Mattagami Lake Pre-Fishing Reports Coming in

Andy Yu August 30, 2012 14

We’re getting word that the fishing has been pretty good out on Mattagami Lake over the past couple of days.  Stories like “…hard to get anything under 20 inches”.  Ahh, fishermen, you gotta love our story telling abilities!

Well, Jason backed up his claim this morning with evidence of a nice 24″ he landed last night!

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    Dan August 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm -

    And that baby was landed with no net!!

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    Bill mafturack August 31, 2012 at 3:51 am -

    Nice one Jason !!! Just remember not to pound your good areas too hard before a tourney . Get one like that and leave the area ,that way big fish are more likely to be there and others aren’t seeing your spots and making notes ! Check your areas periodically with sonar at different times and different days during pre fish and leave them alone . And maybe just maybe they will be there for ya during the tourney! I’ll be out there tues and garanteed we be watching other boat traffic and I know Andy and lonny will have their eyes and ears open as well as every other “WANNABE” lol Good luck guys and see ya either on the water or at the Camp.

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    Andy September 5, 2012 at 4:21 pm -

    i hope everyone took note of where i was fishing this past weekend. ahahahaha stinker city!

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    Steve December 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm -

    nice fish, just came across this site..was thinking of planning a trip that way, possible twin j hide away…maybe booking the outpost cabin on Nabakwasi river, do you know how the fishing is on the river and if there is a lot of traffic there. any help would be apprecaited, even if you know of any other outpost camps in the area…
    tight lines, hope you are on the ice as we are still waiting here in hamilton for some cold weather..

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    Andy January 13, 2013 at 11:38 pm -

    Don’t know the Nabaskwasi river! Give us a holler if you make it up to the Timmins area during the soft water season!

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    Bill Mafturack January 15, 2013 at 4:22 am -

    Andy If you’re staying at (lodge name removed) this year you may want to double check your booking . We lost our cabin this year because they misbooked us for the first weekend in june instead of the second which is always the tourney weekend.. someone else has been booked and despite our deposit holding it for at least the last five years … we lose it. ****Best double check your bookings guys !!!! *****We now have to scramble and find another spot but it’s probable that we may be waiting for a cancelation … NOT HAPPY !!

    (This comment has been edited to remove the lodge name. -- Andy)

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    Andy January 15, 2013 at 8:59 am -

    Thanks for the info Bill. I’ll publish a separate notice on the site since this is pretty important! I’ve also heard the same story from others who “usually” stay at the lodge for the tournament.

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    Bill Maftrack January 16, 2013 at 3:50 am -

    Thanks Andy for the edit. Well the aforementioned lodge has contacted us and a we have our cabin, HAPPY CAMPER again . I understand that they were in contact with tourney and helped straighten things out and i would like to say thx for their prompt action and service it’s a great place and we’ve always ejoyed our time there so I’m very glad things worked out . Hopefully there are no other mixups with bookings ,good lesson tho .Things do happen and always check your bookings wherever you are heading tourney dates may get changed from year to year so you may want to check all dates at least six months in advance and check a month ahead in case there are unforseen problems. We hope to give you updates on fishing and water conditions the week before tourney . See you there !!!!!

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    Riley Venne September 5, 2013 at 10:15 am -

    I have not been on the lake but I will be trying my luck on the weekend if anyone has some pointers locations or where to get a depth map of the lake this may help me a little

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    Andy September 5, 2013 at 10:36 am -

    the lake offers a lot of variety for walleye structure -- rock shores, sand flats, weedlines, humps, rivers, creeks, bays… we don’t have a depth map. there’s few places where you’d have to worry about hurting your boat. stay wide of points, or cruise in carefully with your eye on the sonar. hopefully you can get out before the event to cruise the lake! good luck!

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    bill mafturack September 6, 2013 at 2:43 am -

    Check wind blown shore lines especially points . also most of the islands are great areas ,. my guess this year they be shallower 12-16 ft early maybe shallower and 24 -- 30 later in the day.. We pulled 13 lbs early this spring ,shallow arong 14 ft for 5th best daily weight had a crappy day one were starting too deep . and finished 12th overall with just over 19 lbs .1/2 outta tenth place and the $ !!! $@*^#*# lol
    Good luck

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    gary September 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm -

    heading to mattagami lake september 21 for a week. have never fished the lake in the fall. can anyone lend me some tips for fall walleye at mattagami?. thanks!

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    bill mafturack December 11, 2013 at 2:55 am -

    Marc mayer informs me that mattagami hosting a tourney july 26-27 2014 !!!! anyone hear anything ????

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    Dan July 7, 2014 at 3:19 pm -

    Been fishing this lake for years and still having a hard time landing my (Nice) 4 every time I go. The river changes all the time. they move all the time. the temperature changes. Youll see them but them would touch your bait. Its not like a lake….The river system is a different animal all together.

    My luck was using bottom bouncers with a gold spoon and read beads. crawling until I find them……

    The hardest part is to find them.

    If anyone had any tips on hard to find them in Spring, Summer and Fall It would be appreciated..

    Thank you

    A good luck


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