Fall is a great time to intercept heavily feeding trophy female walleye that often reach weights of over 10 lb. These fish feed heavily before moving into their winter staging areas and eventually spawning in early spring.
James Beauprie has been regularly catching big Walleye, Smallmouth Bass and Pike fishing the same waters. Good catches are being reported from Georgian Bay, the Detroit River, Niagara River and eastern Lake Ontario.
Most anglers are either jigging with a round jighead/4″ plastic grub near the bottom, jigging a “blade-bait”, or trolling with deep-diving crankbaits like the Rapala Tail Dancer #9 & #11 to reach depths of up to 30′. Weather is a big factor in Nov. but we have been fortunate thus far to get a mix of nasty, windy weather but also amazing fair weather and warm temperatures in the high-teens. This trophy Walleye fishing will continue in the above areas until the season closes or waters ice-up.