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fell in

Ive heard there are burbot in Swan Lake, has anyone caught one this year?
gearbox

Hmm, never tried. I'm sure they are in there though, they are all through the valley. And some huuuuuge ones too. They can be pretty finicky and moody from my experiences. But when one gets them dialed in, they'll be some of the best fights ever.
mzmann

heard rumour of them in there as well but never seen/caught any there myself either.

as for being one of the best "fights" ever...are you sure you are talking about burbot Gearbox?, lol.....in my experience they come up like a wet size 12 baffin boot with the odd attempt at getting back to bottom, lol.
cagey

heard of them as well. The fish over Gearbox's way sure must be dead . All I have ever caught is boots that try to sink (as mzmann says !)
fell in

Maybe gearbox caught a carp? they pull pretty hard.. I'm after the burbot for dinner not sport..
mzmann

Lake okanagan log booms on westside rd....after dusk...watch steps on logs though!
gearbox

DOH!!!! my bad. I somehow read it as carp. I could see there being carp in there, but not likely burbot. don't burbot need deeper waters?
fell in

In saskatchewan they can live in lakes 100' deep. I think swan is around 100' in the middle? Haven't caught one in BC but growing up they were easy to catch Jan-Mar ice fishing. They came in pretty shallow 10-30 ft and were even active during daylight.
63vette

Nicola and Mamit have a good population of Burbot.

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