Hi Italo, big fan of yours. Bass season is right around the corner and Iv got some vacation time that I plan on spending on the tri lakes. (Pigeon, buckhorn and chemong) Iv never fished the lakes and consider myself a decent fisherman but I could really use some advice on a starting point. Can you point me in the right direction on what lake producers the better smallie and largie fishing. And if possible a hit spot or two

Posted on June 14th, 2015


Tough question to answer since all three lakes have excellent smallmouth & largemouth bass fishing.  I would choose Pigeon for both species. I have done really well fishing the Pigeon River for largemouth from where it starts just south of Grenadier Island in Pigeon Lake, right down to Emily Provincial Park. Perfect location to “flip” the undercut cat-tails just south of Grenadier Island (on both sides of the lake), and than as it start to narrow, fishing the wild rice, lily pads and clumps of growing cattails with plastic worms, topwater, flippin’ jigs and spinnerbaits.

For smallmouth I like fishing the rocks/weeds just off the shoreline from Happy Days House Boat Rentals on the west-shore, all the way up to just before the mouth of the river in Bobcaygeon, ON. Small crankbaits like the Rapala DT4 Live series, the Rapala Husky Jerk #12 and soft-plastics/jigs work great!

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