Bay of Quinte Pre-Fish producing Trophy Walleye.Posted on December 7th, 2009
My wife Barbara and I pre-fished the Bay of Quinte this past weekend. We started by fishing the Belleville, ON, Hwy.#62 bridge on Saturday and then worked our way eastward and we fished in front Belleville, the narrows at Massassauga Point, Big Bay, Trident Point, Telegraph Narrows and the Hwy.#49 bridge. We caught many nice-size perch, right up to 10″, but we did not see a walleye caught at any of the locations. On Sunday we launched the boat in Picton, ON and spent most of our time jigging in 30-40′ of water again catching perch and small walleye. Today, I fished with Grant McAllister from www.g2angling.com , and we stared by trolling in Picton Bay. Within 20min. we had our first walleye on that hit a Rapala Trol- To 30 (TT30), trolled about 80′ behind an in-line planer board. Next we had 3-fish hit a Rapala Troll-To 15 and landed another two fish. The larger fish were in the 7-8 lb. range. Late morning we decided to jig in 30-50′ of water with vertical jigging spoons, blade baits, jigging Rapalas and roundheaded jigs. We ended up hooking about 7 walleye, but most of them were under 3 lb. (some good eating-size fish). Tomorrow we will be out pre-fishing the same area and than we plan to shoot a couple of TV shows on Wed., & Thurs., showing viewers how to locate trophy cold-water walleye using both jigging and trolling techniques.