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#1 Bowie

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 03:32 PM

I managed a decent 18.5" male today in a Lake St Clair trib! Going to be dinner tonight!

 

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#2 BNG

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:56 PM

nice!


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#3 PUMP KNOWS

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 08:59 PM

Yummy


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:21 PM

Mmmmmmm, My river  Walleye trip is in May. Can't wait for it to come.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:36 PM

A thicker 19.5" male from today

 

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#6 PUMP KNOWS

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:10 PM

What do you like to use to target them?


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#7 Bowie

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 10:28 PM

I'm no pro, but it seems like any soft plastic bait with action works. I'm fishing them slowly, swinging the jig like a fly and they seem to hit on the rise. The key is depth like trout fishing, in this case keeping the bait about a foot off the bottom. This one has a 4" chartreuse twister/grub in its mouth. 3-4" soft plastic minnows seem to work too (with action tails), but again, if they are there, they seem to strike at anything. 

 

Edit: I was thinking about trying the fly rod this weekend but the temps/freezing the rings would be annoying ... hmm, might bring it anyways.


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#8 IvansFishingVideos

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:06 PM

Nice. Cool looking fish.
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#9 Bowie

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:50 PM

Cheers guys. I was out yesterday and today in the bitterly cold temps, caught one male yesterday (released) and nothing today! It's pretty slow right now.

Mmmmmmm, My river  Walleye trip is in May. Can't wait for it to come.

 

Enjoy your trip! What area are you going to? I'll give it a few more tries and then I'll be back out when the season opens again in May.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

" I was thinking about trying the fly rod this weekend but the temps/freezing the rings would be annoying"

 

​Little tip: Try some Vaseline on the end I used to use that when I did ice fish to keep the line from freezing to the eyes. Might work for fly line.


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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

I'll be almost 3 hours north east of Toronto. Plastics on a jig head and live minnow if the bite is tough. Lipless crank baits work well and are fun to use when the bite is on.


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#12 Bowie

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:25 PM

It has been slow the past few days however I still managed a few more males (all released). The cold has been keeping the fair-weather fishermen home which has made fishing rather peaceful haha.

 

 

" I was thinking about trying the fly rod this weekend but the temps/freezing the rings would be annoying"

 

​Little tip: Try some Vaseline on the end I used to use that when I did ice fish to keep the line from freezing to the eyes. Might work for fly line.

 

Thanks, I was thinking something similar using vegetable oil or something, I just wondered if the scent would turn them off. Probably not ...

 

I'll be almost 3 hours north east of Toronto. Plastics on a jig head and live minnow if the bite is tough. Lipless crank baits work well and are fun to use when the bite is on.

 

Nice, enjoy!


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#13 Bowie

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:19 AM

Walleye are still in the river I fish thankfully. Good fishing from 6-7:15am then the bite shut down. I caught a silver bass too which is actually a first for me.

 

Silver bass

 

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Average size male, I haven't caught a single female this season!

 

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I thought I had a massive female, I swear I could feel head shake ;)

 

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#14 Bowie

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 12:11 AM

This pike hit while I was just reeling the last few feet in to cast again for walleye. I'm pretty sure it's a PB, over 30" for sure. All I wanted was my jig back but thankfully the line was in the back corner of it's mouth and it didn't break off.

 

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A few walleye today, this evening was pretty slow though. My car must have brought a few fishermen in today as there was no one out on opener but today I counted over 10, not that I'm complaining. "My" hole looked a bit over-fished judging from the boot prints and garbage ... disgusting (the garbage, not other fishermen :)).

 

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#15 TheTallOutdoorsman

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

Great job Bowie! you seem to have your honey hole figured out!


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:31 AM

Anyone know what fish are running in Tea lake this weekend?


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:39 PM

Good stuff Bowie.  I can't wait to catch my first eye of the year


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 01:01 PM

My first walleye opener and I managed 5 and 2 carp...

 

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#19 fishfreek

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:22 PM

And they just taste delicious ....Nice job.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:21 PM

I don't eat much fish but I always look forward to eating some deep fried wallys


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