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homers
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07/04/2019 11:57AM
Using the search function I found threads on recommendations for BW, but have seen others comment that Quetico is different.

I've used both 6 and 8 # mono when fishing the BW, is that good for the Q as well or should I go higher?
 
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AdamXChicago
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07/04/2019 12:02PM
Have used 8# in Quetico for decades. Never felt it was too light.
 
07/04/2019 12:06PM
I take 6 and 8 pound both for Walleyes, clear Trilene XL . For Northern and Laker fishing 12 pound clear gets the job done.
 
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07/04/2019 03:11PM
walllee: "I take 6 and 8 pound both for Walleyes, clear Trilene XL . For Northern and Laker fishing 12 pound clear gets the job done. " +1
 
bobbernumber3
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07/04/2019 04:22PM
You will need to check Canadian regulations and ensure all lines are rated in kilograms. Line must not be imported, so you will have to buy it there.... save the receipt to show the warden. Braided lines are banned. This is all in addition to no live bait, no barbed hooks, and dissolving plastic lures.
 
Savage Voyageur
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07/05/2019 07:54AM
bobbernumber3: "You will need to check Canadian regulations and ensure all lines are rated in kilograms. Line must not be imported, so you will have to buy it there.... save the receipt to show the warden. Braided lines are banned. This is all in addition to no live bait, no barbed hooks, and dissolving plastic lures."

Don’t want to give them any ideas.
 
07/05/2019 10:21AM
bobbernumber3: "You will need to check Canadian regulations and ensure all lines are rated in kilograms. Line must not be imported, so you will have to buy it there.... save the receipt to show the warden. Braided lines are banned. This is all in addition to no live bait, no barbed hooks, and dissolving plastic lures."

Wrong side of the bed?
 
missmolly
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07/05/2019 11:59AM
8. 6 works if you're fishing for less than a week, but it takes a beating beyond that.
 
GirlOnARock
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07/05/2019 02:29PM
missmolly: "8. 6 works if you're fishing for less than a week, but it takes a beating beyond that."
I’ve seen times when the bite is effected by line diameter. If the walleyes are finicky, the difference in 6 and 8 can make a difference. I always take extra line, especially in Quetico . Three days of “good fishing” definitely calls for a change of line...
 
07/05/2019 02:58PM
Good points. I usually fish something heavier which explains why I come home empty handed a lot :)
 
bobbernumber3
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07/05/2019 05:06PM
Spare line is a must. Especially if you do any trolling.
 
missmolly
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07/05/2019 09:36PM
GirlOnARock: "missmolly: "8. 6 works if you're fishing for less than a week, but it takes a beating beyond that." I’ve seen times when the bite is effected by line diameter. If the walleyes are finicky, the difference in 6 and 8 can make a difference. I always take extra line, especially in Quetico . Three days of “good fishing” definitely calls for a change of line..."
Absolutely. I'm just a damn slacker.
 
mgraber
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07/05/2019 11:37PM
6-8 for walleye, 8-10 bass, 10-12 for pike and lakers. Best all around 8. The lighter you go, the fresher the line needs to be, the better the knots need to be, and the more often you need to retie. That time wasted can sometimes cost fish, just as heavy line can cost fish if they are finicky. Where we go in Quetico, the fish are rarely finicky at all. I have fished for walleye at other places and 4lb outfished 8lb 2 to 1.
 
Mnpat
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07/06/2019 06:42AM
10 fireline and with a flouro leader. Usually 8 to 12 lb leaders. In clear water flouro is much better than any mono for picky fish. I change my fireline after a few years not days. For bobber fishing mono is ok for everything else it sucks. No feel, poor casting distance, short lifespan and tons of stretch.
 
bobbernumber3
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07/06/2019 10:42AM
Mnpat: "10 fireline and with a flouro leader. Usually 8 to 12 lb leaders. In clear water flouro is much better than any mono for picky fish. I change my fireline after a few years not days. For bobber fishing mono is ok for everything else it sucks. No feel, poor casting distance, short lifespan and tons of stretch. "

I disagree with your opinion of monofilament... but hey, that is why there are so many different types of line made. Seems whenever I pull in a snarl of line off the bottom it is heavier line than the line I am using.
 
QueticoMike
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07/10/2019 07:23AM
I use 10# Trilene XL
 
PikeEatPike
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07/10/2019 10:31AM
I use 8 lbs. Trilene XL clear for everything. Walleye leader material is 10 lbs. Fluorocarbon.
 
huntfun2
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07/11/2019 12:53PM
bobbernumber3: "You will need to check Canadian regulations and ensure all lines are rated in kilograms. Line must not be imported, so you will have to buy it there.... save the receipt to show the warden. Braided lines are banned. This is all in addition to no live bait, no barbed hooks, and dissolving plastic lures."
Is braided line really banned in Quetico? I may have missed it, but when I read the Ontario fishing regulations I didn't see any reference to the braided line being banned?
 
Jackfish
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07/11/2019 02:15PM
huntfun2: "Is braided line really banned in Quetico? "
No it's not. It's legal. BN3 is just funnin' you. :)
 
Zwater
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07/11/2019 03:28PM
Jackfish: "huntfun2: "Is braided line really banned in Quetico? "
No it's not. It's legal. BN3 is just funnin' you. :) "

BN3 went trolling and caught one. Haha:)
 
moosedoggie
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07/11/2019 05:53PM
I use 8# on everything. But I rig one reel with mono for crank baits & topwater and use fluorocarbon on one that I use for plastics & jigs. Fluorocarbon sinks!
 
bobbernumber3
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07/11/2019 07:49PM
Zwater: "Jackfish: "huntfun2: "Is braided line really banned in Quetico? "
No it's not. It's legal. BN3 is just funnin' you. :) "

BN3 went trolling and caught one. Haha:)"


Sorry... I get on a roll sometimes with all the regulations.

Braided line is fine. But I did read on a handout from the ranger about dissolving baits. That led to a long campfire discussion. How long does it take to dissolve a rapala?
 
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