Hi Italo…going to Hay Bay near Quinte with your old teacher Tom Chase 3 days before the long weekend…we have had limited success for 3 days fishing twice before…any hints…using jigs and worms and lures…Tom loves to troll …I like go with the wind or just stay in one spot and jig…that is my favourite…we argue over this all the time…any advice

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Hi Bill…After you contacted me last year I tried to get a hold of Tom, with no luck. I would really appreciate being able to get a hold of him. If he fished with me this summer on the Bay, I don’t think he would want to troll again (I normally get all my walleye casting crankbaits along the weedlines). Mid-May can be tough fishing on the Bay since many of the larger walleye are suspended and heading back out to Lake Ontario. The smaller males and juvenile fish are always on the bottom in the main-Bay-basin (where the water is 17-25′ deep. Hay Bay is an excellent area to fish in May, but the best time is at night when the walleye really cruise along the shorelines. As a matter of fact, many of the 10 lb.+ walleye that are entered in the Trenton Walleye Derby are caught by anglers casting a floating Rapala off their docks, at night, in Hay Bay. I like Tom’s idea of trolling. I would suggest you try trolling with the Rapala Tail Dancer #7 & #9 in the “hot-chub” color, trolling along the weedlines and “zig-zagging” from the weedlines to the open water and back. If you concentrate trolling around Sherman’s Point, Thompson’s Point and the large weeedbed that is just south of Sherman’s Point (just east off the channel marker), you should be able to get some nice fish….God bless you, Italo

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