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DLS

I'll be camping on an island in Big Lake (off Echo Trail) for several days in early June. Any advise on Big Lake fishing, or on other lakes accessible by canoe from Big Lake?

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Surface Tension

DLS, can't help ya there but someone will be sure to pipe in.

Just wanted to welcome you to FM.

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Casaloma

Hi DLS. I've canoe camped in early June on Big before. Nice Non-Developed site! On the Point most promenent on the Right when at the public landing across from the Stuart Rvr Portage. This is a good walleye lake & we found it to be productive during cool E/NE blowing weather. Most boats on the lake are resort rentals or guys willing to haul 35 mi. up the Echo Trail. So they will be close to eyes... Use the sonar & follow classic patterns. Bottom bouncers with spinner rigs worked for us, moving to slipbobbers from likely shore areas as the wind picked up. windline points from & islands worked well to fish.

BlackJackDavey2....Anything to add?

Stake down your tent, that area can host a swarm of skeeters! -CLoma

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FISHINGFARMER

DLS hello:

Our family has fished this lake for many years,mainly in late August but June should be a winner for eye's.Casaloma hit it by saying fishing pressure will be low because of its remote area.Likely spots to try are from the public boat access canoe by the main island till you come to the the main point to your right.There will be a older cabin for bear hunts.Fish that point about 100 ft. out there is a shelve that holds a lot of fish,try using chartruese fussy grubs vertical jigged and slip bobbers.Another area that usually holds fish is from that point you will see narrows to a back bay of Big Lake, go through the narrows to your left you will see a large long rock.Localls call this whale rock try along that area if the wind is blowing into or along the shore,again try jigs and slips. Hope this helps and good fishing.

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DLS

Thanks for the comments - we will actually be camping with a boat for serious fishing and canoe for side trips - just want to catch enough for shore lunch - hope its early enough (June 10) to beat the mosquitos and have good fishing and late enough for nice weather - will be a good time anyway - will post results after our trip

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Mudcutter

Don't count on missing the skitters'. Been on numerous trips to the BW over the first week or two or of June. Only 1 outta the 7 has been somewhat skitter free. One of the reasons why I go early or later. This year looks bad bug wise with all the snow and fairly early ice-out/spring. Fishing thou, could be excellent if the weather is stable.

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