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Trip Reports / Looking for a Fish to Happen - Shekak Lake 2016
« Last post by gordy28ca on Today at 09:27:15 AM »
In 2016 my group took our second fly in fishing trip with White River Air to Shekak Lake

Overall it was a great trip but unlike our first fly in trip we had to work super hard to find fish every day

We had a lot of different weather blow in during the week which I am sure had an impact but man it was tough some days

Pull into a spot - get into a fish or three right away and then they seemed to disappear and you were back on a search mission

Newest post is up

https://www.northernjacks.com/post/looking-for-a-fish-to-happen

Thanks for reading

Andrew

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Fishing Discussion / Re: Some advise on fishing locations for Newbies
« Last post by smitty55 on Today at 12:29:26 AM »
So I was trying to think of the best no fail spot for Pickeral in the hub area if size is no concern. Hmmm, then it came to me. :) Without a doubt the easiest, most relaxing laid back and productive spot is after dark fishing off the main Alwaki dock when the main lights are on. Wait till the skitters have died off. Pull up a lawnchair, maybe a small cooler, some worms or whatever along with some lighter jigs and some plastics, maybe some slip floats. Karl used to keep things there open fairly late for gas sales, specially on weekends. If the lights were on the big diesel genny was running and they were open.

Cheers
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Fishing Discussion / Re: Some advise on fishing locations for Newbies
« Last post by T-Bone on February 20, 2020, 02:28:48 PM »
Hey Gordo...I re-read my reply and it may have come off wrong, and I certainly don't want to discourage you. It's clear you've done your homework sifting through information posted out here, and as stated none of it is technically incorrect. Then again, it's not necessarily telling or instructional either. As for shorelines, I'd say any location on the 1,100+ miles or shoreline is as good as the next, but they're not. Which one is better? What 100-yard stretch of this 5,000 yard shoreline has a higher percentage of hooking up? The answer is in the maps, then the wind, then the current, then the sky, then the water temperature, then the time of day, and even then the moon. That'll get you started.

More than anything, it's continuous fine tuning. And the spot that's producing at 6AM this day will not likely be producing at 6AM on the next day. That's why I stated "this" location or "that" location is just a name to try as a starting point...not necessarily THE spot for fishing success. What I was saying in the other post....if a "go to spot" is the size of a football field, the area of it holding fish is about as big as your living room. And on any given day....changes in wind speed and direction, sun, clouds, lake current, baitfish, weather fronts, etc. will move that little area by 100-feet or 1,000 feet. It can be frustrating. Over my 20 trips to Kipawa I've learned that reading the wind and the lake, more than anything, will tell you where the fish should be at any given time. By reading those correctly, that tells you what side of the field, what yard marker, what hash mark, and which end zone to begin looking for that spot on the spot. 

I've been up to the central area of the lake in mid-June, and I recall a lot of boats coming in "from town" to fish the Sunnyside area as (per the people on those boats) the post-spawn walleyes hadn't made it down that far south on the lake yet. Well, hmm...I'm not sure about that. Could be true, I suppose. But there are plenty of good structure locations around there that should hold as many fish as the central area of the lake. Just need to know what to look for.
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General Discussion / Re: Looking for Info on Lots for Sales - - Lac McLachlin
« Last post by puckster_guy on February 20, 2020, 10:13:32 AM »
 To me it's simple  and comes down to how badly do you want it? My life has been a whirlwind of working a family grocery business, driving trucks and finally the last 20 yrs in an airplane factory. Mostly sucking up all the overtime I could get working 6&7 days a week while my ex stayed home with the kids. This only covered day to day bills, my hockey once a week the kids sports and activities and a boat in a marina on Georgian Bay. Which to me was my cottage lol. The whole time dreaming of owning a cottage in the Muskokas. Well a nasty layoff in 2002 coincided with a separation from my ex and a small settlement from selling off our house. An equitable 75-25% split of assets I worked so hard for. Picked myself up and dusted off. When I got back to work I used what bread I had plus some family money to buy a house which I kept for a few years as the kids wanted to live with me. Once they moved out to start their own lives the cottage dream came back to haunt me. I still had my boat on Georgian Bay. This whole time I was living in the Barrie area and my new girl friend wanted to move back to Toronto. Which turned out to be a blessing. Long story short. Sold house at a small profit, Searched all over Ontario for an affordable lot as I couldn't afford a place with a structure on it and found nothing for less then $200k. With about a $100k in my pocket from selling the house and setting up in a cheap condo in a 50 yr old building in T.O. A little bird whispered in my ear to check out Temiscaming the place I used to hunt and fish in many, many yrs ago. I found Red Pine, fell in Love and set up with a 10 yr old 5th wheel camper/trailer for $70-80K. This was a 5 hour drive with a very rough road at the end. Much further then I ever wanted to go. With what little I had left plus some inheritance money I built my camp. I have now reached the end of my tether and an tired and fed up and am gonna coast into oblivion at my camp on Kipawa. You guys know how I built the lot up. Now that I'm retired my routine is 2 weeks north and 2 weeks south all summer long. BTW I'm meeting LC at my camp this weekend as I'm gonna be there for a week. SO> HOW BADLY DO YOU WANT IT????
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General Discussion / Re: Looking for Info on Lots for Sales - - Lac McLachlin
« Last post by limacharley on February 20, 2020, 07:55:54 AM »
This place is still for sale, I think it was posted last fall. $175k CAD $132K USD

https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/21026965/1-lac-grindstone-les-lacs-du-témiscamingue

This is the place from last year where they were asking $215k
It looks really nice but that's still a lot of coin at $175k
Fractional ownership....
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General Discussion / Re: Looking for Info on Lots for Sales - - Lac McLachlin
« Last post by limacharley on February 20, 2020, 07:52:01 AM »
Fractional ownership could work for some people.
Depends on the time off (profession) you have and your families' support.

I know a lot people who have fish camps/hunt camps that work that way.
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Fishing Discussion / Re: Some advise on fishing locations for Newbies
« Last post by Gordo2270 on February 19, 2020, 09:11:53 PM »
Thanks T-Bone

hopefully James at the lodge can set us up...or there is always follow the other boats... and hope they know their stuff ....if not it's fifty creek and  brewski's

Gordo

Lets not forget mother nature.




Yep... some decent areas there. Each about the size of 10 football fields...some monumentally larger...like a 1,000+ football fields...and the fish are grouped around an area on each about the size of your family room. Coming from that area is a good haul...and a lot of water between many of them. Given ur time frame I’d work one really hard each day. You’ll probably find some fish.

I’m confident there is proper structure closer to your camp holding fish that week. Good luck.
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Fishing Discussion / Re: Some advise on fishing locations for Newbies
« Last post by T-Bone on February 19, 2020, 08:22:07 PM »
Yep... some decent areas there. Each about the size of 10 football fields...some monumentally larger...like a 1,000+ football fields...and the fish are grouped around an area on each about the size of your family room. Coming from that area is a good haul...and a lot of water between many of them. Given ur time frame I’d work one really hard each day. You’ll probably find some fish.

I’m confident there is proper structure closer to your camp holding fish that week. Good luck.
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Fishing Discussion / Some advise on fishing locations for Newbies
« Last post by Gordo2270 on February 19, 2020, 07:35:05 PM »
Good day Kipawa fisherman, fisherwoman and friends of Kipawa, I’m trying to comply fishing areas from trip reports. Looking for some advice on fishing areas that I have discovered for our trip. Not looking for your honey holes unless you want to share over pm, just if we are in the ball park. Would love to get some spots in Lac Green if the eye’s are down there at this time of year.
Date: June 13, 2020 to June 20, 2020….right in bug season
Lodge: Miwapannee, new old lodge
Boats: 18 foot Lund fisherman and 19 foot with 115 evinrudes, fishfinderrs and gps.
6 guys with average plus fishing skills.

Areas of interest of Walleyes
1.   Trolling around the little island closest to Alwaki when heading up to Corbeau.
2.   Sand Banks
3.   Sunnyside
4.   Shorelines in Dead Bear Bay, the channel down to Sunnyside and Sunnyside itself
5.   The point toward the main lake just west of Lindros' camp has produced too...big structure there.
6.   Grindstone is a good sized with the following spots: bit of a hike from Miwapannee

- right hand side behind the island (right after you go through Butneys) is a good shoal
- there is a hump out in the middle for jigging where the lake trout like to hang out
- whole left side is cottages (all the tips of the island if the wind is going into them are good)
- island at the end of Grindstone on the right is a popular jigging spot

7. Fox Island area


MORE TO COME AS I DIG DEEPER INTO MESSAGES AND LAKE TROUT AREAS ALSO
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Fishing Discussion / Re: Quickdraw maps
« Last post by puckster_guy on February 19, 2020, 04:15:56 PM »
I have the Quick draw and used it everywhere I fished last year in Kipawa. I will share whatever I have. I think it has to be done on the garmin site? When I figure it out, I will let you know.
Look for Garmin connect on their web site. your gonna have to have an SD card reader to read the chip, then upload it to their mapping site.
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