Headed back to my boat for some bass fishing now that the season is officially opened in Ontario. Many of the spots where they were hitting in the a few weeks ago are overgrown, so we switched tactics for the most part. My buddy alternated between topwaters and Senkos, while my son stuck with Topwaters. They combined for about 20 bass, all under 2 lbs.
I did a bit of topwater fishing, but stuck with a mini Rapala CD-5 coundown. Lure proved great in the clearer parst of the river, I managed 4 largemout bass as well as a 14 inch walleye and 3 lb pike and big bluegill on it in about 5 hours of fishing. I find find that it really matched the color and size of the shiners you see jumping on the surface when being chased.
The slop isn't thick enough to force us into using weedless Spro frogs yet, but I have a feeling that it will be withing the next 2 weeks. Also plan to hit the big smallies on calmer days on St Francis, possibly attempt some sight fishing using Senkos around the islands.