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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles about fishing for pike or walleye! Introduction – our day on the water Trolling loud, brightly coloured baits in late July was responsible for catching many large pike and walleye in a small, seemingly unimpressive, double-portage lake. My brother Alexei and I were enjoying a day (off the clock) from guiding at Canada North Lodge in north-western Ontario’s Sunset County. In the lake we planned to fish that day we traditionally jig shallow cabbage beds for walleye, but today the fish were scattered and likely suspended deeper somewhere. We needed to cover … Read more »

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My lure shone white against the dark water and I could keep track of its every twitch or pause through my polarized glasses. A sudden flash of bronze and I saw it scream sideways as the rod came to life in my hands! It was my first cast beyond a favourite rocky reef, and the long pause upon the lure hitting this water duped the feisty, yet finicky, predator. Eastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario’s countless boreal lakes offer anglers endless spring smallmouth bass fishing opportunities and no closed season. May is a great time. It feels good getting back out … Read more »

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