They say Rondeau Bay is Ontario’s finest saved secret and I could not agree extra! It is an angler’s paradise! Situated on Lake Erie’s North shore between Leamington and Port Glasgow, Ontario, each off shore and in shore fishing are at their finest there. Walleye, Rainbow Trout and good sizes of Smallmouth Bass may be had by by way of Erieau to the principle Lake. The sheltered Rondeau Bay provides us roughly eleven sq. miles of weeded paradise, which is ideal Largemouth Bass territory. The depth ranges from three to eight ft on common making Bass and pan fish fishing glorious within the bay!
My focus that exact weekend was on the Largemouth Bass. I used to be amazed on the weed development in Rondeau Bay. Seriously, in every single place I regarded there have been pockets upon pockets of Largemouth potential. Clear water was obvious, for essentially the most half, so sure ways had been important to achieve success as I came upon. Don’t overlook your fluorocarbon line! Murky areas had been evident too, however nonetheless produced for me with regular shut proximity pitching.
Certain our bodies of water change over the course of a season and a few greater than others. Rondeau Bay, I feel, would change often due to winds. There is a bit on the North central space that’s suffering from floor matted weeds. Wind would possibly change its form right here and there, however I’m keen to wager it’s there to remain. This specific weed matted paradise makes it glorious for high water baits. Frogs, rats, buzz baits, you title it and I do know Largemouth might be had on this space. Let me inform you, it was painful to look at all of the floor exercise understanding my high water baits had been sitting on my desk in my workplace at dwelling! As a matter of reality, buzz baits are a favorite of the native anglers. My household parked our motor dwelling on the Summer Place Marina and Campground located on Rondeau Bay’s east shoreline. We shortly observed that come night; everybody was casting buzz baits and spinner baits till darkish. Many had been profitable and took delight in releasing the Bass to struggle one other day. It was good to see anglers who care sufficient to launch what they catch.
During my household’s quick keep my son Lorenzo and I had been in a position to get out and pattern the nice Bass fishing. Wind was an element for us as a result of this bay is unquestionably a sight fishing bay. Strong winds hindered our visibility drastically at occasions. When good deep weed edges had been situated, marking them on the G.P.S helped in conserving us near them. Thank heavens for the G.P.S as a result of from re-rigging alone the wind would ship us off beam and plenty of occasions, means off beam!
Dunking pockets with a Lightning Series 916 oz. jig with a Yum Craw Chunk trailer produced an excellent 5lb Largemouth proper off the bat. I put it within the stay properly for photos again on the motor dwelling which was conveniently situated on the shore of a lagoon on the camp. Needless to say, the Bass was launched alive and properly again the place it was caught. I do know it sounds loopy, however at any time when I catch an excellent measurement Bass, and overlook my digicam, I’ll take photos on the cottage or camp and journey again to the precise spot the place I caught it and launch the Bass in its authentic setting. I feel it is vital as a result of the Bass does not get disoriented and is calm as a result of it is aware of its surrounding.
Weeds in Rondeau’s gin clear water had been fished with Senkos rigged Wacky and Texas. My son fished the Texas and I fished the Wacky. Distance was key right here and Spider Wires Invisi-Braid helped within the clear circumstances. We had been each profitable many occasions over producing Largemouth from 2 to 3lbs persistently till wind, as soon as once more, made it troublesome to remain on particular construction.
This Rondeau Bay outing was difficult with chilly fronts, wind and 63 to 65 diploma F. water temperatures. That is cool water for Largemouth Bass, so slowing down our presentation helped immensely. We nonetheless managed to have success and could not assist however marvel what would have been the result if temperature and circumstances had been excellent! There was a lot Bass cowl, however we had been in search of distinction within the weeds and that took time to seek out. When the proper cowl was discovered we had been rewarded for our efforts. Weed line edges had been key!
Largemouth, Smallmouth, Walleye, pan fish, what else can an angler ask for in a physique of water with quick access. The better part about it’s that they will all be caught in good sizes too!
Our weekend keep on the Summer Place Marina and Campground was peaceable and tranquil. The individuals had been remarkably useful in making our Rondeau Bay go to a memorable one. The fish had been plentiful and so was the hospitality. Make Rondeau Bay your subsequent angling vacation spot and you’ll depart smiling after you too have found Ontario’s finest saved secret!