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#11823495 - 09/11/16 05:46 PM Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed
Hook'em79 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 1661
Loc: Ray Roberts
So my wife got me a 3 day trip to Totem resorts in Ontario where I will be fishing for small mouth and walleye. I will have a guide the first day but the last two days I will be on my own which is what I am looking forward to the most. I am looking for any tips on tackle and baits from anyone that has done this type of thing before. I leave week after next and want to go prepared if I can.

Thanks for the help guys!
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#11823803 - 09/11/16 08:16 PM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
Jpurdue Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 639
Loc: NW Houston
The fish up there don't see anywhere near as many lures as most fish in the lower 48, so the fishing should be easier than you might expect. I'd call the resort/guide and ask for their insight. They've got a vested interest in you enjoying yourself so they are likely to offer pretty goo advice. I've had great success up there with Senko type baits for smallies. Smaller spinnerbaits, and compact creature baits on football jigs can also be dynamite. Find some shoreline with laydowns or some rocky points and you should catch fish. In terms of tackle stick with lighter line (8-12lbs). The lures on average tend to be smaller, so a lot of guys throw spinning reels. You may want to ask about musky as well. You ought to be moving into the fall feeding peak on those, so that could make for an interesting change of pace. Enjoy!
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#11823807 - 09/11/16 08:21 PM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
ThyWillBeDone Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/05/16
Posts: 48
Yellow mister twister jigs (about 3 inches long) with white jig head and bait the hook with a live nightcrawler. Rocky points +1

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#11824053 - 09/12/16 02:50 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
lconn4 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 4758
Loc: Cherokee County
If all else fails try carolina rigging a rapala original minnow. Won a walleye tournament on Woods Lake, Ontario out of Minaki Lodge back in the 80s fishing that rig when nothing else worked. Caught a big musky using the same bait as well.
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#11824150 - 09/12/16 07:03 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
danceswithbass Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 620
Loc: Flower Mound
Used to fish the great lakes with a friend that has a place up there, and we found rock and wacky rigged natural color senkos and hammered down pretty good if bright crank baits wouldnt work. He would take his yacht (which carried a 20 ft rubber boat) and use the same techniques in Ontario and they worked, along with the curly tail grub on a jig head slow rolled that was mentioned above

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#11824384 - 09/12/16 09:41 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
Hook'em79 Offline
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Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 1661
Loc: Ray Roberts
Thanks for all the info guys, I really appreciate it!
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#11824406 - 09/12/16 09:55 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
Dr. Crank Offline
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Registered: 08/24/04
Posts: 573
Loc: East Texas
I had a 7 day trip last month....took way to much tackle !! All I really needed was a couple of rapalas, a couple of spooks and some watermelon flukes. lost count of numbers but over 50 a day easy Walleye a bit different a light carolina rig with a night crawler worked best. Hope this helps.

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#11824449 - 09/12/16 10:24 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
Hook'em79 Offline
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Registered: 10/30/06
Posts: 1661
Loc: Ray Roberts
Should I plan on throwing 10-12lb flouro?
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#11824497 - 09/12/16 10:44 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
Dr. Crank Offline
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Registered: 08/24/04
Posts: 573
Loc: East Texas
I used flouro 10-12 on flukes and jerk baits and big game on topwaters. I only lost a few topwaters to teethy creatures, not 1 jerk bait, in fact fished 1 rapala all week

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#11825334 - 09/12/16 06:44 PM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
beeflover Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 341
Loc: eagan, mn
lots of good videos of N MN and ontario smallmouth fishin on utube. Early fall soon up there no need to fish to deep. I would definitely have at least one spinning rod/reel with 6-8lb test. I like drop shot with a wacky senko. Watermellow pepper is a favorite color along with pumpkin w a chart tail. If their hitting on top why throw anything else?

And a flipping stick with heavy braid, wire leader and a bulldog or bucktail in case you see a monster. Neck down current areas near the small mouth reefs esp. Warning seeing big Musky may cause a heartattack.




Edited by beeflover (09/12/16 06:50 PM)

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#11825853 - 09/12/16 11:09 PM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
bassassassin903 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 13
Loc: Carthage, Tx
We go every other year to fish for walleye. 3/16 or 1/4 oz jig head with a Kalin's lunker grub is about all we ever throw. Smoke, chartreuse and green pumpkin are go to colors. Awesome scenery and great fishing 200 fish days per boat is not uncommon.
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#11825907 - 09/13/16 01:33 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
Arkansas10 bass Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/10/06
Posts: 4346
Loc: Lake Conway,Faulkner county,Ar...
If you find your self blowing down a bank with wood and rock cover you might find that one of these is your friend.Fish it like a jerk bait to billow out the skirt.



1/4 oz. on 10 pound mono.

We've been doing real good with them on smallies up to 2-2 1/2 pounds or so.

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#11826016 - 09/13/16 07:06 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
Puma Jim Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/27/09
Posts: 634
Loc: Nebraska
I go every year and all and all you need is spooks, squarebills, jerks, and 5 inch grubs on jig heads. Also some steel leaders for the square bills for the pike. I do not use spinnerbaits just cause the pike really like those. It is great fishing and the smallies are just stupid easy!

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#11826057 - 09/13/16 07:27 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
Bass&More Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 06/04/08
Posts: 6473
Loc: Ft WorthTexas
Try a poutine 12 - 16 0z portion food peep

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#11826067 - 09/13/16 07:31 AM Re: Small Mouth Bass Fishing Ontario Trip Advice Needed [Re: Hook'em79]
KCFISH'N Offline
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Registered: 07/10/09
Posts: 1256
Loc: Dallas, TX - Mark 1:15
Take some sea sickness pills...this time of year the winds can make some rollers and local guides will go out in the slop...talk to your guide in advance and ask him what it working now...have fun !
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