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Fishing Discussion / Re: depth
« Last post by crackers42 on April 22, 2019, 08:12:05 PM »
We will use them in a couple weeks for Lakers that are tucked right up on shore and works really well right at ice out.  Donít need planers any time do the year even in five feet of water will surprise you
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General Discussion / Re: What kind of fishing competitions do you have?
« Last post by Tree cutter on April 22, 2019, 07:44:13 PM »
We have a small traveling trophy the biggest walleye gets to keep for a year plus everybody puts in 20 bucks for the biggest walleye . But the winner has to buy breakfast on the way out. About 6 years ago when the exchange was the same my brother lost money for winning because everybody ordered steaks and eggs. It must be the old sports Competition with us because once and while you wonder if they really miss the fish with the net or the did it on purpose.
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General Discussion / Re: What kind of fishing competitions do you have?
« Last post by limacharley on April 22, 2019, 02:10:50 PM »
I must agree with TBone; we are there to fish; yes we have a little competition and the biggest fish gets his name on a trophy.
Everyone carries a cell phone these days so we snap a picture real quick on the measuring stick I provide all the boats and back she goes.
It's more about the good hearted teasing we fly at each other or the catching up we do around the campfire over a cold one.
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Fishing Discussion / Re: Where are the Walleye Sanctuaries?
« Last post by T-Bone on April 22, 2019, 09:03:18 AM »
We'll miss you by a few days JPK...we arrive at Alwaki on 5/24 and head home on 5/28. We'll leave a few for you... . ;)
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General Discussion / Re: Front Page News
« Last post by puckster_guy on April 22, 2019, 08:39:08 AM »
How cool,Nancy ty. I'm looking forward to playing with the mapping tool. Does anybody know if it'll correct the built in map? I know on the old one some areas were wrong.
 Looks like I'm heading to camp tomorrow (the23rd) Or possibly Wednesday depending on circumstances. The snow has come off the roads and looks like I should be able to drive in. I heard there a washout on Red pine road on a hill coming up to the bridge at the 8km mark. I'm gonna be hauling in my trailer with some stuff including my old tool box from work and some skids I wanna use to build a firewood shed. Gonna be an interesting ride in. I hear the roads are a bit rutted.
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Fishing Discussion / Re: Where are the Walleye Sanctuaries?
« Last post by JohnPK on April 22, 2019, 08:01:22 AM »
Hey T-Bone....good to hear you are heading up for a spring trip. When exactly are you at Alwaki? Our group will be there from May 31 for a week.
Have been doing that first week of June for about 10 years or more now and was warned about the bugs on our first trip. We have always been able to sit out on the cabin deck and never had a serious issue with black flies or mosquitoes...we usually keep one of those coils burning if they are around. In the evening is the worst when the skitters come out but fishing is good during the day and we quite often pack up by 9 pm . or earlier. Still some light out till close to 10 pm at that time of year.
Fishing has always been good close to Alwaki but as you say, always nice to take a day or two and do a trip to new areas. Spring has been very late so far here in southwest Ontario...the next 2-3 weeks will hopefully warm up some.
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Fishing Discussion / Re: depth
« Last post by BigChief on April 22, 2019, 06:05:37 AM »
@Georges where at by Laniel? We go to Taggart Bay Lodge all the time. Only been there in early June once. Mostly go 3rd or 4th week of June. If you are on the arm right by Laniel we have never been there.
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Fishing Discussion / Re: depth
« Last post by smitty55 on April 22, 2019, 12:32:07 AM »
They will all be in 10 feet or less fish shallow they are just putting the feed bag on from the opener this time of year .  Donít be scared to fish five feet and under you will be surprised.  Fish most likely wonít be deeper then 15 at the most unless the lake hasnít flipped yet.  Based on second week of May Ice out you should hit it perfect.  Trolling will work best this time of year they are fairly agresssive

I agree with that premise, specially if this is a later breakup. Water temps will still be plenty cold so finding the warmest water can make all the difference in finding biological activity, starting with zooplankton and then the rest of the way up the food chain. That's where a temp probe can come in real handy, whether its the xducer or even more one you can probe the depths with. I still have one I bought back in the 80's so I could find 50į water depth, that way I'd know how many colours of lead core to fish or even for the guys running riggers. I bet it still works, anyone remember these Depth-O-Plug units.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-DEPTH-O-PLUG-FISHING-DEPTH-AND-THERMOMETER-CASTING-PLUG-NOS-/312244942803

Crackers I know you prefer trolling, just wondering for spring trolling along shallow water shorelines if you ever tried small side planers like the hot shot ones? Just to keep the boat further from shore.

Cheers
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Fishing Discussion / Re: depth
« Last post by crackers42 on April 21, 2019, 09:48:15 PM »
They will all be in 10 feet or less fish shallow they are just putting the feed bag on from the opener this time of year .  Donít be scared to fish five feet and under you will be surprised.  Fish most likely wonít be deeper then 15 at the most unless the lake hasnít flipped yet.  Based on second week of May Ice out you should hit it perfect.  Trolling will work best this time of year they are fairly agresssive
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Fishing Discussion / Re: depth
« Last post by puckster_guy on April 19, 2019, 03:41:49 PM »
That sounds about right, 15-25 is where I drift. Find a current, I find walleye in spring like moving water.
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