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Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Zkovach1175, Mar 9, 2018.
i want to take some to Canada this year. What works well for you and in what color? I appreciate it!
The classic Mr. Twister 3" in white, black, chartreuse or yellow. Gambler EZ or little ez in 49er, ghost shad and new shad, BFishN moxie and pulse-r in white, peanut butter&jelly, chartreuse, chartreuse orange core, pink/white and oyster shell. All those work in Michigan, too.
4.5” strike king shadalicious on a half ounce jig head. You can jig it or just steady retrieve it and will help to sort up in walleye size as well as catch all other predators in the lake as well.
I personally use Bfishn plastics about 98% of the time. The colors vary so much on the body of water, time of year, sunlight etc. You cannot go wrong with their plastics though.
They are great. My only complaints with them are they lack bulk and I'd like a few more "natural" colors for clear water like we have on a lot of northern lakes. PB&J and oyster have been really good to me for both walleye and smallmouth when visibility is more than 10'. Going to try some of the 5" twister tails this year. I love the EZ 49er because it looks like a young walleye and gets smashed in heavily stocked lakes.
I like 5" as well, in anything....does it really matter ?...who knows.....4" vs 5" ?...lol....how about 6" ?....
A 4" Fin-S has caught a ton of Walleye on the Detroit river, from early spring and all thru summer and into fall....paddle tail baits too....most lakes in Canada have a good # of leech's....I love Gulp jumbo leech's....think about some Bondy plastic's as well....change it up and see what happens !....hope you have a great trip....cheers....
I have a bunch of 4” gulp shads. I’m guessing they will work just as good? I’ll probably try out those b-fishin plastics. They look cool and dig the color options
Been to northern Ontario several times always end up catching them on yellow 3inch Berkley power curly tail grubs. Bring white and chartreuse as well but seem to always do better on yellow. Don't forget to bring lots of 1/8 and 1/4 ounce jig heads we use to buy them in bulk cause you'll lose quite a few on snags. Good luck!
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I keep hearing yellow is good up there. I’ll get stocked up!
Yellow is good, but the "gold" colored jigs are even better from what I hear from my Canadian buddies.
True, just not the gold painted jigs. Real gold. No feeling quite like leaving a couple hundred bucks stuck in the rocks.
H2O Hammer Tails
BFishin Tackle's Pulse-R's and Moxies in the colors Kzoo mentioned are staples for me as well. I rig them on BFT's H2O Precision Jigs.
Northland Impulse Minnows and Paddle Tails in smelt, emerald shiner, shad, and especially electric chicken. I generally use matching colored VMC Moon Eye jigs with these or if they want metallic, the Northland metallic versions (gold and chrome) of the Moon Eye jigs.
3" & 4" Gulp! minners in smelt (chrome Arkie jig) and watermelon pearl (gold Arkie jig)
Reel Bait Flasher jigs get mixed in lately too.
In Canada I generally use 1/16oz, 1/8oz the most, and 1/4oz. Here at home I use the same, but bump up to 3/8oz and 1/2oz regularly on the Great Lakes and bigger water. I don't fish the D much, but I'm a 1oz jig Fin-S minnow fan, down there.
I'll also add, I try very hard to not use live bait in Canada and focus on catching walleyes with plastic. It's my favorite way to catch them. Works here at home most of the time too!
I went to Chapleau (north of the soo) in the early 2000's. There's walleye, you just need to get through all the hammer handle pike first. I had to work hard for the walleye (jig/twister), opened their stomachs to see what they were eating, it was just micro stuff. This was first week of June. The first four days were polar opposite, shirts off then snow. 9 days and miles of water, beaver big as dogs, had a moose calf come in the water checking us out and I told the brother in law to get us moving! Then mom came out, seeyalater! We had moose trotting down the road, bear crossing. You know you're way up there because the trees are shorter and sicker looking. Nothing but pine and papal.
If you're going up there, take everything. There's the "Beer Store" and a small grocery store. The cabins are on islands, everything is electric. Everything goes by boat unless you go north of there, then it's by Beaver Plane. The showers are like camp grounds here, toilet in cabin. Fish cleaning station is fenced in. If you're dumb enough to leave something out for the bears, well that's called natural selection, nice knowing you. The closest hospital is probably in Michigan, hopefully the closest jerk is too. Lots of rock up there, not so much top soil. We fried potatoes every meal. BEAUTIFUL!