Gene Frederick is an avid fisherman from Belleville, ON and has spent the last 45 years of his life targetting Walleye, Salmon, Musky, Pike, Steelhead, and the occasional trip for bass. Gene is the Vice President of the Quinte Walleye League and is frequently asked to speak at various fishing clubs to share his tips and techniques.
Keeping with our theme of Bay or Quinte area fishing reports, Gene share’s his recent experience from fishing around Scotch Bonnet. Here are the details regarding his recent trip last Saturday.
We found the bite slow to start first thing in the morning, it really started around 9:30am and continued steady till we quit around 2:30pm. We were fishing 25-40 feet of water, with the morning temps at 48°F warming up to 58°F when we finally called it quits, Surface temp was 66°F when we finished.
We were running several different setups, mono out 120′, 2 – 3 colour core setups and 1 braid setup out around 150′, the hot lure(s) were Rapala TD11’s, others were tried but all hits were on the TD’s. Colours started out with Black/Silver, turning to a firetiger and then to green and a couple brought in on Pink lemonade. The mono and braid setups were running out on in line planners and the core units down the chute. Reef Runners and Storm lures had some time in the water, but the TD’s were the ticket!
Speed was varied slowest speed tried was 1.7 up to 2.5 , majority of fish were caught in the 2.2 range.
All in All a great day, we went 12 for 14, losing two fish. We kept two because of fish being hurt and they wouldn’t have survived. The smallest fish boated was 6.2lbs and the largest 9.11lbs most in the 6-7 pound range.