According to the most recent Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada, walleye are the fish species caught most across the country, accounting for more than one out of every four fish landed by anglers. These big-eyed, sharp-toothed perch are found in countless Canadian waterbodies, from shallow, featureless prairie reservoirs to deep Canadian Shield lakes to the mighty Great Lakes themselves. They grow large and bite readily, and if you keep a few smaller fish for the table, they make a meal fit for royalty.
The fact they inhabit such diverse habitats, however, means you have to be knowledgeable, versatile and adaptable to catch them, changing your tactics as needed from one type of waterbody to another. That’s where my top 12 tactics come into play, guaranteeing to help you put more—and bigger—walleye on the ice this hardwater season…
Gord Pyzer’s 12 all-time greatest winter walleye tips • Outdoor Canada is written by Gord Pyzer for www.outdoorcanada.ca