This is one of the best drive to fishing areas for walleye in all of Ontario.  It’s one of the best big numbers areas to fish and the big fish are here too.  Lac Seul is king here, but the English river is awesome too and you can fish nearby Wenasaga Lake and Pakwash Lake.  You have so many options and only so much time.

Lac Seul

The Ear Falls area of Lac Seul is an outstanding walleye fishing destination.  The fishing is great here for the opener as thousands of walleye move up into the fish sanctuary to spawn.  The river is off limits to fishing early in the year, but you can catch plenty of walleye in the mouth just outside of the sanctuary as well as throughout the northern part of Lac Seul.

In summer and fall, many anglers make longer boat rides to catch walleye, but there are plenty of walleye in the area if you choose to stay close.  You can catch walleye in the current area just south of the bridge above the dam from spring through fall.  The islands, points, neck-down areas and rocky shorelines hold plenty of fish here too.

Learn more on our Lac Seul Walleye Fishing near Ear Falls page.

English River System

At times, the walleye fishing can be ridiculous on the river.  Most anglers will fish just below the dam.  If the waters aren’t too rough, this is one of the best spots to consistently catch lots of walleye on the river.  If you work your way down the river, you can find walleye in the main river channel, at the mouths of several feeder creeks around a few islands and at times, up along the shorelines too.

Lake Wenasaga

Lake Wenasaga is a very good walleye lake and it gets a lot less fishing pressure than Lac Seul.  You will most likely catch a lot more walleye and bigger walleye on nearby Lac Seul, but the fishing is very good on Wenasaga as well.

Pakwash Lake

Pakwash Lake is a very good walleye lake.  Many people come here to visit every year and the fishing is so good that they never feel the need to go to nearby Lac Seul.  Anglers have the option to fish current, rocky shorelines, points, bays and offshore structure.  Anglers catch good numbers of walleye here with big fish too.

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.  Minnowsnightcrawlers 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.

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Live Baits for Walleye

Lures for Walleye

Best Rigs for Walleye

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 rigs3 way rigsbottom bouncers, drop shot rigs and many others.

To learn more, take a look at our best rigs for walleye page.

Best Techniques for Walleye

Jigging is by far the most popular technique for walleye fishing, however, you can catch them a variety of different ways.  Castingtrolling 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.

Learn More About Walleye

Our walleye fishing section has tons of tips on the best lures, live baits, where to catch them and how to catch them.

Visit our walleye fishing website to learn more.