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captainshane

SOME OF US WANT TO FISH BLUEWATER NEXT TO WABANA. WONDERING IF ANYBODY COULD GIVE US SOME INSITE ON THAT LAKE. WITH A STOCKED LAKE LIKE THAT, DO YOU CATCH GOOD SIZE FISH? WHAT SEEMS TO WORK BEST?

THANKS FOR THE INFO,

SHANE

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jigglestick

bluewater s good for trout and has some nice smallies in it as well.

trouble is, I don't know how you'd get on it in the winter. we come up through the channel during the summer, but since the camp and residents had the road on the north side moved, unless you know someone on the lake, it's not gonna be easy to get access in the winter

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Muskyhunter218

i fish bluewater alot you can get in thru the bluewater bible camp if your nice, i catch some nice lakers out there a 20lber that i released a few years ago lots of 10lb class fish and lots of 2 to 3lbers to smoke or eat, however the action seems to die off after the first few weeks of trout opener then you just get lots of lookers and some that wont follow a bait at all, and i hardly use anything on bluewater but a white tube.....

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captainshane

how deep is this channel? i thought snowmobile up to bluewater from wabana. but that may not be a good idea considering the snowfall and lack of ice. may be we will try via the camp.

thanks for the info.

shane

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Raider4ever

Just snowmobile up from Wabana. If you park in the boat landing off the forestry road you can get through via Wakeman Bay and to the channel in about 5-10 minutes tops (you don't have to zig-zag around the rock piles in the winter). How deep is the channel? I've fished Wabana in June and August and shot over to Bluewater 'cuz my daughter likes swimming there. The channel's never been more than a foot and a half deep. There is that overhead bridge thing but I don't think there's so much snow as to block it off and, after the last two weeks temps, I don't think ice depth is a problem either. Just my $0.02.

Paul

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captainshane

THE LANDING OFF OF THE FORESTRY ROAD? IS THAT THE ONE SOUTHEAST OR THE NORTH OFF OF ROAD 335? THANKS FOR YOUR 2 CENTS. I THINK WE WILL RIDE THE CHANNEL. OUR PLANS R TO FISH WABANA LATE AFTERNOON INTO THE NITE AFETR FISHING BLUWATER.

THANKS AGAIN EVERYBODY,

SHANE

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troyfideldy

In the past the bible camp has allowed poeple through because the camp was closed. This year the camp is open and in use. Just worked there last week on a well problem. There was no sign of activity on the lake as far as I could see at the time. Captainshane I think Raider4ever ment the south landing on wabana. Becareful cause the landing has a steep hill exiting and this hill can be extremely icy. There is also a river that exist near the landing and the channel in the middle can stay open at times. Stay closer to shore and follow the other traffic onto the main lake and you will be fine.

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Kickin Bass

are there any crappies on this chain. A frind of mine has a cabin up there and I loved the p[lace. Right on the south bay of wabana, by bluewater entrance. How cool is that lake. it really is like an ocean out there. Have been pretty much skunked for the year and hoping on getting some nice craps. Any out there? Before I drive two hours, would like to know what your opinions are of the area crappies, and then lake trout. really want to do that once in my life. I am walking unless you feel like there is plety of hard ground for a 2 by drive.

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Jason Boser

we used to catch crappies to the left of the camp they are usually nice ones

Jason

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hookset 31

Can anyone tell me where you are getting onto bluewater? Have portables ,Snowsleds,etc. - just want to know where to access.

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captainshane

WE ARE HEADING UP THERE IN 2 WEEKS. WE WILL BE USING A LANDING ON WABANA AND SNOWMOBILE UP THE CHANNEL TO BLUEWATER. THEN WE WILL BE FISHING WABANA LATE AFTERNOON INTO THE EVINING.

SHANE

PS THIS WILL BE OUR 1ST TIME ON BLUEWATER. I WILL POST RESULTS.

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    • Mistermojo
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