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Old 09-24-2012, 07:49 AM
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So I've been hearing about this mythical Pembina River where a guy can actually keep a couple walleye for a long time, but never seemed to manage to make my way over to check it out.

Well, that finally changed yesterday when I headed out with buckmaster and buckmasterjr to try to slay some walleye. We rolled out around 6am and arrived at the river shortly after 7, got our gear together and walked down to the water. The sun was just coming out and there was a mist over the river...very neat to see. Also, the scenery out there is very nice



First off I must say I was blown away by just how clean the water in this river is, which is a good thing since we were wading and there were a lot of big boulders just waiting to be tripped on if you couldn't see. We were fishing near a little trib that was bringing in muddy water, and there was a very distinct line where the two waters met, and walking through the muddy stuff was sketchy business indeed!

So we spent the morning exploring around the area, chucking jigs at the edge of the dirty water (and sacrificing a few to the boulders) and pulling in quite a few walleye...sadly none were big enough to keep, but there were more than enough fish there to keep us entertained for the morning. We ended up calling it quits around 12:30 and we were back on the road home by 1.











More pics coming...
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:53 AM
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Aaaaaaaand now the fish



Check out the pattern on this one. After I released it, it swam a few feet away and just hung out in front of a rock, and didn't seemed to be bothered that I was so close, so I took the opportunity to grab a couple underwater shots





And here's a few more random little guys from the day




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Old 09-24-2012, 08:17 AM
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Looks like good times............... I know some people who know some people who caught a fish outta there once. They told me where the honey hole is.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:21 AM
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Looks like good times............... I know some people who know some people who caught a fish outta there once. They told me where the honey hole is.
Wasn't the provincial walleye record out of the Pembina at one point in time?

We can discuss this honey hole you speak of on Wednesday!
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:27 AM
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Love the pics. That's always been one of my favourite rivers.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:55 AM
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Nice pics, and the patterns on those walleye are spectacular. I've also heard many stories of the glory of the Pembina but have yet to make my way out on it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:57 AM
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Nice report. What camera is that for underwater shots? I prefer fishing further upstream....but that looks like a nice area. Must get busy in camping season.

Got any pics of buckmaster after he went under? Hahahaha
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:19 PM
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those are some of the nicest colored walleyes ive ever seen! looks like a good time!
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:59 PM
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Nice shots on the eyes. The Mcleod is another river where you can keep a couple fish if they are big enough. We have managed to keep a few over the years there but nothing this year....yet.
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Great shots!! I love the underwater pictures. I'm a little envious. You guys would be so much fun to fish with!
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:29 PM
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Looks like a good morning. Congrats.

Sad thing is, that river is 1/2 mile from my place and I have only fished it once about 6 years ago. May have to head down to the ole spot and give it a go here soon.
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:15 PM
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I love that place. I've caught one keeper in three trips.. It was my first time eating walleye, very tasty! I can't wait to go back!
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:31 PM
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Really like the pics ... thanks for posting.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:18 PM
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Good times and good fishing Jay. Turned out to be a nice morning until i took my underwater adventure......... will have to make a few more trips out before freeze up. BTW, awesome sunrise pics..
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Sweet pics, headin up that way this weekend.... see any moose...
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:15 PM
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Nice report. What camera is that for underwater shots? I prefer fishing further upstream....but that looks like a nice area. Must get busy in camping season.

Got any pics of buckmaster after he went under? Hahahaha
The camera is just a cheapie...Nikon Coolpix S30. About $120 at the Wal. It takes decent enough pics for throwing up on the forum, and it's stood up to a fair amount of schit and abuse so far, so I'm happy with it

Sadly no pics of buckmaster after he bit it
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Nice shots on the eyes. The Mcleod is another river where you can keep a couple fish if they are big enough. We have managed to keep a few over the years there but nothing this year....yet.
Cool, that might be worth investigating

That being said I C&R for the most part and catching fish to keep is a pretty rare thing for me (except for early ice trout!) so I'm not usually on the mission for a keeper. The odd time that I do keep something it's kind of a treat and more often than not ends up being a shore lunch and never makes it home.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:19 PM
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Great shots!! I love the underwater pictures. I'm a little envious. You guys would be so much fun to fish with!
You've just gotta make it up here and we'll hook ya up
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:21 PM
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Looks like a good morning. Congrats.

Sad thing is, that river is 1/2 mile from my place and I have only fished it once about 6 years ago. May have to head down to the ole spot and give it a go here soon.
Seriously?!

Well if you're ever headed down and feel like some company let me know and I'll see if I can swing out that way.

Of course it is getting close to that really good time at Wab now too...
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:22 PM
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Good times and good fishing Jay. Turned out to be a nice morning until i took my underwater adventure......... will have to make a few more trips out before freeze up. BTW, awesome sunrise pics..
Good times for sure...thanks for bringing me out there

I'll definitely do my best to make it out there with you guys a few more times this season, though this weekend is looking kinda sketchy now...
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:23 PM
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Good times and good fishing Jay. Turned out to be a nice morning until i took my underwater adventure......... will have to make a few more trips out before freeze up. BTW, awesome sunrise pics..
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Sweet pics, headin up that way this weekend.... see any moose...
Thanks

Negative on the moose.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:33 AM
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Seriously?!

Well if you're ever headed down and feel like some company let me know and I'll see if I can swing out that way.

Of course it is getting close to that really good time at Wab now too...
Yes Wabby's time is coming. Hope to be there Friday and maybe Saturday.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:31 AM
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Yes Wabby's time is coming. Hope to be there Friday and maybe Saturday.
I don't think I can get out on Friday, but if you're heading out on Saturday I could probably come out and join ya
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Awesome pics thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:47 AM
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Great pics. looks like a real nice spot.

I will bring my binoculars on Saturday and Creep you again at Wab ...........

Bring deep divers ......... and maybe some Oreos too.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:00 AM
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Great pics. looks like a real nice spot.

I will bring my binoculars on Saturday and Creep you again at Wab ...........

Bring deep divers ......... and maybe some Oreos too.
@ Oreos


I don't have anything that dives really deep right now...maybe 8-10' deep max...gonna have to do some shopping!

Trolling some other cranks with a slip sinker could probably make some stuff happen too though...
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Thanks for the pictures Geezle?

Looks like a great day for fishing.

Say, did you hook on to many freshwater clams?
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Thanks for the pictures Geezle?
lol are you asking if you should thank him??

looks awesome buddy!!! i saw the mist on the river sunday morning when I was out very early on the nsr as well. Looks sooo peaceful there, will have to get out to more new places next year
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:36 AM
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Thanks for the pictures Geezle?

Looks like a great day for fishing.

Say, did you hook on to many freshwater clams?
You're welcome?

Definitely a great day out there, and I look forward to doing it again

I didn't hook any clams, but saw plenty of shells...most were empty but a few looked like there was somebody home.
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You should try where the Pembina and Athabasca meet some time.
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