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> West arm and west bay August Walley, Help??? Please
jdrobertson
Posted: Jul 30, 2018 - 07:54 am


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We are at Shuswap on the Nippising for our 3rd year in a row and Memquisite lodge year before that. Always come 1st week of August and have not had much luck finding the walleye. We do catch a few drifting one of the no name islands along a weed bed in about 8-10 feet of water which Billy the guide put us on 4 years ago but other than that haven't had any other success and we've tried everywhere in the arm and west bay it seems. Anyone have any specific tips for August wallet in this area... like specific islands, are as of water, depths, lures (we've only caught on green jigs with worms) ?? Anything at all would be appreciated.


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fishmagnet
Posted: Jul 30, 2018 - 08:31 am


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Jig with live minnows.. White jig always seem to be good... When drifting and you get a fish, stop and work that area with the jig and minnows..
Usually where there is one there are more..
Good luck..

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jdrobertson
Posted: Jul 30, 2018 - 08:49 am


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Thanks fishmagnet, as is typically the case, it's been too hot and no minnows available right now. Just worms. Will try a white jig versus green though.

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Posted: Jul 30, 2018 - 09:23 am


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worms will work as well, I agree minnows are better but use whatever resource you have.

here is the best advice I can give you. PAY ATTENTION to your surroundings, the boats you see anchored on shoals are not just guessing, many are regulars and they know the area. the are a TON of shoals to potentially hold fish.

talk to people around the camp, hang out at the fish hut, fisherman love to talk fishing, they may not give out their favourite spot but they will probably give some advice that will be effective.

and finally, if you still find you cant get many walleye and the bite is just off go get some gators or bass. cheers and good luck!

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jdrobertson
Posted: Jul 30, 2018 - 07:15 pm


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Thanks westarm, gonna try some flatlining tomorrow, maybe that will bring some success. Another day today with no eyes. Lots of smallies , big ones, but no walleye. Here's hoping for a better day tomorrow.

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Posted: Jul 30, 2018 - 07:56 pm


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Is it smokey where you are currently? Cant offer any advice on walleye, i cant catch them as well haha. Just cast for bass and musky there.

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Posted: Jul 31, 2018 - 01:55 am


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Slow troll worm harnesses. Look for areas that have a flat adjacent to deeper water and stay outside the weeds. Jigs are good when you are "on the spot", but a harness will cover more water and draw more fish in.
Dawn and dusk.. a lot of boats fish the heat of the day and pack it in at 6 or 7 o'clock. I've found when fishing shallower that the fish will move up and start to stage around 6, start to get active around 7, but often that "evening bite" will kick off at around 8 or so.

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jdrobertson
Posted: Jul 31, 2018 - 05:49 am


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Yes, very smoky! Cannot even get out for early am because the smoke is mixed with the fog making visibility nil. Lake is scattered with hidden rocks so cannot just trust navionics, need to be able to see.

We may try some night fishing but will have to stick close to cottage for same reason.

Thanks guys.

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Posted: Jul 31, 2018 - 12:57 pm


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QUOTE (Northhunter @ Jul 31, 2018 - 03:55 am)
Slow troll worm harnesses. Look for areas that have a flat adjacent to deeper water and stay outside the weeds. Jigs are good when you are "on the spot", but a harness will  cover more water and draw more fish in.
Dawn and dusk.. a lot of boats fish the heat of the day and pack it in at 6 or 7 o'clock. I've found when fishing shallower that the fish will move up and start to stage around 6, start to get active around 7, but often that "evening bite" will kick off at around 8 or so.

great advice, try using bottom bouncers with the worm harnesses as well.

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Posted: Aug 02, 2018 - 09:03 am


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leeches,i have way more success with them then with worms or minnows plus they are much easier to store and keep alive,just change the water everyday and they will be fine. just a single hook with a couple shot and cast and retrieve slowly on shoals and weedbeds. early morning and from 7 til 9 are the times to fish.

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