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The entire back channel of the Audobon Islands is private property. You can only access the deeper areas by boat. The back channel is very deep and we have caught walleye all
through out the year in this back channel.
There are plenty of walleye that live in the river year round, and they are found here. We have also caught many of our biggest walleye here as well.
It can be very deep and very difficult to wade to this Island, depending on the time of year and water level. Most walleye anglers don’t wade to the Island, but will wade off of White Street to the main river channel.
At this area, where White Street and Orleans Park areas merge, the river is very wide. The current slows down, and it can be very shallow. You can almost walk across the river to the Island from Orleans. Boats need to be flat bottomed in this area. There is a small boat ramp at Orleans.
Walleye are caught here frequently at dawn, and sometimes early afternoon. Some areas are suitable for shoreline casting, but it depends on whether or not there are fishermen
in front of you. You don’t want to be casting over their heads and snagging them.