Hello ItaloI am wondering if you have any reports on the north east tip of scugog, for kayak bass fishing. By east cross creek and mariposa brook on the scugog river. I was there a few years ago twice, water was low and didn’t get any bites, put in a good 8 hours, frog, flipping, wacky etc. Another canoe was there and they also had no luck. I remember you mentioning the spot before, and am wondering if its no longer viable or if that was just a bad year. Do you have any first hand reports there this season? If not can you suggest me another spot that you more recently know is holding largemouth an equal distance or so from toronto. Thanks Italo.

Posted on July 6th, 2023

Hi Alex,

East Cross Creek, the main Scugog River and Mariposa Brook hold good size largemouth (and musky), but they are scattered. In years when water levels are low they will not use those areas and will be in the main lake. I can suggest you drive about 20min further north of Lindsay, ON and fish McClaren’s Creek and Goose Bay in the southern part of Sturgeon Lake. Hopefully water level is better in Sturgeon Lake. You can put-in right in Lindsay at the public boat launch and work your way out to Goose Bay. The submerged trees in the river can hold largemouth bass also and when you get out to Goose Bay there are lots of stumps and cover used both for largemouth, smallmouth bass and even walleye. Once in Goose Bay keep left (west side) and work your way to McClaren’s Creek.

God bless you,


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