Did you know that the Bancroft area of Ontario consistently produces some of the biggest Bass in the province? Lakes like Paudash, Elephant, Baptiste, Weslemkoon and Limerick all produce eye-popping Largemouth and Smallmouth season after season and have done so for many years.
Perhaps it’s the higher elevation, the quality of the water, or an abundance of high-protein food sources. Maybe it’s due to geographic location and lower fishing pressure. The closest city is Belleville—an hour and a half away. Torontonians, you have to drive two and a half hours before you hit Ontario’s big Bass country.
Whatever the reason, “there’s hogs in them-there hills.”
As with most fishing, there is no guarantee for an absolute giant. However, this is a high percentage area.
If your passion is catching, photographing and releasing big Bass then take a couple of days and investigate the many lakes of Ontario’s Bancroft region.
Just another reason to Go Fish in Ontario.