Walleye Fishing - Ottawa Valley

The newest and most exciting fishery to our lake is the walleye fishery. Walleye are not native to Lake Clear but, were introduced a few years ago as part of a lake trout management strategy. During that time they have adapted well to our lake and have become one of our most popular species. Special conservation restrictions apply to our walleye population with a 20 inch minimum size limit and a two fish limit being strongly enforced. (The limit is one fish if you have a conservation fishing license)

Walleye are our most actively biting fish with good catches from the third Saturday in May opening day through to the winter. Fishing is best in the early morning and late evening. Quarter ounce jigs with nightcrawlers or scent bait are the most productive lures; but, when they are hitting hot they will hit a hang nail.

Because this species was intended to be a conservation fishery we suggest that Lake Clear walleye anglers be prepared to do a lot of catch and release fishing. They are easily caught and a lot of fun, but, most will have to be released because of our special restrictions. Hey, that's what most of us are into anyway