The Wolf River is a great walleye destination and the season is open year round. In the spring, the walleye migrate to the spawning areas and after they spawn, the head down river back to the lakes. Several years ago, we found the best little Mom and Pop resort right at some of the best spring walleye fishing on the Wolf River. The spring Wolf River walleye run is one of the most anticipated events of the spring.
The resort is right on a major bend in the river and the resort has several piers to fish from. This is one event that the shore anglers and the boat anglers have an equal chance at catching nice fat walleyes.
The river runs high and fast that time of year so if you are bringing your boat, be sure that you have had some experience in boating in current. Over the years, we have had first hand accounts of people falling out of boats and needing to be rescued so it is important that you are mindful of cold water fishing safety practices. Wear your life jacket.
We have reserved all the cabins they have and each one has two bedrooms and a couch. One bedroom has two beds and the other has one double. When you register, let us know who you want to share a cabin with. Start getting your group together and register at the same time. If you have a camper, there are a few camping spots and the bathrooms are open. Call Red Banks Resort directly to make camping reservations.
We have many experienced anglers and some that are fairly new. We are happy to give some tips on both shore and boat fishing. We are all learning together and each year we catch more and more fish. If you can’t come for the weekend and want to come and fish for the day, just stop in the bar/ office and pay the daily fishing fee. ( $5 I think ) They do sell minnows and tackle right at the office. There is a $8 nightly fee to park your boat overnight at the pier.
We usually do some fun event while we are here for the weekend. Last year it was an Easter Bonnet contest. That was a ton of fun. This year we are going to have a Fish Cooking contest. We will set up a few fryers and you have the option of entering the contest. The cabins are equipped with full kitchens so if you prefer to bake or pan fry your fish that would be fine. We will have a panel of judges to decide the winner and the fish will be judged on taste, texture, and presentation. After the contest, we will fry the rest of the fish and we can have a pot luck so bring a dish to pass. Talk to your cabin mates and figure out who is bringing what. More details and sign up for the Fish Frying contest will be provided on arrival.
Registration will open on Thursday March 26th at 6.p.m. You must be a member to attend. Here is the link to register.