Our normal operating season goes from the middle of May to end of September. In the spring our walleye season opens the 3rd Saturday of May and fishermen that arrive before this date will have the opportunity to fish everything but the walleyes.
Fishing is an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Truly the sport knows no age limits, you can bring your friends, your parents, or your children along, too. Still, for most anglers fishing is a chance to relax, de-stress and commune with nature amid scenic surroundings of Whitefish Lake.
Fishing with live bait for walleye offers the angler versatility of presentations and can be fished on a slip sinker or a slip bobber rig, pulled behind a spinner, tipped on a jig, or simply fished with a plain hook and split shot. There are three types of live bait used for walleye: Minnows, Leeches, and Night Crawlers.
Fish in weed beds and shallow areas. Use floating crank baits and spinners that ride just above the weed beds. Northern Pike often times hide out in these areas and will attack your lure with a vengeance. If you find you're getting hooked up in the weeds more often than not use a weedless lure or a floating jointed Rapala.
Cast, wait, slight jig and the action begins. The baits may be fished slowly on top when rigged weightless, or rig with a weighted vertical drop hook for deeper action. Spinnerbaits are a long time favorite of smallmouth fishermen. They are the perfect lure to throw when you want to cover lots of water.