I had a chance yesterday to fish with our good friend Ron Mainse, host of Hundred Huntley Street television program and Patrick Casey and James Law from Crossroads Television Systems. Many of you know that CTS- Crossroads Television Network also broadcasts the Canadian Sportfishing show each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30am right across Canada.
I had shot a couple of TV shows back around 2000 with Ron and his two sons and we also did some fun fishing for jumbo perch on Lake Simcoe, ON and than enjoyed a family fish fry. Well, it was time to fish together and have another fish fry!
We met at Crystal Beach, ON at 7am. Erie was rough and not too many boats had ventured out, but we decided to go anyway. It was slow navigating in the 2015 G3, 172FS to reach the 60′ depth where we set our lines and started trolling. We relied on the Humminbird 1100 series fish finder to track the depth and mark baitfish and gamefish.
We rigged-up Raplala Tournament Walleye rods equipped with Rapala reels, and loaded with Sufix 832 braid . We set-up Luhr Jensen Dipsey Divers on two rods and the other two rods were rigged with 4 oz. bottom bouncers. For our presentation we used the Luhr Jensen Jewel Bead Worm Harnesses with whole dew worms.
We quickly started hooking one sheepshead after another, many really good size, but no walleye. I had fished the same area last week and we had caught mostly walleye and maybe one sheepshead. Yesterday it was totally different. After landing several big sheepshead I decided to fish deeper and farther out in the lake.
Catching fish is fun, but you know what, having a fresh fish fry with friends really completes the day!
Now I have my mind set on gearing up to fish the Bay of Quinte early next week and shooting some dynamic footage catching walleye and largemouth bass on crankbaits and largemouth bass from thick cover using TriggerX soft-lastics and some great new Rapala gear.