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Charlton Lake Camp
Charlton Lake Camp is a housekeeping cottage resort set
among towering pines in Northern Ontario's La Cloche Mountains.
The camp offers fishing (bass, walleye, pike and lake trout),
swimming, boating and hunting. Eco-tourists will love the easy
access to Killarney Provincial Park for canoeing, kayaking and
hiking. Artists and photographers will revel in the same natural
beauty made famous by the Group of Seven.
Happy Landing Lodge
The unspoiled beauty of French River
Country. One of the finest outdoor vacation areas in Canada.
Only 3.5 hours drive from Toronto, we offer you a memorable
connection to the magnificent Nature of Near North. French
River, as well as Trout Lake have well deserved reputations for
great fishing You can go after: Walleye, Musky, Lake Trout,
Northern Pike, Large and Small Mouth Bass as well as a variety
of pan fish: Perch, Sunfish and Rock Bass
Red Pine Wilderness
Lodge - Our 8 guest cottages set
amidst towering, red
pine trees on a 7 acre
island is the place for your special remote fishing trip or
wilderness family holiday. We are the Gateway to two huge parks:
The Obabika Waterway Park and The Lady Evelyn/Smoothwater
Wilderness Park. We offer the serious angler Northeastern
Ontario's finest Walleye (Pickerel), Great Northern Pike,
Smallmouth Bass, Whitefish and Perch fishing. Don't forget about
the 3 species of Trout that also call this area "home".
Auld Reekie Lodge
- Whether you pamper yourself with our
full meal plan and the ultimate in comfort in one of our 6
luxury suites, or stay in a fully equipped 4 star cottage where
you can cook your own meals, at Auld
Reekie Lodge we feel
we've got everything you're looking for and more. Auld
Reekie Lodge, as
featured on the Canadian Sportsfishing Show, is a true escape in
the beauty of Northern Ontario's wilderness.
Bliss Cabins - Bliss Cabin's are
located on beautiful Bad Vermillion Lake about 45 miles east of
Fort Frances, Ontario on Highway 11. Cabins come fully equipped
for sleeping and cooking. We supply all bedding and cooking
utensils. Some cabins have Microwaves, & Televisions. We have a
nice beach for swimming. Bad Vermillion is approximately 7 miles
long and is a very deep and clear Lake. It hosts huge and tasty
Lake Trout, Walleye, Northerns, all types of Bass.
Uchi Lake Lodge - Fly-in for the
remote fishing experience of a lifetime!!! Fish Ontario for
Walleye and Northern. Fish for Trophy Walleye and Northern. Why
Fly? Because that's where the fishing pressure is at it's
minimum. Ontario's beauty is an added BONUS!
"Sorting Through the Spinnerbaits for Bass" By Justin
and largemouth bass go together like bread and butter. Although they
have been on the tackle shelves for a long time, the effectiveness
and efficiency of these baits make them a top choice for bass
anglers all over North America. But where do you start when it comes
to choosing the right spinnerbait for the job at hand? Follow these
simple techniques and learn to turn this simple bait into a deadly
The Big Three
Although there are hundreds of different types of spinnerbaits
on the market, there are only three main design principles to each -
blade configuration. Depending on what type of blade design you
choose, the bait will run and react differently to each.
These blades exhibit a round design which makes them top choice for
giving off vibrations in the water. For this reason, they can call
fish in from great distances and work wonders in stained or muddy
water. Colorado bladed spinnerbaits will run the deepest out of all
three designs, and lend themselves well to slow-rolling in deep
Indiana blades are a cross between the Colorado and Willow Leaf
design, showcasing a slightly more streamline and curved blade in
comparison to the prior. This blade throws off a great deal of
vibration, and ranks second in sound production between the three.
It is a great style of bait for working medium depth areas of the
lake, especially when you want an in-between lure for covering a
variety of water conditions.
Willow Leaf Blades
Willow Leaf blades lead the pack when it comes to giving off flash
in the water coloumn. They are highly visible for great distances
and work well in clear water for roaming fish. Although they give
off the least amount of vibrations of the three, they do reign
supreme for covering water quickly and efficiently, especially
Tactics and Techniques
Tossing It Out
This is the most simple and easiest tactic to master, yet it remains
one of the top producers. Toss the bait out with a medium length
cast, let it sink for a second, and then begin a steady retrieve to
bring the bait back to the boat. The spinnerbait should travel just
under the water's surface (between 1 and 4-feet deep) for maximum
effectiveness, with the blades constantly turning throughout the
entire retrieve For anglers looking to cover a vast area of water in
the shortest amount of time, "tossing it out" is the best way to go.
This presentation is a staple for coping with deep water while out
on the lake. For water between 6 and thirty-plus feet, a slow
rolling spinnerbait can work where other baits may fail. The most
important key to remember when following this technique is to keep
the bait as close to the bottom as possible. (Letting your bait
"bump" or "hit" any bottom structure, be it rocks, wood or weed will
call fish in and improve your catch ratio.) Slow rolling is
accomplished by casting your spinnerbait out, then letting it fall
on a slack line all the way to the bottom. At this point, a slow
steady retrieve along and just off bottom is all it takes. Make sure
to keep the bait moving at all times for increased effectiveness.
Bulging the Top
Bulging a spinnerbait is a highly effective technique for targeting
active bass, as it provides a cross between a surface and
sub-surface presentation. Cast your lure out and quickly begin a
retrieve that leaves a bulge or wake behind the bait. This is
accomplished by keeping the blades just under the surface of the
water, paying careful attention so as not to let them actually break
the surface. The trail of bubbles and added attraction of the
bulging water is very attractive to largemouth on the prowl. With a
little practice this method of working a spinnerbait will become
very easy - so easy, in fact, that you'll be left wondering why you
never tried it in the past.
Flutter or Dead-Drop
Fluttering a spinnerbait is an ideal tactic when faced with neutral
or inactive bass, or when the water you are fishing has visible
structure areas in relatively shallow water. Fluttering your bait
quite simply means stopping your retrieve and allowing the
spinnerbait to "flutter" or spiral down on a slack line. This sudden
change of direction can often entice following fish or bass waiting
in ambush to strike. I've had great success by utilizing this tactic
when fishing areas with brush, weed edges or clumps and boat docks.
Adding a slight variety to your retrieve will often pay off in a few
1. Make sure hooks are sticky sharp. Utilizing a trailer hook can
help for short-striking fish.
2. Experiment with blade sizes and configurations. One blade or two?
Colorado or Indiana?
3. Try different colours to see which work best. Oftentimes a switch
from dull to bright or vice-versa will do the trick.
4. Ensure that your blades spin freely and easily. A blade that
constantly fouls or doesn't run smoothly will not catch fish.
5. Use spinnerbaits for large expanses of water. For working big
areas fast, there really is no better bait on the market.
Test out some new methods and techniques with your spinnerbaits next
time you hit the water. This type of bait is one of the most
versatile when it comes to catching bass, and are sure to help you
in your goal at becoming a better largemouth angler.