Lake Nipissing is an absolute world class walleye fishery that produces both size and numbers. Every year the lake yields larger specimens with double digit hawgs beginning to make a regular appearance. The average size of Lake Nipissing's walleye is what tells the tale of a productive fishery. Walleye in the one to two pound range are plentiful, three and four pound common with many going greater than five pounds. Expect to catch a trophy.
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The South River is a major walleye spawning ground which provides some truly phenomenal fishing opportunities from the season opener (3rd Saturday in May) to mid-June when the post spawn, lake run walleye return to the lake. The South River also supports its own population of walleye which remain in the river year round. They can be distinguished from their lake run cousins by their darker colouring.
The month of June is when Lake Nipissing really shines as a walleye producing factory. This is trophy time! Walleye fishing doesn't get much better than this. They can be found concentrated in large numbers and can keep the angler scrambling for the landing net.
As the summer progresses into July and August and water temperature rises, Lake Nipissing's walleye begin to hold at deeper depths, making feeding forays into shallower water in the morning and evening. The angler who positions themselves in these feeding areas can be in for a walleye bonanza.
As in the spring, mid to late September sees the the South River again become host to large walleye as they come in from the lake for what the MNR refers to as a "false spawn. Spawning does not actually occur. Some truly great walleye fishing is available from mid-September to October 1st when the river becomes a sanctuary to protect these fish. Plenty of fantastic walleye fishing opportunities are available on the lake during this period and until the 15th of October when walleye season closes there also.