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Hello. First post. Real glad to find this site.

The wife and I are going to go to Shuswap in late July. Now I realise it's likely the worst time of year to fish the lake but I'm die hard. If I'm driving all that way........I'm fishing.

I've done a fair bit of Laker fishing in Cold Lake AB so I do own downriggers, willow leafs, fenders etc.

But I'm clueless how to fish this lake. I'm interested in locations obviously, depth of water to be trolling in, depth of downriggers at that time of year, lures, speed, length of line behind the ball. Everything I guess.....heh.

Not sure of best place to launch and leave trailer. Planning 4-5 days. Pretty blind so far. Just decided to do this recently. I feel if she enjoys it.........I can drag here there in the fall....heh.

I remember several years ago I was refered to a fella at some establishment gave me some info on a fishing map. I remember him charging me but he was informative. I've lost the map and can't remember which store he was at.


ANY help will be appreciated. I'm ready to hear the worst too....
 

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You might see Kevin Lowe up there. Apparently he spends some time up there in the summers. (Unless gretzky2kurri IS Kevin Lowe) :confused:
 

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ribwart said:
Pm coming your way...
Hey Rib,

me and my best man planing to spend few weeks (mid of August) on Shushwap lake (cottage is close to Paradise Point Park), never fish that area before (boat is optional).
Any input is really appreciated..... :happy: :beerchug:

Cheers,

B.
 

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The very end of Anstey Arm (northeast Shuswap) has a sweet long beach, river outlet, and nice drop-off and structure for big fat rainbows. There are also tons of pikeminnow hanging around so expect to hook up with them more than the 'bows. Bring the swim trunks! The water's warm over the shallow sand.
 

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Well a pleasant surprise! Special thanks to ribwart. Also young guy at tackle shop in Salmon Arm.............and also a map some old guy highlighted for me many years ago. That map produced. Apex was the lure of choice. Dark green.

Fished about 12-15 hours over 4 days. 3-4 hours each morning. 1 bow just under 8 lbs. 1 bow just over 7 lbs. 6 lb bow that fought like crazy. A laker, bow, and bull all in the 5 lb range. And finally 4 bows ranging 1 to 3 lbs. I didn't weigh anything that looked 5 lbs and under.

10 fish in 15 hours is a lot more than I expected. I felt I would be pumped if I even caught one.

I'm already thinking about when I should go this fall......

Thanks all.
 

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Fantastic g2k...! Great to hear it worked out...

Don't suppose you happen to have any eye candy of some of those fish do ya...?

It sure can be some fun fishing up there...

Sounds like you had a great trip... :thumbup:

Congrats!

:cheers:
 

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gretzky2kurri said:
I need to get into this photobucket thing or something. I don't know how to get photos off my computer and onto this site. I had this one on facebook so I grabbed the address.

Beautiful colors gretzky2hurry (why you guys choose these difficult names :wallbash: ).

:beerchug:
 
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