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Fishing Georgian Bay / Re: Last Day on the Bay - The wintering hole
« Last post by Fishpants on November 16, 2017, 09:26:11 AM »
Last Day on GBay, time to put it away.
The number of nice days on big water are few and far between before ice up. Every year I end the season on GBay, out in the bay, just me and a few thousand little brown friends.

James Gignac and I watched the weather for a nice day and the forecast was perfect! Sunny, no wind and 5c. We headed out of Penetang bright and early and head straight out to the bay. The intent was to catch a bunch of fish and do a lot of video work. The bottom of Simcoe is really pretty boring compared to the bay so I wanted to video some of the bottom and the huge schools of smallies we find find. But like many forecasts these days it was wrong!!!
We did manage to get into them pretty good but the video was horrible because we were bouncing around. Last year we caught a fish in over 100 ft. This year we wanted to see just how deep bass winter. We fell off a structure and drifted out to 111 ft. where baitfish hugged the bottom.James hooked up. I normally won't bring a fish that far to the surface but wanted to see what it was. Sure enough it was a bass. Not huge but still a 2.5 lb fish. Took a quick picture and watched the sonar to see if the fish could get back down. It took a while but it did get down a long way until we couldn't track it.

These GBay fish were not really squared up like Simcoe or Erie fish. Their bellies were bursting but no weight through the tail. The wind changed to the NE and the bite stopped. We had 2 cameras down watching these huge schools. Many of the fish we caught had what looked to be stretch marks. Red irritations on their bellies.
The video was not good but the clarity of the water even at 50 ft was incredible considering the dense cloud cover and bouncing the rig off the bottom. Didn't seem to bother the fish lol
Berkley Fishing #gbaywintering Fenwick Fishing






Great post.
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Fishing Georgian Bay / Last Day on the Bay - The wintering hole
« Last post by John Whyte on November 16, 2017, 08:58:27 AM »
Last Day on GBay, time to put it away.
The number of nice days on big water are few and far between before ice up. Every year I end the season on GBay, out in the bay, just me and a few thousand little brown friends.

James Gignac and I watched the weather for a nice day and the forecast was perfect! Sunny, no wind and 5c. We headed out of Penetang bright and early and head straight out to the bay. The intent was to catch a bunch of fish and do a lot of video work. The bottom of Simcoe is really pretty boring compared to the bay so I wanted to video some of the bottom and the huge schools of smallies we find find. But like many forecasts these days it was wrong!!!
We did manage to get into them pretty good but the video was horrible because we were bouncing around. Last year we caught a fish in over 100 ft. This year we wanted to see just how deep bass winter. We fell off a structure and drifted out to 111 ft. where baitfish hugged the bottom.James hooked up. I normally won't bring a fish that far to the surface but wanted to see what it was. Sure enough it was a bass. Not huge but still a 2.5 lb fish. Took a quick picture and watched the sonar to see if the fish could get back down. It took a while but it did get down a long way until we couldn't track it.

These GBay fish were not really squared up like Simcoe or Erie fish. Their bellies were bursting but no weight through the tail. The wind changed to the NE and the bite stopped. We had 2 cameras down watching these huge schools. Many of the fish we caught had what looked to be stretch marks. Red irritations on their bellies.
The video was not good but the clarity of the water even at 50 ft was incredible considering the dense cloud cover and bouncing the rig off the bottom. Didn't seem to bother the fish lol
Berkley Fishing #gbaywintering Fenwick Fishing




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General Discussion / Re: Lake Simcoe Deep Fall Bass
« Last post by gogu392 on November 15, 2017, 01:40:28 PM »
Great video. Thank you.
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General Discussion / 2017 Ice Fishing Expo Dec 16 & 17 Barrie Molson Center
« Last post by John Whyte on November 12, 2017, 07:21:47 AM »
2017 Ice Fishing Expo Dec 16 & 17 Barrie Molson Center

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Fishing Georgian Bay / Re: Pike/Musky in Woods Bay
« Last post by Tim R on November 11, 2017, 04:16:46 PM »
Will let you know. I am fishing every week til marina tells me its over. Water temp was 45 before recent cold snap.
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General Discussion / Lake Simcoe Deep Fall Bass
« Last post by John Whyte on November 11, 2017, 11:58:20 AM »
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Fishing Georgian Bay / Re: Pike/Musky in Woods Bay
« Last post by EsoxWanderer on November 05, 2017, 07:09:22 PM »
Is planning an early December trip (Dec 2 - 3) a good idea (apart from the cold)? Are muskie and pike still catchable then, and will water temps likely be above 40?
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Fishing Georgian Bay / Re: Late October Bite (Pike/Musky)
« Last post by Tim R on October 24, 2017, 09:19:57 AM »
Not sure which bay you are referring to, but the bite has been slow on the Moon the past few weeks. Weather is all over the place. Like a hurricane out there today, 25 degrees on Sunday.
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Fishing Georgian Bay / Late October Bite (Pike/Musky)
« Last post by EsoxWanderer on October 23, 2017, 08:06:58 PM »
Anyone fished the Bay south of the Moon River recently for pike or muskies and willing to comment on how the bite has been? Productive lures and depths?
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Fishing Georgian Bay / Re: depth charts
« Last post by Love2fish on October 18, 2017, 03:02:31 PM »
Chart Number 2203 should get you what you need for Sturgeon Bay ( and much more )

see:
http://www.charts.gc.ca/publications/index-eng.asp

Good luck!
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