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  1. Bauer's on Onaman is a fly-in, unless you are talking about Pasha Lake Cabins? They do have boats cached there (and many other lakes). A couple more worth looking at on Caribou Lake just north of Armstrong. https://www.forrestlodge.com/ http://www.cariboulakelodge.com/ https://www.bearpawlodge.net/
  2. https://www.happydaylodge.com/ https://wildewoodonlakesavant.com/ https://lodgeeightyeight.com/ https://marmaclodge.com/ https://lochisland.com/ https://campesnagi.com/ https://www.hawk-lake.com/ https://www.osullivansrainbow.com/
  3. Looks like a Lunkerhunt Impact, but I could not locate that color on their website. Only in the attached image. It might be called Kraken? https://secureservercdn.net/72.167.25.213/6a7.ea3.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Lunkerhunt-Impact-Series-Ignite-and-Thump-Kraken-Spinnerbait-C.jpg?time=1662143153
  4. I have been to Lady Evelyn 3x over the past 12 years - once at Island 10 and twice at Garden Island Lodge. My last trip was in August 2018 to Garden Island. Joe sold GIL the following year. I prefer GIL due to the central location on the lake. I was a bit disappointed with the fishing on my last trip. Noticed more locals fishing as well. Of course, it had been 10 years between trips. We did alright, but not as good as the previous 2x. I would recommend bringing meat. While I almost always fish plastics for Walleye, I think the lake has shifted to more of a meat lake. Just that little edge should improve the fishing. Of course, that is based on a 1 week trip in August. The best spot for us was "The Dome" (I think it is also called Four Corners) [47.276550,-80.202684]. Island points produced as well - not surprising[ e.g.,47.345926,-80.181109] . Caught fish quite deep at times too. The saddles between the island held tons of fish [e.g.,47.297350,-80.190486] . You would probably do well at these spots in the fall. I imagine Sucker Gut might be good too if the fish are migrating. When we stayed at Island 10, the one spot I can recall was just North of camp. I don't recall exactly, but I believe it was probably the pinch point between the shore and the large island just west of Island 10 (my maps showed no name for the island)[47.384331,-80.156786]. It may have been the point just north of camp as well [47.389779,-80.143397]. I just don't recall. Good luck!
  5. You can get inexpensive plastics that work great. I caught many big pike with the Zoom Magnum Super Fluke (7") and 6"/8" curly tail grubs from Kalins/BassPro. The BassPro Shops grubs are reasonably priced. Look for the saltwater version as well. Same plastic, but just a few different colours. I fish these weightless with a single hook on a solid wire leader, but can easily add a bit of weight when needed. The BPS Offshore Angler Shad aren't too badly priced as well (watch for a sale). Once the water gets a bit warmer, spoons are my go to. So easy to fish and they basically last forever. The Yellowbird Doctor Spoon (4.5"), Len Thompson Original/Platinum No. 4 (1 1/8 oz) and the Dimpled Series No.16 (1 2/5oz) work great for me. Williams and Eppinger have a lot of options as well. I have even used Salmon spoons with great success - they just don't cast as far due to the weight. Flies can be fun to fish with as well. You don't need a fly rod to use them either, as you can use a spin bubble if you have trouble casting them. Inline spinners and spinnerbaits are great too. Tons of options.
  6. Micro tubes work great. I also use Gulp maggots, waxies, fry....all the small 1-1.5" baits work well for me when ice fishing. I put them on a dropper spoon like a Nils Master Hali, but a jig would work too. The non-Alive versions are preferable though because there is none of that nasty liquid.
  7. There are a number of underwater videos comparing various brands of stick baits to the Senko. Most don't have the same subtle action, but the Bass Pro Stik-O is actually pretty close IMO. Also the Kinami brand is the same as GYCB and a bit cheaper, just fewer color and size choices. If you can even get them still, haven't looked in a long while.
  8. I believe I was there once a long time ago for a day in the fall. It was one of the lakes stocked with Rainbow Trout, so we went to check it out. We did not catch anything from my recollection. It was stocked in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 so you never know.
  9. Used to rent boats for the day from Muskie Bay on Rice Lake all the time. Nice boats too, not just 14' with 9.9hp. Price used to be really good. Haven't been there in quite a few years though. There are a lot of places on Rice that rent boats. Perfect lake for a day trip. Easy drive and good bass fishing. Plenty of panfish too. Southview Cottages was another place on Rice that I used to go. I have also done day trips to Pigeon Lake. Really, any of the Kawartha lakes would be perfect. Not sure about staying overnight at the cottages for 1 night though. That might be harder to find.
  10. A few to check out: Daiwa DXSB Swimbait Daiwa Tatutla Swimbait Daiwa Kage Swimbait Daiwa Steez Swimbait Okuma Guide Select Swimbait Okuma SBX Swimbait Temple Fork GTS Swimbait St.Croix Mojo Bass Swimbait Shimano Teramar West Coast Inshore Swimbait (TMCX80MHB) Chaos Tackle Assault Sticks Surgical Strike I think Tackle Industries might have some as well.
  11. A good real-estate agent from the area you are looking should know all of this and help you with any questions. Don't get someone who is a friend of a friend etc unless they know the area well. Also, I hope your job is very secure and that you can keep working from home. Really think about this before you move. You could get stuck in a bad situation. Hopefully your girlfriend feels the same way (or is that soon to be ex-girlfriend? lol)
  12. Just look at all the standard chain hotels on Dixon and Atwell. The Sheridan on Skyway Ave is nice, it used to be a Renaissance Hotel I also think it would be safe to use Hotwire as well since most of the hotels are probably very similar.
  13. I had always had an impossible time booking anywhere for < 1 week during the summer. You basically have to make a ton of calls and see if anyone is willing to do it. Some of the larger camps might be more flexible, for example, Beachwood Resort on Rice Lake. The thing is, I recall working out the numbers for a week vs. Fri to Sun and the difference in price was not as large as you would think. So, if you find somewhere reasonably priced for the week, rent for the whole week and come/leave when you want. I've done that before too. One possibility is to rent a hotel. That's what we have done many times in the past. Not as convenient, but it gives you the opportunity to fish different lakes too. Otherwise, May/June and September might have more options. Bass is open all year in FMZ-7 and FMZ-8 as far as I recall.
  14. Two of their lakes give you access to Kesagami if that interests you. I thought you fished Partridge before Mr. Bunk?
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