Big walleyes continue to roll!
| Ken Barr with a Tobin Lake monster!|
As water temperature continue to plummet, big fish are
moving into current areas as part of a real late fall run. The Saskatchewan River
at Nipawin is finally turning on big time. Friend Boyd Holmen was out Saturday
and his friend caught a beast that measured 89 centimetres which means just
over 35 inches. WOW! Now that is a pretty special fish. It was caught on a Clackin Rap, (not a jig
and minnow as previously reported) near the mouth as the river empties into the reservoir. I managed to get out to the Red for two half
days this past week.
On Friday we boated two Master Angler walleye with Hooked
Published Kevin Stobbe getting one 28 inches while I managed a good fish that
was 29.5 inches. Current flow was stronger Friday, and for the first hour it
was dragging my anchor. Now that is not easy, because I have a substantial one.
Still it worked out well because it pushed us out in the main river channel by
Doc Reeds in 18 feet of water. This is where we caught three of our bigger
fish. The stronger current had pushed them out tight to the drops on the
channel. We once again used fairly heavy jigs to keep contact with the bottom
Water temperature had fallen six degrees Fahrenheit since I fished Monday, with
temperature of 43.6 Fahrenheit. We found the bite quite a bit slower so I am
not sure how much longer it will last. At this time of the year I usually make
the extra hour drive and head to Pine Falls. It has been really good this fall
and usually gets even better at this time of year!
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