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07/15/2019 03:57PM
Just got out this morning. Walleyes were 14 to 20 feet. Lakers were mostly 30 to 45 feet. Northerns and bass, well, they were everywhere.

I did catch my biggest laker while fishing for walleye in 20' of water in the late afternoon. They are one species that you just never know where they are going to show up. White jig and white 4” twister tails were about all I used for walleye and two ounce bionic buck tail jig was my go-to laker lure.
 
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Jackfish
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07/16/2019 08:43AM
Sounds like you had a nice trip, Lee. I have to get to Poohbah one of these years.
07/16/2019 04:43PM
Yeah that lake is on my list to do. I'm curious, it's such a big lake do you camp in one spot or move around?
07/16/2019 05:58PM
I stay at the same camp . All my fishing spots are around the south central part of the lake, so that is where I set up camp. Even though it is a huge lake, there are productive spots around the islands in that area to fish no matter what the wind conditions are. It really is a extraordinary fishery. The fishing has remained consistent since my first trip there 30 years ago.
AmarilloJim
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07/17/2019 09:05AM
I'm saving that one for the day I start base camp tripping.
egrabi1
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07/17/2019 08:37PM
wallee,
im heading to poobah in august and was wondering how was the paddle up the maligne river and tanner lake?
also, did you see any guides from first nation on the lake while you were there?
you mentioned bass. smallies or lm?
thanks
ed
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07/17/2019 09:50PM
egrabi1: "wallee,
im heading to poobah in august and was wondering how was the paddle up the maligne river and tanner lake?
also, did you see any guides from first nation on the lake while you were there?
you mentioned bass. smallies or lm?
thanks
ed
ISU grad 97
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The water level of the river was about normal, not to high which was good, but the wind was in my face going in and coming out. I was in a solo canoe, and I pack heavy. That being the case , it took some work paddling upstream. It took ten hours to reach my campsite. All in all it wasn’t to bad. I must stress that you have got to be very careful above Twin Falls. It is amazing how much power the river has between the top of the falls and the first set of rapids 100 yards upstream. Hug the left bank. I made the mistake of trying to cross the river to soon, and it was a pretty scary scene for a few seconds. This happened to me once before, I should of known better. The bass were smallmouth. Contact me by e-mail before you leave for your trip, and I can send you some coordinates for some good fishing spots.Crossing Tanner was fine going in, but had whitecaps coming out. The lake is bigger then it looks on the map. So is the river. I did not see anybody until the day I came out, there were a couple groups that came in .Did not see any First Nation fishing guides there my last couple of trips there.
schucanoe
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07/25/2019 12:43PM
Thanks for your recent trip report walllee. My first trip into Quetico was 35 years ago as part of a University of NE Wilderness Living class and we base camped on Poohbah for 2 weeks. That trip hooked me on Quetico and I've been going back annually ever since. As I've gotten older I'm thinking that I need to start adding an "extra" trip each year.
Eyedocron
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07/25/2019 09:44PM
On many reports I have tried to remind people that if launching upstream at twin falls, they need to hug the left bank (the northwest) and paddle hard upstream before considering getting into the main channel.
Thank you for giving us both the chance to get this message out again.
Going down over the falls is not something to desire.

The other falls to be careful about is Kennybas Falls from Kenny to Kawnipi.
Both going up and down, above the falls, always hug the southwest bank until well clear of the top of the falls.

On most of the other falls, it is obvious where to pull out and less likely for the current to sweep you in.
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09/03/2019 06:29AM
Blando
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09/03/2019 06:30AM
Hi Waller,
Taking a trip into poohbah in late September was wondering if you had any advice or what you would do? Thank you so much!!!!
09/03/2019 08:51AM
Blando: "Hi Waller,
Taking a trip into poohbah in late September was wondering if you had any advice or what you would do? Thank you so much!!!!"
I sure will. E- mail me at canoeing1959@yahoo.com
09/03/2019 08:51AM
Blando: "Hi Waller,
Taking a trip into poohbah in late September was wondering if you had any advice or what you would do? Thank you so much!!!!"
I sure will. E- mail me at canoeing1959@yahoo.com
 
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