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Posted: May 01, 2022 - 03:03 pm


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Reelingmachine, Longfish, Bassmasterr, Metalbuckle, thanks for the replies!

I wish the weather was a bit better but at least it's above freezing so no complaints here.

Anxiously awaiting the Walleye opener in the Kawarthas!

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Posted: May 01, 2022 - 09:19 pm


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For sure. Great points and reminders on fishing early season pike. Completely agree with the trolling being too fast to be really effective for cold water pike.

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Posted: May 03, 2022 - 10:11 am


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Nice, ive tried Balsam twice this year with nothing. The weather is all over, 0* mornings and 13* afternoons, then it snows. I think the weather is causing later warm water, when I was out water was still cold, no fish in shallow water anywhere I went.

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Posted: May 03, 2022 - 10:40 am


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Wooooooo nice job👍

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Posted: May 03, 2022 - 11:08 am


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QUOTE (tjames @ May 03, 2022 - 10:11 am)
Nice, ive tried Balsam twice this year with nothing. The weather is all over, 0* mornings and 13* afternoons, then it snows. I think the weather is causing later warm water, when I was out water was still cold, no fish in shallow water anywhere I went.

tjames that is too bad you did not have any luck. If you like you can PM me. Maybe I can be some help to you since a few of us have been out on Balsam.

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Posted: May 06, 2022 - 09:01 am


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Nice catch !!!

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Posted: May 09, 2022 - 02:23 pm


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Went out to Balsam again a few days ago.

Nice day and water has warmed up to 13C. Sunny and low wind conditions so fish was finicky during daytime but after 4 pm the pike turned on hungry and was smashing my jerkbaits pretty aggressively.

it's not a post-spawn agressive bite yet but their metabolism has improved and the bite is definitely picking up.

Got 8 pikes in 4-6 lb range (24-29" range)

The most challenging thing was to actually locate the fish as the weeds are still scarce.
Find the weeds (the thicker the better) and you will likely find the pike.

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Posted: May 09, 2022 - 02:27 pm


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Sunset was gorgeous …

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Posted: May 09, 2022 - 02:29 pm


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And Sakura trees blossom in Toronto is amazing right now !

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Posted: May 09, 2022 - 02:30 pm


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And trilliums as well ….

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Posted: May 09, 2022 - 04:15 pm


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Hey Jerkbaiter, those are some nice pike!

Good to hear that bite is picking up.

Yeah, as CM mentioned, this week looks goooooood for fishing, just not sure if I will find some time for it.

For those who will go out - enjoy your time!

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Posted: May 09, 2022 - 05:53 pm


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Those are some nice pike and pictures JB. You always know where the pike are and how to get them to hit those jerk baits. I am trying to get up there next week, maybe run into you or reeling machine. Good luck out there, stay safe.

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Posted: May 09, 2022 - 07:36 pm


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Some nice pike there JB. The pike don’t have a chance with you around. I hope to get on some Friday and this weekend along with the walleye. I will take some of your advise looking for the weeds and working those jerk baits.

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Posted: May 09, 2022 - 09:53 pm


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Thank you guys and good luck to you as well!

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