The Walleye fishing is very good out of the northwest angle just like the rest of this lake. Good numbers of walleye are caught here with some very big fish up to 30 inches. Anglers typically catch their limits of walleye and you have the option to fish Minnesota or Canadian waters. This area also offers a little more protection from the wind than on the south shore.
Fishing the Drop-offs
Fish the drop-offs around the islands, points and reefs and you’ll catch plenty of walleye here from spring through fall.
Fishing the Points
There are a lot of points to fish here and they will hold walleye all season long. The wind blown points with deep water nearby will usually be the better points to fish.
Fishing the Islands
You have. a lot of islands to fish here, especially if you head into Canadian waters. Islands will hold walleye all season long. Fish the wind blown shorelines and the deeper water near the islands and you’ll find a lot more walleye.
Fishing the Reefs
Anglers have plenty of offshore reefs to fish here too. Reefs will hold good numbers of walleye all summer and fall, so make sure you have a good map to help you find these spots quicker.
Fishing the Rocks
There are a lot of rocks in the area and walleye will be found around the rocks from spring through fall. Early in the year, rocky shorelines will hold a lot of walleye and in the summer and fall, the deeper shorelines and offshore rocky structures will hold good numbers of fish.
Fishing the Weeds
There are plenty of weeds in this part of the lake and you can find some walleye around the weeds too. The new green weeds will hold fish early in the year and the deeper weed edges are better in the summer and fall.
Best Baits for Walleye
Walleye eat a variety of different baits, however, when push comes to shove, it is much easier to catch them with live baits. Minnows, nightcrawlers and leeches are definitely the best live baits for walleye.
While most anglers will just use live baits, many anglers will also target walleye with lures as well. Crankbaits and soft plastics are the best lures for walleye, however, you can catch walleye with a variety of different lures.
When targeting walleye, there are many different rigs that you can use to catch them. While most anglers will keep it super simple and just use a simple jighead, many anglers will use a variety of rigs such as spinner rigs, 3 way rigs, bottom bouncers, drop shot rigs and many others.
To learn more, take a look at our best rigs for walleye page.
Jigging is by far the most popular technique for walleye fishing, however, you can catch them a variety of different ways. Casting, trolling and drifting are some of the other awesome techniques that anglers use for walleye.
To learn more, take a look at our best techniques for walleye page.
Our walleye fishing section has tons of tips on the best lures, live baits, where to catch them and how to catch them.