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I might be heading to Panuke Lake in the near future to do some Smallie fishing. Google maps satelite image shows the lake to be quite dark. I was wondering if anyone can tell me the clarity of Panuke Lake so I know what colour lures to bring.

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Was on Panuke yesterday, Went up ie south the lake as far as whay I call blind lake left side of powerline.The water is high. 59 to 64degrees F Down the lake is stumps.Up the lake a hidden sand and rock reef now under 7ft of water. Hit some of my old tournament spots. Three of us 110 bass the biggest one 2lbs plus two 16 in trout and one12in. Did hit something in the deep water going up at 50 mile per hour. Think it was small piece of wood. Two rivets now lose and a slow leak to be fixed up front. A new fisher never been in a fast boat,Never been bass fishing,, taught him how to use live and plastic baits . Had great an afternoon with me.
 

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Thanks for the info. I will keep that in mind, I wont be travelling as fast since I will be in a Kayak. But it does sound like you guys had a great day of fishing. Hopefully is goes that well for me.

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Was on Panuke yesterday early am with a 12y old Mat , Took a run up to blind fished a few spots nothing bigger than 12iner,then 60hp wouldn't start, Fished for 2 miles on trolling motor heading back down when two fellow bass fishers in a nice bass boat 225 hp gave us a tow down the lake towards the launch.1 mile out after many tries my motor finally dried out and it started.Was able to head to the launch myself., checked my plugs, I think I found the problem. Fixed!!! First time ever, a no start since 1995 .
 

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Finally got back to Smallie fishing, today. Arrived at 6:15am Panuke lake, water very high. Hit my spots ,lot of 1.5lbs and smaller.Alot of my spots were fished out by weekend crowd, Did catch a fat 14in trout and kept it. Pan fried trout with bacon and eggs :D. When I was approaching the boat ramps about 20 kayaks were out in front, I slowed down and asked if they wanted some waves there was a lot of thumps up. they got them. Its was the Windsor rec group I had worked with last year. Stopped and had a chat then slowly went to the boat ram.A few came in and again I got a big thank you. Fun am on the lake.
 

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Again I was on A high Panuke Lake for a pm fish , Except for one spot way up it fish very poor no fish bigger then 1.5lb.Seems not much mid lake, fish to death, my take.Will head way the next time or down in the stumps .Water was around70 degrees F. a lot of garbage in the water at the launch . damage prop pulling out and people swimming pulled out a large piece of metal just off of the dock. Was able to fix. Anyone else on the site fishing the lake?
 

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Made it to Panuke first time this year, Still some small issues with boat. The fishing was nonstop smallies but no big guys landed. both Darcy on a FLY ROAD AND MYSELF ON A ULTRALITE LANDED 1.5LBER .Must have been a 100 fish each. Had a few big boys on but couldn't land them.Hit a lot of my old Tournament spots and they didn't disappoint. Darcy commented he had never landed so many fish in any fishing spot he had been in in7 hrs.Loves to catch them on fly.As we parted ways he said he was going to need Advil for the shoulder tonight. Will be heading back next week.Ps we got a big mess of 1/2 to 3/4 lbers.
 

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Fishing Fanatic all tournaments and derbies , L2Fs. Shut down by Government of NS and Inland Fisheries for 2020 No permits granted. Ours the HWWA was cancelled and we had been issued the first in the Prov in Feb. this year :( We had one planed for June 6th.
 

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Just this past week permits have been issued for smallmouth bass tournaments. Starting July 1st these events are allowed but Only with a maximum of 50 ppl and social distancing practices must be adhered to. Refer to each clubs Facebook pages for complete details and the new procedures that are implemented in regards to registration, weigh ins, etc.
 

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Thanks for the info and updates, Conversations are happening about our clubs upcoming events.Might drop over at weigh in time to see if there are any good weighs brought in. I have found the lake from the boat launch up to the power line not fishing well, ie no big fish!
 

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Fishing F I was fishing early am on Panuke, water is going down, The bass were right on Shore all am 1 to 4ft lot more 1.5 to 2lbs and in a certain spot up the lake a 3lb in 2ft of water.Darcy was Impressed when I showed him what plastic baits catch the big ones consistently . Most of my fish today were 3/4lb plus. Lots of jumps and battles both on fly and spin gear. A lot(ton) of fish caught. Hitting the shore line all over the place. As I found out if you see fishing jumping on shore at dawn there will be a great day fishing for all. If there 20 to 35 ft out at dawn and jumping the going to suspend for the day.= slow day for some. :blink:
 

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Spent 4hrs on Panuke today , Water was down15 feet from 2 weeks ago. another week it will be a river 35degree launch and recovery.:( Peasoup fog when I left the launch,my old 3d showed alot of suspended fish 8ft.A slow run up to blind very low water . Hit the river area was very shallow but picked up a few 1.5 lb out. Putlled up anchor and hit the shore line more 1.5 to 2lbs. Got to deep brooke a few smaller ones plus a 15 in trout pick of some 1lbers out in the middle. Pulled up a burned doento rocky run no water, then sucker brooke , pulled up to the dock spoke with the owner who many times let me at the 3 to3.5lbers under his dock and boat, I gave him the trout and as we were talking the big rolled just out from the dock. I left then and let things settle down and picked off some 1.5s .. went back cast and had him on:) then he caught up in a stump.. Lost him by braking him off.:confused: Headed back acroos to the launch and tried to get the boat on in the windo_O
 

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IT WAS GETTING REALLY LOW AND WILL BE A RIVER ONLY SOON, WITH MOST OF THE MID LAKE 3FT DEEP.IT WAS LOW IN MAY WHEN I WAS ON IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. I GUESS TIMBERLAND HOLDING REALLY DOESN'T WANT TO SELL LOTS ON THE LAKE THIS YEAR:)
 

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WELL THIS IS NOT A REPORT FROM PANUKE but Its a smallmouth form;) I made it to Grand lake for the first time in 2 years, Dogged 2 different Thunderstorms the first in the south end as we arrived at 2:00pm.Waited till it slowed down and hearde out fished a little in the south of course first cast a pickerel. as the rain started I Blasted off and out ran the stom. The North end was sunny and windy and there was alot of suspended fish so we fished them and we got a 25 between us Darcy on thev fly me fishing the worms and flutes Hit a few coves and brooks not many bass but lots of picky Started on some docks and had a ball out fishing each other and calling the bites:) Went back south only small fish and:) battery died and headed home . Not a bad afternoon.Got rough out in mid lake coming back, just skipped over it.
 
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