Pete travels to some of Ontario’s most northerly Largemouth Bass waters, the St. Mary’s River, near Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma Country. It’s October, the water is hovering just above 50 degrees, and the fall colours surrounding this great fishing destination are in full peak. Question is… are the Bass in full peak feeding mode? Pete ends this show with a quick trip to the St. Mary’s “rapids” and tries his hand at the world-renowned Steelhead and Rainbow fishery.
This hotspot is where Mr. Bass “Roland Martin” put on his mini-clinic for all to see during a past Fish’n Canada episode. Although this spot is not a complete secret, we’ll bet these Largemouth have never been sifted through like they were today… especially by one person! The area is a weedbed between two islands. Topwaters, Spinnerbaits, Squarebill Crankbaits, as well as worm and crayfish imitating plastics, all will work here. This is what we call a “quick-hit” spot, meaning fish fast, and if you don’t have any action within 15 minutes… move on.
This Hotspot is a back-bay area that is perfect for Largemouth Bass fishing in the Summer. Lake Nipissing and the French River are phenomenal all-round fishing destinations, and Bass of both species are included in a big way. If it’s sunny out, try an un-weighted soft stick bait, a 1/8 oz. Texas rigged plastic worm, or a 3/8 oz. Flipping Jig and Chunk. This area should last into the late summer.
This Hotspot is a shallow bay on the east side of Otter Lake which we accessed via Westlemkoon Lake. Fish it fast in around 2 – 4 feet of water, looking for either active Largemouth or what you deem as great looking cover. Once you hit a good area, fish it thoroughly. Swimming a Flipping Jig and a tandem Spinner Bait work well on active fish, while casting a weightless Senko works best on the more lethargic fish. With bays like this where there’s endless amounts of cover, work fast and try to isolate the fish holding areas…
We’re going to try something that will hopefully appeal to anglers who aren’t so specific about their fish, and show them what a blast they can have fishing these bucket mouthed powerhouses in the junk, with medium spinning rods and reels, light braided line and soft stick-baits.
Just got back from a nice trip to the beautiful Haliburton’s in Ontario and had a chance to get out on the water in search of Largemouth Bass. This area is synonymous with great angling opportunities for not only Largies but Smallies, Muskie, Walleye, Trout etc etc. My story though gets very interesting when talking […]
This episode of the Fish’n Canada show may be one of the most unique episodes that we have filmed… in Saskatchewan that is. This fish-filled province is notorious for giving up trophy Walleye, Lake Trout and Northern Pike, however there lives a fish species in this province that only inhabits one body of water… and it’s one of North America’s most popular gamefish…
This episode is a classic example of why you should never judge a book by its cover, had Ang done so we probably would have missed out on a great opportunity to discover yet another tremendous Canadian fishing adventure.
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