Walleye & Smallmouth Bass action at Eagle Lake Island Lodge, ON.Posted on September 23rd, 2009
The weather in northern Ontario was back to the mid-20C today which made for very comfortable fishing. We started the day with lot’s of pike action with Barb landing a trophy smallmouth on a Rapala Jointed X-Rap which hit while she was fishing a bulrush/weedline just off-shore.
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For a change of pace we rigged-up the two Rapala Downrigger rods I had brought up with the Rapala Counter Reels loaded with lead-core line and we headed to one of the deepest part of Eagle Lake where the average depth is in the 90-95′ range. We fished about 300-400′ of line out with www.luckystrikebaitworks.com , Flipper and Attractor spoons and had non-stop action catching pike up to 32″ and walleye up to 25″. Believe it or not, these fish were feeding suspended about 40-50′ down in 90+ feet of water.
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On the Humminbird we could clearly see a 20-30′ band of baitfish at that depth which I suspect are probably young lake herring, also referred to as Ciscoe in the 4-5″ size.
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We are looking forward to more great action tomorrow and we will keep you posted.