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> Sturgeon walleye bite is picking up., went 5 out of 7
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Posted: Jun 23, 2022 - 04:18 pm


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So just a quick update on Sturgeon.

I was one of the guys mentioned by Crappeeeman fishing Sturgeon last evening and into the night .

The weather was hot but the strong West wind made it easy on the body. Water was around 21C in main lake (warmer in bays)

Launched around 4 pm and fished till around midnight. Caught 5 (23,19,15,14,13) and lost 2 (took home 3 in slot and released a 23" and 13").

CM made an excellent post with lots of invaluable tips about walleye fishing, especially the night time fishing. At night I just lost one walleye and still has lots to learn. I guess I was not fishing shallow enough (mainly around 5-8 FOW) as I was not sure about the hazards in the area I was fishing (logs, stumps etc) Maybe I spooked all the walleyes, who knows! LOL

All fish was caught around 7-7.30 pm in sparse cabbage weeds casting a worm harness with fake 4Ē worm style plastic.

The trick was to retrieve really slow and let the harness drop into weed pockets for walleye to bite it. I could have used ripping a jig but it was too windy and also the worm harness was more visible to walleye as the water was a bit stained where I fished.

Tried cranks and jerks but I did not get bit on them at all.

After sunset I was attacked by zillion mosquitos and was very close to leaving the lake but after a while the fresh wind blew them away.




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Posted: Jun 23, 2022 - 04:18 pm


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Posted: Jun 23, 2022 - 05:45 pm


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Jerkbaiter those are some beauty walleye and definitely a successful night. I use a worm harness, mostly with a live worm and do the same as you i weight it down with one or 2 split shot above top bead and retrieve very slow over sparse cabbage. If it troll with a bottom bouncer i sometimes use a fake worm so the pan fish donít steal it. This way I donít have to keep reading up to find my worm gone.

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Posted: Jun 23, 2022 - 07:10 pm


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QUOTE (flexkk @ Jun 23, 2022 - 05:45 pm)
Jerkbaiter those are some beauty walleye and definitely a successful night. I use a worm harness, mostly with a live worm and do the same as you i weight it down with one or 2 split shot above top bead and retrieve very slow over sparse cabbage. If it troll with a bottom bouncer i sometimes use a fake worm so the pan fish donít steal it. This way I donít have to keep reading up to find my worm gone.

Thanks, Flexkk.

For worm harness I either use modified Mepps spinners # 3-4 where I replace the treble with a single hook or tungsten bullet weight in front of the harness spinner.

Perch or panfish were often trying to nimble on the plastic paddle tail and bit off the tail a few times.

Gulp Alive worms and leeches are also good but they are much less durable.

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Posted: Jun 24, 2022 - 06:27 am


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Outstanding walleye fishing, that will be a nice dinner. And yes those perch just love to rip the tails of baits. I hate the heat and the sun so I fish at night. I hate mosquitoes but love walleye and crappie so putting up with a few mosquito bites is worth it. Thanks for the report JB.

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Posted: Jun 24, 2022 - 06:36 am


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Mmm delicious , nicely done

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Posted: Jun 24, 2022 - 02:46 pm


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QUOTE (Jerkbaiter @ Jun 23, 2022 - 07:10 pm)
QUOTE (flexkk @ Jun 23, 2022 - 05:45 pm)
Jerkbaiter those are some beauty walleye and definitely a successful night. I use a worm harness, mostly with a live worm and do the same as you i weight it down with one or 2 split shot above top bead and retrieve very slow over sparse cabbage. If it troll with a bottom bouncer i sometimes use a fake worm so the pan fish donít steal it. This way I donít have to keep reading up to find my worm gone.

Thanks, Flexkk.

For worm harness I either use modified Mepps spinners # 3-4 where I replace the treble with a single hook or tungsten bullet weight in front of the harness spinner.

Perch or panfish were often trying to nimble on the plastic paddle tail and bit off the tail a few times.

Gulp Alive worms and leeches are also good but they are much less durable.

A few years ago I started using the old Erie Dearie and found the weight pretty balanced for the retrieve. In the old days it was a count down lure but it works well as a worm harness spinner and comes in different weights.

MC

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Posted: Jun 24, 2022 - 05:02 pm


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well done, bite is picking up with the right wind was out on thursday from 7 am to 11 managed 15 with 4 being in the slot only 2 joined me for dinner was still getting the odd smaller size but decieded to leave due to the heat starting up . all fish came out of 8-9 feet of water with alot of weed most is dieing off but found some nice green. i was going to try on weekend but i see a csfl tournament for bass so will head to rice lake in search of some gold which has been hard to find there lately
good luck guys and gals tight lines

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Posted: Jun 27, 2022 - 04:30 pm


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QUOTE (mastercaster1 @ Jun 24, 2022 - 02:46 pm)
QUOTE (Jerkbaiter @ Jun 23, 2022 - 07:10 pm)
QUOTE (flexkk @ Jun 23, 2022 - 05:45 pm)
Jerkbaiter those are some beauty walleye and definitely a successful night. I use a worm harness, mostly with a live worm and do the same as you i weight it down with one or 2 split shot above top bead and retrieve very slow over sparse cabbage. If it troll with a bottom bouncer i sometimes use a fake worm so the pan fish donít steal it. This way I donít have to keep reading up to find my worm gone.

Thanks, Flexkk.

For worm harness I either use modified Mepps spinners # 3-4 where I replace the treble with a single hook or tungsten bullet weight in front of the harness spinner.

Perch or panfish were often trying to nimble on the plastic paddle tail and bit off the tail a few times.

Gulp Alive worms and leeches are also good but they are much less durable.

A few years ago I started using the old Erie Dearie and found the weight pretty balanced for the retrieve. In the old days it was a count down lure but it works well as a worm harness spinner and comes in different weights.

MC

Thanks,

Erie Dearie's are good but I use self made spinners with a tungsten bullet weight on the metal shaft. They are pretty much the same as Erie Dearie except for the weight .

Always fun to create your own lure and you can also make it up with different weights for different depths.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2022 - 04:31 pm


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QUOTE (salmonslayer @ Jun 24, 2022 - 05:02 pm)
well done, bite is picking up with the right wind was out on thursday from 7 am to 11 managed 15 with 4 being in the slot only 2 joined me for dinner was still getting the odd smaller size but decieded to leave due to the heat starting up . all fish came out of 8-9 feet of water with alot of weed most is dieing off but found some nice green. i was going to try on weekend but i see a csfl tournament for bass so will head to rice lake in search of some gold which has been hard to find there lately
good luck guys and gals tight lines

Nice going, congrats.
Yeah, i also try to stay away from the lakes on a day of a massive tourny.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2022 - 04:36 pm


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QUOTE (crappeeeman @ Jun 24, 2022 - 06:27 am)
Outstanding walleye fishing, that will be a nice dinner. And yes those perch just love to rip the tails of baits. I hate the heat and the sun so I fish at night. I hate mosquitoes but love walleye and crappie so putting up with a few mosquito bites is worth it. Thanks for the report JB.

Thanks, CM.
Mosquitos are mostly active at twilight and the night itself is not that bad. I also rather have some mosquitos than exhausting heat, but wind makes it easier to tolerate the hot weather.

Will be heading out for 3 days to Stony on July 1 long weekend.
Love Stony.
Going there every year at least once or twice a year.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2022 - 12:07 pm


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QUOTE (Jerkbaiter @ Jun 27, 2022 - 04:36 pm)
QUOTE (crappeeeman @ Jun 24, 2022 - 06:27 am)
Outstanding walleye fishing, that will be a nice dinner. And yes those perch just love to rip the tails of baits. I hate the heat and the sun so I fish at night. I hate mosquitoes but love walleye and crappie so putting up with a few mosquito bites is worth it. Thanks for the report JB.

Thanks, CM.
Mosquitos are mostly active at twilight and the night itself is not that bad. I also rather have some mosquitos than exhausting heat, but wind makes it easier to tolerate the hot weather.

Will be heading out for 3 days to Stony on July 1 long weekend.
Love Stony.
Going there every year at least once or twice a year.

Enjoy Stony. Look forward to your report.

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Posted: Jun 28, 2022 - 04:33 pm


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QUOTE (Chad @ Jun 28, 2022 - 12:07 pm)
QUOTE (Jerkbaiter @ Jun 27, 2022 - 04:36 pm)
QUOTE (crappeeeman @ Jun 24, 2022 - 06:27 am)
Outstanding walleye fishing, that will be a nice dinner. And yes those perch just love to rip the tails of baits. I hate the heat and the sun so I fish at night. I hate mosquitoes but love walleye and crappie so putting up with a few mosquito bites is worth it. Thanks for the report JB.

Thanks, CM.
Mosquitos are mostly active at twilight and the night itself is not that bad. I also rather have some mosquitos than exhausting heat, but wind makes it easier to tolerate the hot weather.

Will be heading out for 3 days to Stony on July 1 long weekend.
Love Stony.
Going there every year at least once or twice a year.

Enjoy Stony. Look forward to your report.

Thanks Chad

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Posted: Jun 29, 2022 - 01:16 pm


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QUOTE (Jerkbaiter @ Jun 27, 2022 - 04:36 pm)


Will be heading out for 3 days to Stony on July 1 long weekend.
Love Stony.
Going there every year at least once or twice a year.

I wish Balsam and Sturgeon had more of those amazing drop offs and Islands like Stony has. It's the deepest lake in the Kawarthas filled with some monster fish. But you know that already being there many times before. It would take a lifetime to explore and fish in detail that entire lake. Good luck to you on another trip to probably the best lake to fish in the Kawarthas.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2022 - 04:28 pm


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QUOTE (crappeeeman @ Jun 29, 2022 - 01:16 pm)
QUOTE (Jerkbaiter @ Jun 27, 2022 - 04:36 pm)


Will be heading out for 3 days to Stony on July 1 long weekend.
Love Stony.
Going there every year at least once or twice a year.

I wish Balsam and Sturgeon had more of those amazing drop offs and Islands like Stony has. It's the deepest lake in the Kawarthas filled with some monster fish. But you know that already being there many times before. It would take a lifetime to explore and fish in detail that entire lake. Good luck to you on another trip to probably the best lake to fish in the Kawarthas.

Thank you, CM.

I have fished all Kawartha lakes and Stony is by far the most beautiful lake in Kawartha in my opinion and opinion of many.

Been going there ever year for more than 20 years.

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