Additionally November is an excellent month to fish Rapala RSC counter reels and walleye trolling rods for trophy-size Great Lakes Walleye that suspended in open water to feed on large schools of baitfish like immature gizzard shad. Anglers from Lake Michigan are reporting good catches trolling with crankbaits. Western Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair anglers are using mixed techniques to catch their walleye which is a combination of trolling and jigging. Eastern Lake Ontario that are targetting trophy female walleye trolling an assortment of crankbaits including the Rapala Tail Dancer #11 with braided line and counter reels have found it tough receintly. Some believe the walleye have temporarily moved out of the Lower Bay of Quinte to feed elsewhere, but we are getting reports of big walleye still being caught, but they are scattered, closer to weedlines and many are being caught at night when they cruise even shallower.
Our warm summer may have affected the big walleye migration in high numbers. My friends and I started fishing for the big females in Aug. and had good fishing right up until recently. The major storm we had pass through may have also had an effect on their location. Let’s hope they return soon in good numbers!