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By: mman ·July 23rd 2008
Date: June 28th 2009
Today was our changeover day, last weeks happy customers departing and a new excited guests arriving. By 8:30 AM our new guests are getting settled into their cabins and excitedly preparing all of their fishing equipment. Cabin #1 holds a mixture of people with different thoughts on Walleye techniques. Two of them believe that trolling is the ultimate method to entice the hungry âEYESâ to strike. They were preparing 7â trolling rods (medium heavy) with line counting reels spooled with 8lb fire line. On the end of the fire line they tied Rapalas, floating with a couple of 1/8oz split shot 18â up the line. This method has been successfully used by these two anglers on Onaman Lake for the past 10 years. The colors of choice for today was perch and gold, with clown just in case the sun decided to break through. I am certain that these avid walleye chasers will arrive back with a few stories to tell later. The other two Guests in cabin #1 are serious jiggers, they were tipping their 6lb fire line with 1/8oz pink lead heads tipped with âtriple rippleâ tails a deadly combo for these guys in the past. These four serious Walleye fishermen have a large fish contest each year. The person that catches the largest walleye gets the privilege of putting their name and fish size on the plaque. I am not usually an advocate of these contest but guess what, these fish must be measured, weighed and released unharmed to qualify in the contest. Now that is the way any fishing contest should be held. It is raining on Onaman Lake today so only our die hard fishermen are on the water at this time. I suspect that they will be arriving back at any moment with their dinner in tow, canât beat fresh 17ââ 18â walleyes. Please remember, if you donât release it, it canât be caught again. Snap a picture and put the big ones back. If you would like to experience some great Onaman Lake walleye fishing, Fly-in to, Bauerâs Onaman Lake Cabins and Outposts. You will be just steps from the finest fishing ever. Check out our pictures at www.onamanlake.com Mike Bauer
Date: June 26th 2009
It is becoming a well known fact that Onaman Lake is producing some very large Walleyes. This is something that Onaman Lake has not really been noted for in the past. Numbers have been the fame of Onaman Lake for many years not size. Times are changing, today there are many fish caught in the 24" to 27" range with many more even topping those figures. Eleven years ago the MNR made some regulation changes for Onaman Lake, earlier closing dates and later opening dates turned Onaman into a sanctuary until June 1st each year. In addition to that, the size and possession limits changed also. A regular license could posses one Walleye over 18" and 3 under 18". This would allow the spawners to grow and do what they are supposed to do, reproduce. At about the same time Carol and I purchased the fly-in cabins on Onaman Lake. We decided to do everything in our power to promote conservation on Onaman Lake. We offered all of our customers the opportunity to win 2 free trips each season if the used a conservation license, we also try to educate each and every guest on the importance of releasing the larger Walleyes. This is our eleventh season on Onaman Lake and trust me when I say, the fishery has improved. We now hear comments like âour arms are sore from catching so many fishâ, and âwhere are all of the small fishâ. If you would like to fish Onaman Lake feel free to contact me at 877-736-2626 or visit www.onamanlake.com. We would be pleased to host your next fishing adventure to Onaman Lake. Stay in one of our fully equipped housekeeping cabins, just steps away from Onaman Lake. Donât spend all your time traveling spend it fishing!