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Why Spring is the Ideal Time for Walleye Fishing

Why Spring is the Ideal Time for Walleye Fishing

There are few endeavors more rewarding for angler than targeting a new species of fish for the first time. And if you’ve never fished for Walleye before, you’ve certainly been missing out. But, as it is with many things, timing is key.

In the case of Walleye, the timing is now: spring is the ideal time to target these elusive fish. From their feeding habits to their spawning behavior, spring offers a perfect combination of factors that make walleye fishing an absolute thrill. Here’s why:

Feeding Frenzy

As the ice melts and the waters start to warm up, walleye become more active and hungrier after the long winter months. In spring, they’re on the prowl for food, making it the perfect time to catch them in abundance. Their voracious appetite means they’re more likely to strike at your bait or lure, giving you ample opportunities to land a big catch.

Shallow Water Spawning

During spring, walleye migrate to shallow water areas to spawn. These spawning grounds are often located near rocky shorelines, gravel beds, or shallow flats. Targeting these areas can significantly increase your chances of encountering walleye. Not only are they more concentrated in these areas during spawning season, but they’re also more accessible to anglers.

Aggressive Strikes

Springtime walleye are known for their aggressive strikes, especially as they prepare for spawning. They’re in peak physical condition and full of energy, making them more likely to hit your bait with force. The adrenaline rush of a walleye strike in spring is an exhilarating experience that every angler should feel at least once.

If you’re looking for the ultimate springtime walleye fishing experience, consider booking your trip with us at Mattice Lake Outfitters in Armstrong Station, Ontario. With our comfortable accommodations and pristine fishing locations, we’ll ensure you have an unforgettable fishing adventure! Call us toll free at 1-800-411-0334 or email us at mattice@walleye.ca to begin planning your trip today!

How a Fishing Trip Can Help You Improve as an Angler

How a Fishing Trip Can Help You Improve as an Angler

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What to Look for in a Hunting and Fishing Outfitter

What to Look for in a Hunting and Fishing Outfitter

Anyone that travels for fishing or hunting purposes knows that choosing the right outfitter can make all the difference between an average outdoor experience and an unforgettable adventure. With so many options out there, it’s essential to know what to look for when selecting an outfitter. Let me share some key factors to consider before… Continue Reading

How to Get in Shape for a Canoe Trip

How to Get in Shape for a Canoe Trip

Canoe trips are a great way to get good exercise, build bonds with friends and family, and see the great outdoors. But while you’re gearing up for such a trip, you’ll want to make sure you’re in tip-top shape for the adventure ahead. Here are a few tips to help you do exactly that: Cardiovascular… Continue Reading

How to Improve at Fishing Over the Winter

How to Improve at Fishing Over the Winter

As the winter months drag on, it’s easy to start missing those sunny days spent by the water with your fishing rod in hand. But just because the lakes might be frozen over doesn’t mean you can’t continue to hone your fishing skills. In fact, the winter can be an excellent time to improve your… Continue Reading

Debunking Common Myths About Moose Hunting

Debunking Common Myths About Moose Hunting

Moose hunting is a pursuit that has fascinated and challenged hunters for generations. However, it’s also a subject that’s surrounded by numerous myths and misconceptions. Today, let’s debunk some of the most common myths about moose hunting and shed light on the realities of this incredible adventure. Moose Hunting Is Easy One of the most… Continue Reading

What Makes Walleye Fishing So Desirable?

What Makes Walleye Fishing So Desirable?

There’s something truly special about walleye fishing. It’s not just about the thrill of the catch; it’s about the unique experiences you can have and the satisfaction it brings. If you have never had the pleasure, it’s worth travelling for. Let’s dive into what makes walleye fishing so desirable: The Challenge of the Catch Walleye… Continue Reading

Why the Challenge of Moose Hunting is Worth It

Why the Challenge of Moose Hunting is Worth It

When it comes to hunting in North America, there are few creatures that rival the intimidating size and elusiveness of a moose. These massive creatures are deceptively fast and, depending on where you live, you’ll have to travel to find them. But those who have successfully completed a moose hunt will tell you that the… Continue Reading

How to Prepare for a Fall Fishing Trip

How to Prepare for a Fall Fishing Trip

There’s something truly special about the crisp, cool air and the vibrant colors of fall. It’s the perfect time to plan an unforgettable fishing trip, perhaps one in a remote locale. If that’s your plan this autumn, it’s important to be prepared, especially if you are used to angling in the warmer weather. Here’s how… Continue Reading

The Hidden Benefits of a Remote Canoe Trip

The Hidden Benefits of a Remote Canoe Trip

Going on a canoe trip to a remote area provides such a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Embracing the serenity of the outdoors can be a transformative experience. Here are some of the hidden benefits of embarking on a remote canoeing expedition. Disconnect to Reconnect In a world dominated by… Continue Reading