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Tullibee

Sag Lake 2-8-08 (photos included)

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Tullibee

Beautiful sunny day on Big Saganaga. Most fish hit tip ups where as a few days earlier not a single flag flew on the same spot. Heres a few of the bigger ones we caught. Actually got a nice walleye also.

Cory

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chaffmj
whistle.gif Congratulations nice looking fish!

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Fred_Bear

Looks like you had a great day of chasing lakers. Congrats!

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Wanderer

Man, you guys are dialed into those lakers!!!!!!! cool.gif

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Surface Tension

Can never get enough of looking at lakers. Thanks!

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Steve Foss

Sweet fish! What bait did you get them on with the tip-ups?

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Tullibee

stf, got the fish on a mixture of live shiners and suckers. Didn't even try dead bait. The biggest one hit a sucker on a tip-up that I was pulling in to move to a new location. I was holding the tip-up in one hand and spinning the spool with my other when the line wouldn't come up anymore. Took me a couple of seconds to realize what was going on. My first thought was the hook got caught on the bottom of the ice, but when I looked down to see my floro leader nowhere in site, I knew what it was.

All in all an awesome day. Good weather, good company, and lakers. What more could a guy ask for.

Ever venture up this way stf?

Cory

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Steve Foss

Cory, I haven't been up that way, but you can bet Sag is on my list.

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Tullibee

stf, as it should be!! Give a shout if and when.

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Steve Foss

You guys sledding in on the corridor? How long a sled ride is it, roughly?

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Tullibee

Actually i'm the only one in our little posse that has a sled. So its usually a shuttle system, which I don't mind. The spot we have been fishing is about a 3 mile machine ride and about a half of a mile walk, so not bad at all. I am going to do some more looking around also. I have some similar locations picked out on the map with similar sled rides/walks.

Cory

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caseymcq

Nice fish!

Fred wanted me to tell you he hi and to make sure you are staying out of trouble with the local authorities.

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Tullibee

Thanks Casey,

I'm trying my best, but I think its probably Fred we have to worry about. Tell the tick I say hey back.

Cory

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SKIPPERS KID

Nice fish guy's looks good to see some nice lakers on the forum.

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fishgutz77

Nice photo's of the lakers gang! No better way to do it than a good old artic adventure.

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fishermn

Steve, to add a bit to Tulibee's answer, the Corridor is roughly 5 - 6 miles long from the landing up to the Canadian Border, with many many locations all along the corridor to fish. Tulibee, were you just in for a day trip, or were you there for saturday too? We stayed at VCO for the weekend and fished friday afternoon and saturday until about 2... I suspect we passed your group as we fished a bit further up the trail. Fishing was definitely good before that front moved in on saturday. Cant wait to get back up there this weekend!

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Tullibee

fishermn, we were in there for a day trip. We fished a different lake on saturday. What a front that came through eh!!

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Duffman

Nice work! What's the ice and snow conditions like in that neck of the woods. I'll be up in the area in four weeks, I'd like to get a feel for what it might be like then. I know it's a long ways off and there can be plenty of changes. Ice thickness? Lake travel conditions? In the woods snow depth?

Thanks

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fishermn

Lake travel conditions were great, very little snow and no pressure ridges. Ice was roughly 16 inches where we fished, but that varies widely depending on the lakes depth, water clarity, etc. Not sure how the snow conditions on smaller lakes are but the bigger lakes are pretty good right now.

Tulibee, yeah that dang front blew us right off the lake. Wow, what a wind!

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Highway2Allstar

Up on American point ehhh?

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fishermn

Close but no cigar \:D

You are within 2 miles though... whistle.gif

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nolte

So I just wanted to make sure I understand this. You can run a sled up the corridor, but not off it. To travel off you have to walk.

But you can run a 25 horse motor around most of the lake in the summer right.?

Can a guy run a power auger up on Sag?

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fishermn

You got it, sled on the corridor only. Until you cross into Canada, then you can go anywhere up to the boundary of the Quetico. No motorized augers allowed on the US side though. Smart huh? You can run a snowmobile or a 25 hp outboard but not a power auger or a chainsaw... My recommendation, fish the canadian side after their season is open this weekend. Sled right to your spot and you can use the power auger.

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Berky

Might be heading up there Sunday for the Day. group of friends are staying at Powells for the weekend to. I should be out around horseshoe somewhere. What depth has everyone been fishing up there.

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Tyler Holm

Good good those things are huge Cory. Cripes. Awesome fish!

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