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Fishing Discussion / Re: To Troll or Not To Troll - - That is the question
« Last post by GregL on Today at 10:34:35 AM »
This is a great topic, with already many great responses. Iím completely walleye trolling clueless and read all of this information with much interest. Thanks all for sharing your years of experience!

You will have to come with us for a walleye troll in September! With 4 or 6 people in the boat we can really cover most of the water column.

Trolling is our go to, if we aren't finding good schools.

We certainly need to sharpen up on our ability to pick areas that fish like to hold based on weather etc. Our confidence in finding shorelines to fish shallower than 15' has evaded us, that 15' to 25' depth seems to be magic for us. I would love to grab a stick bait and troll in 10' and catch'm, but this lake makes me nervous at that depth LOL!


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General Discussion / Highway 533 conditions??
« Last post by Greg on Today at 08:31:42 AM »
Good morning all.   Just wondering if anyone has driven highway 533 lately (between Mattawa and highway 63)?

With the harsh spring, all the rain, etc.  Is there lots of gravel washed on the road?  Or complete wash-outs?  Any feedback at all?  (Just debating and planning my route).

Thx   Greg.  (...17 days)
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My first several years at Kipawa I trolled and trolled and trolled. Why?  Because when our boat did try jigging, and if there was no action in a half hour or so, we would get antsy and start trolling again.  While jigging, back then, it was as if time was wasting away (especially if no action). The nature of trolling itself exposes more sights and my brain didn't seem to shift back into neutral.  As the years progressed and after getting to meet more experienced jig fisherman, and through the former Kipawa web site, corresponding  with several members, (T_Bone was one) I slowly began to rethink my jigging opinion of being somewhat boring.  One of General Rhybak's crew (Colonel Steve) gave me some terrific advise one day in Gerry's fish house. He told me an important part of jig fishing is "confidence in your spot." This also includes slip bobbering. With that confidence, anticipation and concentration goes up, and success seems to happen more often.  I have concluded that sooner or later you'll catch fish at your chosen spot or any other spot on that beautiful lake, if you have enough time to wait for em. Enjoy yourself no matter what you're doing as there are no guarantees that those pesky fish will bite anyways..

C.C.
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We all go to Kipawa hoping to catch a lot of fish , and large ones at that . However , if that's the only reason you go , your missing out on a lot . You figure in the conditions and put yourself on the best location you can . Whether I'm jigging or trolling , as long as I'm on the lake with a line in the water, I'm a happy camper !
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This is a great topic, with already many great responses. Iím completely walleye trolling clueless and read all of this information with much interest. Thanks all for sharing your years of experience!
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General Discussion / Re: Trolling for Eyes
« Last post by Balsams on June 25, 2019, 10:51:31 PM »
Best lures suggested by others X rap perch pattern and Big O. Small size shad rap won't be beat in late May and June. Bigger shad rap as the year goes on.
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Fishing Discussion / Re: Whitefish
« Last post by Balsams on June 25, 2019, 10:43:51 PM »
Puck, The most surprising thing about this thread if that you potentially caught a white (silver) bass in GB!!!! I have never heard that before. Behind Beausoliel to the west is a spot to called The Hole where we used to catch nice clean salmon in July Aug.
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General Discussion / Re: Bug update
« Last post by crunchie on June 25, 2019, 10:13:36 PM »
Have to agree with all the above, the worst I've seen I think since my heart's been beating.  Probably because of the late spring temps and the continuing cool weather.  On the bright side, I really don't think it could get any worse.
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General Discussion / Re: Bug update
« Last post by crackers42 on June 25, 2019, 09:41:27 PM »
Jus as bad but mosquitoes will carry you away
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Fishing Discussion / Re: To Troll or Not To Troll - - That is the question
« Last post by Balsams on June 25, 2019, 09:37:36 PM »
There is structure all over a lake. Fish will stack up at times in limited areas, but as the season goes on they will scatter due to temperature, cover and mainly bait. Like Greg said it allows you to explore and see the lake.
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