Trophy Walleye Fishing in Manitoba.

Catch Trophy Northern Pike

The North Seal walleye fishery shocks every angler who experiences it.

This is the Northernmost boundary for walleye in Manitoba, so you would think populations and size would be small. Just the opposite. Fish here AVERAGE 20-24″ in length with girths to match. Fish 26-28″ are commonplace and Master Anglers have been taken up to 34″. The record catch for one boat in one day was 408 fish. The healthy baitfish populations continue to drive this fishery stronger every year. Rivers, channels, points, bays, even weed beds, there are few areas in the North Seal these fish do not use. To see large walleye suspended mid-day amongst cabbage beds in crystal clear water is amazing. To see four surrounding a white jig in 4 feet of water is anticipation at its finest.

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All of our Lodges and Outposts offer all 4 Trophy Species.

Because the North Seal river system connects all of the lake together, we benefit in having all species moving throughout the system. All of our camps have 4 species plus others like whitefish and burbot. We can guide you in catching these trophy fish on any of our lakes.

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Time of Year & Water Temps

Our season opens beginning of June and closes in September. Trophy Northern Pike movement patterns change during the coarse of the year and happen fairly rapidly. At the beginning of June, after the ice on the lakes breaks up, the big and small fish (Pike and Lake Trout) are ravenous and are sunning in the cold shallow water. Mid to late June, weeds start growing in the shallow areas, the water begins to warm and pike move to the shallow weeds. Early July, the bigger pike start moving to slightly deeper weeds (approx 4′-8′ depth) and drop-offs around rocky areas, shallow weeds, island drop-offs and points, channels in rivers and in lakes, sheltered bays with drops or darker water. End of July to beginning of August the water warms and the bigger fish sit in deep weeds at the bottom (approx. 4′-14′) and some become less aggressive. Smaller fish can still be found in the shallow areas. Watch for special circumstances i.e. shallow weeds with small fish in them and a drop next to it. The bigger fish may be in that 5′ dark area waiting. Mouths of rivers produce all throughout the season. End of August to beginning of September the fish are coming back to the shallows to feed in the warmer water before winter. The lake is also turning over bringing the lake trout up to shallow water.

June Walleye Patterns

Ice-out, water temps, and weather dictate the behavior in June. Ice-out is generally late May to early June. Fishing is generally very shallow for walleye. There are no significant weeds at this time. Walleye are  in water ranging from 3’-15’, in current areas, rivers, and off sand points. You may even get a view of them right off our dock feeding on the minnows. 30+” walleye have been spotted there. Depending on the time of ice-out, they will start to move slightly deeper late in the month. At this time of the year,  they can be in very shallow water, in the river areas and also concentrated in large numbers in shallow bays 2-4’.   By late June they will move to deeper water approx. 6′ – 17′. You can often find them in narrow funneling water such as between islands and river mouths later in the month when the small fish get pushed through these areas.

July Walleye Patterns

Walleye begin strong patterns, forming huge, tight schools in current areas, walleye fishing at its finest with lots of 20-26” fish and larger. Most walleye by one boat in a day – 308!

August Walleye Patterns

Walleye are in same patterns as July and larger size. Many of our 28”-32″ are caught at this time.

September Walleye Patterns

Water is cooling rapidly and the scenery is gorgeous. Walleye will move when the lake turns over and will generally move onto mid-lake humps.

June Walleye Patterns

Ice-out, water temps, and weather dictate the behavior in June. Ice-out is generally late May to early June. Fishing is generally very shallow for walleye. There are no significant weeds at this time. Walleye are  in water ranging from 3’-15’, in current areas, rivers, and off sand points. You may even get a view of them right off our dock feeding on the minnows. 30+” walleye have been spotted there. Depending on the time of ice-out, they will start to move slightly deeper late in the month. At this time of the year,  they can be in very shallow water, in the river areas and also concentrated in large numbers in shallow bays 2-4’.   By late June they will move to deeper water approx. 6′ – 17′. You can often find them in narrow funneling water such as between islands and river mouths later in the month when the small fish get pushed through these areas.

July Walleye Patterns

Walleye begin strong patterns, forming huge, tight schools in current areas, walleye fishing at its finest with lots of 20-26” fish and larger. Most walleye by one boat in a day – 308!

August Walleye Patterns

Walleye are in same patterns as July and larger size. Many of our 28”-32″ are caught at this time.

September Walleye Patterns

Water is cooling rapidly and the scenery is gorgeous. Walleye will move when the lake turns over and will generally move onto mid-lake humps.