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racer222
Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:16 pm


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Hey guys! I know itís a little late, but I figured Iíd post a little report and some fish porn. Back in July I went up to Gowganda lake lodge where Iíve been 5 times now in both winter and summer. I canít say enough about this place and the owners. If youíre on a budget and donít want to make a crazy drive from the GTA, this is a place worth trying. Theyíve got great boats on the main lake and boats stashed on a handful of other lakes and rivers in the area. As I said before, this wasnít my first time up there and thatís for a reason!

The weather that week switched back and fourth between miserable wind, rain and scorching heat. I had my girlfriend and our 1 and half year old daughter along for the ride too. Not ideal when the weather wonít cooperate.

Anyways.... on to the fishing. The main lake is a little tough to find the walleyes, but the SMB fishing action is unreal!! I mean absolutely unreal!! One calm evening I was smashing fish on top water lures about every other cast, and not just dinks. A few absolute pigs mixed in and a handful of decent pike.

A couple of the days with stable weather we did some back lake trips. You drive down a bush road to a boat cache and unload your gear and put the motor on the boat. My favourite spot involves taking the first lake for about 3kms to a portage thatís next to a beautiful little waterfall. The next boat is waiting for you at the bottom of the falls, a short portage away. You can take the lake and river system from there for about 20km or more I believe. The scenery and fishing are worth the trip. Lots of bass, walleye and pike to fill the day!

I could go on and on about our week there, but I think you get the idea.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the pictures!

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:18 pm


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Boat cache at the bottom of the falls


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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:20 pm


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Caught right at the cache

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:21 pm


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Caught right after the other bass.

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:23 pm


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More bass

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:24 pm


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And more...

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:27 pm


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Scenery

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:28 pm


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More fish

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:30 pm


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Getting ready for a fry!

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:32 pm


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One last photo of the bass up there...you get the idea by now.

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 06:33 pm


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Beautiful sunset the night the top water action was unstoppable.

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020 - 11:31 pm


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Great report. Looks like an awesome trip!

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Posted: Sep 30, 2020 - 04:47 am


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Looks like a great place with good fishing.

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: Sep 30, 2020 - 09:30 am


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Really nice report just 7hrs drive, portage with a boat waiting for you, good fishing... sounds just amazing

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Posted: Sep 30, 2020 - 11:52 am


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Looks beautiful up there, and with multiple species to target I can see why you keep going back

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