As most southern Ontario anglers are aware, this past spring and summer we witnessed some of the highest water levels in Lake Ontario and even inland bodies of water. Well, now the reverse is happening. I have spoken to people in the Haliburton, ON region where water levels are so low they are having a tough time getting their boats out of the water.
To anglers, lower water levels means less water to search to find their favorite fall fishing species.
Combine the lower water levels with dropping water temps and you have great conditions for fish like Smallmouth Bass to start feeding heavily. Our good friend Gabor Horvat is keeping his eyes on both and is already enjoying some of the best Smallmouth Bass fishing of the season. This is the time he targets heavily feeding smallmouth that converge on shorelines and shallow-water structure fishing medium-diving crankbaits. This is also one of the best times of the year to catch the largest bass fishing top-water lures!