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Pickerel and Large Mouth Bass

Today, I’m going to talk about catching Pickerel and Large Mouth Bass, and what baits and lures work best. I will also discuss the best time of day to catch these fish.

Pickerel, also known as Walleye, is a popular game fish in Northern Ontario. They are often found in deep waters near rocky structures, such as drop-offs, points, and shoals. The best time to catch Pickerel is during low light conditions, such as early morning or late evening.

When it comes to bait, Pickerel are known to bite on live minnows, leeches, and night crawlers. Artificial lures such as jigs, crank baits, and spinners also work well. In Northern Ontario, some of the best lures for Pickerel are Rapala Husky Jerks, Mepps Aglia Spinners, and Northland Mimic Minnows.

Large Mouth Bass is another popular game fish in Northern Ontario. They are often found in weed beds, shallow bays, and around submerged logs and rocks. The best time to catch Large Mouth Bass is during early morning or late evening, when the water is cooler.

When it comes to bait, Large Mouth Bass are known to bite on live bait such as worms, minnows, and crayfish. Artificial lures such as plastic worms, spinner baits, and top water poppers are also effective. In Northern Ontario, some of the best lures for Large Mouth Bass are Zoom Brush Hogs, Strike King KVD Square bills, and Booyah Buzzbaits.

In addition to bait and lures, it’s important to pay attention to the weather conditions when fishing for Pickerel and Large Mouth Bass. A light rain or overcast sky can make for good fishing conditions, while bright sunny days can make the fish more skittish.

Another thing to keep in mind is the time of year. Pickerel tend to spawn in the spring, while Large Mouth Bass spawn in the summer. During these times, the fish may be more focused on spawning and less likely to bite.

In summary, if you’re looking to catch Pickerel or Large Mouth Bass here in Cottage Country, try fishing during low light conditions, and use live bait or artificial lures that mimic the fish’s natural prey. Pay attention to the weather conditions and time of year, and you’ll increase your chances of success.

Tight lines, and we’ll see you on the water. GW

Morning Chat May 27/2021

Good Morning! It’s a cloudy morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. It is also a touch cool with the temperature getting out of bed sitting at 5.1 C | 41.18 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is now, and I suspect it will remain cool for tomorrow too. After that things should be better sun and temperature wise. Highway 522 is still quite busy these days with lots of new people moving around. The black flies and mosquitoes haven’t been too bad for the past two days, which is nice. But once it warms up they will be back for a few more days before leaving for another year. Well … the black flies that is. The mosquitoes stay all summer … feasting off us humans along … with animals. On another note we started to do some work on our shed yesterday, but my good friend Barry called and said he was available to help me take down one of our huge pines beside my house that died. And said he would give me a hand if I was feeling up to taking it down. So we did. Truth be told everything went off without a hitch. We fell it in the right spot and had it cut up in firewood size before lunch. After lunch my lovely wife and I cleaned up the mess, and we piled the good wood in the bush for later use. So all in all a great day. We were tired though and ready to put our feet up. With that, I am off for my morning bowl of cereal and then my wife and I will get to mowing our grass which is ready to cut. Always something to do. Take care and stay safe. GW

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Commission Artwork

Ruth can create a family heirloom commissioned painting featuring your children, relatives or pets. Consider capturing your home, cottage or favourite setting with artistic touches that say much more than a snapshot.

Commissioned paintings can be created from photographs. Natural lighting (sunlight) works best to show true colours. It is preferable to see the subjects and photograph them myself, but if that is not possible, clients may provide me with their own suitable photographs.

Once a suitable material is selected, we would then discuss the best options to represent the subject and create the painting. Because each commissioned piece is unique, prices will vary. Quotes will be based on size, complexity, media and time involved. We can also create note cards and stationery based on the painting.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any question or want a customized painting. Thanks!

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