Strong winds, cool temperatures, did not keep us from catching some jumbo Lake Simcoe, ON perch!

Posted on April 28th, 2010

[nggallery id=214]Before heading off to Lake Simcoe today we all thought it was going to be a picture-perfect day, 11C, nice and sunny, but we never figured on 30-40 mph winds from the north-west.  Wow, Simcoe was rough…everywhere.  We arrived at Sibald Point Provincial Park around 10am.  With me were Gabor Horvat, a good friend and the person that installed all of the accessories on our new G3 185FS boat powered by a Yamaha 150 hp 4-stroke outboard, my Dad and my good friend Syd Kessler.  I decided to launch the boat and have Gabor take my Dad and Syd out fishing while I dropped in to Rocky Madsen’s home with my truck and boat trailer to have Rocky produce a custom-welded trailer hitch and to help me adjust the trailer balance.  The job took about 3 1/2 hrs, and by the time I got back to the launch the boys had a nice mess of jumbo perch.  Conditions were so windy that I did not think they would hatch anything, but they did OK.  They caught most of their fish in Virgina Bay fishing a 2 1/2″ minnow-grub on a 1/16 oz. jighead and 6 lb. test Rapala Titanium Ice Braid.  Most of the fish were caught in 6-9′ of water while they drifted pretty fast in the stong winds.  By the way, if you love to fish for panfish, Rocky runs one of the best tournament fishing series in the country.  He will be holding another perch tournament on Lake Simcoe this weekend.  For more info., check-out his tournament-site, Georgina Fishing Series.  This weekend is suppose to be much calmer and we are looking forward to filming the Kiwanis Walleye World 2010 down in Trenton, ON.  Maybe we will see you down there for the walleye-opener.

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