OCT 30 - FISHING REPORT UPDATE
Little fishing report update for those wondering what is going on currently & what can be “expected” in the weeks ahead.
The unseasonal warm weather is behind us and we are definitely in “late fall” like patterns now.
On Lake Ontario, besides the odd late straggler, the Chinook Salmon run is over. It won’t be unusual to see some Coho’s still in the mix. Steelhead (Rainbow) & Browns are on the moving and are now happening in all the all usual places. They will come & go from now through early spring in the rivers & harbors. The egg bite/pattern will hold strong over the next week. Especially in the Niagara River where lots of Lake Trout are spawning & the other species will be feasting on all the abundant eggs in the system (Note Lake Trout is closed until Dec 1)
On Lake Erie the Perch fishing is very good when the weather allows to get out there. Cystal beach, Port Colborne & Maitland (55-70 FOW) . The perch fishing is also very good in Long Point Bay & Lake Simcoe. Shallower water with some different location options to keep you sheltered from the wind.
Its prime time on Lake Erie now for Smallmouth bass. Look for the schools in about 20-35 FOW along the whole shoreline. This is when the jigging spoon & blade bait bite can be really good, but still have your tube jigs & drop shot at hand!
The offshore Walleye trolling is pretty much over but as things transition good action can now be found in shallower along the lake as the resident walleye are in tight feeding on the bait.
On the Bay of Quinte some good Walleye are being caught & of course it will only be getting better as we get later into in November to catch that trophy of a lifetime!
Now is the time for really good Muskie fishing too. The Niagara River & Lake St Clair are popular destinations. Put in the time & you could be rewarded!