TOP ANGLER loves our walleye
Izumi checks out SnoBear Migration
And catch fish, this man could. Not five minutes later he hooked into the first of many walleye caught that day.
Ice fishing on Lake Winnipeg has become a multimillion-dollar industry, and many locals have begun to offer guided services to the thousands of anglers who are making their way here to have the chance to catch a trophy walleye. Unless you have experienced it first-hand, it’s tough to comprehend the interest there is in this trophy fishery.
On the Friday we fished before the Migration, we talked to three guys who had come from Devils Lake, N.D., on their first trip here. They had already caught eight trophy walleye in one day of fishing. All mentioned that while their home lake is noted for its walleye fishing, they knew very few places in the world can offer what we have in our backyard. Let’s enjoy it while we have it and protect it as best we can.
The biggest fish of the day. Below, some spoon action.