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jacksmelt

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SPRING WHITEFISH
« on: Mar 28, 2004, 12:09 AM »
EVERY SPRING WHEN THE SEASON OPENS APR. 1 ME AND MY BROTHER FISH IN THE MOUTH OF A RIVER WHERE IT DUMPS INTO A LOCAL POND. WE ANCHOR ON THE ICE AND FISH ON THE EDGE OF THE ICE FOR WHITEFISH  JIGGING WITH PIMPLES TIPPED WITH WORMS. THE ACTION CAN BE HOT WHEN A SCHOOL COMES IN. SOMETIMES BOATING 15 TO 20 IN 1/2 HR. ALSO WE CATCH TROUT + LANDLOCK SALMON BUT WE RELEASE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE SO SKINNY THIS TIME OF YEAR. ANY OF YOU NORTHERN BOYS DO ANY SIMILAR FISHING FOR SPRING WHITEFISH? JUST CURIOUS IF THIS IS A UNIQUE THING THAT ONLY OCCURS IN N.MAINE?

Bigfish57

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Re: SPRING WHITEFISH
« Reply #1 on: Mar 28, 2004, 07:32 AM »
hehe I was waiting for you to start this forum off ;)
Anthony

jacksmelt

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Re: SPRING WHITEFISH
« Reply #2 on: Apr 03, 2004, 02:16 AM »
SOMEONE HAD TO DO IT. 1ST DAY NO LUCK WATER WAS TO HIGH. WILL TRY AGAIN LATER IN THE WEEK.

TroutFishingBear

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Re: SPRING WHITEFISH
« Reply #3 on: Sep 03, 2004, 10:59 PM »
I used to catch the big ones in the fall when they spawned in creeks that dumped into the colorado. I could get one every cast easily.

buzzbomb

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Re: SPRING WHITEFISH
« Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2004, 07:56 AM »
We get them in Last Mountain Lake in Sask. when the season opens in May.  up to 10 or 12 #and they fight like crazy.  they're a collateral catch while I'm jigging for walleyes.

jacksmelt

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Re: SPRING WHITEFISH
« Reply #5 on: Sep 07, 2005, 08:49 PM »
10 to 12#!! man im gonna have to go up your way!!
PARADISE IS A 5LB. SALMON ON A 5WT. FLYROD!!

buzzbomb

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Re: SPRING WHITEFISH
« Reply #6 on: Sep 08, 2005, 07:34 AM »
Yes, those are the Jumbos. We get them on old Ralph's homemede yellow jigs with no bait.  One year we didn't catch any under 5 or 6 lbs.  I think they may be in around that point when the walleye are spawning trying to eat the eggs.  They are commercial fished through the ice in winter.  We are fortunate, I know because they are much larger than the mountain whitefish or whitefish from other lakes.  Even though they're not bad smoked, and they bake up not bad with a stuffing, they aren't as good eating as the ones from the commercial fishery in La Ronge or other northern lakes.  The result is that I only keep one or two to eat and release the rest.  Pound for pound, they are terrific fighters.

 



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