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31st Kiwanis Walleye World Event a great success in Bay of Quinte, ON.

Posted on May 8th, 2011

My wife Barbara, myself and mout pup Mulligan headed down to the Bay of Quinte on Fri. with our camera crew. Our plan was to fish Saturday morning and use a variety of techniques to catch walleye & pike on the Bay, and the film the Kiwanis 31st Walleye World event headquartered in Trenton, ON. As I was hoping, a late spring and high water produced excellent walleye fishing on opening weekend on the Bay of Quinte.

Thousands of angler fished through the night and during the day to catch a substantail number of walleye ranging form eating-size (1-3 lb.), right up to almost 12 lb.. Most of the large fish over 8 lb. were caught by anglers trolling shallow-running body baits such as the Rapala Husky Jerk #12 at night in water ranging from 10-20′ in depth. During the day there were lot’s of walleye caugth predominently on worm-harnesses and weighted-forward spinners fished within 1′ of the bottom.

We started fishing Saturday morning around 7am just south of Forester Isalnd and immediately started catching eating-size walleye fishing worm-harnesses with bottom-walking sinkers in 20-30′ of water. Within an hour we landed 5-walleye between 1-2 lb.. Next we pulled the new G3 out and drove down to Waupus, ON (about 20 min. south of Picton, ON), where we fished Rapala Tail Dancer #9 and twitched the Rapala Husky Jerk #12 for pike in 7-10′ of water. We caught a couple of pike between 5-7 lb. and than went back to Belleville, ON. On Saturday, around 8:30pm, we headed to Shannonville, ON and started casting the same Rapala Husky Jerk #12 in the Salmon River for walleye. In 3-casts I landed 2-walleye weighing about 3 lb. each and produced a couple of nice night-time fishing segments.

Today we spend the day interviewing and filming contestants that entered fish in the Kiwanis Walleye World Event, I did a seminar at the large fish tank, and enjoyed viewing all the great exhibits at the event.

If you love to walleye & pike fish in the Bay of Quinte, and you go out for opening weekend, if you have not entered the Kiwanis Walleye World Event, I would really encourage you to. Besides having fun, you could win part of the $250,000 in cash and prizes!!

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