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wildman

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well, an interesting day on saturday to say the least...
started on a small northern lake for perch.
at the turn off saw a lynx step out of the tree line!!
first one i have ever seen in the wild!!
it was the size of a medium german shepard and real thick and fluffy.
i slowed the truck down and tried to find the camera
instantly the big cat's ears folded back, he looked right at me, gave an eerie, gutteral growl, and jumped back in the trees!!!
gave me the willies!!! big kitty!!!!
spent a few hrs at the 1st lake, got a couple of nice 13-14" perch (thanks to board members for the tips on this lake, i'll be thanking you in a pm) but really really slow and lots of under 63cm pike.
with better perch in mind i headed for lac la biche as i heard good reports from there.
spent a few hrs on lac la biche. got stuck in some flood water and slush, found some wee perch caught a bunch of 4-7"ers, had a tipup go off, caught and released a nice 70cm pike. back she went. also released a small walleye. zero limit.
decided to do one more move and bombed over to calling for the sunset bite.
set up in 8-10' and instantly caught a released an undersized pike.
a few minutes later caught a heavy fish!!!
after a good fight hauled up a BIG walleye! thinking it was too big, put a tape on er...61cm....back she went...
ended up releasing 1 more pike near the 60 cm mark and 1 more wallie at 40cm.
gave up the ghost, went to pack up. as i got to the truck i saw something large move in the trees....noticed a really big owl!!!
perched 20 yards from us. just watching. kinda got the feeling we were being sized up....he was still there as we drove off.
all in all a very fun day. caught lots of fish that were too small, too big, or zero limited.
still lots of ice and no rot around shore. time for a few more attempts this season!!!
cheers,  gw
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walleyes

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Re: threatened by lynx, stalked by owl, mocked by sized limits...
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 11:03:10 AM »
Yes Lynx are awesome critters,, my fovourite animal..

Sounds like another great day in the northern paridise I call home..

Thx for sharing wildman,, I have the visions in my head to carry me through 10 more days till I am off and playing out there myself..

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Re: threatened by lynx, stalked by owl, mocked by sized limits...
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 12:37:29 PM »
Great report.. ;) ;)

wildman

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Re: threatened by lynx, stalked by owl, mocked by sized limits...
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 01:26:39 PM »
hey thx guys!
was a fun day!
talked with buddys who were at north buck yesterday and said it was slow there too.
that kinda day...
any thoughts why?
moon phase? barometric pressure? cold front?
Never met a fish I didn't like!!

walleyes

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Re: threatened by lynx, stalked by owl, mocked by sized limits...
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 03:57:08 PM »
hey thx guys!
was a fun day!
talked with buddys who were at north buck yesterday and said it was slow there too.
that kinda day...
any thoughts why?
moon phase? barometric pressure? cold front?

Fish weren't hungry..

wildman

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Re: threatened by lynx, stalked by owl, mocked by sized limits...
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 09:32:36 PM »
those ba$tards!!!   :P
jks. days like this makes you relish the great day even more!!!!!!
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Re: threatened by lynx, stalked by owl, mocked by sized limits...
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 10:27:32 PM »
Sounds like a good day anyway, wildman.  Lots of lynx and owls this year for sure.  I saw a few lynx this year when I was hunting moose.  Lots of great grey owls too.
Here are a couple of crappy cell phone pics I snapped of them:



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Re: threatened by lynx, stalked by owl, mocked by sized limits...
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 07:01:08 PM »
Seen this guy on the road going in to Wildhorse lake 2 months ago.A quick snap of the Iphone and he was gone..


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Re: threatened by lynx, stalked by owl, mocked by sized limits...
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 09:24:34 AM »
cool pix guys! they are really impressive beasts!!!!
Never met a fish I didn't like!!