Kayak fishing reports from the great white north, Canada.
The winter that would never end is over, and the walleye have entered the river. For the past week or so, anglers have been landing trophy walleye - males and females - in sizes and numbers not seen in years. The 2003 hatch have matured to double-figure weights and 30”. The water temperatures are in the mid to low forties and the walleye have started to feed.
After a recent day trip where we traveled six hours round trip to fish for steelhead on the Grand River (near Grand Rapids, MI), we had nothing but the smell of skunk in our kayaks. I tried to come up with another trip before winter set in and the 2013 kayak fishing season was over.
Living in the heart of what may be considered the best freshwater fishing on the planet, there are many opportunities throughout the season. They start at ice out sometime in March, and continue to when the water freezes in December. Since I only started fishing seriously just about four years ago, I still have plenty of water and fish to discover in the area. I have selected five specific locations that will give a kayak angler opportunities to catch a wide range of species.
Vancouver, British Columbia, to Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost 4000 miles. Kayak Fishing is popular in British Columbia, Calgary Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A few of the kayak anglers from these provinces were able to get out in March.