Bruce contacted www.busheyangleguidedfishing.com in hopes of getting into some walleye. We set the dates, got out and got it done! We used a variety of methods, from drop shotting to trolling crawler harnesses and crankbaits behind planer boards. Steady action for 2 solid days on fish from 22 to 26 inches. Great job, buddy! Walleye fishing in the Muskoka Region is as good as it gets...and it really cranks up come August and September!
Late June means big bass on a huge variety of lakes. I've been booking fishing charters on Georgian Lake Simcoe and throughout central Ontario. Smallmouth and largemouth fishing has been exceptional! Big largemouth love big flippin' jigs! We're playing more of a finesse game for the better smallmouth. Ryan from Toronto made a big splash on largemouth, patiently working Bass Magnet and Jackall plastics through wood, reeds and new lily pads. Check out these back-to-back toads he released.
At www.busheyangleguidedfishing.com, I work my butt off to put guests onto the biggest fish possible. Now and again, I make a lucky cast, myself! Here's a beautiful smallmouth that sucked up a craw-coloured Pulse-R paddletail + Precision Jig combo for me the other day.
As always, Georgian Bay kicks us out some nice pike in June. The key is having surface temps rising up through the 60s and into the low 70s. Some nice fish are out on shoals and near new cabbage. The weed growth this year is really nice! Rock-weed combos that break into 15 to 20 feet of water are prime. Ryan dinged this beauty 15 casts into his trip on a smelt-coloured twitchbait. Beautiful release, buddy!
Last but not least, what's June without some big lake trout action? We've had some outstanding lake trout fishing charters on Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay this month, both downrigging and vertically jigging. The two best tips I'd offer anyone targeting these fish in June? Find the bait and fish a minimum of ten feet over the trout you're marking. Make them chase up. A variety of Williams, Savant and Meegs spoons have kept the downriggers firing. Jigging with 3/4oz Reef Runner Cicadas and 1oz Pulse-R's is also a ton of fun. No expertise or experience needed, I'll put you right on top of the lakers and you hammer 'em.