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Lostbay

early april-walk to good fishing?

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Lostbay

Hello all

Coming up Easter weekend and have been told to fish the gap off morris point. The problem is that I am without a sled or wheeler. It appears by my gps that 20-22 FOW is about a mile or so out from the point (a walk I am willing to make for fishing). However near 30FOW appears to be up to or past 3 miles out (a bit to far to hoof it). Can anyone shed some light on this for me? I've been told to go off Morris Point or the nearby public beach.

Is the gap the best spot or do people fish right at the mouth?

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curt quesnell

If you are walking Morris Point or Long Point are your only options.

The Morris Point Gaps is plenty good, the ice also gets bad there

pretty early due to the current. There are plenty of safe areas to

fish walking off the shore at Morris Point. Long Point offers a

hoofable distance to decent fishing depth.

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Lostbay

Thanks Curt

How early is early for bad ice conditions (typically)? Any idea of depth I should be able or try to attain via a walk(I realize it depends on how far I'm willing to go)? In other words how deep do I need to get to have a good chance mid to late day for walleyes?

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curt quesnell

At Morris Point the drop off at 14 feet is something you can fish

all year, next is 18 feet, very walk able.

You will walking out amongst the pickup trucks. The ice next to

shore breaks up first making it hard to get on and off

but the ice cap stays in pretty good shape for light vehicles for

quite a while. There is no "hard and fast" rule of course but

very few people ever walk out on LOW.

Long Point is about the same.

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Lostbay

Didn't realize trucks could possibly drive out at that point, early April. Would prefer that over walking of course. The current weather leads me to believe anything is possible in a month.

How far down does the first break at Morris point go? Looking at my maps it must cover a fairly large area.

Is Long Point a similar situation (ie. a decent walk to a fishable break)?

I'll probably look silly being the only guy walking, but if the fishing is ok it's a chance I'm willing to take.

Thanks for all the help

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upnorthozzy

I have been going up to Morris point for the past 5 years just prior to closure. Most years they are still driving trucks out of Graceton then. That is close to Morris. I will be up there April 7,8,9,10 and 11th. I cant wait!!!!

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