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Red Hot Walleye!!

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In Canada that is!  Always wanted to do a fly in trip and it worked out for last week.  Drove about 4 hours north of Thunder Bay Ontario and then flew in a half hour.  28,000 acre lake with one outfitter and 5 cabins.  We had a single cabin 8 miles away from the others and thousands of acres of prime walleye habitat to ourselves.  Probably common to most fly-in deals.  Average fish 18+ inches.  These are big fat golden walleyes that taste like a million dollars. I'm sure there are big walleye in the lake but my biggest was 24 and we had a 26.  But tons of 18-22" fish that hit hard.  I used only lures and caught about 50 a day, virtually all in 5-8 feet of water.   Trip cost around $900 after the exchange rate, not counting what it takes to drive that far. 1,100 miles from Springfield; ugh! That included a 14 foot aluminum boat and 10 hp motor with gas.  Perfectly adequate.    Needless to say beautiful country; no roads or noise.  Had one day where the wind blew up white caps and it was in the high 40's to start.  Chilly all day.  Perfect walleye weather and trolling  was red hot.  Rods went off constantly.  Good sized northern pike up there as well.   With this hot weather, sitting on a far north lake where the mornings are cool and crisp and a dip in the lake is refreshing sounds pretty good!

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Hey Krazo, no smallies in this lake unfortunately. I have fished Rainy and it’s loaded with them.  No idea why they are in one lake and not another.  Lots of fun when they are around!

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4 hours ago, BilletHead said:

          Good for you and great report,

 Please bring back some cooler weather.

  BilletHead

We deserve some Canada air for a few days.  Dang it is hot. 

5 hours ago, Oberst said:

Can Walleye.jpg

In Canada that is!  Always wanted to do a fly in trip and it worked out for last week.  Drove about 4 hours north of Thunder Bay Ontario and then flew in a half hour.  28,000 acre lake with one outfitter and 5 cabins.  We had a single cabin 8 miles away from the others and thousands of acres of prime walleye habitat to ourselves.  Probably common to most fly-in deals.  Average fish 18+ inches.  These are big fat golden walleyes that taste like a million dollars. I'm sure there are big walleye in the lake but my biggest was 24 and we had a 26.  But tons of 18-22" fish that hit hard.  I used only lures and caught about 50 a day, virtually all in 5-8 feet of water.   Trip cost around $900 after the exchange rate, not counting what it takes to drive that far. 1,100 miles from Springfield; ugh! That included a 14 foot aluminum boat and 10 hp motor with gas.  Perfectly adequate.    Needless to say beautiful country; no roads or noise.  Had one day where the wind blew up white caps and it was in the high 40's to start.  Chilly all day.  Perfect walleye weather and trolling  was red hot.  Rods went off constantly.  Good sized northern pike up there as well.   With this hot weather, sitting on a far north lake where the mornings are cool and crisp and a dip in the lake is refreshing sounds pretty good!

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What a great trip.  I need to do that too!

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