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07/09/2018 02:12PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
New Trip Report posted by Luckee

Trip Name: Quetico/Jean by Kayak.

Entry Point: Quetico

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07/09/2018 11:23PM  
Hey I recognize that yak! Sorry to hear it got dinged on your way out. I'm the guy with (sadly unused) fly rod heading out as you headed in, stopped to chat briefly on the parking lot portage. Nice pics and glad you had a good trip. TK
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07/10/2018 06:04AM  
Well done Eric. That is a very nice area and I am glad to hear the trip went (almost) well. Portage landings can be hazardous and that one is a funnel. My guess is that these were newer trippers who have not yet learned canoeing etiquette. I brought some newbies this year, though not through there, and they made some dumb rookie mistakes too. I am sorry that your yak got damaged.
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07/10/2018 07:37AM  
Glad to hear I was able to help! Thanks for sharing the report, loved the fish pictures!
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07/10/2018 05:26PM  
That looks all the world like a large flat rap in perch. Not a commonly found lure. Well done......looks like a very satisfactory trip.
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07/11/2018 06:22PM  
Correct on the perch rapala! I only brought one, and it was bringing in walleye and pike handily until a pike sliced the leader. My next-best was a broke-back version in gold/black, but if I had it to do again, at least two perch versions would have come to Canada. It was a great lure to troll (not too much resistance) and very effective.

Thistlekicker, for flies all that was needed was a balsa popper for bass and a Dahlberg diver for (mostly) pike. Had nice bass grab the diver twice :)
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08/30/2018 11:01AM  
How deep does that sort of bait troll?

What type of leader did the pike snap?
Is heavy braid enough, or is steel required?
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