Walleye & Pike Fishing tips for Lake Mattagami

Walleye Fishing Tips:

• 10 lbs. test line (due to large pike)

• light to mid action rod

• Orange, pink or white 1/4 oz. Jig-head

• No rubber body. Use half of a worm. Put the worm on like a jig tail with no swivel.

• Cast out and let your jig go to the bottom. Bounce it off the bottom slowly about 6-8 inches off the bottom once every two turns of your reel.

• Fish in 17-30 feet of water depending on water temperature.

Northern Pike Tips:

• Use weedless plugs or lures close to shore or weed beds.

• Most of the time the size or color of the lure does not matter.

• Use a leader or you will lose all your lures. Pike do not hit the back of the lure like a bass. They strike the lure at all angles thus easily bight through the line.

Fishing Checklist:

• Rain gear
• Camera
• Warm and cold weather clothing as weather in the north can be unpredictable
• Net
• Tackle
• Knife
• Stringer
• Extra fishing line
• Cooler for beverages