Warm temperatures have been dominating NW Ontario. Thus, the ice (click for a picture of yesterdays ice conditions) is retreating quickly from the shorelines in the north country. Also, ample amounts of moisture this winter should push up the historically low water levels we witnessed last fall. The warm weather has caused fishing fever to set in for many anglers, unfortunately the walleye opener is still months away.
A warm spring should accelerate the spawn. An early spawn is always promising for Big Hook angling. Post spawn lag can be a factor for fishing late May. After the spawn, walleye typically are lethargic for several days. However, shortly after fish turn aggressive and consume everything in sight. An early spawn should eliminate lazy fish for Big Hook anglers.
Red Lake Info
The new Tim Horton's is open for business and is booming. However, the Super 8 is still awaiting completion. Dad chatted with the new manager of the establishment today and received some information regarding the opening date. The timeline for the grand opening is currently between May 15th-June 15th. The manager is attending a meeting this weekend and should acquire a definitive opening date soon.
Hope the spring is treating everyone well.
Good luck on the water everyone,