Ontario’s Bay of Quinte is a super popular area. This place is a bountiful walleye angler’s dream. The following tips can help you catch an ‘eye during your next Bay of Quinte fishing excursion.
Tip 1: Fall is the Bay’s Best Season
The Bay of Quinte offers year-round walleye fishing. Many anglers successfully catch walleye on this bay during the spring and summer months. Ice fishing is also very popular on Quinte during the winter.
However, consider visiting the Bay of Quinte in the fall. This is the best time of year to catch walleye in these waters.
During the fall, walleye migrate to the Bay from Lake Ontario. They are following smaller migrating fish. You can find walleye anywhere in the bay during this season. Try an ol’ standby and troll a crankbait on these waters.
Tip 2: Use Tail-Baits on the Bay
Although fall is the Bay’s premier walleye season, walleye are caught here year round.
In the warmer months, tail-baits are a very successful presentation for walleye. Choose a banana-shaped bait that can produce exaggerated zig-zag movements. Tail-baits can be used to catch a walleye during any season. However, they will specifically help attract the lethargic, lazy summer walleye. During the summer, walleye are less aggressive so a more flashy bait should be used to attract them.
When all else fails, move to a stick bait. These can be used year round to attract walleye in calmer waters.
Tip 3: Follow Walleye Patterns
Make sure you know where walleye generally gather. During warmer months, walleye stick to deeper waters. Walleye are often regularly found near weed beds or other areas that offer protection, so cast in these areas.
Bellevue and Napanee are two areas of the Bay where walleye are often found. If you are casting from shore, consider the Bellevue Harbor area.
The Bay of Quinte is an Amazing Walleye Hotspot for a Very Good Reason
Many trophy walleye have been caught in this bay. When you fish Quinte, I hope you have a fantastic time and that you hook into some nice walleyes!
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