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Water Temperature Key to Catching Fish.

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2009

 

Water temperature is critical when it comes to catching migratory rainbow trout in our Great Lakes and in their tributaries.
Water temperature is critical when it comes to catching migratory rainbow trout in our Great Lakes and in their tributaries.

Having been an avid angler for over 38-years I have really come to appreciate the affect water temperature has on fish metabolism, location, and feeding activity.  Temperature is a key tool anglers can use to catch more fish.  A thermometer is such a simple and inexpensive tool that every angler should have and use, especially early and late in the season when temperatures in Canada can really fluctuate from one body of water to another and also within the same body of water (such as the Great Lakes).  Fish can still feed if the water temperature is not ideal for them, but it makes it much tougher for the angler to catch them.  Extreme cold-fronts that move in, or strong winds that blow-in cold water from an open lake to the shallower water, can shut-down fish in a matter of hours.  So, if you’re planning to fish a specific species off fish, especially early and late in the season, make sure you confirm the water temperature is adequate for the fish you are planning to angle for.  Here is a simple chart to help you.

 

 

Catfish 74°-78°

White Bass 74°-78°

Blue Gill 73°-77°

Largemouth Bass 71°-76°

Stripped Bass 70°-74°

Crappie 68°-73°

Smallmouth Bass 68°-72°

Walleye 67°-72°

Yellow Perch 66°-70°

Northern Pike 62°-71°

Steelhead 58°-60°

Brown Trout 57°-61°

Rainbow Trout 56°-62°

Coho Salmon 54°-55°

Chinook Salmon 53°-55°

Brook Trout 52°-56°

Lake Trout 48°-52°

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Quinte Consistent Walleye Action.

Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2009
As we head into summer, aquatic weedbeds will grow larger and denser.  Finding solid weedlines will be the key to cathing some of the larger walleye on the Bay of Quinte.
As we head into summer, aquatic weedbeds will grow larger and denser. Finding solid weedlines will be the key to cathing some of the larger walleye on the Bay of Quinte.

 

 

 

 

Anglers are continuing to catch lot’s of walleye averaging 1 1/2 – 4 lb. fishing both shallow-water weedbeds/weedlines and also fishing the main Bay-basin.  We are getting reports that anglers fishing shallow weeds with spinnerbaits and twitch-baits for pike are regularly hooking walleye.  Since the walleye season opened, anglers have been steadily catching walleye fishing the main-Bay basin in water depths ranging from 12′ (Telegraph Narrows), to 15-20′ (most of the Upper Bay basin).  Those anglers have been doing well bottom-bouncing with a worm-harness/worm, spinner/worm, or jigs/plastic grubs/live bait.  Larger walleye are being caught trolling with medium-diving crankbaits and by casting crankbaits like the Rapala Tail Dancer #9 around the weedlines.  Virtually anywhere there is good weed-growth right now, there are walleye feeding on the edges.

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Next Week On TSN, Crankbaiting for Quinte Walleye.

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2009

cs23_26 This week on TSN broadcast join Italo & his guests, Yehuda Alcaslasy and Amir Gissin, Israel’s Consul General for Toronto and Western Canada as they take you crankbait fishing for walleye on Big Bay, Bay of Quinte, ON.  You will get excellent tips on choosing the right crankbait and presentation tips to help you locate and catch multi-species of fish feeding in open-water near aquatic vegetation.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Hot Erie Jumbo Perch Fishing.

Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Rick is the inventor of the Getemstick, a fishing sinker that get’s your bait to the bottom and is virtually snag-proof.  You can see the Getemstick hanging below the perch.
Rick is the inventor of the Getemstick, a fishing sinker that get’s your bait to the bottom and is virtually snag-proof. You can see the Getemstick hanging below the perch.

Anglers are continuing to have excellent jumbo perch fishing action off  Lake Eries many points.  From Point Abino to the east right through to Mohawk Point to the West,  large schools of perch are feeding on plentiful Emerald Shiners in 55-62’ of water.  The best presentation is to fish a “pickerel-rig” with up to a 1 oz. sinker and #8 size baithooks/live minnows right on the bottom.  

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Clay Dyer & Italo Labignan ICHA Fishing Derby Summary, Windsor, ON.

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Clay Dyer from Alabama, USA and myself were the official MC's for the event.
Clay Dyer from Alabama, USA and myself were the official MC's for the event.

The 7th Annual ICHA Fishing Derby held on May 31, 2009 at Windsor’s, ON waterfront was a huge success.  Hundreds of people participated in the morning fishing, complimentary lunch & entertainment and special appearance by myself and Clay Dyer from Alabama, USA.  The weather cooperated with bright sunny skies, and the fishing was good.  People of all ages that may not be able to get out fishing were encouraged to join the activites on the “all-access” walkway.  Many sponsors supported the event by providing complimentary fishing outfits, fishing caps, food, beverages, an assortment of gifts and much, much more.  The Ives Insurance Company was one of the key sponsors. 

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