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How you can catch BIG Smallmouth in the fall on Lake Simcoe

How you can catch BIG Smallmouth in the fall on Lake Simcoe

How do you catch those BIG smallmouth everyone is catching on Lake Simcoe? That's the question and issue I had. Fall bass fishing is difficult for me - I can sometimes get a few Largemouth in the shallows but those BIG Smallmouth elude me. As part of a fishing guided trip my wife got me for my birthday (one for spring and one for fall), I got a chance to get out with Tom Carr from Fatal Force Outfitters. It was just what I needed for both those times. I struggle the hardest during those times and it's this guys...

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Hidden Holes

Hidden Holes

I let the line drop in fully slack. There was an "S" shape bend in the little bit that laid on top of the water. I closed the bail, staring at that "S" shape. The it pulled tight. I reeled up the little bit of slack and set the hook - immediate load up and drag. If not for the movement of the line to the side, I would have thought I was hung on the rock. There was no head shakes, just a tug of war. I could see him as I pulled him to the surface of the...

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Fishing Lake Couchiching – Adapting to a Changing Lake

Fishing Lake Couchiching – Adapting to a Changing Lake

The basic rule for occasional anglers to keep in mind is that under these conditions or simply during the slow mid-day bite, fish are not as active as earlier or later in the day so slower, soft plastic presentations in natural baitfish colors shine.

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Fishing fake Leeches on Lake Simcoe

Fishing fake Leeches on Lake Simcoe

Setting up a drop shot is easy. Over the last few years I've learned a lot about the setup. I used to use the same hooks as my wacky rig (and they worked!) but since then I've learned that smaller hooks work the same and they're much less more noticable (which is a must here on Simcoe). For my setup, I use straight fluro, a full spool - but if you like the idea of braid with a Fluorocarbon leader, it still works. Just make your leader longer. Personally I like an 8lb Fluro and if I'm putting it on braid, I'll use the same...

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