My lovely fiancee was kind enough to get me exactly what I wanted for my birthday this year, a new reel! I have had my eye on the Quantum Cabo bait cast reel for a couple of years now. The blue and grey design immediately caught my attention when I first saw it. After researching the reel I learned that it is not only good looking, but remarkably strong. I have spooled the reel with 65lb PowerPro line and will be using it mainly for musky this year. I’ll have a review written about the reel once I find a rod to match it up with, stay tuned!
Rather than facing the weekend boat traffic, we decided to take a midweek fishing trip for my birthday to a lake we had never fished before. Jon, Gillian and I packed up the car shortly after midnight and started our drive to Lake Chemong, located in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario. Much like other Kawartha lakes, Chemong offers great bass, walleye and musky fishing.
The drive took less than two hours from Toronto, and we drove around the lake looking for a boat rental in the dark. We spotted several fishermen night-fishing along the causeway that splits the lake in two. We slept a few hours in the car and and rented a boat from a very friendly woman in the small town of Bridgenorth shortly after six.
We started the day using plastic baits to cover shallow water and structure near shore and around several islands to the south of the lake. After a couple hours of fishing, it was clear that we were not going to find any bass in the shallow water. The sun was beating down pretty hard and despite being in the tail end of major heatwave, the bass were still not feeding. We began making drifts through deeper water hoping to locate isolated fish. Jon used jigs, trying to pull fish off the bottom, Gillian used live worms drifting them behind the boat, and I decided to cast my own musky lures hoping for a big one.
Gillian began catching several pan fish including crappie, sunfish, perch and then she landed a good sized largemouth bass which proved to be the biggest fish of the day. We fished a total of six hours and we each got a few small bass before we called it a day.
Im sure most of you will remember the aquatic sports car, or perhaps even the lesser known (perhaps because even I don’t know the name) aquatic classic that Clive found at the Carlisle Kit Car Convention.
Well, the same company that brought you the aquatic sports car, now has a nice addition to their transforming aquatic lifestyle vehicles.
Behold the Quadski! Part ATV, part Jetski, but 100% Fury.
When I’m not fishing, you can usually find me sitting in the basement making fishing lures. I recently made my first sale in the United states and will be shipping out some new lures later today. Here are a few of my recent creations made specifically for northern pike. Each lure features quality parts including a hefty #8 French blade which measures 2-1/2 inches in length and a 4X strong SureSet red treble hook.