There are lots of lakes and rivers in the Wawa and Chapleau area with good Walleye fishing. Big Pine Lake is one of the best. We never have to worry about how water levels or water temperature will affect the Walleyes fishing, which can be a problem in many other lakes. Our Walleyes fishing stars off fantastic in the spring and keeps going strong all year. The only difference is the Walleyes may go 3 or 4 feet deeper in the heat of July and early August.
The most common size for Walleye in Big Pine Lake is between 2 and 3 pounds, which is around 18 inches. Guests do catch bigger Walleyes in the 4 to 6-pound range and in the last few years, lucky people have caught world-class trophies in the 10 to 15-pound range. A Walleye in that size class is rarely caught because they usually stay hidden in the depths of the lake but people do catch them. The bigger Walleyes are usually female and even in the spring they tend to take off into deeper water during the day.
If you do want a big trophy Walleye, then trolling along the shoreline with a small shallow-running Thunderstick or Rapala in the evening or at night is how you will get them. After dark, the big trophy Walleyes start to come shallow to feel along the shoreline. During the day you will catch plenty of smaller Walleyes on jigs and twistertails.
How many Walleyes you will catch in a day is always a tough question to answer. On an average day you should catch around 20. Walleyes are sensitive to atmospheric pressure so if the pressure starts dropping, it may be very difficult to catch 5 or 10 Walleyes in a day. Then we have had days where you are catching Walleyes every cast all day long. We have had plenty of guests have really good days and report catching close to 100 Walleyes in an afternoon. The Walleyes are there. It's just a matter of when they want to feed and what they want to eat. If you are on Big Pine Lake at the right time in the right place with the right bait, you may experience the best Walleye fishing of your life.