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  1. Quite possible. That is where Andy and I stayed both times. Well, he certainly didn't want his photo taken with anything less than a giant... or have his photo taken at all for that matter. Hard to know for sure how he feels about sizes but one thing is for certain, he loves the muskie game. Thanks for reading fellas.
  2. A relative late-comer to muskie, this retrospective article shares a personal evolution into that great hunt, highlighting a first 100 days fishing and exploring the St. Lawrence river, and myself. Link here... 100 LARRY DAYS OF MUSKIE. | Bunks Outdoor Angle
  3. I like ravens a lot. Gangs of them in the north, so smart and so many interesting calls. But they don't compare to owls. Nothing is cooler, more interesting and beautiful than owls.
  4. So essentially it looks like maybe a little red marabou tail, red thread and the clear wrap? I like this tie Brian, did up some bloodworms when learning back in the early 2000's but none as durable looking as that, and mine were without the little bou tail that likely comes to life down there. Nicely done!
  5. 3300 or 3400hrs on the last Yammy 60. Changed an impellor once and plugs a couple times. Didn't go easy on it, never fogged it, twice a year in for its gen maintenance. Keep in touch with the kid who bought and beats it trailering dirt roads up around Hearst. Three full seasons and running like a top. Recently walked the shoreline while up here in Grise Fiord at the top of the world. Saw an Evinrude, the rest were Yamaha. Most in Nunavut order their motors from Montreal to come up on sea lifts. They could order ANYTHING yet everywhere ya go it's like 5 or 10 to 1 Yamahas over everything else. Hondas a second choice but they're cold starts are said to be more temperamental. Ocean goers want dependability, it's life or death, so I guess they'll choose to pay that little more for a Yamaha. Wonder how many times these threads have come up and how many times Yamaha's been top choice? Not to say other motors are bad... they're just not as good. lol.
  6. Merc dealerships are gonna need bigger garages and taller mechanics.
  7. Nice thing about Arctic Circle, unguided is, the only tip you're giving at the end of the trip is to the camp manager, who is also the cook, cleaning staff and dock hand. You go guided, tack on about an extra 2G's for the package and another $750 or so PP to cover guide and staff tips. You lose about a half days fishing with the extra travel to Circle but, you can make that up by setting a longer day schedule if you want. And what you catch is all because of you! Circle is a good way to go. Much cheaper but still pricey, the boating is big water play but structure safe if that provides you peace of mind and, your boat will release 150-300 lakers for the week, depending on dates and how you want to use your time. 20-30 pounders very likely, almost a given. 30-40 pounders a decent chance. 40+ possible and, there have been a few 50+. That piece of the lake is very well the most beautiful too. High hills and cliffs, channels, deep back bays, it's more like parts of Great Slave. Anglers going to Circle unguided tend to catch double to quadruple what the main lodge catches without taking pricey flyouts to hotspots. You want a better chance at a 50, 60 and maybe even 70 pound laker... Plummer's Trophy Lodge. Guided, expensive, not as scenic, fewer fish caught, LOT more giants.
  8. Fished Snare Lake... think it was around 05? And went in mid summer. Was actually the first fly-in softwater trip I'd ever done. The cabin you chose looks much nicer, the lake sounds a little deeper, you're going with family and it's gonna be great. Being a small lake with worm harnesses, jigs and few diving cranks you'll be quick to sort out what works.
  9. For about an extra $100PP.... if these guys are open and you're willing to drive a little farther, this is a fly-in pike and walleye tour I'd do. Lake has a lot of bigger than average eyes. http://www.onamanlake.com/Onaman_Lake4.html
  10. Judging by the murder of that whitefish... I'd say your bloodworm is aptly tied.
  11. Firmly believe there are virgin fish all over that lake. The speck lifespan is so short and they're so spread out over every bit of rock, everywhere, that there's too many places not at all fished by anglers season after season. The pike in places are rarely targeted, in some places HEAVILY targeted, but they're predatory enough to forget being hooked a day or two later. The lake has BIG depths in many places, some I'd think see only a handful of boats a year... and spots like Windigo Bay albeit a shallower, sand flat bottom for miles and miles, must hold immense bait and lakers seasonally feeding in their comfort zones, without hardly ever seeing a boat, let alone a lure. And the walleye... they're almost forgotten except by gill netters and Americans. In some spots they take a beating, but the main lake fish are low on the list of options. Boating 30 miles out isn't necessary for great fishing, but it is adventurous and increases the solitude.
  12. I don't think there's a right or wrong answer between natural light, natural dark or bright anything. Kinda like Dax eludes, as long as you're fishing your "A" game you should be confident enough to know that the lure catches fish, or has a good chance, under certain conditions.
  13. Wouldn't say that's unfortunate for us at all though. Let'em think that. lol.
  14. HOLY SMOKES MAN! Family time, girlfriend time, friends time, new home time, cottage time, Taro time and plenty of bass time especially, 2020 turned out quite alright for ya! Great pics too!
  15. Thanks man! And I think you need to go back for that southern gar soon as the borders open. Appreciated Greg! Although years pass and times have changed, still always nice to hear people read and enjoy the write-ups as they always have. Know of a particular cabin which you may speak of. Hoping the best for northern friends in the business cause my Lord they took a hit through 2020. At the very least, it should be accepted that Canadians move about following best precautions they can, especially those planning to further distance and merely go about enjoying their lives. Thanks for reading fellas!
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