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Fishing Reports | Outpost Fishing Report #2 (2019)
Jun. 22, 2019

Lake Name: Dorothy

Date: June 4, 2019 – June 11, 2019

This duo said the fishing was good on Dorothy. They did well using minnows and twister tails on jigs. The biggest Walleye they caught was 22 inches. The best spots were shorelines and reefs in 5 feet of water. They caught lots of Northern including a 36-incher. The Northerns were also caught on jigs with minnows or twister tails. Northern were found along shorelines and weedbeds in 4-6 feet of water.

Lake Name: Snelgrove

Date: June 4, 2019 – June 11, 2019

These two did excellent on Snelgrove Lake. They had fantastic fishing all over the lake, but the best place of all was right off the dock! They caught their biggest and most fish from the dock including a 26-inch Walleye and a 41-inch Northern. The found Walleye in about 8 feet of water and most Northern were caught while Walleye fishing. The bait of choice was jigs with minnows. They didn’t see a whole lot for wildlife on the trip aside from a seagull that actually stole one of their hats right off the dock!

Lake Name: Meen

Date: June 6, 2019 – June 13, 2019

Meen Lake did not disappoint once again this week. You can ALWAYS count on numbers out of this lake, but not always trophies. This week, one of the guys caught and released a 43-inch Pike!! I would call that a trophy for sure. They also had a 38-inch and 29-inch. As for Walleye, the biggest one caught out of the hundreds was a 21-inch. They had their best luck fishing with Len Thompson #2 Spoons. Their best advice for fishing Meen Lake is to find a hole and jig… the fish will bite all day long.

Lake Name: Austin

Date: June 6, 2019 – June 13, 2019

This couple caught more Walleye than they knew what to do with. They counted 126 Walleye and 50 Northern. Their week started out very warm for the first three days and then the last half was cold, windy, and rainy. The cold front caused the Pike to stop biting and the Walleye were less consistent. They had good Walleye fishing in the NW finger and good Walleye and Pike fishing along the shore of the SW finger. They said the chain of islands East of the cabin were good for Walleye and Pike as well. They used Rapala scatter raps and spoons for Walleye and Rapala minnows for Pike. They found Walleye in 8-10 feet of water and Northern in 4-8 feet of water. Their biggest Walleye was 17 inches and their biggest Northern was 36 inches. They noted, “As always, staff & flight support was excellent. Great service! 

Lake Name: Richardson

Date: June 6, 2019 – June 13, 2019 

This crew enjoyed Richardson Lake and caught a few hundred Walleye and about 30 Northern. They fished around islands and shorelines anywhere from 2-8 feet of water. For Walleyes, jigs and minnows worked best. For Northerns, jigs and minnows also worked well along with casting spoons. Their biggest Walleye was just over 24 inches and their biggest Pike was 35 inches.

Lake Name: Anishinabi

Date: June 7, 2019 – June 13, 2019

This crew caught just shy of 40 Lakers on Anishinabi and also spent some time on the portage lakes and our day fly-in Lake, Zizania. Between the portage lakes and the day fly-in, they caught over 600 Walleye and over 400 Northern. Their biggest Walleye was 24 inches and their biggest Northern was a whopping 43 inches! They fished with jigs and minnows and mainly fished shorelines and reefs.

Lake Name: Otatakan

Date: June 8, 2019 – June 12, 2019 

This group of 12 had a fantastic few days at Otatakan Lake. They caught thousands of Walleye and hundreds of Northern. Their biggest Walleye was 23 inches and their biggest Northern was 34 inches. They caught most fish with jigs and minnows, including the Northerns. They also threw some spoons for Northern and did well with that. The Walleye were mostly caught where there was moving water, but the dock fishing was fantastic as well. The Northerns were caught in moving water and along shorelines. All fish were 3-6 feet deep. They said, “Clark’s runs a first class operation. Anything they don’t supply, you don’t need. Cannot say enough good things about the organization” :) 

Lake Name: Wright

Date: June 8, 2019 – June 12, 2019

This group of Wright Lake Regulars had another awesome 4-day trip with over 800 Walleye caught and over 200 Northern caught. For Walleye fishing they used jigs with twister tails and minnows and they fished the shorelines in 6-10 feet of water. They had their best luck from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. For Northerns, they casted spoons and fished the weedbeds and shorelines in 2-6 feet of water. The best time for Northerns to hit was in the evening from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Their biggest Walleye caught was 24 inches and their biggest Northern was 36 inches.

Lake Name: Antenna

Date: June 8, 2019 – June 13, 2019

Unfortunately, this week’s report was MUCH different than the last. This group had a very tough time fishing. During their first and second day, the temperature dropped from almost 90 degrees to the mid 50’s and almost to the freezing mark at night. This extreme change seemed to really affect the fishing as they didn’t get the numbers they had hoped for. Their biggest Walleye was 22.5 inches and they had two Northern that were 32 inches. The fish they did find were 5-7 feet deep and were biting on chartreuse rattletraps. Of course, the morning they came back to the base was sunny and the temperatures were starting to come back up. If only we could control (or even predict) the weather! It’s been a crazy season so far with weather… lots of ups and downs. 

Lake Name: Grace 

Date: June 8, 2019 – June 15, 2019

This was a first time for these guys to Grace Lake (they’ve visited many of our other outposts in the past) and they are HOOKED. They caught 3,168 Walleye with the biggest being 24 inches. They used jigs with minnows or white twister tails and said the fishing was OUTSTANDING! They fished the points, reefs, and off the dock and most Walleye were found in 8-10 feet of water. The best time of day was late evening. They did not keep track of how many Pike were caught, but they did catch a few while Walleye fishing and their biggest one in the boat was 39 inches!

Lake Name: Okanse

Date: June 8, 2019 – June 15, 2019

These two were amazed at the fast-paced Walleye fishing. They said you could throw anything over the side of the boat (anywhere on the lake) and have a Walleye bite right away. They were targeting Northern mainly, but caught hundreds of Walleye. Their biggest Pike was 37 inches and their biggest Walleye was 21 inches. The fished using Rapala J-11, Shad Raps, Williams Wobbler blue & silver, and Salmo Rattlin’ Stings. They trolled the entire lake and had good luck around shorelines, islands, and off the dock! They fished in 3-5 feet of water.

Name of Lake: Bertrand 

Date: June 8, 2019 – June 15, 2019 

A weird week of weather for this group as they faced multiple fronts. This made fishing difficult everything was dependent of the fronts; fishing depth, temperature, fishing spots. Therefore, they fishing spots varied throughout the week but humps and drop offs were reliable spots. The big fish of the week were a 25” walleye and 38” northern. The group caught around 800+ walleye and 200+ northern. Spinner rigs, crank baits and jigs were the best lures. Anywhere from 15-30 feet they were catching fish but mostly depended on the fronts. The group also saw some wildlife including eagles, loons and a caribou on the island! 

Lake Name: Pusher

Date: June 9, 2019 – June 14, 2019

This group caught about 400 Walleye on Pusher Lake and almost the same amount of Northern. They do not believe in jigging and did not use our minnows. They fished with rippin’ raps and shad raps and felt they caught “too many” Northern as they were mainly targeting Walleye. They found fish everywhere on the lake, mostly in 5-9 feet of water. The time of day didn’t matter for the bite. 

Lake Name: Kapikik

Date: June 9, 2019 – June 16, 2019

This was the guys 15th time up to Kapikik. This year they faced some of the coldest and wettest weather they’ve had in their 15 years of fly in fishing. However, the 6 guys still pulled in 3632 total in fish.  The group caught a mix of walleye, northern, perch and even clams were biting! Northerns were super aggressive as the walleyes were getting hit while reeling them in. The big fish of the week were 28” walleye and a 38.5, 38, and 37 inch northern. Fishing was good anywhere from 3-10 ft of water during the evening on a jig and minnow and in running water. On top of everything a black bear visited camp and did not return after getting bonked on the head by a rod tube! Other wildlife seen included a cow moose, woodchucks, hare, squirrel, lots of eagles and loons! Despite trying weather and a visit from a big bear it was another amazing trip to Kapikik!

Lake Name: Shabumeni 

Date: June 9, 2019 – June 16, 2019

The Shabumeni group had a very successful trip with 1274 walleye caught and 600 northern. Jigs and minnows worked for walleye and crank baits for northern. Both were found in 8-12 feet of water in the evening. As for fishing spots the shorelines, moving water and rocky points were key for a good days fishing. The group enjoyed the brand-new boat seats and 15 HP motors. All in all, a very enjoyable trip for the group. 

Name of Lake: Kamungishkamo

Date: June 9, 2019 – June 16, 2019 

This group had some weird weather with a cold front coming in mid-week. The fishing slowed due to the front but picked back up! They caught 300 walleyes and 100 northerns. The biggest fish were 24-inch walleye and a 38.5 northern. The best lures were perched coloured jigs or silver crankbaits. The fish seemed to be on the reefs and rocky shorelines in about 5-15 feet of water. Overall a great trip!

Name of Lake: Fawcett Lake

Date: June 9, 2019 – June 16, 2019

It was a windy week for the Fawcett Lake group. The 6 guys averaged 120 walleyes a day and about 28 northerns per day. The walleye fishing was plentiful. Lots of eaters caught, 15”-17”. The hot spots were on the rock outcrops and the outlet by the rapids. As for big fish the group caught a 27” walleye and a 40” northern! Lots of wildlife throughout the week, caribou, black bear and grouse! All together a successful and enjoyable trip.

Name of Lake: McVicar

Date: June 9, 2019 – June 16, 2019 

A very good fishing trip for this group with a total of 2000 walleyes caught and 400 northern. The big fish of the week measured in at 26” for walleye and 38” for northern. As for lures and bait a simple jig and minnow did the trick as well as plastic baits. Shorelines and rapids were the hot spots for fishing in anywhere from 3-12 ft of water. Fishing was constant all throughout the day.

Lake Name: Snelgrove

Date: June 11, 2019 – June 18, 2019

This trio had an awesome time on Snelgrove… their only complaint was about that pesky seagull! At least he didn’t steal any hats this week. They caught over 1200 Walleye and 100 Northern. They fished for Walleye with jigs and minnows and Rapalas focussing on the shorelines and reefs in 9-15 feet of water. Their biggest Walleye was 24 inches! For Northern they used spoons and jigs with minnows and fished the shorelines in 5-15 feet of water. Their biggest Northern was 36 inches. The best Walleye fishing was early in the morning and in the evenings, while Northerns were biting all day long.

Lake Name: Dorothy

Date: June 11, 2019 – June 15, 2019

These two had a quick 4-day trip to Dorothy before starting their week at our drive-in resort on Cedar. They caught over 100 Walleye and 50 Northern. They said it was a great Northern Lake as they caught lots while targeting Walleye. Their biggest Northern was 40 inches! Their biggest Walleye was 21 inches. The best spots were those marked on the map and any shoreline or reef. Best time of day was in the morning and the fish were 5-10 feet deep. They fished using jigs with minnows or grubs. They really liked the cabin, camp checks, and free minnows! 

Name of Lake: Upper Wapesi

Date: June 12, 2019 – June 16, 2019 

These guys managed to pull out hundreds of walleyes from Upper Wapesi! Too many to count! The group caught lots of walleye over 20 inches, even a couple over 25”. The biggest being 26 inches. Walleyes were found in 4-7 ft of water and along shorelines, north side of the island and the inflow from Pusher Lake The group did not target northern. Time of day did not affect the fishing, they bit all day long! The group did not target northern. The group loved the wildlife and accommodations at upper. The guys saw a lynx, bear and a calf moose.

Name of Lake: Wright Lake

Date: June 12, 2019 – June 19, 2019

The group at wright lake caught so many walleyes! Around 2500-3000 fish caught throughout the week. The best lures were jigs and a minnow as well as rapala. The biggest walleye caught was 25 inches and for northern 42 inches. The absolute best fishing spot was the inlet from kaminisgag in about 5-6 ft of water at any time of day. All in all it was an amazing trip, lots of great family memories made this week as well as some unreal fishing. 

Name of Lake: Otatakan

Date: June 12, 2019 – June 19, 2019 

The guys caught over 500 walleyes this week using jigs and crank baits. The largest walleye measured in at 23 inches. The group caught over 100 northerns and they seemed to bite on anything! The fishing was good all over the lake at any time of day. The best depth to fish was 7-12 feet. All in all a very good trip!

Name of Lake: Una Lake

Date: June 13, 2019 – June 18, 2019 

This group had a slower week. There were 25 walleyes caught and 10 northerns. The biggest walleye was 25” and largest northern measured in at 29 inches. Jigs and minnows as well as orange twister tails were good for walleyes and crank baits for northers. The hot spots were the weed beds and any rocky structure. The fish were being caught at any time of day in 6-15 ft of water. The group also saw a big black bear at lake Currie! All in all a good trip spent with friends/family.

Lake Name: Richardson

Date: June 13, 2019 – June 17, 2019

These guys caught a few hundred Walleye, with many of them being the rare “Blue Walleye”. They said the Blue Walleyes were beautiful! They used jigs and minnows for Walleye and fished reefs and points in 12-15 feet of water. Their biggest Walleye was 24 inches. The best Walleye bite was in the afternoon. They caught lots of Northern as well including a 34-incher. The best bait for Northern was spinners or jigs with minnows and the best spot was off the dock!

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