Walleye are moderately large and full-bodied fish. Walleye have two distinct dorsal fins and their eyes possess a silvery reflective quality making them appear blind or ‘wall-eyed’. These specially adapted eyes enable them to prey in low light conditions. A guest fishing on Otter Lake can expect to a typical walleye to range from 0.5 to 2 kg, but fish over 2 kg are not uncommon.
Walleye can be found in lakes and reservoirs throughout Saskatchewan and are especially abundant in the Churchill River. Walleye tend to favor mid-depth areas to 15 meters, typically ranging in the near-shore shallows during low-light conditions. Walleye spawn annually in May within the moderately flowing areas of gravel and cobble-lined streams, or over coarse gravel shoals within lakes. Eggs are broadcast over the substrate and once hatched the offspring must fend for themselves. Walleye tend to feed most aggressively during the dwindling light conditions of dawn and dusk. During these periods of the day, walleye have a distinct feeding advantage over their prey due to their highly developed vision. Walleye forage on other fish, and the yellow perch is an important prey species of many walleye populations.
Suggested Tackle for Walleye Fishing
We encourage anglers to use 6 to 6 ½ ft. medium action rods, with 8 lb. fishing line. For a different experience, ultra light rods and reels are a lot of fun for walleye fishing.
For tackle we suggest using 3/8 oz. lead heads with minnows or 3" to 4" plastic tails in yellow, chartreuse or white.
Where Can I Fish for Walleye?
Walleye can be found in following Thompson's Camps lakes:
- Otter Lake
- Day Fly-Out Lakes: Dead Lake, Fontaine Lake, Whitefish Lake and Whitemoose Lake
- Outpost Camp Lakes: Bill's Lake and Dead Lake
- Twin Falls Lodge
- Thompson's Camps Otter Lake Resort
- Canadian Fishing Outpost Camps