Lake of the Woods Walleye Fishing Charters

Lake of the Woods Walleye Fishing Charters

Top Lake of the Woods Walleye Fishing Destinations

Best Walleye Fishing Charters in Lake of the Woods

Walleye Fishing in Lake of the Woods

  • Size 1 to 10 lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats River, Lake

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Lake of the Woods truly has it all – thousands of miles of water with endless hotspots to explore and every desirable freshwater species you can think of. But, if we’re talking about the best of the best, nothing beats Lake of the Woods Walleye fishing.
Walleye is what got the lake its excellent fishing reputation – they come in big numbers and sizes and they’re biting year-round. Bear in mind that there’s a strict catch-and-release season on some parts of the lake from early April to mid-May. The average size of these hard-fighting beauties is usually in the 2–5 lb range, but there are plenty of Walleye in the lake that weigh 10 pounds or more.
The best time to go after Walleye is, well, always. You can even catch these fish in winter by ice fishing. They like to move around a lot, but there’s always good fish for the taking on Lake of the Woods, especially when you know where to go. Some of the most prolific spots include Franz Jevne State Park (in spring), Clearwater Bay, Northwest Angle, and Witch Bay.
If you’d like to explore this fantastic body of water with a guide, your best bet is booking a trip out of Kenora, Nelson Falls, or Morson. Local captains offer a range of trips and multi-day packages with comfortable lodging, if one day of targeting Walleye just isn’t enough for you. All you need to take care of is your fishing license and any additional documents you might need if you’re crossing the US-Canada border.
Whether you’re going ice fishing or prefer conventional action on these productive waters, Walleye fishing on Lake of the Woods will impress you.

Lake of the Woods Walleye Fishing Seasons

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Walleye fishing in Lake of the Woods is highly variable throughout the year. High season is March and June to September. Closed season is April to May.

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