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[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

Theres lotsa good spots, my favorite right now is a ways east from the pumphouse on the north side, its easy to see once you get down to the lake my lure of choice is pretty much anything perch coloured for pike and walleye, or a pickeral rig or jig tipped with minnows if im trying for perch or walleye, but that doesn't mean you wont catch pike too

[–]percheater 0 points1 point ago

not from toon but i think one day ill try zelma.

[–]remko 0 points1 point ago

Here it is, http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl ... 92071&z=13 You can see the road dividing the lake into a slough on the left and the reservoir on the right. At the south end of the road there's a channel draining into it. I've fishied it a few times over the last 3 years and always managed to catch some pike there from shore. If you're from Saskatoon, could I catch a ride with you?

[–]percheater 0 points1 point ago

you guys ate all that at once. Willy, you're going to need to explain exactly how to get to Zelma. I just spent 30 dollars on these damn rapalas that smitty said were good and i better catch something. I'm holding you both responsible for the fishing at Zelma.

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

heres what tonite brought me and a buddy, just enough for a nice fish fry for two hungry guys http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/bigwilly72427/IMG00087-1.jpg

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

Some friends of mine were fishing near the boat launch last night and they had a blast apparently All in all they landed 18 pike ranging in size from 4 pounds to a nice 32 inch female, all were c&r Also they managed 6 nice eating size walleye and a couple of perch, one measured at 11 inches, they kept one walleye for a late night snack Hopefully i can get out tonite and check out the action for myself

[–]skiptickle 0 points1 point ago

I went fishing at Zelma this afternoon, and boy were the jack biting. I was fishing right next to the water inlet and could hardly cast a hook without getting hits. The jacks ranged from 4 - 2 lbs. I let everything go because the water is very warm and the blue/green algae is in full bloom! The weeds are tall and thick so I don't think that I'll do much shore fishing there this year, however I might take my little pontoon boat out there to get off shore a bit. Early in the afternoon is was sunny and warm, and they were active. As soon as it clouded up and got rainy they quit, go figure? Maybe I should have started going after walleye then? Anyways, here's a couple pics from today.

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

Yeah im pretty impressed too, bradwell is the biggest surprise to me I've heard of guys catchin big walleyes in dellwood too

[–]husser 0 points1 point ago

Man those chain lakes from Dief are sure hot for walleye this year. Glad to see a Serm initiative succeed. Thanks for all the updates Fishin Willy.

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

The north side is hot for walleye Fished on the east side of the wildlife refuge and caught 14 walleye and 5 pike casting spoons, crankbaits, and jigs with minnows They kept biting until it was dark, the mosquitoes were really bad, but the horseflies are gone it seems All the fish were c/r, biggest fish of the night was a 28 inch walleye my buddy caught on a wally diver

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

Well put Tanto Im all for getting this thread back on track

[–]tanto 0 points1 point ago

lol, i think you guys know who this is to.. if you guys can't play nice then don't play at all!! haha, we are here as a community and it isn't healthy to have flaming going on!! let's keep it clean boys ![:)]({SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif)

[–]percheater 0 points1 point ago

Smitty, don't believe everything fishinwilly PMs you. He has a picture of Zelma above his bed. lol jk hopefully when i go to tobin later i can break the provincial record. thats the goal anyways.

[–]smitty 0 points1 point ago

The fish was measured, weighed, photographed, and released (so the story goes). Edit: Not to get too picky, but "he's" likely a "she".

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

Hmmmm, i wonder if he's still swimming around in there....

[–]tanto 0 points1 point ago

i personally love to catch pike but hate to keep em!! same as carp to me, good game fish but not for eats Not to highjack a thread but I disagree. Pike are excellent table fare. I have rule about pike in the summer though. Nothing kept below P.A. the southern reserviors heat up too much and the pike get a little swampy for me. If I have to keep one from the southern zone, I usually soak it in milk, and massage the meat. Rinse and add a little citrus to it. In the winter pike are my favorite fish to eat. IMO a well cooked pike can't be told apart from a walleye or perch. thanks for the advice. i only fish south of PA (new to fishing). perhaps i will give one another try!!

[–]sk-pikehunter 0 points1 point ago

well said man, cheers.

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

I routinely make trips to diefenbaker, an hour at least from saskatoon I usually end up catchin suckers and whitefish and goldeye, a pike now and then would be a nice Im usually just happy getting away from the city with friends, thats what its all about to me

[–]terminator 0 points1 point ago

i personally love to catch pike but hate to keep em!! same as carp to me, good game fish but not for eats Not to highjack a thread but I disagree. Pike are excellent table fare. I have rule about pike in the summer though. Nothing kept below P.A. the southern reserviors heat up too much and the pike get a little swampy for me. If I have to keep one from the southern zone, I usually soak it in milk, and massage the meat. Rinse and add a little citrus to it. In the winter pike are my favorite fish to eat. IMO a well cooked pike can't be told apart from a walleye or perch.

[–]tanto 0 points1 point ago

i personally love to catch pike but hate to keep em!! same as carp to me, good game fish but not for eats

[–]mrmello 0 points1 point ago

I would have to say I would drive 2 or 3 hours to a lake that I am going to catch fish in. Any fish, any size, Its all about the sport.

[–]percheater 0 points1 point ago

little pike is what i meant to say. ![:(]({SMILIES_PATH}/icon_sad.gif)

[–]sk-pikehunter 0 points1 point ago

Believe it or not some people prefer to catch pike over any species of fish. Me being one of them. To each their own man, different strokes for different fokes

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

some people like a challenge

[–]percheater 0 points1 point ago

i don't know how people drive an hour to a lake where the only fish to catch are usually pike.

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

Haven't been there for about a week or so but it seems to be not bad, lots of boats are usually on the water

[–]cracksmackinator3000 0 points1 point ago

Whats the boat launch like at zelma?

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

they are definately harder to find than they are at blackstrap thats for sure

[–]sk-pikehunter 0 points1 point ago

ow ya, I had no idea Zelma had walleye, I have only picked up hammer-handles there.

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

well they guys that had the working bait i've never met before me and my friends brought crawlers, and the one pickerel was the only bite he had all night my other buddy gave up on rigs and crawlers and caught his pike on black and green spinnerbaits

[–]sk-pikehunter 0 points1 point ago

some friend they are, not sharing working bait, tisk tisk tisk. for shame.

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

went out to zelma last night and got skunked to make things worse there were lots of people catching fish, even my friends managed a small walleye and a couple of pike minnows were the way to go apparently, all i had was crawlers ![:?]({SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif)

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

there were guys catching walleyes on pickeral rigs with minnows, some guys were using nightcrawlers they really dont start biting till after 7pm it seems

[–]beaugall 0 points1 point ago

All pike, we couldn 't find the walleye ![:?]({SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif)

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

Were you catchin walleyes or pike at Zelma?

[–]beaugall 0 points1 point ago

Fished Zelma and Bradwell a couple weeks back. Fishing was really good, got about 10 in about 4 hours split between the two. Storm wildeyes (the perch ones) seemed to be the hot ticket.

[–]fishinwilly[S] 0 points1 point ago

its less than an hour southeast of saskatoon, if you google map it you'll probably be able to find it but if you cant just drive east from Allan, its about 10-15 mins from there

[–]ripper 0 points1 point ago

How long of a drive is it to Zelma from stoon