June 21, 2014 marked the date for the first ever early bass season around Sudbury ON (FMZ 10) a full seven days before the traditional 4th Saturday in June opener. Typically thought of as smallmouth bass country much more so than largemouth, I was pleasantly surprised when a friend of mine told me about a lake up in Killarney with some outstanding largemouth opportunities. So, early Friday morning, my son Izaak and I headed north for the four hour drive. Upon arrival we loaded all of our food, camping and fishing gear into his canoe … and paddled off to our destination lake for the weekend.
Our traditional canoeing and kayaking trip to Algonquin Provincial Park this year was switched up a little and we visited Arrowhead Provincial Park instead. My brother Red … aka Marcel, his son Josh, and our buddies Mitch, Kris, his son Andreas and of course myself and my two sons Tyler and Izaak were glad we tried a new place for our annual adventure.
A return visit to enjoy the early bass season
Two years ago I paid my first visit to this lake and had such a great time with my brother Red that I wanted to share the experience some day with my son Izaak as well. That opportunity came at the beginning of June and as expected, the early catch and release bass fishing season New York has to offer did not disappoint!
“The following article was written as a promotional piece for the new Toronto Outdoor Store and is re-published here with permission”.
The Greater Toronto Area is home to many species of sought after gamefish. Within the Lake Ontario waterfront portion of Canada's most populated region, trout and salmon reign supreme among elite anglers - thanks in no small part to the influx of over one million of these salmonids that are stocked annually by MNR. Rivers from the Ganaraska in the east to the Credit and Bronte in the west offer these anglers remarkable fishing opportunities. Further north well outside of the GTA ... rivers such as the Nottawasaga, Saugeen and Syndenham also produce. This spring has been no exception ... especially with delayed rainbow runs that provided remarkable fishing opportunities even on the regular trout opener (last Saturday in April) for fishing enthusiasts.
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