Hello Italo,I will be fishing for small/largemouth bass,pike, and wallye at a resort called Brennan Harbour located by the Spanish river and a small bay called Buswell. Can you provide some tips on how and where to catch these species?Thank you!

Posted on May 4th, 2021

Both Bass species & Pike will be around shoreline that are rocky and especially where there is aquatic vegetation. Largemouth & Pike will be in closer to shore and where there are larger weedbeds. Smallmouth will be more around rocky areas with sparse weeds like, point, bars & shoals. A good depth to target all three is 5-12′ water. Good lures to use for them are:


-shallow running crankbaits like the Rapala Husky Jerk and the Dives To series in the 4-10′ models


-Vibrax #3 & #4 spinners and 1/4 & 3/8 oz. colorado bladed spinnerbaits


-1/4 and 3/8 oz. jigs & 3-4″ plastic grubs (twister-tail, minnows, etc.)

For Walleye you can try fishing the middle of larger mud-bottom bays and along rocky drop-off points. A good way to locate them is to troll a worm-harness or shallow diving Rapala like the Jointed #7-#11 model. Once you locate one or two walleye on a spot you can anchor, or if the wind is not strong you can drift and try fishing jigs/plastic grubs as listed above…God bless you.

You can see excellent videos showing you all the above techniques by going to our Italo Labignan YouTube site and if you have any questions I would be happy to answer them through our website at Ask Italo.

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