Walleye are common in the 17 to 22-inch range. There is a great population of monster Walleye in the lake with our guests catching between 1 and 7 Walleyes over 30 inches each week. The largest Walleye caught in recent years was 36 inches and weighed in at an astounding 18.5 pounds.
There are reasons for such a high population of trophy Walleye:
1) There is no pubic access road to the lake so the lake receives very little fishing pressure.
2) Lady Evelyn Lake is far enough north to exhibit classic Canadian Shield structure, which the Walleye love, but far enough south for a longer growing season thus the Walleye grow faster and get bigger.
3) We are a catch-&-release lodge. All Walleye, 17 inches and larger, must be released. Don't worry, you will catch lots of 15 and 16-inch Walleye for shore lunch and/or breakfast. As a result of our policy, the Walleye fishing gets better every year.
4) There is an excellent forage base. Our Walleye are well fed as the lake has a high population of baitfish such as Chub, Shiners, Cisco and Lake Herring.
5) Our Walleye are genetically larger. There is a string of lakes, starting with Lady Evelyn, and heading east and then south into Algonquin Park that all contain these giant Walleyes. Unfortunately the other lakes have public access and have been over-fished.