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Trophy Walleye at Red Pine Wilderness Lodge, ON.

Posted on August 1st, 2011

[nggallery id=575]We just experienced a great 1 1/2 days of fishing at Red Pine Wilderness Lodge on Lady Evelyn Lake.  Located approximately 100 miles north-east of North Bay, ON, Lady Evelyn Lake is a large reservoir which was created when the Lady Evelyn River was dammed.  Today, this lake produces thousands of trophy walleye all season long.  We had fished at Red Pine Wilderness Lodge for the last 3-yrs., and each year we catch more, bigger walleye!

We arrived at the lodge on Fri. afternoon, we enjoyed a delicious meal, waited for the thunder storms to subside and headed out on the water.  Ryan Edinborough, our guide took us to a reef that had a fast dropping break and we started fishing in 20′ of water.  The top producing jig/bait combo on Lady Evelyn is a 1/8 oz. jighead tipped with 1/2 a worm and fished right on the bottom.  My first fish was a trophy 28″ walleye.  We also caught a 25 & a 24″ walleye, and then headed back to the lodge.

The next day we had great weather, we enjoyed a nice breakfast and headed out around 9am.  By the time we got to our first spot it was already 30C with bright sunny skies.  That did not discourage the walleye from hitting. We caught lot’s of walleye ranging in size from 2 lb., right up to 8 lb. fishing structure breaks in the 20-25′ depth.  We went out again after dinner and the results were the same.

We fished the Rapala Walleye Team spinning rods matched with Shift and R-Type spinning reels and loaded with 20 lb. test Sufix 832 braided line.  We also used a Sufix 12 lb. test fluorocarbon leader and 1/8 oz. jigs tipped with worms.

If you would love to enjoy excellent walleye fishing, at a drive-to location where the whole family can have a great time, Red Pine Wilderness Lodge is the place!

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