Wabigoon Lake Walleye Fishing Tips & Map of Walleye Hotspots

Spring: You can fill your boat with eaters using a 1/8 or 1/4 oz jig tipped with a minnow, twister tail or shad tail. The key in the spring is fish shallow (2' to 6') near gravel bars or feeder creeks. Also the Walleyes are very lethargic and the slower you can move your bait the better. You can pick up a trophy this way but your odds are better with small crank baits, shad raps or tail dancers.

Summer: The jigs still work well only you may want to tip it with a leach or night crawler. Spinners also work well. This time of the year depending upon the weather conditions, the key locations are on humps (sunken islands) and you can find them anywhere from the shallow water on top of the hump to suspended along side or at the bottom edge in deep water, usualy they move deeper when a cold front moves in.

Fall: This is a lot like spring fishing as they start to move back near the feeder creeks. Only this time of the year you can gear up with a larger minnows on a jig or bottom bouncer, and you will make it a trip to remember!

Print Map of Walleye Hotspots on Wabigoon Lake (Adobe .pdf)