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Old 01-24-2012, 11:13 AM
kegisfly kegisfly is offline
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Default 2011 Gouin/Mattawa results

Trying to get a feel for others' experiences last year on the Gouin. Our group of 4 went to Mattawa bay with Air Tamarac in early July last year and had somewhat of a tough time. We have a few years of experience on the Gouin in the Sarana bays, so, we thought this year we would have even more success. The weather was generally sunny with highs in the 70's (couple of cool mornings) which resulted in a pretty strong and steady wind producing white caps almost every day by early afternoon. Surface water temps were right around 70. The Gouin was high this year (above avg water levels). We prefer the action of pike fishing and probably devote a little more time to it (60-65%), but, have always been able to find some consistent walleye fishing. In 2011, we did not find consistent walleye or pike fishing, nor could we put together any particular pattern. Overall, it seemed like we caught about a 1/3 of the fish we usually catch on the Gouin. We are trying to figure out what we could improve on, if this was an off year, or if Mattawa is just tougher to pattern. Any thoughts are appreciated.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:14 AM
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Kegis The gouin water level goes up and down so much its hard to fish the same spots from yr to yr. no matter what outfitter you are with. In july the fish will tend to be deep. I have caught Walleye's in 42' of water jigging. Change your luck and fly into Hebert, with air Tam. water level is constant
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for the response. How is Hebert for pike?
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:12 AM
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Did you hit prime may fly hatch. That can really make or break a week
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:11 PM
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We are headed to sarana bay this yearwith tamarac. We have fished Gouin before but at plamodon bay area. We are staying in cabin #30. Looking for any hints at where to try. We will be there in early July.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:17 AM
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Pikehunters X2. Not the best time period to go.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:32 AM
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The Pike fishing at Hebert is good, last yr we caught 4 over 40, my personal best was 25# and 43" they are all back in the lake. Fishing the gouin has alot to do with the water level, In july fish it deep. consentrate on fishing narrows were the water is moving though
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:52 AM
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Default Mattawa Cabin #45 in Early June 2012

We will be heading to Gouin & Mattawa Bay #45 with Air Tamarac around the first week in June. Have been on several fly-ins out of Pickle Lake, but amost no experience in this area other than a pretty non-productive 5 days in Quebec last year. Our goal of course is to get away, catch and eat some Walleyes, and perhaps catch a few, reasonable sized Northerns, just for fun. Would really appreciate feedback or suggestions from anyone with good info regarding this area. Thanx, Rappoo.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:37 AM
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rappoo,

check out this post for some info: http://www.walleyecentral.com/forums...ghlight=matawa

At the most southern point of the bay there is a feeder stream that comes in and is closed to fishing until June 1st. You should definitely give it a try.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:27 AM
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Default Many Thanx

a3dad, Thanx a bunch!! Your msgs & maps/pics are hot off the color printer & in my go bag. Your msg & thoughfulness will guide our initial time there and could well set the stage for an unforgetable trip (although almost all of them are, when you think about it).

This reinforces my long-held opinion that Walleye Central is a unique place with lots of great folks. I've been a member for quite a while but am guilty of not posting. Will try to add my 2 cents without overdoing it in the future. Thanx all.
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