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Fred_Bear

Canada Lake trout trip

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Probably my favorite day ever chasing lakers on the hard water...

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Four of us had 27,000 acres of this all to ourselves, the only fishermen on the lake. It was a lake none of us had ever fished and decided the 25 mile snowmobile trip would be worth it. Even though there isn't a depth map made for this lake we still went in and fished her blind, with only a topo map of the area.

It was a beuatiful day, the high was about 5 F but with no wind at all in the morning and we started our trip at about 7. The ride out was awesome as we drove through 4 different lakes and on a few logging trails and portages through the woods. We were lucky enough to pass a pack of 4 wolves trecking through the foot of powder and later saw 2 whitetails and an otter.

We finally got fishing around 830 and the fishing was pretty awesome too. We moved from spot to spot all day and fished a total of 7 different areas and went fishless in only one spot (i missed one). By 4 PM we had iced 12 lakers with a few also lost. We also took about a two hour lunch break to just sit around and think about how lucky we were to be where we were.

We fished all shore structure based off the adjacent land formations because we had no way of knowing depths in the main basin. One wall we fished had such a steep slope that I marked from 60 ft to 115 ft in the same hole. I had one hit at 20 ft below the ice in that same hole and lost it!

I spent most of the day fishing alone beacause I was the only one with an FL-8 and they do not work with 12s or 18s (interference screws up every flasher) so I wasn't allowed within 50 yards of the other guys haha. I really didnt mind it though, I liked picking a point and saying "that looks good". Then drill a few holes and catch, or more often miss, a fish... Its a very satisfying feeling!

Most of the fish were in the 24-25 inch class with a couple around 28-30.

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Thanks for sharing your pics! Great looking trout you all caught! Lucky guys!

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Sweet fish guys! grin.gif

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FB thanks for sharing the story and pics.

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nice fish were you by vermilion bay by any chance?

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