Hi Italo, thanks in advance for taking the time to answer my question. Where in Sturgeon Lakes’ south end would you suggest I fish for Walleye at this time of year when the water is cooling down? Would it vary depending on time of day?

Posted on September 12th, 2016

Hi Paul, you are welcome! Right now the water is not cooling down enough to create a “turn-over” (where the surface colder water mixes with the subsurface warmer water and it all turns colder). The walleye will still be in their summer pattern. This means you can get them shallower or deeper. They will also start moving to current areas at dusk like below Fenelon Falls. That is a good place to cast a Rapala Original #11 or Husky Jerk right at dusk.

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Goose Bay is still one of the best areas to fish during the day. If you have a hydrographic chart of the lake you will see where the old creek channel comes from McLaren’s Creek and meets Goose Bay. Fishing both sides of that channel and either casting a Jointed Rapala #11 or a 1/8 oz. Beetle Spin around the stumps will work well. Lastly I suggest you try fishing the deeper weedbeds in Goose Bay in 7-9′ of water. Ripping 1/4 & 3/8 oz. black bucktail jigs around those weeds work well and also casting a Rapala Shad Rap #5 early and late in the day. Hope you catch-em!

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