Gabor Horvat reports. My wife and I travelled again for a few days to the French River, ON. The weather was very nice, except when a thunderstorm came through. The rest of the days were really good fishing days. We caught lots of Pike, some Largemouth and Smallmouth bass and we lost two nice Muskie. The water level is still very low, so additional caution needs to be taken if you are planning on boating/fishing there. Many rocks that would normally be deep enough to drive right over are just below the surface.
I was spinnerbaiting, buzzbaiting, crankbaiting and popping the weedbeds and weedlines.
I found casting along the weeds is the best bet up on the French River. Sometimes the wind made it difficult to fish the edge and in those cases I just cast over the weeds and start to retrieve my lure right over them with my rod tip lifted high to keep my lures from catching the weeds. When the lure passes over the shallower weeds, I lower the tip of the rod so that the lure can dive deeper. It was working very well for me. One day I met Zoran at the camp site and took him for a fishing trip. He was very happy because he landed his first pike. Congratulations Zoran. Can’t wait to go back again!