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Greg Hedlund
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 12:34 PM 08/04/06 (CST)
I'm leaving for Canada next week for some walleye and northern fishing. Just wondering if all you experts have any suggestions for artificial lures and techniques in a stained canadian lake in August?

The lake is One Pine we fly out of Nester Falls.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 01:27 PM 08/04/06 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 01:34 PM 08/04/06 (CST)
I have always had good luck with lime and red colored hooks, jigheads and Lindys on brown stained lakes. Up in the BW, I have caught a lot of 'eyes on red and white daredevles too... go figure. How far north are you going?

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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 02:10 PM 08/04/06 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 02:37 PM 08/04/06 (CST)

It would help if you gave an indication as to how far north and ease and west. There's a lotta water out there.

Welcome to the forum, by the way.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 02:39 PM 08/04/06 (CST)
Yep, that would help...
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 10:19 AM 08/08/06 (CST)
Thanks for all the information my tackel box will now be 40 lbs heavier.

Many of you asked where the lake is ... how far north. This trip is a fly in out of Nester Falls and about 200 miles north. On the Ontario / Manitoba border.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 11:41 AM 08/08/06 (CST)
Hey Greg,

Welcome to MFP. It looks like there are a lot of ideas on the walleyes. Let me just throw out a few for Northerns.

The most important thing to prepare for on fly ins -IMHO-- is for any activity level the fish may be at. This runs the range from suicidal attack anything in the water days to place where they have near lock jaw. However, having a proper presentation available at you fingertips no matter what the conditions will give you a successful trip--often when others are bemoaning their lack of success.

For me this places lures in four (that's 4 for those of you in Rio Lindo) main catagories. These are based on the fishes activity level.

1. Aggressive. They are after virtually anything they can see. Good choices here would include the blade bait families. A safety pin style spinner bait lets you cover lot's of water--from the top of the water column to twenty foot deep. Most versatile lure in the box. A proven pike destroyer. In line spinners are excellent also and possibly a better option if you are not fishing weeds/cover, etc.

2. Moderately Aggressive/Nuetral. This is where a spoon shines. You can give it a "stop-n-go" type retrieve and let it fall back on following fish. Obvious choices are the Daredevle family and also some weedless spoons, such as a Johnson Silver Minnow (which comes in every color imaginable).The spoon is a little slower and will pick up a little less aggressive fish that the spinner bait may not call out. Excellent article at This is the home page for the makers of the classic Daredevle spoon. Click on the spoon on the right called "TECHNIQUES" and is a clinic on the 5 ways to retrieve a spoon. Worth it's weight in gold. Master these and a guy will seldom have a fishless day.

3.Nuetral/Slightly Negative. My experience has been that this is the place to use a suspending minnow bait. Rapala's Husky Jerk, Smithwick's suspending Rogue are proven work horses in this catagory of lures. You can get it to a depth you want and let it sit there at that depth, twitch it, reel a few times, repeat, etc. This can really trigger fish that ignore or only have a lazy follow at the previous mentioned tactics.

4. Negative. Here is where the jig out performs all other options by a wide margin. I personally like the plastic options (say a 5 inch Mogumbo, mister twister, or whatever you have confidence in. A jig-n-pig(the same I fish largemouth with) can also be hot. You can crawl it on the bottom, jiggle it in their face and entice strikes that no other option will when they are negative about everything and will not chase a bait at all (say after a cold front).

WILD CARD--the great wild card presentation for me has been a 7 inch sluggo or fin-s lure. You can do a "walk the dog" presentation with it and let it settle back on fish. Some days it is the single best choice there is.

If you have those lure bases covered in maybe 3 very different color styles then you are armed and ready for any situation that happens with big pike.

Lures are only tools--THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BEST LURE. Each lure has unique strengths and weaknesses that make it a higher percentage choice under a certain set of specific circumstances. It is the understanding of those variables that makes you able to pick the best choice for a given situation. I mean, after all--what good does it do to cast the greatest spinnerbait ever made out and bulge it on top off the water through the lilly pads if the big pike are suspended at 20 feet deep off a rock point feeding on a school of spawning ciscos?

Finding out as much as possible about the area a person is fishing and the biological rythms of the target fish species and how they are played out through the year on a given watershed is 100 times more important than the lure we a pitching. However, once these things are known then we can fine tune the lure presentation to connect in a big way!

As my old pappy used to say, "The secret to being successful in fishing is to put high percentage lures in high percentage places a high percent of the time.

Good Luck And Good Fishing To Ya!

Jason "The Fisher" Pence

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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 01:50 PM 08/08/06 (CST)
Now thats some good info. I usually only casually fish for pike, when I want a little variety. Spoons are probably my go to lure then I branch out from there. If they are real finicky then I usually go try another species becuase I am very rarely locked into one type of fish.

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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 02:02 PM 08/08/06 (CST)
When I go to those northern candian waters I'll hook up a 1/4 oz. jig with a white split tail twister.I hook a rainbow minnow on and paddle fast enough to keep the jig from bouncing on the bottom. I'll paddle between big rocks or around a little one peeking out of the water. Once I get one it's all over. Just repeat what got you the first one & before you know your limit is full. It's about as simple as it gets. You'll get smallies eyes,pike and any other toothy critter thats hungry including the otter as they steel your bait at night on the waters egde.
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