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NWT 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.

Strong 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 jigs. Canadian Record: 22 lbs. 4 ounces.

From 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 below.

Yellowknife- NWT

Hearne 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 Sun"!

If you wish to explore NWT "camp and fish" or "guided fishing" options click the links.

As a delicious fish fry or a shore lunch walleye rules. Come Walleye fishing ..in the NWT.
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