I was on the lake for less than an hour and was working my Rapala Skitter Pop across the surface in 30 feet of water. One tip I had before my arrival was that Lake Joseph’s big smallmouth love to feed on suspending ciscoes. The advice was followed by a stern “and drop shotting is definitely the way to go”. My choice of a topwater lure to entice these deep bass lurking beneath the ciscoes may have been the last choice for many anglers … but I knew from past experiences in similar lakes… the rewards can be remarkable.
Photo’s By Brad Hudson, Rosa Sharpe of Lures and Tours and the author
Orillia, Ontario Canada:
A full field of 110 boats with 220 anglers blasted off on a beautiful Saturday morning October 22nd to try and catch the heaviest five bass they ... or anyone else, had ever seen weighed in during a Canadian Bass Tournament. Last year, the same could be said ... and the winning team of Mark Moran and Joey Muszynski set the all time Canadian record with an incredible 31.5 pounds worth of smallmouth bass.
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