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#7249897 - 08/08/18 10:28 PM Back Lake Fishing
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Registered: 07/18/13
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Loc: Ontario, Nipissing Township
Monday was a holiday in my part of the world so after a weekend of doing chores I decided to take it easy and see if I couldn't try out the new Zodiac. I left the cabin at dark thirty figuring I would drag the new Zodiac into a back lake. This particular lake is only accessible via 5 miles of old un-maintained logging road (or float plane). I bear hunt the shores of this lake and in the past have only ever gone in with the canoe on the roof of the truck.

This gives a small idea of what the road is like. This was on my way in for the spring bear hunt this year:






Pulling the trailer 5 miles on this road ended up taking me 2 hours each way (normally takes me 1 hour without the boat trailer). The trailer and boat (Zodiac) are light and the trailer is a tilt affair much like a snowmobile trailer that is very versatile in the absence of a launch.

My coon hound had as much fun as i did:



Couldn't let the hound have all the fun so managed a few small walleye for lunch but really had a lot more fun pulling in 7 or 8 like this one (3-4 lbs) and countless 1-2 lb'ers that were a mixed bag of smallies and largemouth plus a handful of northern pike. That's the only pic that halfway turned out as trying to set up the camera and use the timer on the boat proved to be a challenge.



Pulled up on shore for lunch:



Great little lake that has about 30 miles of shoreline, lots of underwater structure, lots of islands and little bays and virtually no pressure - not a single building on this lake and did not see anybody all day.
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#7249911 - 08/08/18 10:54 PM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Loc: Denton/Argyle
Man. Sounds like heaven. Keep us posted on this years bear hunt. up
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#7249916 - 08/08/18 10:58 PM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
Scott W Online   content
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Registered: 03/08/18
Posts: 228
Loc: Cedar Park, TX
Looks like a great day.

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#7249926 - 08/08/18 11:27 PM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Iíd love to fish a lake like that
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#7249933 - 08/08/18 11:36 PM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
BowsnRods Offline
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Registered: 05/05/08
Posts: 2205
Loc: Bandera County
When can I come visit you!

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#7249934 - 08/08/18 11:40 PM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: SapperTitan]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I’d love to fish a lake like that
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#7250041 - 08/09/18 06:42 AM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
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Registered: 02/02/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX / Eastland
Living the good life in Gods country flehan

Thanks for posting cheers
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#7250114 - 08/09/18 07:51 AM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Pope&Young]
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Loc: Over yonder.....
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I’d love to fish a lake like that
Originally Posted By: Pope&Young
Living the good life in Gods country flehan

Thanks for posting cheers
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#7250191 - 08/09/18 08:49 AM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
TXHOGSLAYER Offline
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Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 15789
Loc: Katy, TX
I have fished a couple lakes like that back when I lived in Michigan. Great times!
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I got 3 inches.

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you haven't seen anything, until two gays go at it.

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#7250192 - 08/09/18 08:49 AM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
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Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
cheers food
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#7250218 - 08/09/18 09:22 AM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
Schpanky Offline
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Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 1051
Loc: DFW/Coke County
Super jealous! Would love to drop a yak in that lake and spend a week fishing & camping.

You are certainly living the life sir up

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#7250245 - 08/09/18 09:38 AM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
mattyg06 Offline
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Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 1704
Awesome

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#7250303 - 08/09/18 10:22 AM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3874
Loc: Conroe, TX
Very nice. Cool boat, but you're missing "Wilson" the volleyball up
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#7250678 - 08/09/18 04:32 PM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
TEXASLEFTY Offline
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 10558
Loc: The Island Cres
Congrats!!! Thanks for posting this up!!
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#7250686 - 08/09/18 04:41 PM Re: Back Lake Fishing [Re: Hirogen]
SouthWestIron Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2478
Loc: Texas
Man that looks like a best kept secret lake!

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