Category: white bass

Hi Italo,I was reading a posting you did back in 2018 regarding locations in Ontario for catching white bass from shore. In the article you you said a good spot was at the mouth of the Niagara river by the Peace Bridge. Is this still a good spot to catch white bass and is the peak time still Mid May to beginning of June?Look for ward to your response.Ferowse.

Posted on March 4th, 2021

Hi Ferowse, yes it is. The White Bass will move in when the emerald shiners are in heavy around the Peace Bridge. They are so thick that you can catch your minnows with a bait net right there and use them for bait. Fish with a Passion, God bless you, Italo

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Hi Italo. Just read your latest blog about fishing for white bass in the Great Lakes. Would you please direct me on the area you fished as I would like some great photos.

Posted on June 13th, 2019

Hi Mc, you have fished for them at the mouth of Oshawa Creek right in the marina basin from shore and I also boat fish for them in the Niagara River at Queenston, ON and at Fort Erie, ON. Yesterday I saw a line of guys fishing right off the Niagara Parkway south of the Fort Erie/US bridge fishing  for them. And lastly I fish for them at Port Maitland which is at the mouth of the Grand River. The feature image is of a big one caught right at Queenston, ON in the Niagara River from our boat..God bless  you.

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hi italo, can you tell me what kind of spots i should look for when fishing for white bass in a lake ontario tributary? Will they be near the mouth or further upstream by now?

Posted on June 6th, 2019

Hi Brad, White Bass migrate into harbors, stream and river mouths every spring as part of their feeding/spawning migration. If it’s a big river like the Niagara or Detroit they will run the entire river. If it’s a small tributary or just a harbor mouth with some current they will only be in the lower section in the vicinity of the main lake.  I would fish very close to where the tributary meets the lake and right in the harbor…God bless you.

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hello..i met you at the fish show with paul grant, who is my friend.. now i have a question . we hooked a white bass in lake nipissing .. are these fish good to eat??and can they be caught or do we follow the spawning rules like sm ,big mouth bass thanks Italo,hope to see you up in callander fishing soon rlee

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Hi Rhonda-lee….Nice to have met you too. White bass are excellent eating and are considered a panfish. In most places there is no closed season or limits for white bass. I suggest you check the regulations for Lake Nipissing just to make sure…God bless you, Italo

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