Smallmouth Bass Fishing

If you love Smallmouth Bass fishing then you will be in heaven while fishing on Red Cedar Lake. The lake has a diverse rocky structure typical of a Northern Ontario Canadian Shield Lake and because of the massive size of the lake the bass fishing opportunities are endless. The whole lake is a labyrinth of islands, shoals, sunken ridges, weedy narrows and bays with rocky points leading into healthy clean weeds. The lake is fed by the Temagami River and the Marten River along with smaller creeks and feeder streams. This supplies the lake with fresh water and food as well as great spawning grounds. Everything about Red Cedar Lake says awesome Smallmouth Bass fishing. You have almost 83 miles of shoreline (not counting islands) to explore and fish.

Smallmouth Bass

How many Smallmouth Bass you can catch in a day when targeting them is hard to say. The bigger bass over 3 pounds tend to travel in mating pairs or in small groups of 4 or 5 fish. Smaller bass tend to hang together in hunting packs and it could be 50 or more fish. There are lots of loners spread out all along the shore. We have had guests tell us that they have run into areas where they are catching bass after bass with the sizes ranging from 1/2 pound to 2.5 pounds. When you hit these hunting packs you could catch 20 bass in an hour or more. These hunting packs are always on the move and once all the minnows and crayfish (Crawdads) in the area have been eaten they move on to another spot. One day you can catch them almost every cast and the next day catch nothing. If you target Smallmouth Bass you should catch 10 to 25 on an average day but you have to keep moving and trying new spots because the bass are always moving. Some days you can catch way more. Weather, time of year and willingness to keep changing baits until you find what they are hitting that day is essential to your success. One day they may be only hitting blue and the next day they hit purple. You have to keep changing things up.

Smallmouth Bass

You can also sacrifice numbers and hit the prime spots where the big bass hang out. If you catch a Smallmouth Bass over 3 pounds odds are there are more around. If you catch a really big Smallmouth Bass over 4 pounds then odds are its mate is hanging around in the same area and they have selected that area as their territory. Even though most of the Smallmouth Bass you catch will be under 3 pounds, you have an outstanding chance at catching a really big trophy. This lake is famous for gigantic Smallies. Guests commonly catch bass in the 5 and 6-pound range and a few times during the summer, guests will catch trophies in the 7+ pound range. It's a big lake and has big fish. The fishing pressure on this lake is very low when considering the size and the vast amounts of prime Smallmouth Bass habitat.

We are only a 5-hour drive from Toronto. You will not find better Smallmouth Bass fishing anywhere that is closer. Another attractive feature of the lake is it's crystal clean water. Guests have commented that the Smallmouth Bass taste fantastic in our lake and cook up white and fluffy and taste sweet just like Walleye.

Smallmouth Bass

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