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Old 08-17-2019, 04:15 PM
reconssd reconssd is offline
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We just got back from Gullrock lake. I had something happen to me on that lake that I didnít think was possible in Canada. Last Saturday, the skunk was in the back of the boat for the entire day. In 22 years of going to Canada, Iíve never not caught a fish on a single day. Other than the torture from my fishing buddies, and having to fish the next day with a Snoopy rod and reel, it was a great time. The fish gods did have mercy and allowed me to catch the largest northern of the trip - 40Ē. So with all this being said, who else has been skunked on a Canadian lake?
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Old 08-17-2019, 06:06 PM
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Had a member in our group this year that has been going to Canada since 70's or 80's and he also got skunked.
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:18 AM
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I took 3 trips to Canada, 2 were horrible fishing and the last one the bugs were so bad we had to leave. My buddies and I have fished all over the US in both salt and fresh water. The trips to Canada were to very well regarded lakes -- I can understand the bugs, it happens if you're unlucky. But the fish not biting in two different lakes a couple years apart defies the odds.
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:36 AM
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Iíve never not caught a fish on a single day.
UMMMM - Did you remember to put a hook on the end of your line???????

Sorry - But you probably KNEW this was going to be asked.
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:16 AM
Bill Krejca Bill Krejca is offline
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Just a thought re: skunked - As we continue to "mature", some of us guys develop a scent on our hands (and elsewhere) which can be repulsive to fish. For that reason, if they are not jumping in the boat for me, I try a little scent on my baits - not necessarily to "attract" the fish, but rather to not repel them. I believe this can be a partial explanation why kids and ladies sometime out fish the guy "expert" in the back of the boat. Jis sayin'

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Old 08-18-2019, 04:19 PM
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UMMMM - Did you remember to put a hook on the end of your line???????

Sorry - But you probably KNEW this was going to be asked.
Started fishing yearly in Canada in 1992, would have had the same response until 2016.

My son and I was on a fly-in lake in Manitoba (Aikens) mid June. Cold front conditions made it tough but hey we are in Canada. Not only did we have a hook in the water ( mostly jig and minnow), we fished hard all day. At 5:30 pm we had caught 4 walleye for the day, all by my son.

We were supposed to head back in at 6:00. At 5:50 I caught a very skinny, 36" Northern.

Wow, what a relief for both of us! Way too close to being skunked in Canada!!
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:15 PM
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i feel your pain. this june I was on gullrock, the lake I lived on and fished constantly, for almost 30 years, and I had an outing that lasted 4 hours before I gave up and went back to camp, never got a BITE.

that being said, I sit here having just come home from a trip to gullrock and I caught fish after fish on the drop offs in 24 to 30 feet of water. Gullrock is the lake to go to but this year has been weird and all the locals are wondering what is happening.

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Old 08-18-2019, 10:12 PM
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It's happened to me more than a couple of times. You do this long enough and you will get your turn.
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Old 08-19-2019, 07:09 AM
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Default Catching vs fishing

Experienced anglers especially on remote waters figure every day is going to be a day of
catching rather than fishing. I think modern electronics helps. I agree BK scent can be key:
bug spray, soap/detergent used at camp. I am guessing you did not have electronics?
I have been skunked on my home pike, bass waters before.

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Old 08-20-2019, 06:41 AM
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It's happened to me (#metoo)Ö

I think sometimes I get so keyed up I forget to relax and fish.
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