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Re: Whitefish
Reply #40 - Feb 25th, 2018 at 11:06pm
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I will bring copies of the document for portage dog and arnesr and anyone else who requests one. If thereís a way to scan with a smartphone, perhaps someone there can teach this old dog a new trick.

Turning the page from document discussion, I want to get back to a discussion of whitefish fishing. I was watching a fishing show recently about an arctic Grayling trip. I was struck by the close resemblance Grayling have with whitefish. Both have big eyes and small mouths. Fishing tactics and tackle is pretty identical for both. Small spinners and spoons and jigging raps with a piece of Gulp or similar all seem to work well. They had an underwater camera on some whitefish footage that shows they truly hang on the bottom and deep water jigging can be quite effective. Ice fishing lures work well.

On the Grayling show, I saw a sequence that I wouldnít have believed if I hadnít seen it. The host caught a Grayling and while he was playing it, a laker about 6-7 lbs ate the Grayling. So he is excited and playing the laker when another laker in the 30+ class takes the small laker. Amazingly, he is able to catch the big laker on his ultralight tackle. Wink

So, if you or I can hook a whitefish, who knows what size laker might take it!   Wink Cool Iím gonna give it a try this year. Shocked
  
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Reply #41 - May 20th, 2023 at 5:28pm
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Found them on curtain falls also. One of the guys had a small white spinner casting waiting for the rest of us and caught two from the top of the falls. Funny we found them on the north side behind Green Island also. There was a huge school off one of the north points. We didnít know they were white fish dropped a small spoon on them and caught some.
  
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Reply #42 - Jun 16th, 2023 at 10:27pm
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Coincidentally, I caught my first whitefish on MP and my recent trip 5/27-6/9.† First day, west end of Saganaga, deep water.† It was about 18-20 inches and we ate it pan fried in a bit of butter....quite tasty!† I'll have to get a pic posted.

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Reply #43 - Jun 16th, 2023 at 11:08pm
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portage dog wrote on Jun 16th, 2023 at 10:27pm:
Coincidentally, I caught my first whitefish on MP and my recent trip 5/27-6/9.† First day, west end of Saganaga, deep water.† It was about 18-20 inches and we ate it pan fried in a bit of butter....quite tasty!† I'll have to get a pic posted.

pd


  I feel a trip report with pics coming on  Wink Grin Grin
  
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