Bass season is already open all over the Unites states, but if you live in Ontario, Canada, you’ll have to wait until this Saturday to fish for them. I always loved fish bass when I lived in Ontario, and while I still fish for bass, my only option here in Nova Scotia is to fish for smallmouth. Now don’t get me wrong, I love smallie fishing, but there is something really special about getting a big largemouth.
Ontario Bass Facts:
- The record smallmouth bass caught in Ontario is 9.84 lbs (4.46 kg)
- The record largemouth bass caught in Ontario is 10.43 lbs (4.73 kg)
- Smallmouth typically live in deeper water near rocks, sand, or gravel and prefer cooler temperatures then largemouth. The idea temperature is around 70°F (21°C).
- Largemouth typically are found in shallow, warmer water with aquatic vegetation, wood and rocks and other cover. They usually prefer water temperatures between 79 to 81°F (26 to 27°C).
We’ll be dedicating the next few days to bass fishing, so stay tuned!
Image via Ontario Fishing Regulations