The end of May is a magical time for pike fishing in Ontario, which is why I can show you two awesome pike photos taken on today’s date. The first image is from 2005 when Clive and I first visited Little Vermilion Lake at the recommendation of a good friend. The second image is from our return to Little Vermilion Lake in 2007!
This year has been a year of catching nothing but small fish so far. I’m not complaining, the fishing here in Nova Scotia is great, but those massive Ontario fish are hugely responsible for my love of fishing. At least I can take some satisfaction in helping others catch some big fish this year. Our reports of monster pike at Little Vermilion have received plenty of attention and we are always happy to divulge locations and lures to help our readers have success. I was contacted by Ken a while back asking for some advise on fishing LV, and as a result he had a great trip. Of course we cant take all the credit, Little Vermilion is a great lake and Ken is an experienced angler, check out his recent catches – this is what fishing Ontario is all about!
At Sportsmans we had 5 people and did very well – 24 Trophy’s and forget how many slots.
We’re clearly not the only ones who love the pike fishing at Little Vermilion Lake in Ontario, Canada. Many of our readers have made the long trip up to the lake in search of trophy pike, and as usual the latest visitors to Little Vermilion were not disappointed!
On this trip, I caught 6 fish that were over 40 inches and 15 #s (Our group of 4 guys caught 10 fish over 40 inches and 15#s.- that was our definition of a big fish). My two biggest fish were both 45 inches and 22#s and 20#s. The others were 41-42 inch range and weighed 15-18#s, which are also very nice fish.
Last year we met Phil at Little Vermilion Lake after talking with him online about pike fishing for sometime. He loves pike fishing as much as we do, and I made sure to send him some Rockstar Lures before his trip. He had a great trip in 2007 and made the long trip back to Little Vermilion this spring in hopes of catching a few more monsters. He fished with the best pike fisherman around, Connie Inman, and they both caught a few 40 inchers despite the cold weather. Here are a few photos from the adventure, including a couple caught on Rockstar lures. If you have ever wanted to make the pike fishing trip of a lifetime, Little Vermilion is the place to do it.
More Little Vermilion pike at OFNC.
Stay tuned, we should have a couple more reports from Little Vermilion in the next few weeks!