Ontario Walleye Fishing

As with other common fish like Muskie and Northern Pike, Walleye fishing in Ontario is truly spectacular. Lakes and rivers up here are teeming with Walleye, some over 35 inches! The lakes in Canada tend to be cooler so the Walleye live longer and grow larger than their southern counterparts. If you find yourself netting one over 30 inches it’s probably at least 20 years old!

Walleye Fishing Techniques

  •  It’s not uncommon to catch 30-60 a day
  • Live bait such as worms or minnows on a jig head tend to work the best
  • Trolling with a Rapala can also be as successful
  • Sunrise and sunset are the best times to fish
  • 1/4 ounce lead-head jig tipped with a minnow, leech, or worm is a set-up option

Walleye Fishing Regulations

  • Not more than 1 greater than 18 in (46 cm)
  • Sport license possession limit – 4; Conservation license possession limit – 2