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#1234810 - 03/13/09 04:23 PM Re: Canada? [Re: ]
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Dang thats a pig. South Holston lake or river?
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#1234818 - 03/13/09 04:26 PM Re: Canada? [Re: go_okfishin]
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Never mind I found it on their board.
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#1234961 - 03/13/09 06:19 PM Re: Canada? [Re: gil1]
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 Originally Posted By: gil1
 Originally Posted By: Scott61
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I've been to the boundary waters twice about 20 years ago. Yeah, we had slow days and great days. We caught a ton of small smallies, but we caught some lunkers, too. We were fishing leaches at a walleye spot to get some supper, and my buddy foul-hooked the biggest smallie I've ever seen. We had no scales, but we all thought it went over 7 pounds. Of course, none of us knew what the heck we were talking about, so I can't be sure. \:D

The best thing, though, was that we never saw a soul in many miles for the week we were there (twice). No motors, no noises, just fishing all day out of a canoe. Man, those black flies beat the crud out of us though. What fond memories!

The big winner was the Charlie Brewer slider. All the Canadiens laughed at it and said it would never work. It wore them out!

I'm dying to go back. I wonder if it is as isolated as it was back then. I guarantee those fish had never seen a lure.


Fishing the boundary waters in Minnesota is a dream fishing trip I have always wanted to take. I have been to Canada on a fly-in fishing and it was fun , but canoeing into an isolated lake has a special appeal to me.


We cheated a little bit, and it was worth it. I THINK the deal is this - you can have motors on the U.S. side but not on the Canadian side of the Boundary Waters. Our outfitter out of Ely Minnesota had a deal where they would carry all your canoes and tents and gear and such through the US waters on a big boat (for a price), and then they let you off at the Canadian boundary.

You then paddled the rest of the way to wherever you wanted to go. You were out of those US motorized and more heavily fished waters and into the wilderness. We'd camp on islands and then go out and fish in the canoes all day. Like I said, we never saw a soul in those two weeks.

While paddling from one place to the next, we would troll big spinnerbaits and catch pike. If it was deep, we'd troll diving crankbaits for lake trout. We'd catch and release smallies all day when not trolling, and then we'd go catch a mess of walleye as the sun set for supper. I'll see if I can find those pics.


Sounds like a fun trip .
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#1247256 - 03/19/09 10:01 AM Re: Canada? [Re: Radar]
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This is a New River smallmouth and the biggest Jeff ever caught. I took him up there the summer beofre he died. I believe we caught 86 by lunch.

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#1247435 - 03/19/09 12:01 PM Re: Canada? [Re: 8up]
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I used to go ever year, went to 'Lac Seul' in Ontario.
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