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dakota.1950

Big Boy Lake Info

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dakota.1950

We are coming up to Big Boy the week after July 4th. Never have been there and would appreciate any and all tips you can provide. Where do we find the Bass, Walleye, Crappie, etc. Day fishing or night etc. Whatever advice you can provide would be helpful. Thanks!!!

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NC2

Been a few years since I have fished Big Boy but I know they have good largemouth. The lake is shapped somewhat like a U. We stayed at Timber Trails. If you head out of Timber Trails to the left (not sure which direction) you will end up going around the bottom of the U There used to be a ton of weeds/reeds which almost formed an island. Did very well there on bass. Keep going past it and I believe the point is pretty rocky and had good structure. I know there is decent walleye fishing, however I'm not much of a resource in that regard. Nice lake. Good luck!

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dakota.1950

Thanks for you input! Hoping we will get some more info soon. Thanks to all that have viewed. Please don't hesitate to add your thoughts. We will be staying at Maple Trails Resort.

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NC2

No problem, not much traffic on this site. I know there are good numbers of smaller northerns and even some Muskie. Dad is on different lake 10 miles west having luck with walleyed on leeches.

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ZeroG

Due to the cold spring and water temps the lake might fish like late May

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ZeroG

Try lighted bobbers at night

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dakota.1950

Thanks Zero G. Any good spots to try in the area of Maple Trails Resort?

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Jaypo

Fished for years out of Timber Trails resort and had success all over the lake. From Maple Trails resort, head across the northern basin of the lake and work that shoreline in 12-15 ft of water, particularly morning and evening. On the south side of the lake work the shoreline past the point to the east of timber trails. At dusk, the flats right in front of timber trails is good for walleye.

Good luck!

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dakota.1950

Thanks Jaypo! Looked at the area across from Maple Trails. I'm sure we will try that a few times. Will also check the spot you mentioned by Timber Trails. Do you know if you can go up and down stream on the Boy River to the lakes on the river?

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dakota.1950

We are only 10 days out!!! Does anyone have anymore information that might be helpful while we are fishing Boy Lake. Has anyone been on the lake recently? Any and all info is appreciated! Thanks

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MudPuppy77

I was just up there two weeks ago. It was my first time on the lake and It might have been the most odd fishing experience of my life. I often target bass and from other reports I had seen along with pictures from the Timber Trails website, I thought I would be pulling em in left and right. I did NOT find one bass over the 4 days spent on the water. mad I did find a lot of rock bass but I was looking for large mouth.

I know the season is kind of messed up from our late winter/short spring, but it is rare that I am skunked when targeting bass. I fished from shore out to 30ft and could not find em. Hopefully you will have better luck if you are looking for bass.

We did find A LOT of pike. We pulled cranks along the weed lines in about 10-11 fow. Largest pike was 36". There is no shortage of them. Probably caught 50+ over the 4 days.

We did find a few walleye. Some by jigging in 10 fow with minnows and leeches in the morning and some by pulling cranks and lindy rigs along the weed line in the evening. One area was just to the right/NE from Timber Trails. The rest were just across the lake from the resort, again right on the weed line.

We also found some very nice, chunky sunnies and crappies jigging with minnows and leeches. One crappie was over a pound. I didn't measure it but it was huge.

The highlight of the trip came as we were trolling the weed lines in the morning. I had grabbed the wrong rod when we left the dock and was rigged with 12lb fluorocarbon line pulling a crank. This little guy decided to make the morning very entertaining. shocked

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It measured 42". This is my first muskie and obviously the biggest but it may also be the biggest I will ever catch. And no, I did not eat it. We happened to be close to our dock so I brought him in to show my wife and daughter. He was released to swim another day.

As far as bass go, I searched all the places that I thought would hold bass but if anyone has any ideas, please help a guy out. I am going back up there again in early August so maybe the bass will show up this time. I did not try any part of the lake north of the channel. Maybe that should be my first move next time.

dakota.1950, it would be great to hear how you do when you are up there.

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dakota.1950

Thanks Mudpuppy. We are going after Walleye and Bass. I will let you know how we do when we get back. Again thanks for the input.

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chaseub

I am heading up to timber trails monday morning and staying for the week. I hope I can get you a report as well dakota.1950. Im very interested on how we will do. My main targets will be bass and some walleyes as well. And thanks mudpuppy for the info as in it will benefit me as well.

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dakota.1950

Chaseub. You will have to jump online and let me know how the fishing is. We don't head up until the 5th.

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Feathers Rainin

MudPuppy good report and awesome fish! To all, if you get a big musky or pike do not hold them upright from the jaw like pictured. It is bad for big fish to hold them like that and can cause mortality. Hold under the jaw with one hand and support the belly with the other hand.

Did you have any other muskies follow while pitching for bass?

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MudPuppy77

To all, if you get a big musky or pike do not hold them upright from the jaw like pictured. It is bad for big fish to hold them like that and can cause mortality. Hold under the jaw with one hand and support the belly with the other hand.

Feathers, I think of that every time I look at the picture. This was the biggest fish I have ever caught and was rather excited. I should know better than not to hold such a large fish that way. I am an avid fisherman and mostly practice catch and release. You gave good advice and I will certainly remember for next time that I need to support the belly.

I did not have any other follows as far as I know. I did catch a 36" pike as well but I did not see any other muskie.

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dakota.1950

We are starting to pack. Are there any last minute words of wisdom out there? Sure could use your advise about Big Boy Lake to make this fishing trip a success! Thanks again.

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AWH

MudPuppy, you may not know this since it's your first musky. But that's a tiger musky. Very nice fish!

Aaron

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MudPuppy77

Anything to report dakota.1950? We will be heading back up in a few weeks.

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    • fisherjmb
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