I had planned to go on my very first moose hunt this year. Sadly due to some injuries sustained by some of the group members, the plan kinda fizzled out. I needed a consolation trip and happily jumped at the opportunity to fish Lake Nippissing with my Uncle instead.
The trip was a bit of gamble. Neither my Uncle or I had experience fishing walleye in the fall on Lake Nippissing. Not to mention the weather can be pretty shifty up there in October so we weren’t even guaranteed a full trip on the water.
Fishing had definitely slowed down more than normal and the number of walleye caught were severely diminished from the summer time. Fish didn’t seem to be stacked up on shoals or on structure making them much harder to target with worm harnesses. We toyed with the idea of switching to cranks but on a lake the size of Nippissing this can be a risky move as there is so much ground to cover.
Thankfully we managed one walleye in the slot. 1 for 30 Isnt a bad ratio especially if you have conservation in mind.
Walleye Tacos with a chili lime mayo is one of the finest ways to enjoy freshly caught walleye.
Cheers from the Lake!