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Fishing Reports | Outpost Fishing Report #1 (2019)
Jun. 9, 2019

Lake Name: Anishinabi

Date: May 17, 2019 – May 23, 2019 

Between the six fishermen, 219 Walleyes were caught. The biggest came out of Zinzania at 26.5”. Most of the Walleyes were caught on a jig head with a minnow. Duck was incredible for Walleye (Jjgging). Walleyes seemed to be near the bottom. They caught a LOT of big Northern Pike this year including 9 over 35”! The biggest Northern was caught on Zinzania and was 38.5 inches. Most of the Northern Pike were caught on big spoons and the Doctor was very successful. They fished bays, shoreline and weed beds. They caught 68 Lake Trout this year and noted the Trout seemed to run bigger than in the past. They caught 3 over 30 inches with the biggest being 30.75”. The Trout seemed like the rainbow flyers and silver spoons. Trout depth varied, but averaged around 30-35 ft. deep. Tornado Bay was the hot spot. This group has been coming to Anishinabi for over 30 years and said they are happy to see the fish actually running bigger in size. Aside from the great fishing, they always look forward to the rest, relaxation, and beauty of the area! Their last comment was, “Great hospitality, nice boats, nice cabins and a wonderful variety of fishing offered. Yes, we’ve made our reservations for next year!” 

Lake Name: Shabumeni

Date: May 17, 2019 – May 26, 2019

Opening week was a cold one and made for some very interesting fishing. Due to the cold weather the fish were a harder to find at first, but this group still managed to catch about 2,800 Walleye and lots of Northerns! Jigs and minnows were used to pull the 2,800 Walleye out of Shab, the colour of the jig did not make a difference. The biggest walleye came to 22.5 inches. Since the weather was cold the fish were shallow in 4-8 feet of water at any time of day. The outflow near the cabin was the hot spot for the week! Northern were found all over the lake at varying depths on a jig and minnow. The biggest caught was 39 ½ inches. They were being caught all over the lake but seemed to be more concentrated near moving water.

Lake Name: Anishinabi

Date: May 19, 2019 – May 24, 2019

While fishing at Anishinabi the focus was to catch Trout. The fishing seemed to be slower than usual possibly due to the colder weather. However, that did not stop the fish from biting as 22 trout were caught on only 2 rods in a 4-day span! Although the fish seemed to be at various depths the hot spot seemed to be at 30 feet. The Trout were hitting on the silver and bronze lures and 1 ½ ounce bottom bouncers did the job as well!

Lake Name: Fawcett

Date: May 22, 2019 – May 26, 2019 

This group was new to Fawcett Lake and with the cold spring the fishing was found to be a little slow. They could always find dinner in the moving water just down the shoreline from the cabin. Walleye fishing was best when using a jig and a minnow and the biggest caught was 25 inches. The best area to fish was in the river in about 6-10 feet of water. They caught a number of Northern as well with the biggest being just shy of 40 inches. Daredevils were a hot lure throughout the week for Northern as well as jigs and a minnow. The Northerns were found in the same places as Walleye.

Lake Name: Richardson

Date: May 23, 2019 – May 28, 2019

The weather throughout the week was sunny, with some winds and a bit of clouds and some rain overnight. Most fish were caught in Graham Lake with lots of nice keepers ranging from 16” – 19”. The largest Walleye caught was a big 24 inches! It was found that green, blue, white/orange or pink jigs with a minnow was best for fishing as well as pink plugs. The fish were found mainly on shorelines and reefs in waters of 5 feet and deeper in the afternoon. The Northern fishing was good as there were many being caught throughout the week. The biggest was 37 inches. Similarly, to Walleye the best lures and bait were jigs and minnows as well as pink plugs. The hot spots for Northerns were off shorelines and reefs in depths of 5 feet and deeper. It was found that the best time of day to catch Northerns was in the afternoon.

Lake Name: Upper Wapesi

Date: May 23, 2019 – May 28, 2019

Jigs and minnows were the ticket at Upper Wapesi this week. The fish were biting on everything and anything that resembled a minnow, there was no special jig or lure as the fish were hungry. Someone even managed to bring a fish into the boat on just a jig with no minnow! The big fish of the week included a 27-inch walleye and a big northern measured at 30-inches! Overall a very fun week of fishing, exploring and spending time with family.

Lake Name: Dobie

Date: May 24, 2019 – May 31, 2019 

This group was new to Dobie Lake and they had a great time. They caught over 1,500 Walleye and 500 Northerns! The Walleye were caught in 4-12 feet of water and a simple jig and minnow did the trick! The biggest fish pulled into the boat was a big 26 incher. Dobie lake proved to have walleye biting everywhere as the group was catching them off reefs, shorelines and weed beds at any time of day! Northerns were caught on spinner lures. Just like the Walleye fishing, the Northerns were also biting all over, any structure in the lake and they were there at any time of day. The Northern fishing was best in depths ranging from 6-12 feet. Adding onto an already successful fishing trip the largest Northern caught was a big 42 inches!

Lake Name: Grace

Date: May 24, 2019 – June 1, 2019 

While at Grace Lake this week the group battled some frustrating weather early in the week, slowing the fishing down quite a bit at the start. However, the jig and a minnow proved to be the key and they pulled in around 2,400 fish! 2208 Walleyes were hauled into the boat during the trip with the bulk of them being caught towards the tail end of the week. The classic jig and minnow/power bait was the best means of fishing. As for the hot spots this week the fish were found off the points in Grace Lake in 6-9 feet of water. The biggest walleye caught was a 26 incher! Northern fishing was also a success this week with over 200 being caught. The biggest was 34.5 inches. The best lure to use was a Lucky Strike and like the Walleye fishing they were being caught on the points. The Northerns were not found at any specific depth and were caught during any time of day.

Lake Name: Bertrand 

Date: May 25, 2019 – June 1, 2019

A slower fishing trip this year for the Bertrand group, the weather was cold keeping the fish deep and inactive. The Northerns were stubborn and would follow lures to the boat but would not bite. Walleye fishing was very dependent on the time of day and only bit on jigs with minnows. They managed to catch enough Walleye to eat and they released a nice 24-incher. Now for the hot spots this week, Wayne’s dock, the far side of the island just south of the cabin and “detail3” on the lake map were best. The depth the fish seemed to hangout in were 15” or deeper. Evening fishing was best from around 5pm to sun down. They caught a number of Northern with the largest measured just shy of 43”. They were biting on minnows and were found around any flowing water and weed beds in around 8-6 feet of water in the late afternoon.

Lake Name: Anishinabi

Date: May 25, 2019 – June 1, 2019

This group enjoyed venturing into the portage lakes and they managed to catch 417 Walleyes during the trip. Their biggest Walleye was 22 inches. The best lures and bait were found to be lead head jigs with twister tails or minnows. It was found that the best fishing spots were just outside of the weed beds in about 9-12 feet of water during the evening. During the trip, there were too many Northern caught to keep count! The biggest was measured at 27 inches and were caught in the shallow water outside of the weed beds.

Lake Name: Antenna

Date: May 25, 2019 – June 1, 2019 

Lots of fish caught this week for the Antenna group! Walleye fishing was awesome throughout the week! They caught about 1,250 Walleye using a jig and minnow. The Northwest reef and East shoreline in the North half of the lake were the best fishing spots. The fish were found in depths ranging from 6-16 feet of water and mostly caught in the evening. The largest Walleye caught this trip was 26 inches! Although Northern fishing was not the focus, the group managed to catch about 100 in the same spots as Walleye. The Northerns were shallower in 2-8 feet of water and the biggest caught was 37 inches. The best lures/bait to use were minnows, twister tails and spoons. Best time of day to fish was the afternoon.

Lake Name: Anishinabi 

Date: May 25, 2019 – June 1, 2019

The group at William’s Narrows this week had the trip of a lifetime, everyone caught tons of fish and had a blast! They caught 200 Walleyes in the portages with a 24” being the biggest. A jig and minnow was the best bait for Walleye fishing. These fish were in 10 feet of water and could be caught at any time of day. 115 Northern were caught this week with the largest being a big 38 incher. Daredevil was the best lure to use and the hot spots were found along the shorelines in 15 feet of water at any time of day.

Lake Name: Pusher

Date: May 26, 2019 – June 2, 2019

According to this group Pusher Lake cannot be beat! The fishing was incredible for these two guys. Colour of jig/twister didn’t matter as well as minnow size. The fish bit on everything. They fished 5 hours every single day of the trip from 9AM-11AM and 3PM – 6PM. They caught 150 fish per day on a jig and minnow. They kept track one day and caught their limit in 13 minutes and in 5 hours released 162 Walleye. The biggest caught was 20 inches. The points were the hot spots this week. The depth didn’t matter if your jig was on bottom. Although the group didn’t target Northern they still caught about 50. The biggest was 25 inches and caught on jigs with minnows. They were also caught on the points. They’ve been to Canada at least 30 times and have NEVER caught this many Walleye.

Lake Name: Shabumeni

Date: May 26, 2019 – June 2, 2019

Shab had great weather this week which made for an awesome fishing trip! The group mainly targeted walleye but did catch lots of Northern! 1193 Walleye were caught with the biggest being 24 inches! The best lure was a 1/8 oz jig with a minnow. The group fished in the river, and at the middle falls outlet. Walleye were found in 4-20 feet of water during the middle of the day. The group wasn’t targeting Northerns but still caught 75! The biggest one was 39 inches. The best lure being spoons and best spots were along rocky shore lines and reefs in 8-12 feet of water.

Lake Name: Kamungishkamo

Date: May 26, 2019 – June 1, 2019

Kamungishkamo is our furthest lake to the North and even with the cooler spring, our first group did well. They caught hundreds and Walleye and Northern during their week. The Walleye were hanging out in around 10 feet of water and were caught using a jig/minnow or plastic bait. The largest was 20 inches. The largest Northern was 35 inches. The Northern were found in shallow waters and off the shorelines. The best lures were spoons and the best time of day to fish was in the evening. Flowing water and around the islands seemed to be the hot spots this week. The group recommends a small portable fish finder when visiting this lake.

Lake Name: Snelgrove

Date: May 28, 2019 – June 4, 2019

There were many Walleye were caught this week with a big 26 inch being the biggest! The classic jig and minnow was all they needed to bring in fish this week. The best fishing spots were at the end of the channel into the mouth of the bay and the inflow. The depth they fished was 5-9 feet. Lots of Northern caught too during the week. Most were caught while Walleye fishing. The largest northern caught in Snelgrove was 28 inches.

Lake Name: Una

Date: May 29, 2019 – June 3, 2019

Although Walleye fishing was slow (up until the last day), a few big Northern were caught that measured in over 40 inches! The last evening of the trip the walleye fishing was on fire! The guests came back to base with cut up hands from non-stop action. They had a great time Bass fishing on Currie Lake and caught lots of nice ones! They even tried their luck at fly fishing to change it up a bit. They saw a cow moose and calf. Overall, it was a very enjoyable week with great scenery and awesome fishing!


Lake Name: Austin

Date: May 30, 2019 – June 6, 2019

This group had an awesome time on Austin Lake and really enjoyed the lake and accommodations. They averaged 50 walleyes a day and caught a big 24.5 incher! Minnows and twister tails were the key to a good day of fishing. The walleyes were biting all over the lake. The group worked the shorelines, reefs and weed beds in about 3-5 feet of water. As for Northern fishing, the group caught 30 fish a day usually in the afternoon. The best lures/bait was spoons and Rapalas. Northern fishing was good all over, they were found on any structure in 3-8 feet of water.

Lake Name: Dorothy

Date: May 30, 2019 – June 3, 2019 

These 6 guys had a great time on Dorothy Lake. Dorothy was one of the best producers this week, likely because it is so shallow and had a chance to warm up a tiny bit. The water temperature hovered between 54 and 60 degrees… still not warm, but much warmer than our deeper lakes. They caught TONS of Walleye, although nothing over 20 inches. They boated some nice Northern on the other hand including a 39-incher! They used jigs and minnows and also had good luck with small Mepps.

Lake Name: Dobie

Date: May 31, 2019 – June 7, 2019

It was a fantastic week on Dobie! They had great weather and very good fishing. They caught about 1,500 Walleye and 50 Northern. The biggest Walleye was 25.5 inches and the biggest Northern was 30 inches. The Northern were caught while Walleye fishing. The bait of choice was a jig and minnow and the fish were in 6-8 feet of water. The best fishing spots were the river and any places marked on the map provided.

Lake Name: Antenna

Date: June 1, 2019 - June 8, 2019

These “Antenna Regulars” do not target Walleye when fishing Antenna Lake. They are after the big Pike! They managed to boat 17 Pike over 30 inches, 11 between 35 and 39 inches, and 2 over 40 inches. The biggest Northern was a whopping 43 inches! They used Doctor Spoons, crank baits, and sucker minnows. The shorelines, weed beds, and drop-offs were the best spots. The Northern were mainly 3-7 feet deep and were hitting best in the early morning and mid afternoon. They also caught lots of Walleye and the biggest was 28.5 inches! Jigs and minnows worked best for Walleye and they found them in 7-10 feet of water… they said the best time for Walleye fishing was when they were tired of casting for Northerns!

Lake Name: Wright

June 1, 2019 - June 8, 2019

Fishing was great on Wright Lake and the portage lakes. The group spent most of their time Walleye fishing, but they did end up with 34 pike over 30” with the biggest being a 40”. The majority of the larger pike were caught on jigs tipped with minnows or various plastic baits. They did catch numerous smaller Pike casting spoons, Johnson Silver minnows, mepps spinners etc but the larger fish just were not aggressive yet and  wanted smaller baits with a slower presentation.  Wright is the 5th different outpost lake they have fished with us and this was the best average Walleye size they have experienced. Many of the fish were in the 18”-22” range. Largest walleye was 25”. They caught many of their Walleye on various plastic baits. They also fished both Granite Boss and Kaminiskag portages and had good success. It is an adventure to get to both lakes, but they enjoy exploring new territory and water. Similar to Wright the average size Walleye in Kaminiskag was impressive. 

Lake Name: Okanse

Date: June 1, 2019 – June 8, 2019

This group had a fantastic time on Okanse Lake. They caught at least 2,500 Walleye with the biggest being 26 inches! They mainly fished with jigs and minnows. The best spots were shorelines and islands in 8 feet of water or less. They caught some fish as shallow as 3 feet! They did well with the Northern fishing as well including three that measured 36 inches. The Northern were mostly caught while jigging for Walleye and some while trolling with spoons (5 of Diamonds). They even found a honey hole with Perch where they caught at least 60 in one sitting!

Lake Name: McVicar

Date: June 2, 2019 – June 9, 2019 

This crew had a great week and can’t wait to come back next year. They caught over 400 Walleye per day and the biggest was 25 inches. They caught about 30 Northern a day and the biggest was 42 inches! They used jigs and minnows for Walleye (and some spoons) and did best in the river, inflows, and outflows. The Walleye were 10-20 feet deep and best time of day to fish was the evenings. For Northerns they used jigs and minnows, spoons, and Red Eyes. They found Northern all over the lake in 6-15 feet of water and the time of day didn’t matter.

Lake Name: Fawcett

Date: June 2, 2019 – June 9, 2019

This group was new to Fawcett and once they found the Walleyes, they were able to get into some “numbers”. The Pike became more and more aggressive throughout the week. They enjoyed the cabin and facilities and even saw a Caribou at the Northwest side of the lake! They caught at least 100 Walleye each with the biggest being 25 inches. The minnow and jig combo was best and they also had luck with silver spoons. They fished Walleye on the North and East ends of the lake anywhere from 4 to 30 feet of water. They caught a couple hundred Northern using silver spoons. They had the best luck trolling and around weedbeds in 4-20 feet of water.

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