Fishing Reports

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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Jason DeValadares
Ultra Clear Water and Sight Fishing Bass

Ultra Clear Water and Sight Fishing Bass

Lake Simcoe isn't my best friend... sometimes I wonder if we're even friends at all! I can't count the amount of times she's left me fishless on both my hands and feet - I'd need more digits. I've always meant to have someone take me out and show me the ropes and today was the day. Well, okay. My WIFE actually had someone take me out - how cool is THAT!? She booked me with Fatal Force Outfitters.   It was an early rise and we hit the lake around 6am. Before we left, Tom messaged me and told me the...

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This year I hate Pike

This year I hate Pike

The lake didn't let me down, we were able to hook into about 6 pike, landing I think three of them. The larger of the three seemed to have some tail damage which leads me to believe those folks telling me about them still spawning may be true. The normal Black Fly Lures Spinner Bait and White Curly Tail Grub seemed to get them all.

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Jason DeValadares
Easy Early Spring Rainbow Trout From Shore

Easy Early Spring Rainbow Trout From Shore

A few minutes after changing up to a bottom bouncing setup, I hooked up. The rest of the day was catching fish like that while fighting ice

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