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Offline Keeper64

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Smallmouth in Oct.
« on: October 12, 2021, 10:17:22 am »
Morning folks.  I have a friend visiting from up north this coming weekend and would like to take him out on Simcoe. Since I have zero experience fishing on the lake at this time of year, I was curious if I should be targetting smallmouth or perch?  Second, which general area would you suggest for SM: Cooks Bay, mouth of Kempenfelt, western shoreline?  And third, is jigging with live bait or trolling some rapalas the better option?  Thanks for any information. I appreciate the help.

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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 05:53:04 pm »
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Offline Southern Pike

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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 12:40:31 am »
I have had some luck fishing for bass in the late fall in Kempenfeldt Bay trolling in about 20-30 ft of water with shad rap Rapalas in xxxxxxxxx along the north shore.


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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 07:20:41 am »
Live bait is killer this time of year if you wanna go that route... although I'm not sure who has large minnows in stock

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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 10:30:07 am »
I am not sure they are there yet as I usually target them after the lake flips but I am probably wrong as I usually only target bass in late October early November. Never had much luck when the water was still warm.

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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 11:06:00 am »
I agree ... once the water turns over the bite seems to start again.

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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2021, 10:42:34 am »
Lake Simcoe has so many variables when it comes to catching Bass.

This Satuday, the Barrie Bassmasters will be hosting thier Annual Lake Simcoe Open.  It will be interesting to see what weights come in.
Weigh in is at 3:00 pm at the City Marina.

I don't fish this tournament because their are so many anglers that fish Simcoe regularly - I am really just donating money to the pot! LOL
I've spent most of my life fishing.  The rest I've wasted.

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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 08:52:12 am »
Has the lake turned over yet ?


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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2021, 09:17:02 am »
Has the lake turned over yet ?


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Water temp in Cooks Bay was around 60 degrees yesterday. So no.

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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2021, 03:24:11 pm »
Has the lake turned over yet ?


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Water temp in Cooks Bay was around 60 degrees yesterday. So no.

On Sunday, Kemp temps were 60-63 F.  Caught a couple bass in 15-20 ft, and was off the water by 11:00 am before the winds picked up too much.
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Re: Smallmouth in Oct.
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2021, 05:27:02 pm »
Monday it was 59 degrees.  Marked a bunch, my father in law landed a giant way out in about 55 feet.  We were drifting and got out deep and I’m ready to move the boat in shallow when he shouts “fish!”