[nggallery id=577]My wife Barbara, Mulligan our pup and I had a chance to fish with Rob and Mike Gillisse on the Bay of Quinte yesterday. Mike had purchased a silent auction “days fishing with Italo” to support a fund-raising event and the goal was to catch walleye by cranking the Rapala Tail Dancer #9 along the weed edges. The day turned out to be great, overcast skies and warm. The water surface temperature in the Bay of Quinte was around 78F and in many areas there was lot’s of algae on the surface. The algae was so thick in some areas that it made it tought to see the weeds that were growing close to the surface. Thanks to the two Humminbird sonars we have on the G3, we had no problem fishing the weedlines.
Fishing was not easy, we covered a lot of water fishing from Picton Bay, all the way to Big Island Shoal on the Upper Bay but all of us caught walleye on the Rapala Tail Dancer. My wife Barbara also caught a nice largemouth bass and Mike landed a nice freshwater drum.
We all used the Rapla Shift rods/reel outfits loaded with Sufix 832 braided line & fluorocarbon leaders. All of the fish were caught fishing weedlines in 8-11′ of water. Now is an excellent time to take advantage of the “easy” walleye fishing in the Bay of Quinte.