Patience Lake Fly-in Outpost Camp:
Walleye: For many years Patience Lake was used just as a Moose hunting camp. Hunters coming out of the bush brought with them fantastic fishing stories, which at times were hard to believe. After some investigation, it turns out the stories were true. The fishing in Patience Lake is beyond comprehension and still to this day receives very little fishing pressure and is producing great numbers and great sizes of Walleye.
This is a magnificent Walleye Lake. Patience Lake is a widening of the famous Ogoki River. There are Walleyes everywhere. River current, weed beds, rocky points and spots around the islands are all holding high populations of Walleyes. How hard you fish and how much time spent fishing in a day will determine if you reach that magic 100-walleyes-in-a-day mark, which is very possible. There are spots where guests have caught Walleyes almost every cast all day long. You will catch tons of walleyes in the 1 to 3-pound range. This lake is known for both size and numbers. There are good numbers of Walleyes in the 5 to 10-pound range. Guests have caught Walleyes as big as 14-pounds in this lake.
In the winter of 2003, a trapper claims to have caught a world record 25+ Walleye through the ice. He fed it to his dogs.
Please Note: For some strange reason the Walleyes are really hard to catch in the early spring when water levels are way up. It has been theorized that high water is washing minnows down into the lake and the cooler water of the Ogoki River delays the May Fly hatch so the Walleyes are just full. My mid June the Walleyes are hungry again and guests enjoy non-stop Walleye action. On unusually cool and rainy springs, we may not start booking guests into the lake until the third week of June. It is imperative that our guests catch hundreds of fish so we can maintain our reputation.
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