Date: July 12, 2016 Temperature: 34°C Water depth: 8-9ft Location: Holland River, Ontario Bait used: Live worms, artificial pink maggots
On this really hot day I decided to have some fun with sunfish. My first spot I tried was completely covered by Duckweed and fish were not there, no bites. The second spot was blocked off by construction so I drove along the bank looking for a new, decent fishing spot in the shade. I found this spot and it looked like all the fish were seeking shade and concentrated under that bridge. Apart from little sunfish and bass I saw carp coming up to the surface. This spot was great. I didn’t have to wait very long for bites and was pulling one fish after another. I was using worms and tested silicone pink maggots that seemed to work, but not as well as real worms. That gave me an idea later to test some artificial baits next time if the bites are as good. I have quite a few different ones so that will be a good place for a test. Soon.
I arrived at the location at around 6:30am and was greeted by the puppies as seen in the video and while playing with them I missed the first bite. The fish were taking chum pellets from the surface but the bites were sporadic and the fish didn’t want to take bait.
I tried using different color silicone eggs at first because the first bite was on an orange one. Then, I put floating pellets on hook and let it float but that still didn’t work. After trying pellets I switched to orange and then pink trout dough and I succeeded with the pink, which landed me my first rainbow at around 10am.
My neighbors were using Trout Nuggets and were also successful at landing fish. My second fish also took the pink trout dough later in the day around 1pm after rotating the baits to see if they take anything else.