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…
This month’s Hotspot is a prespawn staging area for Northern Pike in front of Jackfish Bay on Esnagami Lake. Big fish will lie dormant in this area waiting for the exact moment that Mother Nature deems perfect for the trek into the shallows. By slowly running a #3 in-line spinner over these lethargic yet hungry beasts, an angler has a good chance of connecting with the fish of a lifetime. 40 + inch Pike are quite common in this area of the lake.
Peter Alan Cich of Alborn, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to illegally bringing live minnows into Ontario to use as bait. Court heard that on November 14, 2015, conservation officers contacted Cich while on routine patrol in Sabaskong Bay, Lake of the Woods, where Cich was angling. During the inspection, the officers located a pail full of […]
CBC Reports: Ontario’s first case of the Zika virus has been confirmed by the province’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. In a statement, the province’s chief medical officer of health said that Public Health Ontario received positive test results for the virus in an individual who had travelled to Colombia. The ministry did not confirm whether the person affected […]
It’s Family Day on February 15, 2016 Fish’n Canada and Outdoor Journal radio team want’s to make sure you are having fun with your family that day. So we have put a list together of some events that are happening in Ontario that you might be interested in going to see with your family. Ontario 2016 […]
June’s HotSpot is a Muskie magnet, located at the mouth of Nogies Creek on Pigeon Lake. This is the edge of a weedline where the flat drops into deeper water. Troll the edge in 8-13 feet with Big Jointed minnow baits or In-line Bucktail Spinners, also a 34 0Z jig head with a Yamamoto swim bait works well. Hold On tight as these fish are strong from holding in the creeks high current flow in the spring.
If fishing is slow, try casting top water baits over the shallow weedflat in the early evening.
This Hotspot is a section of the Niagara River on the Canadian side. This is a typical Niagara River area where the fish will move in and out on given days. If the fish aren’t here, simply pick up and move down river. Searching is the key to finding fish. Try bouncing roe bags or minnows along the bottom on a 3-way swivel rig. Remember to vary the length of your leader and dropper.
Today’s Esnagi Lake Hotspot is a small cove at the end of a point that loads up with Pike and Walleye. The key to this area is… Baitfish. Start out with a fast moving presentation like a Spinnerbait or Jerkbait and then follow up with a jig and live bait combo. On overcast days, early in the morning or late in the evening, work the shallows and as the sun comes up, move deeper.There are lots of snags here in the form of logs and rocks so be prepared to lose some jigs!
Our Hotspot for this month is a small weedbed in a back bay along the Attawapiskat River in Northern Ontatrio. The Fish’n Canada guys fished this area in extreme high water levels and frigid water temperatures. In perfect conditions this place would rock! Try giant tube baits or other slow moving plastics and hang on!!!
This month’s hotspot is tucked away at the back of a long shallow finger at the top of the French River called Wigwam Bay. We’d highly recommend using the services of a Chaudière Lodge guide, this bay is really off the beaten path. Not much is known about this area as it does not conform to the normal Walleye-holding structure and cover of the French… the biggest reason is that this is one of the few pieces of water in the entire system that screams Large Mouth Bass… you’ll know what we mean when you get there.
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