The walleye fishing is very good up here. For a drive-in destination, it may be some of the better walleye fishing you can experience. There are lots of them here in Red Lake, Gullrock Lake and the other lakes that make up the chain of lakes here. You have smaller, more remote lakes to go along with some awesome fly-in lakes as well.
Red Lake can be an awesome numbers lake, but since it is so big, some anglers may not learn the lake well enough to take advantage of what the lake truly offers. With a big boat and motor and a good map, you can bounce from spot to spot while catching walleye all day long. Red Lake is also known as an awesome lake for trophy walleye.
Keg Lake is a smaller lake with a lot of rock hazards, but that doesn’t stop some anglers from taking advantage of the awesome walleye fishing early in the season. You can catch walleye here year-round, but early in the year, you will find a lot of walleye in the shallower water that is found on Keg Lake.
Gullrock Lake is one of the easiest drive to lakes to fish for walleye. They have had good regulations to protect their fishery for a while and they have been paying off for years. Anglers catch a ridiculous amount of walleye in this lake and big fish are here too.
Two Island Lake is a smaller lake on the chain, but you still have plenty of deeper water, offshore structure and lots of walleye from spring through fall. While most anglers will head over to Gullrock Lake to catch a ridiculous amount of walleye, you can put up some impressive number on Two Island Lake as well.
Ranger Lake is a great lake early in the year as tons of walleye move into the lake to spawn. Anglers can catch walleye here all season, but when it opens up early in the year, it can be outstanding for walleye.
Nungesser Lake is very remote and the walleye fishing reflects that. Anglers catch lots of walleye with some very big fish every single week of the fishing season.
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.
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.