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Forum: Canada 05-19-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By bthomas3333
Hey, I learned something early in the year...

Hey,

I learned something early in the year (opening weekend). Around dusk I was still drifting jigs and throwing slip bobbers shallow. A newbie (I was guiding) clipped on a smaller 2-3in flicker...
Forum: Canada 05-07-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,359
Posted By bthomas3333
I have heard getting into Canada isn't the issue....

I have heard getting into Canada isn't the issue. It will be coming back into the US without a passport or card.

Brett
Forum: Canada 04-25-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,225
Posted By bthomas3333
In shallow water (less than 20 ft) color does...

In shallow water (less than 20 ft) color does matter maybe not a lot. As you go deeper you are 100% correct. For pike and walleye they can see color in most fishing situations. I do agree profile...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,225
Posted By bthomas3333
Not speaking for Phish but in my experience any...

Not speaking for Phish but in my experience any double treble lure is tough on the fish. I would not say these are any worse. I always go barbless and when the situation calls for a certain lure I...
Forum: Canada 04-18-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,225
Posted By bthomas3333
I also like the Red-head White-body. It did well...

I also like the Red-head White-body. It did well in N MB last June. Used it casting and trolling.

B-
Forum: Canada 04-17-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,152
Posted By bthomas3333
Fly-in lodge in NWT. Brett

Fly-in lodge in NWT.

Brett
Forum: Canada 04-17-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,152
Posted By bthomas3333
My outfitter just cancelled all trips through...

My outfitter just cancelled all trips through July 14. They are still planning to move people around to later in the season but I think we are going to see a wave of lodges cancelling. I am...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,152
Posted By bthomas3333
Agreed on the September weather but as a guy who...

Agreed on the September weather but as a guy who has fished the Ontario opener around Red Lake weather in May can be REALLY tough. I have fished in all day snow / sleet / 39f with less than great...
Forum: Canada 04-15-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,152
Posted By bthomas3333
No to be preachy about this. I think we should...

No to be preachy about this. I think we should all assume May and June are lost. If our finances are hanging in there take what you would've spent in May and June and get a trip for July (maybe) or...
Forum: Canada 04-12-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,482
Posted By bthomas3333
Thanks Walleye Guy, That sounds legit. I...

Thanks Walleye Guy,

That sounds legit. I fished a lake in Caribou PP forever 20+ years. It was also a numbers factory pushing out 16-21 in walleyes. LOTS of 100 fish days. Makes sense it is...
Forum: Canada 04-11-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,482
Posted By bthomas3333
No real talk of the quality of fish other than it...

No real talk of the quality of fish other than it is good. The website says 28in walleyes daily which sounds a bit "optimistic" but who knows. Can someone who has fished it talk about the quality...
Forum: Canada 03-25-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,193
Posted By bthomas3333
Could we lose a trip with the boarder open?

Could we lose a trip with the boarder open?

Lots of thinking while I sit around which is a dangerous thing...Anyway.

Is it possible camps decide the situation is too uncertain to haul in...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By bthomas3333
For what its worth I troll Lake Trout with a 50lb...

For what its worth I troll Lake Trout with a 50lb braid to 40lb Flouro carbon leader of 3-6 ft. I use a double Unknot to connect the two lines. Then buy the best ball bearing swivel snap I can...
Forum: Canada 03-21-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By bthomas3333
My preference is at least 80lbs. I am less...

My preference is at least 80lbs. I am less worried when I have to pull fish out of weeds. It also
takes a few more nicks and gouges.

Brett
Forum: Canada 03-21-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By bthomas3333
In general I prefer Flouro for pike especially...

In general I prefer Flouro for pike especially for larger fish. The ability to grab and hold the leader is by far the easiest. If I am catching numbers of smaller pike the shear number of fish...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By bthomas3333
Viking Outposts flies folks into the PP out of...

Viking Outposts flies folks into the PP out of Red Lake, ON for canoe trips.

https://www.vikingoutpost.com/contact-us

B-
Forum: Canada 03-07-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By bthomas3333
I know it is a good buck but if I was looking for...

I know it is a good buck but if I was looking for one pike rod, I was seriously consider the St. Criox Premier HF 2 piece. In the states it runs about 180-190. It has about the longest handle you...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By bthomas3333
Rods for Fly in Trips

Lake Trout (Trolling)
Shimano Tekota 5000LC and St Criox 7ft MH2 Premier Muskie Casting

Pike (Casting spoons / spinners / etc up to 1oz)
Shimano Stradic 4000 Ci4 (40lb Super Slick Power Pro...
Forum: Canada 02-27-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By bthomas3333
It does but I am not clear on what departure...

It does but I am not clear on what departure city. There is an option just North of Winnipeg and another one 3 hours north off Lake Winnipeg...that I know of. It is one of many questions a call to...
Forum: Canada 02-27-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By bthomas3333
Bennett Lake Lodge

Hello,

Has anyone ever fished Bennett Lake Lodge? It is about 220 miles North of Winnipeg. Curious about the walleye fishing since it is connected to Guniseo via a creek/river. Price is pretty...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By bthomas3333
I have been very interested in Anjigaming. Did...

I have been very interested in Anjigaming. Did they give a reason why it wasn't opening? How about 2020?

B-
Forum: Canada 02-22-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By bthomas3333
Without budget and travel restraints places like...

Without budget and travel restraints places like Great Slave lake, Cree Lake, Reindeer Lake, Wolleston Lake, and Lake Athabasca are all obvious choices. If you want a location that allows driving to...
Forum: Canada 02-12-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,192
Posted By bthomas3333
Man after my own heart. Problem is I don't buy...

Man after my own heart. Problem is I don't buy one or two. I usually have to have 6-10. LOL

B-
Forum: Canada 02-12-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,192
Posted By bthomas3333
Plenty of time to order them from Europe. I...

Plenty of time to order them from Europe. I think one of our guys got the smaller ones out of Poland. Took about two weeks but right now who cares. They did delivered to US no problem.

Brett
Forum: Canada 02-11-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,192
Posted By bthomas3333
The OTUS worked great at Taltson. They can be...

The OTUS worked great at Taltson. They can be fished slow or fast and allow you to stop and go if the fish is chasing. We only had the larger size ~9in as I think the 5.5in are new for 2020. The...
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