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Old 01-22-2019, 06:55 AM
DavKin DavKin is offline
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Default NW Ontario whitefish in late August

I've been told by a reliable source that our outpost lake 100 miles north of Red Lake has whitefish. We always target walleye, so whitefish could be a nice change of pace. That said, how deep and what baits? The surface temp is usually 62-65 F for our week.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:53 AM
Bill Krejca Bill Krejca is offline
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The whitefish which I have caught have been taken while fishing for walleye. I did open a post on the subject some time ago, and a number of responses were posted. If you do a search, it may be helpful to you.

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Old 01-22-2019, 12:36 PM
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I have fished several lakes in NW Ontario that have whitefish. I mostly caught them during the first week of the season while they are still in the shallows. I have also caught them in late September, when they begin staging for their autumn spawn. In both situations, the whitefish were caught while fishing for walleyes.

I believe that whitefish remain in the main lake basin during the bulk of the fishing season. By this, I mean they will be in 50+ feet of water. You may see the whitefish on your sonar unit, suspended in the water column. If so, try jigging a tipped Swedish Pimple just above them.

Whitefish are curious fish, as opposed to power fishing. I play to their curiosity. They are very spirited fighters once hooked and awesome on the table.

Good fishing and tight lines!!
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