[nggallery id=771]My wife Barb, our pup Mulligan and I just had the pleasure of filming with our special guest Ryan Edenborough at Red Pine Wilderness Lodge on Lady Evelyn Lake, ON. We have been filming trophy walleye TV shows for the last 3-yrs. at Red Pine Wilderness Lodge, but this Aug., we decided to use Rapala topwater lures to do a trophy smallbass TV show. Our lures of choice were the Rapala X-Rap Pop, and the famous Rapala Skitter Pop.
Our guide and guest Ryan started things off by landing several trophy smallmouths using the #5 Rapala Skitter Pop, while Barb landed the largest bass measuring almost 20′ on the #7 Rapala Skitter Pop. I landed the most smallmouth including some 17 & 19″ fish using the Rapala X-Rap Pop. We used the Rapala Concept Ti & Shift rods equippd with Rapala Shift reels and loaded with Sufix 832, 10 lb. test braid line with 12 lb. test Sufix Fluorocarbon leaders.
Conditions have been windy and cool on the lake, but that has not stopped the smallmouth from smashing our topwtaer lures in 7-10′ of water. We have been having the best luck fishing large sand-bottom flats that have some tree stumps.
Besides landing some really nice bass, we also took an hour or so to jig-fish for some eating-size walleye right in front of the lodge. We already have our catch to enjoy a fresh fish shorelunh tomorrow!!
If you love to catch walleye and trophy bass in a wilderness setting, give Red Pine Wilderness Lodge a call and book a trip!