Greg Klatt reports: The past few weeks I have been fortunate to pursue a different fishing passion that gets me out of the bass boat and into my 14′ square stern canoe to hit a few different Rainbow lakes in the province.
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Some trips saw amazing action while a couple of early season ones were poor with cold water temps keeping fish scattered and in a negative mood. The last couple of trips the water temps have started to climb and the Rainbows are starting to setup in their summer patterns suspending over deeper water off secondary points and islands.
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On one of the trips we caught some nice fish using the Storm Scat back which is a 1.5″ bug shaped crankbait. The black/Gold and Brown/Orange color patterns produced best and I trolled them on Rapala Ultralight rods with 4lb Suffix line and used small split-shot sinker to get down to the depths I was marking the Rainbows on the sonar.
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Luhr Jensen Davis trolls with a 3′ length of fluorocarbon line and muddler minnow flies in black and brown shades also worked well.
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The other successful pattern was just #1 spinners in gold/silver combo’s tipped with a small piece of worm.
PS, If you plan on heading out make sure you load up on the bug juice and/or jacket. The black flies and mosquito’s were really bad in the back woods.
Take care and good fish’n…. Greg.
If you would like to book a guided fishing trip with Greg, you can contact him at, www.Profishntanglingservices.com .