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#1 chalkhorse

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

hit tobermory with a bunch of young 'uns last weekend.., (well, 15 year olds... which is darn young from my perspective)

 

i have noticed a lack of tobermory fishing data in general online, so here's my take.

 

caught a pike and a bunch of out of season bass around the 3 to 4 pound range.

 

from what i gather talking to divers, there are very few pike around big tub harbour... just whitefish

 

the "other" shipwrecks, across the bay, has some nice size ones.

 

we fished cameron lake and cyprus lake.  both were loaded with bass, though we ACTUALLY were targeting walleye and pike.

 

come evening, the surface actions was quite good on the little shallow bays.

 

definitely worth a post june foray...

 

 


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#2 Alfiegee

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

You hit some prime waters. Great fishing. I've done it before.

Wish I had been there.

 

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:17 PM

head up to manatulin for lats summer for some great bow and salmon action as well


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:16 AM

P.S. I did my open water scuba test near Toby, there are some monster Bass hanging around the ship wrecks.

Although not sure if there are any around, one of the original stockings of Splake was in Lions Head about 40 years ago. 10,000 fish or whatever were dumped off the pier. They didn't know what to do at first so we caught lots, until they moved further into the bay. We caught them trolling for years after that.

 

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#5 MadocFlyGuy

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

I'm glad to see this started. My girlfriend's family owns some property up there, and I have been wanting to fish it for a while now, just unsure of how to approach it. I've placed an arrow pointing to the bay they have some property on, and pointed out a few points of interest - a shallow reef-like structure, a smaller bay, and then a small lake.

I've just picked up some full-sink fly-line that I'd like to try out, so any techniques, or suggestions are welcomed :D Note that most of the time I'm there I have access to both a canoe and kayak.

 

What species should I be expecting to find this close to shore?

 


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#6 MadocFlyGuy

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:56 AM

.. and the photo didn't attach... I'll attach it when I'm home from work.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

I'm glad to see this started. My girlfriend's family owns some property up there, and I have been wanting to fish it for a while now, just unsure of how to approach it. I've placed an arrow pointing to the bay they have some property on, and pointed out a few points of interest - a shallow reef-like structure, a smaller bay, and then a small lake.

I've just picked up some full-sink fly-line that I'd like to try out, so any techniques, or suggestions are welcomed :D Note that most of the time I'm there I have access to both a canoe and kayak.

 

What species should I be expecting to find this close to shore?



You could hit some nice rivers with that yak in the area


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#8 chalkhorse

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:48 PM

canoe or kayak, i'd be using deerhairs and poppers with a floating line in the shallows at sunrise and sundown for bass, and streamers for pike.  it's still early in the season and the huge pike'll be cruising the shallows to metabolise, ie - 55 - 60 degree water...  that's assuming you are on the georgian bay side...


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

Photo attached - thanks for the advice CH, and river, yes I've noticed a few nice rivers and creeks during my drive up there. Would be great fun to take the kayak down them!

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#10 chalkhorse

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:43 PM

indian harbour.

 

i'd be willing to to bet that there are early season giant pike there...


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#11 MadocFlyGuy

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:20 PM

indian harbour.

 

i'd be willing to to bet that there are early season giant pike there...

Just slow-strip streamers near shore?

 

There are TONNES of very large boulders on the bottom everywhere in that bay, so targetting shelter is tough as its everywhere haha

Also no weeds in there either.. One of their cottages is actually the property around the harbour, so I have lots of access there.

 

Another random question. As you're likely aware, the water here is ALWAYS freezing haha... so do I assume:

a) the fish there have acclimated to the temp, and fish as I normally would in my home waters, or...

B) use a slow retrieval as the water will cause the warmer water species to be sluggish

 

Thanks!

 

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#12 MadocFlyGuy

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:21 PM

haha i didn't know that B ) made a sunglasses face :P


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:57 PM

well, you are on the huron side, albeit a bit north, so it will heat up sooner and warmer than the georgian bay side.

 

we were swimming about 5 km south of you last weekend at dorcas bay.

 

but it is still early, so i'd go slow.

 

i'm really finding that rich_ace_g understands piking, especially early season, so i'd pm him if i were you... 


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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:51 PM

Hello,

 

I just got a place in the next bay over, Hopkins Bay.  It's real shallow, but, I can get out in the canoe to some of the deeper spots provided it's calm enough.  I'm planning on bouncing a jig along the bottom and hopefully get some bass.  I've seen a few big fish in the shallows a couple of weeks ago, and, I'm told they were likely carp. 

 

How did you make out in Indian Harbor? 

 

Apart from my canoe and some kayaks, I don't have access to a boat so I'm very interested in shoreline fishing up there.  Any suggestions on technique on the Huron side would be appreciated.

Thanks

Ian Cooper


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