Large Mouth Bass

When it comes to catching large mouth bass in northern Ontario, there are several effective baits and techniques you can try. Here are a few tips and things to keep in mind that I have learned over the years: Good Luck!

  1. Use live bait: Large mouth bass are often attracted to live bait such as minnows, nightcrawlers, or leeches. These baits can be effective when fished on a jig or under a Bobber.
  2. Try artificial lures: If you prefer using artificial lures, consider using soft plastics such as worms, crawfish imitations, or creature baits. These lures can be rigged weedless and fished around weed beds, fallen trees, or other structures where bass may be hiding.
  3. Experiment with top water lures: Top water lures such as poppers, frogs, or buzz baits can be effective during early morning or late evening when the water is calm. These lures mimic the sound and action of prey on the surface and can attract aggressive strikes from bass.
  4. Fish near cover: Large mouth bass like to hide near cover such as weed beds, rocks, logs, or submerged trees. When fishing, try to cast near these structures and retrieve your bait slowly, allowing it to mimic natural movement.
  5. Pay attention to the water temperature: Large mouth bass are most active when the water temperature is between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water is colder or warmer, they may be less active and harder to catch.
  6. Vary your retrieve: When fishing with lures, try varying your retrieve speed and technique until you find what works best. Sometimes a slow, steady retrieve is most effective, while other times a fast, erratic retrieve can trigger a strike.

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