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Title: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: Whitefish Slayer on Nov 20, 2014, 04:29 PM
Went Fishing from 2-6 on Tuesday.. Started the day for Inconnu but they weren't around. I was planning on fishing into dark as the burbot are known to come into the mouth of the creek I was fishing. I managed a couple smaller pike to "break the ice" early

At 430 I caught my first burbot on a 2 ounce jig wi a wad of bait in about 18 fow. 440 the school arrived and I couldn't keep my jig in the the hole. It was one after another. I sent Eastbranch a text and he stormed out after work on the sled. He fished for about 30 minutes and caught about 15. I lost count but I know I was close to 50..

Went back last night, it wasn't as crazy but we still managed to snag around 30.. Fishing in the North is something out of this world..
Went Fishing from 2-6 on Tuesday.. Started the day for Inconnu but they weren't around. I was planning on fishing into dark as the burbot are known to come into the mouth of the creek I was fishing. I managed a couple smaller pike to "break the ice".

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Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: Drifter_016 on Nov 20, 2014, 07:26 PM
YUM!!!!
I'd be all over them.   ;D
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: Nightbird on Nov 21, 2014, 04:23 PM
Wondering what your 'wad of bait' was? Certainly brought success and a lot of good eats!
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: Whitefish Slayer on Nov 21, 2014, 09:06 PM
It was just pieces of the pike that I caught The stomach seemed to be the best part, I guess had the most scent.  My buddy was catching them without bait too.
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: Whopper Stopper on Nov 22, 2014, 06:22 AM
Good Haul!

      WS
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: Water Wolf on Nov 22, 2014, 03:36 PM
Wow, way to go Whitefish Slayer & Eastbranch, that is unreal action. :o

If that's what the action is like this early in the year for burbot, what's it like when they spawn?  :blink:

WW
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: alaskaruss1 on Nov 22, 2014, 03:41 PM
Not only am I jealous but hungry as well. Congratulations on a good trip out on the ice.  :tipup:
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: Nightbird on Nov 23, 2014, 11:12 PM
It was just pieces of the pike that I caught The stomach seemed to be the best part, I guess had the most scent.  My buddy was catching them without bait too.
Thanks, WS! Will give it a try.
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: jabers69 on Nov 30, 2014, 09:14 AM
Nice  be a while before we can fish here . But lake is starting to freeze up
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: kyle1982 on Dec 25, 2014, 08:05 PM
i would like to try and catch some burbot i have heard they are good eating
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: tbone on Jan 09, 2015, 11:31 AM
Wow! Great for a fish n chip feast  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: Eastbranch on Jan 14, 2015, 03:03 PM
Just gangbusters! We did it again the other day but only got one coney and one loche, locals are saying the loche move upriver this time of year. Nice coney tho, 20lb-ish. Pretty close to five feet of ice now. Haven't had much snow, it's going to be a double extension kind of year!
From last month:
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Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: Drifter_016 on Jan 14, 2015, 03:23 PM
Yep, the burbies are moving in to spawn.
Same with my buddies in Ft. Smith.
They are crushing them right in town.
Title: Re: Burbot Haven!!!!!!
Post by: dirtydraws29 on Jan 16, 2015, 04:16 PM
wow