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> Oro Shore Report-Sept. 26, Beautiful Day on the Water- Solo Trip
Posted: Sep 26, 2017 - 07:34 pm

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I was on the water off the 9th of Oro just after 7:30 AM. Lake was flat calm and no wind.

It ended up being a solo trip as I gave up after trying 4 different friends to see if they wanted to come. None were able to and they ended up being the wise ones.

I ran out to 70fow and did the Grandpa Jim method of dragging the cannonball for over an hour and using flutter spoons. Went from 70 to 105 ft. NADA.

Anchored in 105fow and jigged-NADA.

Marked lots of fish while dragging the ball and jigging, but no takers.

Set up and trolled for the next 4 hours in 90 to 120fow down as far as line 5. Used all kinds of spoons and Rapalas and used a cheater-marked all kinds of fish, but still--NADA. While I marked lots of fish, I think a lot of them are herring.

Few other boats out, but I never saw any of them get fish.

It was really hot, so I quit at 1PM.

That's it for me on Simcoe this year. Once we get some cold weather, I'm back to Collingwood.


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Posted: Sep 26, 2017 - 08:11 pm

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Nice report Ralph, no fish, your smoker must be getting lonely. Sorry I couldn't make it, as of today I now have a new furnace and AC. It's been miserable around here with no air. Just in time for the cold front. haha

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Posted: Sep 26, 2017 - 09:17 pm

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Thanks for the report Ralph..

I was really hoping for a good day for you..

Sounds like you threw everything at them and the kitchen sink.

Some days just not to be, sorry I had to work, would have been nice to have an extra rod out there.

Cheers buddy..

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Posted: Sep 27, 2017 - 09:50 am

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I was jigging a W spoon in 65 fow off willow beach early morning , one Laker around 5 lbs ... But got off by 10 was just to hot out there .......

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Posted: Sep 27, 2017 - 01:12 pm


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Went 3 for 7 Finder was so lit up. Trout everywhere!

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Posted: Sep 27, 2017 - 02:20 pm

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Rough day Ralph, I can only think that this unusually hot weather for this time of the year might have had something to do with the lack of action.

I had about the same action sitting behind my desk yesterday, at least you were out on the lake

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