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> Simcoe Smallies, Western Side of the Lake?
Derrek_13
Posted: Sep 23, 2018 - 06:43 pm


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Is fishing the west side of the lake for smallies as waste of time. I understand there are plenty of spots on the Beaverton side of the lake but that's a bit of a hike for me. Are there good spots on the rocky shoals between kempenfelt and Cooks Bay?

Not looking for locations. Just generalities.

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AlconaKevin
Posted: Sep 23, 2018 - 08:40 pm


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Check out the shouls off 10th line...where they set up the huts in the winter. Some obvious areas there man.

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Derrek_13
Posted: Sep 23, 2018 - 09:18 pm


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Thanks Man!

I just didn't want to fish dead water.

I appreciate it.

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Fishallday
Posted: Sep 23, 2018 - 09:37 pm


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Alcona, is that area good for jumbo perch also? Would like to fish for both.

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AlconaKevin
Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 06:32 am


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QUOTE (Fishallday @ Sep 23, 2018 - 09:37 pm)
Alcona, is that area good for jumbo perch also? Would like to fish for both.

To be honest i dont go for perch unless i have the grandkids in the boat...and then we hit cooks bay or innisfil beach area.

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Derrek_13
Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 08:31 am


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Hit up Cooks Bay for Perch and Largemouth. I grabbed a 13 inch perch the other day.

Here is the video. https://youtu.be/9D_ZksfPI9Y

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WILSON
Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 12:51 pm


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Swing them in the boat man, your going to end up breaking off a rod tip the way your currently doing it. Nice fish though, keep up the good work.

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Derrek_13
Posted: Sep 25, 2018 - 03:12 pm


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I'm going to sound like a complete moron but is there a better way to grab them without using a net?

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Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 08:53 am


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Just a FYI if going north to Couch, limestones are producing great right now, just north of the bowlin alley, it only gets better as the weather cools down there

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IRFERG
Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 05:15 pm


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If you are going to land fish without netting, or swinging, you need to leave more line out is what he is getting at. When you reel up and then bend the rod tip like that its putting an enormous amount of pressure on it and will likely break. Tight Lines

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Derrek_13
Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 05:52 pm


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Got skunked out there today. Hit the shoals as suggested but just couldn't bring them up. Couple other boats were out where I was and didn't seem to get any either. That said it was my first time fishing that part of the lake and it's pretty awesome. I can see how these area hold large smallmouth.
Looks like my Simcoe smallie will have to wait another week.

Thanks for all the advise guys.

BTW. Is there a cheaper place to launch than innifill beach park? Plus the launch is not sloped enough for me to drop my 14 footer with out having to get wet!

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Derrek_13
Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 05:53 pm


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Gotcha. Thanks!

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Derrek_13
Posted: Sep 30, 2018 - 01:11 pm


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Starting to understand a bit more about my lack of success. I was using ned rigs and worms on drop shot. I'm learning that as the weather and water cool they start coming in shallow to feed aggressively on baitfish. This week I'm going to change to lipless cranks, spinners, and jerkbaits.

Hope that makes a bit of difference.

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