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Blue Mago

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balsom Bay
« on: Feb 16, 2017, 12:42 PM »
I want to try this area , but have never been there , know how to get there but that's about it ,so where does one go ? how is access ? 4x4 truck is my vhical so need to be able to drive on , minnows ? live / salties ? Looking for Pickerel / Perch , no pike ......plan to be there Saturday morning so any info would be appreciated
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Re: balsom Bay
« Reply #1 on: Feb 16, 2017, 09:19 PM »
Go on at Balsam Harbour, Road 100 North, or 103 North, both have good access, live or salted minnows work about the same for me. Truck is good. Rattle baits have been working well for the last couple days.
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Re: balsom Bay
« Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2017, 04:30 AM »
Thanks , that will help ..........i assume there is a shanty town or does one just drive where one thinks will be a good spot ? Any perch being caught ??
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Re: balsom Bay
« Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2017, 11:53 AM »
Lots of people fishing shallow in 12 to 15 feet, we've done pretty good a little further out in 18 to 20 feet. Access is great this year, seen a little Honda Civic go wherever he wanted to go. ;D

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Re: balsom Bay
« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2017, 07:29 AM »
Well,...we went , about 2.5 to 3 miles out , stayed away from the large groups , found a spot....no idea of what this body of water is like .......and proceeded to fish . First tug was solid , what ever it was had weight .....tore the line ? lost everything on that one ......a few minutes later , another tug , this one came up to the hole , but tore off as well !!!!! ...so another gumball jig head and after a bit ....another tug ........this one came up , 24.5 inch walleye , my son caught a smaller 14 inch one shortly after , and that 's how the day went , suddenly a few bites , some cam up ,  some won the battle to fight again , but beautiful day , sunny , warm .....the kind of day when a shack isn't needed , driving on was fine , a bit bumpy at points , but saw some really small vehicles driving on so ? .........my son caught one  19 inch Burbot , but it went back down the hole as we tried one a couple of years back but not something I'd try again , but to each there own i say  ............would I go back ? yea .......would be nice if the perch would pull through just to change it a bit , but after all is said we went home with 11 pickerel , seemed salties outdid live ? a bit surprised at that , but then again ?............tight lines 
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