The lakes north of Nakina have the very best Walleye fishing in the world. It would be hard to find anyone who would disagree.
Over the years, Twin Lakes Outfitters has bought camps and sold camps. When we have purchased an outpost camp from another outfitter or the government has given us permission to build new outpost camps; the Walleye fishing is always our top concern. All our outpost lakes have fantastic Walleye fishing.
During the day, you can find spots on most of our lakes where it seems like you are catching one Walleye after another. It depends on how hard and how long you fish in a day but if you wanted you could catch 100 Walleyes in a day. We have had hundreds of guests tell us that they have.
Walleyes can be found in all sizes. Walleyes are most common in the 1 to 3-pound range. Walleyes in the 4 to 6 pound range are not as frequent but you will catch a good number of them during a week of fishing. Walleyes in the 7 to 10-pound range are almost always females and elusive. The big females are only in shallow water in the spring or in the evening. The rest of the time they go deep or take off out into the open lake to feed on suspended schools of Shad and Lake Herring. Guests on occasion do catch monster trophy Walleyes in the 11 to 14-pound range but fish like that are rare, which is why they are considered trophies.
Baits during the day: The best bait to use is a jig with a white twistertail. Many times you do not have to put anything else on the jig. Changes in atmospheric pressure, bright sunlight, wind and hot weather are all factors that effect the Walleye's feeding. You can have 50 Walleyes under the boat and if they don't want to feed, then they will not. With this in mind, sometimes you have to add a little piece of worm or Walleye Gullet on your jig. This way even if they are not feeding, they can not resist and take your jig anyway. In the spring you will catch tons of Walleyes of any size with jigs. As we get into July and August, the smaller 1 to 4-pound Walleyes stay shallow but the big females go deep or to open water. The Walleye fishing is great any time of year. It's just the big ones move around.
Big Walleyes in the Summer Heat: The best way to catch a big trophy Walleye is to find a shallow line of weeds or weedy shoreline, which is close to a deep-water drop-off. In the evening and at night, troll along these areas with a shallow running Thunderstick, Original Floating Rapala or a worm harness. The big females come out of the deep and will follow the shore while hunting for food. They will be right up into 2 or 3 feet of water.
Please read our Walleye Fishing Tips for more details
Boats: Most of our boats are 14-foot Lund, Naden or Smokercrafts with 8 or 9.9 hp Mercury Motors. There are portage boats on the river camps, which might be smaller.
Nakina Walleye Fishing Regulations:
• Open Season: 3rd Saturday in May to Dec. 31
• Limit - Sport License: 4 in your possession
• • Limit - Conservation License: 2 in your possession
• Size Restrictions: Only one greater than 18.1 inches