Hi Italo !Lately, my wife and I have been searching out the shore fishing prospects down at Port Rowan on the inner bay of Long Point Bay. Can you give us a few ideas as to the best times to wet our lines, lures and baits most likely to produce fish and an overview about fish habits at different times of the year.I know Walleye, Bass, Perch and panfish should be prolific in this area, the fact of the matter is, we have never fished here. Asking a pro like yourself seems to be our best bet. Thanks again Italo. We appreciate your insight. God Bless!

Posted on November 14th, 2019

Hi Calvin, Glad you enjoy fishing with your wife. The Port Rowan are has some good fishing, but like many areas it’s seasonal, especially from shore. Best time to catch panfish from shore there like perch, crappie, rock bass and bluegill is early in the spring right after the ice goes out and even into May when the water is still cold. Shore access is usually a problem and you will be limited to fishing public areas like the pier or nearby shorelines. Most of the walleye are caught through the summer months trolling from a boat but there are times early and late in the year when walleye will cruise the shorelines at dusk and after dark. That is a good time to cast lures like a medium-diving crankbait or a Rapala Husky Jerk or Jointed Rapala #7. Bass fishing can also be good in the summer time and fishing a live-bait rig like a “pickerel-rig” with either worms, minnows or leeches should work well. You can also have some good ice fishing there for panfish and pike once the ice is safe. Most people will use either live minnows for bait or small jigs and plastic or real grubs…God bless you.

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