Lower Manitou is one of the best fishing lakes in Northwestern Ontario, but it’s not known for its Walleye fishing. In the last few years however the Walleye population seems to have grown and they have started to create quiet a buzz on the lake. Certain times of the year are better than others; June and September seem to be the best. Fish range in size from under 18’, to trophy size 25-33”. In fact it is usually hard to get one small enough to eat. If you want to catch some walleye during the stay, ask a guide to put you on some. You will be impressed with the size and quality of these golden beauties.
Our guests also have the opportunity to take day-long fly-outs to remote Walleye Lakes that surround Lower Lake Manitou. These lakes are remote and extremely difficult to reach on foot or by ATV so realistically we can say they are only accessible by air and have next to no fishing pressure. As a result, the Walleye fishing is unbelievable and just bursting with Walleyes of every size. Good eating sizes right up to Trophy Walleyes can be caught. In one day you can catch a week’s worth of Walleye, which will make your stay with us more than complete. There are also locations on the lakes that are perfect to make a fresh Walleye shorelunch. Generally, the Walleye fishing is so good in these lakes that you will not want to miss a minute of fishing so we suggest you bring a packed lunch.
These lakes are known especially for their size and numbers of Walleye. Due to water-flow, depth and size, these lake perform differently throughout the season. The preferred fly-out lake will change as the seasons change. This way you will maximize your success.
Let us know when you arrive and we will arrange to get you to the best lake for that time of year. You will have the fishing quality of a remote outpost camp but have the comfort in knowing that you will be flown back to the main lodge and enjoy the comfort of our luxurious cottages.
Fly in rates will fluctuate based on the lake that is hot! Weather is also a factor. For your safety, the pilot has final say in all matters of the flight.
Recently, Diane my lucky fishing wife recieved a certificate from the Ontario Angler Awards run by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. It celebrates her Walleye catch and release . The fish was caught on July 6, 2011 .Measured 25.5 inches/ 62cm. about 6.5 pounds/2.5 kilos. This fish was caught within sight of Watson Falls, we were guided by Kaptain Kris Esselink.