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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Shore Fishing heatwaves

Shore fishing around Montreal during heatwaves can be tough. As I don't own a boat anymore, and my buddy's boat has been stuck in the shop for the past month, I've got no other choice than to make due with what I can.

Since the massive heat wave at the start of July, fishing for big channel catfish has been the slowest I've ever experienced. I've been out a number of times with my wife, the kids and some friends. Despite fishing a variety of popular baits such as live & dead minnow, worms, chicken liver, and chicken hearts, we've been getting skunked time after time.

Carping has been slow as well, though I did manage a small 8 lb carp and missed another on the one outing I've done so far in July.

Pike have been better, though they are a lot smaller than usual. I managed a couple under 2 lbs during an evening outing with my wife, as well as 3 more in the 2.5- 3 lbs range on a 1/2 day trip with my son.

I have some more fishing planned, probably for carp, pike and possibly trout in the next week or two. I'll keep y'all updated.

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