In doing so, we know that our lakes will remain some of Manitoba's finest fishing lakes for years to come.