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pistol.pete22
Posted: Jun 27, 2019 - 11:32 am


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Hi everyone,

I will be travelling to the west arm of Nipissing next week to do some walleye fishing and I was wondering what style of fishing people have success with in the area.

I've fished further north near Temagami and have had some success catching walleye by bottom bouncing on drop-offs (15-20 feet) or on weedlines with decent depth. I havent had much success trolling deep cranks or worm harnesses near Temagami, though I wouldnt mind trying that if it will produce fish.

Not looking for specific fishing spots, but any advice on techniques that I should try would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Posted: Jun 27, 2019 - 12:21 pm


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good luck on your adventure! I don't exactly target walleye often, a couple times a week maybe {about the time my arms are about to fall off from casting too much, lol} but depending on where you are, they are pretty easy to find in the west arm.

I don't fish regularly past say west of the elbow, mostly just within about a 1-2km area around warren bay for walleye tho I do go a couple places in west bay on occasion. i catch them almost every time I target them. I am in the narrows so if you were very west up near st Charles this wont help you much as its a good boat ride and i'm sure there are closer options. I simply jig with worms or minnows, sometimes getting them incidentally bass fishing or pike fishing as well.

I pretty much focus on drop offs as well adjacent to deep water and trying out the 10-14 foot flats in those nearby areas as well, there are a ton and many hold fish, we also have a lot of deep water near us in the 25-65 foot range, I typically fish about 35 feet to 10 but I am no expert on walleye fishing so if I can get them i'm sure anyone can.

rarely do I troll so cant give you much advice there, for walleye I just drift or anchor.

cheers and good luck!

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pistol.pete22
Posted: Jul 01, 2019 - 07:00 pm


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Thank you for the reply, I will be sure to put those tips to use this week!

We are staying near the bridge for HWY 64, so it looks like most of our fishing will be done around Warren Bay. From what I've heard, lots of people have been catching walleye shallow too, in areas that are about 6-10 feet deep with tall weeds. I'll keep an eye out for flats and drop offs in the meantime.

Cheers,

Pete

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Posted: Jul 02, 2019 - 08:59 pm


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pistol.pete22, we have been at Memiquisit since Saturday. We have landed three Walleye, only one being a keeper, hooked two Pike, one was a decent Pike, on got off the hook, the other snapped the line. Caught a couple small Bass and a handful of Yellow Perch.
Good luck to you.

Jeff

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Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 03:43 pm


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How is the bass fishing so far in and around the West Arm ?

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Fishchaser67
Posted: Yesterday at 09:16 am


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I fish in the westarm narrows all the time from shore and do well for walleye pike and bass ...good luck on your adaventure ..

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Posted: Yesterday at 06:17 pm


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QUOTE (Fishchaser67 @ Jul 20, 2019 - 10:16 am)
I fish in the westarm narrows all the time from shore and do well for walleye pike and bass  ...good luck on your adaventure ..

Do you get out in the bay at all ?
Jennings Point or the Muscrat Bays ?

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I fish in the bay as well ,not in the spots you mentioned. Dont have a boat im all off shore ....i live off trout lake

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