This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of getting out onto the Grand River upriver of the Caledonia dam with Paul Lord, Canadian Sportfishing’s Marketing Director. It was at times a very windy, cold, damp and rainy outing. Despite the challenging weather conditions we tried a few spots including the mouth of a well known creek, up from the Caledonia dam. We noticed several anglers in the creek mouth who appeared to be fishing for Crappie, however we didn’t notice any fish being caught when we fished in the same general area. We mixed things up a bit with some live bait presentations ( minnows ) as well as various lures with limited results with a couple missed fish that would have been nice to photograph before releasing them to the river to swim for another day.
This smallmouth was caught using my Rapala Avantis baitcast combo with a Rapala Rattlin Rap in the silver / blue colour scheme. The fish appeared to be very healthy and well fed. I continue to enjoy the use of my New Humminbird 141C colour fishfinder as it performed flawlessly yet again, the water tempature was a bone chilling 6.5 degrees celcius. In the future I hope to own a larger boat outfitted with a Yamaha 115hp four stroke engine the same as used on the Canadian Sportfishing boat we had the opportunity of fishing out of on this occasion ( the engine is extremely smooth running and has great power throughout it’s full range ).