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      Walleye on the fly     



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02/18/2019 06:10PM  
Taking my fly rod, second week of June. What are the best lakes to catch and land walleye on the fly? Anywhere within the BWCA.
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02/20/2019 08:18AM  
Not your typical quarry on a fly rod! I like it!

I have done well on Crocodile with a fly rod. It is relatively shallow and there are so many walleyes in there, that the odds that one hits your fly are pretty high.

I did well with yellow/white clouser minnows, but if I go back I think I will try adding a stinger hook. I got a lot of short strikes.
02/21/2019 01:49PM  
+1 on white & yellow clousers
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03/15/2019 09:45PM  
The only walleye I have ever caught on a fly was while practice casting at a nearby home lake in the spring from shore after I bought my 8-wt rod. Had ordered some smallmouth flies as I got the rod just to target smallmouth in the BWCA. Was very, very surprised to hook into a small-ish walleye. Had on a yellow Holschlag Hare, which was chosen only because it was easier to see for practice casting over the water.


Needless to say, I like that fly...
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04/29/2020 10:36PM  
You can catch walleyes on the fly in June. I have caught them topwater trolling between fishing sites! For higher yield though, if you know where to find them fish deeper with leechy flies. Experiment with dark and bright colored clousers/deceivers as well.

I have had the most luck with sink tip line like Rio Outbound Short.
Savage Voyageur
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05/01/2020 10:28AM  
I would try the East side of Ensign. Use sink tip line, a bunny fur leech pattern or a San Juan worm pattern. Maybe bring some clouser or deceiver patterns with weighted heads.
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