Walleye fishing in Ontario is arguably the most quintessential Canadian fishing adventure every angler should experience. Imagine walking up to the dock before sunrise, gear, and tackle in tow as mist emanates from the lake. Whether you are targeting a personal best, aiming to limit out on eaters, our outpost on Rough Rock Lake grants you access to over 50 miles of Canadian shoreline. At Rough Rock Lodge, we give you the option to fish on your own or with one of our knowledgeable guides. Before we start getting the cabins ready, we want to share some standard guidelines to maximize your Canadian fishing adventure.

Walleye Habitat and Behavior

Many anglers consider spring to be the best time to target walleye while fishing in Ontario; however, they eat nearly five percent of their body weight during the summer months. It’s essential to consider these fish prefer darkness. So, even though they can be caught with ample daylight, you may have better luck by targeting them early in the morning, at dusk, or on a cloudy day. Stained water also presents an excellent opportunity. Navigating to deeper waters or those with structure is one of the best ways to increase your odds on a sunny day. 

Walleye tend to travel in schools; therefore, it has become a best practice to mark your spot after a few nibbles or your first catch. After identifying the school, you can cast into it, jig, or use bottom bouncers to avoid snags if the lake floor is very rocky. Many fishermen and women employ the trolling method after dark with mimic minnows, crankbaits, and jerkbaits. Walleye are opportunistic hunters and aren’t picky eaters, but they seem to prefer insects and smaller fish to crayfish, frogs, and small mammals. 

Rough Rock: Your Outpost for Walleye Fishing in Ontario

Rough Rock Outpost offers comfortable accommodations surrounded by the unscathed Canadian wilderness. Our rates and packages are designed to facilitate several options and include meals, fishing guides, and boat rental—depending on what you prefer. We take pride in the beauty of Ontario and invite you to experience it firsthand. Please call 712- 490 -6891 or visit us online for more information on how we can help make the most of your Canadian fishing experience.