Hi Italo. I would like to get out for some spring walleye. I was thinking of heading down to the grand river or the dam in dunnville next weekend. I have never really had much luck fishing for walleye despite my many efforts could you give me some pointers Im not even sure if this would be a good location to try at this time of year. I live in hamilton and i would like to fish somewhere decent within 11.5 hours from home. Thanks for all the help. Keep up the good work.

Posted on May 13th, 2013

Hi Mark….The Lower Grand River can be hit & miss for walleye, especially below the Dunnville, ON dam since they can move up and down, and out, at will. I have had good fishing there in the spring just using 1/8 and 1/4 oz. jigheads/3″ twister-tail grubs and fishing them on the 7-12′ breaks. There is a good break to fish right at the base of the dam on the east-side (the west-side has a shallow-taper). You have to jig carefully there from shore since there are old wooden piles and other wood in the water and you can get stuck on bottom easily if you jig right to shore. If you are fishing from a boat, the tail-out of the large pool at the base of the dam where it goes from 20′ up to 7′ is an excellent area to jig. There are also two deep holes down-stream where you can also fish the 7-12′ breaks. Most boat anglers find it easier to troll with a crankbait that swims at 7′, like the Rapala Dives To Thug. The other area that has produced good trolling for walleye is the canal that joins Lake Couchiching with Sparrow Lake, especially above and below the railway bridge that goes over the river. Average depth is 7′, same Rapala Thug would work well there….God bless you, Italo

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