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Walleye Like the Slow Retrieve Bay of Quinte Fishing Report

Walleye Like the Slow Retrieve…

Fishing Report for September 8 to 15, 2015

This past week, Walleye have been hanging out in weed beds in anywhere from 6 to 15ft of water. In these situations there are two techniques that have proven to be effective:

  • Use worms and worm harnesses with about a ½ oz of weight 4 to 5ft up the line and troll over the weed beds; or
  • Cast and retrieve with Spin Dr baits. When using Spin Drs you should allow enough time for them to sink down to the weeds then retrieve them very slowly. Walleye like the slow retrieve - retrieve too fast and you will only attract bass.

Be sure to check out the Bait and Tackle Shop at County Shores and pick some up Spin Dr’s before heading out.

Anglers have noted, they have had success catching Walleye off Trident Point, on the North Port shoal, out from the Kayak Factory and on the outside of the red markers at the Telegraph Narrows.

September Water levels are remaining much higher this year than in the past few and we are hopeful that we will be launching boats until freeze-up.

Nick Werner Reports:

“Bay of Quinte water temperatures are slowly but surely on their way down and so are the water levels finally!” exclaims Nick “Walleye” Werner of Werner’s Angling Adventures. He notes that all fish from Walleye to Bass and everything in between are firmly entrenched in their usual late summer haunts. Fishing from Belleville eastward to the Deseronto Bridge you can expect to find Walleye set up on the deeper weed-lines. Therefore, search in 11 to 15ft of water and keep a sharp eye out for baitfish being chased to the surface, this is a sign of Walleye and Bass, but also of other predators like Pike and maybe even a Musky in the area.

“The Lake Ontario bite is proving to be a bit troublesome with some of the high winds as of late,” says Nick. When Mother Nature allows him on the water he is able to chase the pods of Walleye that are moving towards the Bay of Quinte and the results have been awesome. “I’m fairly certain we are in for an early Fall and Winter so I do predict the annual Walleye migration to be a bit earlier than in past years.”

For anglers looking for charters, there are 5 available days left in September, weekends in October and November are filling up quickly. Make sure to contact us soon to book 613-476-7290 or

We would also like to congratulate Terry Changkee on winning our Fishing Charter and Accommodation Package draw on August 31, 2015.

Good Luck and Tight Lines!