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!