Walleye Fishing Guide
Walleye are a popular game fish in the Northwest Territories in both
the summer and winter. Walleye are found in the Mackenzie River watershed
as far north as the delta. They are often plentiful in tributary streams
of Great Slave Lake where they spawn and are sometimes found feeding
throughout the summer. They are also plentiful in some inland lakes
and rivers. The meat is excellent and the highlight of any walleye
trip is enjoying a famous shore lunch.
fighters, walleyes stay deep and wage a determined battle. In
most northern waters the walleye feeds most actively at sunrise and
sunset and night fishing can be more very effective. The larger,
mature fish will come into shallow rock shoals and around islands
to feed and many trophys have been taken still or drift fishing. Walleyes
prefer clean hard bottoms and water temperature from 65 to 75 degrees.
Casting, drifting, trolling and even downrigging can be effective
techniques in fishing the walleye. Walleye will respond to a wide
range of natural and artificial bait with live minnows and weighted
Record: 22 lbs. 4 ounces.
day trips to a week of fishing you can discover Northwest
Territories like you've never seen it before..
You can learn more about Northwest Territories fishing outfitters
by clicking on the lodge "name
links" below for details and rates info.
The location of each lodge is shown for your convenience.
You can view NWT Walleye outfitters, lodges & outpost camps listings
Lake Lodge, your fly-in fresh water fishing destination!
Only lodge on the lake! 5 species of fresh water fish in
one lake. The complete fishing experience for lake trout,
walleye, northern pike, arctic grayling and whitefish.
Hearne Lake Lodge is a custom fishing camp hosting a maximum
of 8 persons at one time. You set your own fishing schedule!
Our guest house has four separate bedrooms with 2 single
beds. All with a view of the lake The main lodge is on the
waters edge. Here you can sit, relax and enjoy a home cooked
meal. All meals and baking done on the premises.
Fly or drive to Yellowknife. From Yellowknife, our charter
float plane will take you directly to Hearne Lake. Our goal
is to make certain that you experience one of the best fishing
vacations available in the Canadian "Land of the Midnight
If you wish to explore NWT "camp
and fish" or "guided
fishing" options click the links.