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> 4 day canoe trip, Lakers/specks & WINDY
Drew
Posted: May 16, 2023 - 07:14 pm


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Tried new lakes this year for something different. Daughter came, and enjoyed herself, trooper on the portages and bushwacks too. She managed to catch a couple decent lakers and a bunch of specks. Was pretty slow fishing for our usual standards, but new places and so much wind. We were campsite bound a lot, it was just too windy to be able to control a canoe a lot of the time. Saturday was windy, but manageable, Sunday was more windy and gusting different directions, making trolling really frustrating and jigging near impossible. We fished a small brookie lake more than we would have liked, simply to avoid higher winds/waves on the laker lake. Monday the wind switched from North to more of a SW and even stronger - I went out solo to try for lakers and could barely leave our campsite in the canoe. Found a sheltered bay and jigged there - nothing. Got a head of steam and headed out southward around a point into the waves and wind, got maybe 50 feet and the wind had itís way with me and just spun me and shot me back northbound canoe-surfing the waves. Waited in the quiet inlet for 20 minutes or so until a break in the wind, and the whitecaps died down for a sec and gave it another try. Made it around the point and struggled my way to the south end. Here, I could sort of jig, sort of troll, in between getting shoved sideways and taken for a ride wherever the gusts chose. Tough fishing to say the least. Couldnít find lakers. Marked some deep, tried a keel sinker and got down there, just no takers. Came out today and pretty beat from the portaging and struggling with canoe control in the wind.


We managed 10 lakers like this Saturday

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Drew
Posted: May 16, 2023 - 07:14 pm


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Our site - the only calm we had - Sat evening

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Drew
Posted: May 16, 2023 - 07:15 pm


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The bushwack to find specks

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Drew
Posted: May 16, 2023 - 07:16 pm


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Found some - 21 over our two trips in there

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Drew
Posted: May 16, 2023 - 07:17 pm


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Small fish, small lake, but spells of good action - even on that little lake we were getting blown around pretty good

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Drew
Posted: May 16, 2023 - 07:17 pm


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Lunch

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Drew
Posted: May 16, 2023 - 07:20 pm


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As we were campsite bound and winds were rough, we hiked to find another lake in the bush, then up a ridge above our campsite to check things out

No rain, lots of sun, not too many black flies, enough fish to eat - we had a pretty good trip, although the winds definitely tested us.

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Posted: May 16, 2023 - 07:21 pm


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Awesome report Drew, catching fish was just a bonus to spending quality time with your Daughter.

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Posted: May 16, 2023 - 07:29 pm


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Looks like a good trip none the less! Wind is brutal lately. Iím m going for a couple days Friday, Saturday looks wet and windy. Iíll just be shore fishing under a tarp I think, not gonna work too hard this weekend, back is going funky. Hopefully I get the kids out somewhere Sunday or Monday.

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Posted: May 16, 2023 - 09:01 pm


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That a nice trip! I wish I would make the same... That fish looks tasty)))

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Posted: May 16, 2023 - 09:35 pm


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Great report Drew . The wind can be frustrating when you are canoeing. Looks like you got into a nice bunch of wild trout all the same. Good on you and your daughter.

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sparky302
Posted: May 17, 2023 - 05:30 am


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Everyone hates the wind in a canoe looks like you still had a good trip and enjoyed the fresh air and fresh fish to eat.

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crappeeeman
Posted: May 17, 2023 - 01:47 pm


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Fish on the campfire. It does not get any better than that.

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Posted: May 17, 2023 - 07:59 pm


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So awesome to have your daughter out fishing with you!

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Posted: May 17, 2023 - 09:19 pm


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Great report Drew! You always find them.Great having your daughter as a fishing partner, as I know!! Treasure the memories!!

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