[nggallery id=715]Today we had great flying conditions and departed around 9am from the main Air Ivanhoe, Foleyet, ON to one of their many walleye lakes to experience wilderness walleye fishing at it’s best. This was our pup Mulligan’s first float plane ride and she loved it!! Upon arrival to the lake we found a very comfortable outpost cabin, and boats. We immediately loaded out fishing gear and equipment in our boats and were off. Joel Theriault, our pilot and guide again packed the Minn Kota electric motor and portable Humminbird 130. As soon as we arrived at our first fishing spot I hooked up on a 23″ walleye on my second cast using a Triggerx 3″ Paddle Tail minnow rigged on a 1/4 oz. VMC jig.
For the next 3-hours we experienced non-stop walleye action with most of our walleye averaging 17-24″ in size. We fished the Rapala Walleye Team rods equipped with R-Type & Rapala spinning reels, Sufix 832, 10 lb. test braid adn Sufix fluorocarbon leaders with a variety of VMC jigs rigged with TriggerX plastic grubs and minnows.
Our two highlights was having a 46-48″ pike grab several 23″ walleye we were fighting, in addition to having it attack our walleye on our stringer. Joel ended up hooking the trophy pike on a 9″ Storm Wild Eye Living Shad, but as soon as the fish was hooked on 6lb. test, it snapped his line. Our second highlight was the special fresh shorelunch Joel prepared and the great TV tip he delivered on how he removes “Y” bones from a northern pike.
Make sure to watch this TV show once it airs in our new Canadian Sportfishing TV series primiering this coming fall across Canada. If you would like to enjoy some of the best wilderness walleye fishing Canada has to offer, make sure to contact, www.airivanhoe.com .