Pike, bass, walleye and sheep!

Normally at this time of year fishing slows down for me slightly due to the cold weather and high winds and I gear up for late fall walleye fishing with friends. However, this year is different for a few reasons – my kayak (I can go whenever I want), fly fishing… and my newly purchased waders! I’ve still had a few nights where it was too windy to get out, but for the most part the weather has been great!! A little photo update for you…

The larger fish have moved into shallow water. I’ve caught a lot less fish than usual, but the fish I have caught are quality! Here is a largemouth bass I caught on an XZone Swammer and a Fin-Tech Title Shot jig head. I took this photo myself using my iPhone.. a little tricky! I think I should get a GoPro.

 I’ve been catching lots of pike in shallow water from my kayak (around 4 feet deep) and they are hitting the same swimbait as the bass right at my kayak. My success has been on a fairly quick retrieval and reeling until the last second because they are following for awhile before striking. Love the aggression of pike!

I am now the proud owner of a pair of Bare waders!! I can literally hit the rivers and creeks for weeks to come now that I’ve finally purchased a pair. The closer I get to being able to fish year round…. the happier I am 🙂

The Bay of Quinte walleye are in full swing! I had my first trip with Scott Walcott of http://www.bayofquintecharters.com/ last Friday and it was one of my favourite days on the water! Nothing better than great fish, great friends and good laughs 🙂
Scott’s boat definitely had me spoiled! With a furnace.. washroom, and BBQ.. what more could a girl need (or anyone for that matter)? He even made us all lunch 🙂 Thank you Scott!!
A great day on the water turned into a heck of a fishing trip when I reeled in this beast of a sheepshead! These fish are so strong, and top-heavy that it was tricky holding it… but we had some great laughs and got some good video footage that I will hopefully be able to share later!
Looking ahead to hopefully land my first steelhead or maybe even a brown trout. I’ve never loved fall this much… it looks so much better from the river.
More to come!
Ashley

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  1. Hi there,

    As a kid I used to fish mostly for Pike and Zander, theses are great memories.
    At the time my lure of choice were all spinner, no hard bodies.

    Things are changing…

    Thanks for reminding me of all these good times.

    Have a good day.

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