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Chingachcook
Posted: Jul 12, 2018 - 03:05 pm


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Have been fishing this piece of water for smallies and large mouth for 30 years and its unbelievably productive.

Looking back over the bragging rights charts over the years and this years cycle points to one of the best years in a while...

But thats stats.. not reality... We are back up in August for a week or so. Any one out there who fishes for these scrappers in the West Arm have any real time stories or pictures from this year on how the bite is so far this season ?

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Chingachcook
Posted: Jul 16, 2018 - 12:34 pm


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And here I thought fishermen spoke only a bit less than our duly elected politicians.

I hope its not because there is nothing to be found for the guys who fish Jennings Point or North or South Muskrat Bay....

Ayy and all bragging and how you did it is appreciated.

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Sterling
Posted: Jul 16, 2018 - 02:42 pm


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Never fished the west arm but it's been HOT and water temps are quite high. You'll have better luck with largies I think. Caught a huge smallie yesterday trolling in 37 fow.

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Chingachcook
Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 05:10 pm


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Yeah the Largies should be on the feed for sure in this temp.... West Arm not all that deep outside of the channel that runs from the French River in... averge depth about 10feet....Lots and lots and lots of shoals to keep you honest....

Thanks for the feedback !

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dan668
Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 08:16 pm


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Ill be on the west arm for a week two weeks from now. I last visited the area two years ago. Fishing was slow, but it was very hot out. Caught one small musky, and had 2 follows from giants.

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Posted: Jul 26, 2018 - 04:11 pm


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QUOTE (Chingachcook @ Jul 20, 2018 - 06:10 pm)
Yeah the Largies should be on the feed for sure in this temp.... West Arm not all that deep outside of the channel that runs from the French River in... averge depth about 10feet....Lots and lots and lots of shoals to keep you honest....

Thanks for the feedback !

? are you referring to the marked channel that goes through west bay to the main lake? there is plenty of depth way beyond 10 feet in many parts. 25-50 ft all around our place for miles in all directions. perhaps you are referring to west bay?

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Chingachcook
Posted: Aug 07, 2018 - 09:13 pm


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Yes.....West Bay... I have used the terms West Arm and West Bay interchangeably for years but they are different areas of the lake..

I am referring to the piece of water with Jennings point to the north.... and along the shoreline down to Merganser Bay... and then across to Number 2 creek.... the channel runs along the south side of the lake and its deep.. but that expanse of water is quite shallow and has enough shoals in it to make even the locals slow down....

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Chingachcook
Posted: Aug 30, 2018 - 09:05 am


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Back from the annual West Bay mid August pilgrimage A few observations.

Water level is lower but not markedly so from so little rain.
The week we were there saw NO smoke or any residue of any kind from PS33. It was still dry so for shore lunch we used the propane tank and a single unit burner. No need to tempt fate.
This years dose of unusual summer heat has increased weed growth markedly.
Deeper weed beds hold more bass than the rock points did. And do they hold pike on the outer edges of the same beds. If you like pike its a banner year.
Fishing was good but not great... we hit 80 odd smallies over 15 inches and probably the same number under the "counter" designation for the week. Best baits by far were soft plastics as opposed to crankbaits. At 7 bux a doz... worms didn't make the grade.
Think the heat has dispersed the fish everywhere as it was mostly one and done at the usual spots and the new locations.
Lots of moose sightings, herons, eagles and osprey.. who may have been driven east to the Nip from the fire zone.
As always... an effing fantastic week.

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Chingachcook
Posted: Sep 26, 2018 - 06:47 pm


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Its been more than a month since we left Gods Country in Nip.... Any reports on how the bass and pickerel fishing has been during the month of September in West Bay/West Arm ?

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