Here is my fishing report for June 20-24 2018.
We had a memorable trip to Manion, Pettit and Mount lakes. The weather was really hot, with upper 80's and solid sun and humidity while we were there. It may have had some influence on the catching, but none the less, we caught plenty. The water temps hung around 78* and the winds came from all directions during the week @5-8 mph.
We slow trolled with spinner rigs with gold or chartreuse blades in 9-15 feet of water @ 1 mph off of points and mid lake structure. We did have some success on some shorelines with steep breaks as well. We targeted walleye mostly, but always ended up with a mixed bag of eating size walleye, northern and perch. For our fish meals in camp, we ate northern and perch and boy were they delicious! Fish tacos are likely my favorite meal in Canada. We didn't target bass, but when we did run into them, they were all really nice sized in the 18" or better range. We caught and released a fair number of 18-24" walleyes on Pettit and Mount and also caught a few lake trout trolling 2 mph with spoons and snap weights over deep water. We grilled the trout with olive oil, balsamic and old bay seasoning. So simple, but holy smokes were those awesome!
I am going to bring some perch rods next trip and try to target them over the mud flats on Manion. We did mark some nice schools and the average size is getting better.
As always, Don, Brenda and Alex are excellent hosts and go out of their way to help you out if needed!
Thanks Fishhook and C-Eagle for leaving a little oil for us at Mount lake camp, you saved our butts! It's always fun talking a little before the trip and planning our unplugged decompression on the Canadian Shield Lakes!
Canada fishing report for the week of June 15-23
DESTINATION: Hyatts Mount lake outpost camp
WEATHER: first 3 days we had temps in the low 70's with some rain,& wind. The rest of the week temps shot up to the middle/high 80's with sunny sky's,& very little wind. Water temp rose from 67°,to 76°.
BUGS: mosquitoes were bothersome mornings,& nights. No flies of any kind.
WALLEYES: the bite was fair to good,as they were on the move. We just moved around till you found them,& it was game on with jig/live bait,Carolina rig,or spinners. Color-gold or chartreuse.
LAKE TROUT: was a good bite going on in 125' of water,150'-175' back with a 5oz snap weight,& spoon. 1.6-1.7mph was key. Color-gold or chartreuse.
SMALLIES: the bass bite was on fire,& the bass got bigger as the week went on. Awesome top water bite in 3'-10' of water on the rocks. Color-gold or chartreuse.
PIKE: didn't target pike as we caught them fishing for walleyes, and bass.
The 4 of us had a great week of fishing,& friends while staying at Hyatt's outpost camp. We also got to meet the new guys staying in the cabin next door. Their a great bunch of guys who will be coming back up next June. Also,got to see LG65's new island resort.
Back up to Hyatts outpost camp in 54 days!
Hey FH & CE
Which weather site, if any do you use for the Manion lake system? I have been using Weather Underground and I tried Weather Bug. They are about 180 degrees apart for this weekend. Just wondering if you found one that seems to be accurate
4 more days
Gents, I'll be there the Wednesday after! Let's hope for some fishy weather. Walleye chowder, Pike tacos, shore lunch complete with Bannock Bread! stoked for a little recharge. Hope to see you Fish Hook and C-Eagle! Good luck to all and safe travels. Cub, out.