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Posted: Jan 04, 2018 - 10:26 pm


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Hello fellow ice craziesss!!!

First time ice fishing lake Rousseau. Hoping someone can tell me what I can expect to see and any hints to fishing this lake. I think we will be in 30 feet of water and will be mainly after the lakers. Not exactly sure what lures I should be using.

Also, any idea on the lakes water clarity?

Thanks in advance

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Posted: Jan 05, 2018 - 11:20 am


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Try 50-80 ft depth

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Posted: Jan 05, 2018 - 06:43 pm


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We were using minnows but heard that small white tubes were also working. Rosseau lakers are on the small side and feeding on small forage fish so use smaller presentations.

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Posted: Jan 05, 2018 - 07:29 pm


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Thanks for the tips, I appreciate it

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Posted: Jan 05, 2018 - 07:34 pm


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What those two said above. I find they are closer to bottom on this lake. Keep the bait moving and have a dead stick as well. Some times they like the rise fall, sometimes they just like no movement. White and chartreuse are the go to colours. They tend to be small but they taste great.

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Posted: Jan 05, 2018 - 11:41 pm


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Fantastic, thanks for the advice!

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Posted: Jan 06, 2018 - 03:13 pm


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Williams half/half hammered. Deeper the better. 30fow you should get lots, but small.
If deeper then 60 use big bait.

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Posted: Jan 06, 2018 - 07:01 pm


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Thanks guys!!!

Just found out, we will be in 40í-60í of water. So spoons, jiggs and a dead stick it will be. I planning on giving my home made jaw jacker itís inaugural use, Iíll post pics while Iím up there.


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Posted: Jan 08, 2018 - 08:37 pm


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QUOTE (Jjjooohhhnnn @ Jan 06, 2018 - 07:01 pm)
Thanks guys!!!

Just found out, we will be in 40í-60í of water. So spoons, jiggs and a dead stick it will be. I planning on giving my home made jaw jacker itís inaugural use, Iíll post pics while Iím up there.

You have the right idea. The deeper you can deadstick is great, have one rod from group deepest you have access to.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2018 - 01:29 pm


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i was out on tuesday. we were on a ledge going from 30 fow to 90 fow between islands. i managed 4 trout mostly small guys, few pounds. all in the 50 fow on jighead and minnow. nothing i use on simcoe seemed to interest them that day but i guess every day is different. good luck.

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Posted: Jan 27, 2018 - 02:38 pm


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X2 on 50' with jig-head and minnow.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2018 - 11:28 am


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I've found that the big Mommas seem to behave like hoovers in the winter ... my theory is that they are picking up easy meals - winter kill ... I like to lay a big (dead) sucker on the bottom ... use 12lb or more line ... then go fish for the 1 - 4 lber's about 30 feet away (oh but I'd bring the spool with you ... when the fatties hit they head straight for Lake Muskoka )... for the active fishing I use 6lb test with small single hook and 2" shiner ... single split shot about 18" up from the hook ... anywhere from 1 - 3 ft off bottom ... plenty of action if you keep the minnows moving (btw - I fish old school - twig and a spool - and a bell) .... then once or twice a day .... LOOK OUT ... there are some MONSTERS in that lake ... and you don't actually need to get into really deep water (30 - 40 FOW is fine) ... but near drop off's is good

Tight Lines

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Posted: Jan 30, 2018 - 07:41 pm


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QUOTE (camillj @ Jan 30, 2018 - 11:28 am)
I've found that the big Mommas seem to behave like hoovers in the winter ... my theory is that they are picking up easy meals - winter kill ... I like to lay a big (dead) sucker on the bottom ... use 12lb or more line ... then go fish for the 1 - 4 lber's about 30 feet away (oh but I'd bring the spool with you ... when the fatties hit they head straight for Lake Muskoka )... for the active fishing I use 6lb test with small single hook and 2" shiner ... single split shot about 18" up from the hook ... anywhere from 1 - 3 ft off bottom ... plenty of action if you keep the minnows moving (btw - I fish old school - twig and a spool - and a bell) .... then once or twice a day .... LOOK OUT ... there are some MONSTERS in that lake ... and you don't actually need to get into really deep water (30 - 40 FOW is fine) ... but near drop off's is good

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Exactly!!!

Lots of guys hung up on the small trout that are plenty... Go big on one rod.

I know a local comes home with a biggie 13+ almost every outing, big dead herring.

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Posted: Jan 30, 2018 - 08:00 pm


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Where do you find that big bait?

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 - 05:58 pm


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just wondering if theres a place to park there and walk out to the lake from would love to try it icefishing with my son there thsnks

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