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Cooter

Nestor Falls area advice wanted

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Will be fishing out of Nestor Falls the first week in August. Will be my maiden voyage to Canada and would appreciate any tips - especially on walleyes and muskies. The group I will be going with troll 90% of the time using Lucky O's which are basically a spinner and hook which they tip with a minnow. Doesn't sound like my kind of fishing, any tips on walleyes or muskies would be great. LOTW tips in general would be useful, not just for the Nestor Falls area. Am looking forward to fishing this legendary lake!

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walleyejon

Hey Cooter, I've had real good luck trolling up there with crankbaits in the mid to late summer. However, I was specifically looking for walleyes and smallmouths, not muskies. My suggestion to you would be to hire a guide for the first day. I've found that on trips to unfamiliar waters that you'll be fishing for several days, the money you spend on a guide for a day, can make a good vacation, great. Good luck, and don't forget the camera, it is awesome scenery up there.<P>------------------<BR>Fish on gotta go--JON

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eskay

Cooter,<P>Check out the Canada postings on this website. You might get a better response there.

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saintmark

My clan and I were in the Nestor Falls area about 3 weeks ago. Right around the end of June. Fishing was slow. Unfortunately we are not trollers, but casters. Are you familar with LOTW?? We fished South Bay east Bay and Stoney Portage. The bggest muskie was 48" and 46". Few pike.The best lure was a 9" orange Tiger suick, A real beat up 9" perch suick 48", and a 1/2 hammeren' Hare spinner bait 46" (chart and wht), Smallies on slugo soft baits and pop-r topwater lures. We fished out of young's wilderness camp. Good Luck StM<BR>Fish the islands on the main lake for smallies, sunken rockpiles and isolated islands in the bays for muskies. Pike in the mouth of the smaller bays in the weed beds. about 5 to 9 feet. Watch out for stoney portage, lots of rock reefs. You'll tear up your motor real fast if you don't keep ane eye on the water.As you go in stay to the right side. Get a map and study for the deep water.<p>[This message has been edited by saintmark (edited 07-17-2004).]

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ibwhnt

Cooter, We just got back from Lake of the Woods. The eyes are just starting to get onto the reefs. Sounds to me that you should be hitting it just about right for jigging the reefs. Use the lightest jighead you can that lets you feel the bottom and keep control of your jigging. We also tip the jig with half a crawler. Best of luck and let us know how you trip went.

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ibwhnt

Cooter, We just got back from Lake of the Woods. The eyes are just starting to get onto the reefs. Sounds to me that you should be hitting it just about right for jigging the reefs. Use the lightest jighead you can that lets you feel the bottom and keep control of your jigging. We also tip the jig with half a crawler. Best of luck and let us know how you trip went.

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Cooter

Thanks to all for the replies. Some fellow Muskies, Inc members just returned from LOTW, saw lots of fish but hooked few. The biggest was 51". I just want to be there NOW!

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