Reeling in Trophy Pike at Whitewater — Wilderness North

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Reeling in Trophy Pike at Whitewater

It was a great week for Ken and his party here at Whitewater Lodge. Fishing the Grayson during the day and the Ogoki River inlet after dinner, at depths of 6 to 10ft, proved to be very productive for both pike and walleye. Sticking with the same boat partners the group managed a good haul of fair sized walleyes while trolling for pike and even landed several Master Angler Pike (Ken’s 42 and Brad’s 41.5 incher). The big pike were on the hunt hitting any large minnow type lures (Salmos, Countdowns, and Hot & Tots) thrown in front of them which made for some exciting top water action and many close calls for Master Anglers: two 39.5’s, three 39’s, two 37.5’s, and three at 35 inches.   The walleye, which averaged 22 inches, seemed to favour jigs and twister tails tipped with crawlers.

Making the most of several rainy days, and two curious black bears poking around camp, the group managed a grand total of over 1300 catches; 409 pike and 924 walleye. It must have been all that walleye chop.  Way to go guys!
Maggie

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