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French River, Dokies Reserve, ON Update.

Posted on September 25th, 2009

Gabor Horvat reports.  A friend of my invited me to go with him to the French River, Dokis Reserve, ON area.  Since I’ve never been there,  I took the opportunity to see that part of the French River.   We left late on Friday afternoon and arrived there around 11:00PM.  We had a good sleep, knowing that Saturday morning would be cold.   At 7:30am it was a chilly 1.5 Celsius degrees (he has a digital thermometer) and it was the first time this year we’ve seen frost on the roofs.  Well, we headed out at 10:00AM and we targeted trophy bass.  We were using spinner baits, crank baits, tube jugs, rubber worms (different colors), and so on. The catch was quite good, considering the sudden temperature change. It was tough to find green weeds, most of them are getting brown.  We found the most bass and pike in weed beds 6 to 10 feet depth. They were not big but it was nice to catch lots of fish. The next day we had time to only fish until noon.

Again, the catch was still OK, but we caught smaller fish. The weather turned on so nice that is hard to leave a beautiful setting like that, but we needed to work on the next day.

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