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I was thinking about doing a long weekend around the time of the opener at a good lake I haven't really fished before. I've done Falcon, Nutimik, Otter Falls and a couple other of the more well-known lakes. I am currentley between boats and if it doesn't look like I'm getting one by springtime (KIJIJI BE PRAISED!!!), I'll bust out a couple bucks on a canoe with a motor mount. Any info regarding avalable sites (backcountry or drive-up) and lakes would be appreiciated! :)
 

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Wanipigow Lake is small enough to have fun in a canoe...early bite in the river mouth. The river is a nice canoe run up to the small falls too.
 

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I have heard good things about Bird and was considering going there. I don't really know too much about Wanipigow except the name and general direction its' in. I'm looking at targeting the MB "Big Three", Walleye Pike and Smallmouth Bass. Thanks!
 

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bird is the word i fish there lots never fail bass on the rock outcrops walleye at the falls and pike everywhere you cast a plug if you need a fishing buddy give me a pm any excuse to go to bird
 

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Have never been to Bird but have heard great things, what is it like for rocks if you are boating? I have heard some horror stories about some of the other lakes up in Nopoming for rocks.
 

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Like any other place for rocks really. Bird has some blind reefs, as does Booster. I haven't boated on Davidson, but given the topography, I'd imagine there are some deadly ones there too.
 

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go slow watch the water ask locals bird is safe except for the falls but when your in there you go so slow you are ok just use common sense ( bird is a easy lake only go fast in the middle simple) it's not that big and there is only 2 islands.
 

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brettwilby said:
go slow watch the water ask locals bird is safe except for the falls but when your in there you go so slow you are ok just use common sense ( bird is a easy lake only go fast in the middle simple) it's not that big and there is only 2 islands.
There are two reefs that I've come across on Bird that are now unmarked and will take out your bottom end. Both are in the middle of the lake between the islands and the falls. I found them when someone marked them with a floating bleach jug. Since then they haven't been marked.

Popped off a 19.5" smallie off one of them too. ;)
 

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There are a couple otheres on Bird as well if you aren't careful.
Right by what the locals call Rocky Island (small barren rocky island)in the middle of the Lake the are some usually hidden reefs to the East and West of the main Island. With the low water though last year they were exposed. Most years they are not.
Between the Dean Islands and the channel to the falls there are some other hidden reefs. Like it was mentioned earlier someone usually marks them with a jug but this is not always the case.
Bird is a fairly easy lake to navigate Just take it easy around the Islands and points and you should be ok.
Early in the season we've always had some of the best walleye fishing on the lake right off our dock or just trolling spinners out front of our cabin. We are about midway down the lake on block 5.
Smallies in the spring can be found just about anywhere along the shorelines and they are aggressive.
Target Big Pike in the mouth of the river, By the falls but also check out the shallow weedy sections in the what is called the big bay and jackfish bay. Find the early green weeds in the shalow water and you'll find some big northerns.
 

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those reefs have always had 8 feet of water over them when i have fished bird thanks for the heads up you may have just saved my ass :)
(sorry for any miss info)
 

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Can always stay at Tulibee falls campground if you're in canoe and want to fish the falls or mouth on the Bird side. It's right next to the campground. Go there quite often on May long and fishing has always been good. Got into some larger eyes as it started getting dark at mouth also. Indian Lake for me this year though.
 
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