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I know that many people troll on the other side of the lake but I am into casting. Do many people cast over there? I just put in for my Canadian papers so I am starting to set up a game plan.
 

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Try the Belle River Hump & near the mouth of the Thames River.
 

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QUOTE(BrokenWing @ Aug 10 2009, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Zib @ Aug 10 2009, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Try the Belle River Hump & near the mouth of the Thames River.

Hey thanks Zib. I was planning on the Hump but on the charts it is a little deeper than I was planning on fishing.


Don't worry about that depth. The musky will come up after your lure if they're active. I've had them coming up to the top in 13-15 fow lately. Had 48" take a bucktail in 13.5 fow.
 

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Yep the hump is a good choice. Probably one of the more popular fished spots in that area. Good for musky bass and eyes. I usually focused most of my attention on the hump itself and the depression near the north end. And the sides where it starts. And like Zib said dont worry about the depth. This time of year i got alot of musky in 12-18ft of water on topwater baits and bucktails. But switch it up diving crankbaits and tiger tubes near the bottom also. The mouth of the Thames is excellent spot and very underfished for musky from a casting perspective. However in deep water if its clouded water Id use smomething with alot of vibration and depth as well noise etc. BIG dark bucktails or rapalas with ball bearings etc. and rattle traps.
 

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QUOTE(BrokenWing @ Aug 10 2009, 09:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks I think Saturday I will give it a try. There are too many jetskis over here on the US side.

As for the jet skis they effect the fisherman not the fish. Some of my best summer spots were heavy boat/jet ski traffic. I remember days when the prop wash and noise was so bad that we had trouble standing in the boat to cast and were catching musky. I even had a customer cast a musky plug at a 30' Scarab that ran within 30yds at over 60mph. He hooked and lost a musky on the retreive lol. I often kid around but there is some seriousness to it. Those fish hear and deal with that noise all summer from the day they are born - if its quiet they are like - "OH NO whats wrong." 2 of my better spots on the lake are on the American side in some of the heaviest jet ski and boat traffic. And no one ever thinks to fish it because of the other boats. Look how many people get trophy bass right at the mouth of the clinton river in the channel.
 

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QUOTE(Zib @ Aug 10 2009, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(BrokenWing @ Aug 10 2009, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Zib @ Aug 10 2009, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Try the Belle River Hump & near the mouth of the Thames River.

Hey thanks Zib. I was planning on the Hump but on the charts it is a little deeper than I was planning on fishing.


Don't worry about that depth. The musky will come up after your lure if they're active. I've had them coming up to the top in 13-15 fow lately. Had 48" take a bucktail in 13.5 fow.



congrats on the 48? Zib did you get him recently? if so, got a pic?
 

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QUOTE(BrokenWing @ Aug 17 2009, 09:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Musky Caster, I know it affects us fisherman more but I am out there to relax also. It is nice to catch fish and at really have any boats around you.

Thanks for the pointers!

Your welcome - I just figured right off that you meant the fish. If you really want to be secluded try fishing Walpole reservation(make sure you get a Walpole license available at Lakeside). Theres areas in the canals/channels up there that have good musky casting that I have gone an entire day without seeing or hearing a single boat. Once inawhile youd see aplane fly over head to remind you civilization still existed.
 

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QUOTE(soule @ Aug 17 2009, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Zib @ Aug 10 2009, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't worry about that depth. The musky will come up after your lure if they're active. I've had them coming up to the top in 13-15 fow lately. Had 48" take a bucktail in 13.5 fow.

congrats on the 48? Zib did you get him recently? if so, got a pic?


It was almost a month ago while I was fishing by myself on one of Jenny's forced days off. I posted a couple of pics in this THREAD
 
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