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Fishing Reports | Outpost Fishing Report #3 (2019)
Jul. 1, 2019

Lake Name: Pusher

Date: June 14, 2019 – June 22, 2019

These four caught just over 1,000 Walleye and about 276 Pike during their stay at Pusher Lake. Their biggest Walleye was 22 inches and their biggest Pike was 33 inches. They caught Walleye on anything that was tossed into the water, but best bait was jig & minnow. They found fish in 5-14 feet of water on every point, weedline, and even off the dock. They were very impressed with the operation as a whole and really enjoyed the cabin and facilities at Pusher Lake.

 

Lake Name: Dobie

Date: June 14, 2019 – June 21, 2019

This crew had a great trip with over 2,100 Walleye and released including a 25.5 incher. They had their best luck using minnows and fishing the inflow in 3-5 feet of water. The bite was good all day long. Many Northern were caught also while fishing with minnows and the biggest one was 33 inches. 

Lake Name: Antenna

Date: June 15, 2019 – June 22, 2019

These two mainly targeting Northern, but said they caught many Walleye while casting spoons and crank baits. Their big Northerns consisted of a 43-inch, two 40-inchers, a 38-inch, a 36-inch, and several 30-35 inchers. Along with spoons and crank baits, they also casted with rapalas and suckers (live and frozen). The Northern were 3-7 feet deep and found mostly along shorelines and reefs. Walleye were 5 feet deep and found off points and shorelines. Their biggest Walleye was 19.5 inches. 

Lake Name: McVicar 

Date: June 16, 2019 – June 23, 2019 

It was a first time to McVicar for this group. They were very pleased with the fishing and had perfect weather. They really enjoyed the cabin as well. They said jigs with minnows worked much better than anything else for Walleye and they caught so many that they lost count. Their biggest Walleye was 25 inches. They had their best luck Walleye fishing where there was strong waterflow and many Walleye were caught very shallow. They mainly targeted Walleye, but caught 10-15 Pike a day as well.

Lake Name: Kapikik

Date: June 16, 2019 – June 23, 2019

These Kapikik “regulars” had a great week of fishing and weather. The East wind kept the bite steady and kept the air from getting too hot. They said the fish were just starting to school up and they also noted that the Walleye and Northern were extremely healthy and “chunky”. They guessed that they caught around 1,500 Walleye and a couple hundred Northern. Their biggest Walelye was 25 inches and their biggest Northern was 35 inches. Minnows were best, but twister tails worked too when the bit was hot. For Northern they used raps, spoons, and even had some hit their Walleyes as they reeled them in. Fish were 2-7 feet deep and the best spots were moving water, points, and windblown bays. 

Lake Name: Cook

Date: June 17, 2019 – June 24, 2019

For this couple, it was their first time doing a fly-in fishing trip and they enjoyed everything including the lake and cabin! Once they found the Walleye, they caught one after another. The used jigs with minnows or mister twisters and their biggest Walleye was 19.5 inches. The best fishing spots for Walleye were shorelines, points, the portage lake (Bumpy), and off the dock. They caught Northern with jigs and minnows and top water baits and found them in similar places to Walleye. Their biggest Northern (41 inches) was caught right off the dock! They caught a second 41-incher also during their stay. They saw lots of wildlife including eagles, caribou, bears, beavers, loons, and ducks!

Lake Name: Snelgrove

Date: June 18, 2019 – June 25, 2019

These guys caught a couple hundred Walleye and a few Northern during their stay. Their biggest Walleye was 19 inches and their biggest Pike was 29 inches. It sounds like the Northern bite was slow, but they had some periods of fast-paced Walleye fishing especially in the evenings. The best bait for Walleye were yellow jigs with minnows and the best spots were reefs, rocky points, and shady shores. The fish were 4-10 feet deep.

Lake Name: Una 

Date: June 18, 2019 – June 25, 2019

This family had a great trip and they brought along some young fishermen, which is always great to see! They caught just shy of 1,000 Walleye and about 78 Northern. They said Una has everything you could ask for including structure, drop offs, flats, reefs, etc. They said the fish could be found anywhere. For Walleye they used jigs tipped with rubber and sometimes minnows and for Northern they used chatter baits and stick baits. The fish were 6-12 feet deep and the best time to fish was in the evening. 

Lake Name: Dobie

Date: June 21, 2019 – June 28, 2019

This Southern Wisconsin group said the weather was great with only one day of rain! They caught well over 2,000 Walleye and the Pike were caught while fishing for “eyes”. It was their third trip to Dobie and they had a great time… they had good luck in the inlet South of the cabin early in the week and then traveled North about 30 minutes to the large point and drifted North to South. The brisk wind made things a little tough, but they had many “doubles” with each drift. Most of them used ¼ or 3/8 oz. jigs (any colour) tipped with minnows. The fish were in 8-15 feet of water and the water temperature was 63-64 degrees. The largest Walleye was 23.5 inches and most caught were in the 17-21 inch range. They said the cabin was immaculate upon arrival and everything worked great!

Lake Name: Antenna

Date: June 22, 2019 – June 27, 2019

Despite the May Fly hatch being in “full swing” this week on Antenna Lake, these two guys caught plenty of fish! They didn’t find the trophy Pike, but one guy caught his personal best Walleye measuring 30 inches! They fished using Rapalas, spoons, and spinners. The best Walleye spot was in the bay across from the cabin and the best Northern spots were reefs and points. The fish were found in 3-12 feet of water and the bite was consistent throughout the day.

Lake Name: Pusher

Date: June 22, 2019 – June 27, 2019

This couple are no strangers to Pusher Lake and although they had a shorter stay this time, they said they caught so many fish this year! Their biggest fish were a 26-inch Walleye and 14-inch Perch… no big Pike this time around, but they didn’t fish for them. They fished with lead head jigs and minnows. The fish were found everywhere in 5-12 feet of water. They found the fishing was best when it was cloudy or overcast with a little bit of wind. They noted that the cabin, boats, and shower house were exceptionally clean by the people that left before them, which is always nice to hear!

Lake Name: Anishinabi (William’s Narrows)

Date: June 22, 2019 – June 29, 2019

It was their first adventure to Anishinabi Lake and this trio tried a little bit of everything while they were there. They tried their luck at Trout fishing, they visited a few of the portage lakes, and had one awesome day at Zizania Lake! Their biggest Walleye was 22 inches, their biggest Pike was 38 inches, their biggest Trout was 29 inches and biggest Smallie was 20 inches. For Walleyes, jigs and minnows worked best, and for Northern they used inline spinners. They enjoyed the lake and the cabin.

Lake Name: Anishinabi

Date: June 22, 2019 – June 29, 2019

It was a second time to Anishinabi for this crew and they had a great trip! On the portage lakes, they caught 20-100 Walleye per day with the biggest being 25 inches. They only spent 4 hours a day Walleye fishing before moving onto something else. They found the best bait to be black jigs with chartreuse tails, tipped with minnows. The time of day didn’t matter for Walleye fishing, but days with some chop on the water seemed to produce the best numbers. Walleye were 6-12 feet deep. They didn’t target Northern, but they caught a few while Walleye and Smallmouth fishing… they were mainly found around the shorelines. For Trout, they did well on Isabella drifting with chubs in 30 feet of water. They also caught Trout on Anishinabi by the 4-wheeler dock drifting in 30-70 feet of water. The Smallmouth were found on beds in Narrows and on Halvorsen. They used jerk baits for Smallmouth fishing.

Lake Name: Bertrand

Date: June 22, 2019 – June 29, 2019

The lead guy of this group said it was his 26th trip to Canada over the last 20 years (using 6 different outfitters) and this trip to Bertrand was the best trip out of a very long list! Although they had some difficult weather to deal with, they had 5 solid days of fishing and between the 6 of them, they caught 2,415 fish! 2,300 were Walleye and 115 were Pike. They also caught several Perch that they didn’t count. The average size of Walleye was 15-20 inches and they had four measuring 22”, four at 25”, three at 26”, and a 28.5 incher! They had 10 Pike over 30 inches and the biggest one caught was 43 inches! They had lots of great things to say about our staff and said everyone in the group ranked this year’s trip as their best one ever. This is what it’s all about!!

 

Lake Name: Fawcett

Date: June 23, 2019 – June 28, 2019 

These guys had a lot of rain during their stay at Fawcett and they caught less numbers than usual, but the fish seemed to be much bigger this time. They had their best luck trolling with worm rigs and jigging with minnows and leeches in the river. Their two biggest Walleye were 27 inches and 28 inches. The shorelines produced well, but the river was the best for numbers and quality. The Walleye were 10-15 feet deep and the best bite was early morning and later in the evening.

Lake Name: Kamungishkamo

Date: June 23, 2019 – June 28, 2019 

These four went to Kam for their first time and caught around 600 Walleye and about 40 Pike. Most Walleye caught were in the 10-14 inch range, with a few 21-22 inchers, and one 25” that “slipped away”. They had a Northern hit a Walleye right as it was being pulled up to the boat! They noted that the Walleye were “thick” and appeared to be well-fed. They used jigs and minnows and/or twister tails and mostly fished shorelines and reefs. The Walleye were 7-12 feet deep. For Northern, they used Daredevils and 5 of Diamonds, and their biggest was 30 inches. The fished shorelines, reefs, and weedbeds in less than 10 feet of water. They saw lots of wildlife on their trip including a bear swimming and two caribou!

Lake Name: Wright

Date: June 23, 2019 – June 30, 2019

This group caught hundreds of Walleye and the average size was 18-19 inches… they said the Walleye ran larger than many of the outposts they had been to before. Their biggest Walleye was 23 inches and their biggest Northern was 38 inches! Best bait for Walleye were jigs and Ripstop Rapalas. They found Walleye everywhere on the lake and anytime of day… most were in 4-8 feet of water. Spinner baits worked well for Northern and they found them in 3-6 feet of water along shorelines and reefs.

Lake Name: Antenna

Date: June 27, 2019 – June 30, 2019

In 3 short days these guys caught 403 Walleye and 58 Northern on Antenna Lake. The best spots were wind-blow rocky structures and reefs. The bigger Northern were on rocky points and lots of small Northern in the weed edges. Their biggest Walleye was 26 inches and their biggest Pike was 35 inches. The fish were in 4-8 feet of water and the bite was good most of the day… a little slower in the mornings, which they thought could be due to the May flies hatching.

Lake Name: McVicar

Date: June 27, 2019 – June 30, 2019

It was a first time for this group to McVicar Lake… they said it was the best outpost ever, the fishing was great, and the cabin and boats were well-maintained. They caught about 100 Walleye per day along with a few Northern caught while Walleye fishing. Their biggest Walleye was 25 inches and their biggest Northern was 30 inches. The fish were about 5-15 feet deep and they found them where there was moving water, near the old prospector cabin, and the long island. Those were the “hot spots”. They fished primarily with jigs and minnows.

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