The Freshwater Phil guide to Montreal shore fishing spots

Montreal's best shore fishing spots

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Breaking in my new boat


The new boat has been launched, we started fishing Lake St Francis today. We decided to try the Raisin River first thing, as the surface was still and mirror like. I started by throwing a Texas rig with a live worm, first 2 cast landed 2 largemouth bass, the bigger one just over 2 lbs. Ari and Jimmy lost a couple pike, then things died down. We headed out the "big water" on Lake St Francis, started fishing between the 2 islands in front of Lancaster, where the water doesn't go deeper then 10-12 feet. You can see the bottom quite clearly due to the water clarity. As Jimmy was untangling Ari from his line, a huge smallmouth bass picked up Jimmy's crankbait, jumped out of the water and threw it before he had a chance to set the hook. It was definitely the biggest one I've seen, easily 7 lbs. Needless to day, he wasn't thrilled with Ari… We headed back to the Raisin River after a few hours of nothing exciting, Jimmy caught 1 more small pike.

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