Bay of Quinte Fishing Reports

Let the Winter Fishing Season Begin!! Jan 21, 2016 The County Shores Bait and Tackle Store will be Open at 6 AM for Minnows, Tackle, Fishing Licenses and Coffee this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Jan 23 & 24, 2016) Opening Weekend Special - Medium Mud Minnows $4.00/doz. We have both Medium Muds and Small to Medium Golden Shiners in stock at present with more sizes arriving next week. Our Pay Parking Lot will be CLOSED this Weekend (and until further notice) as Ice Conditions are NOT SAFE ENOUGH for us to open it yet here at Buoy Q42. The Snow and the Frag Ice are making for terrible ice making conditions. Everybody is asking us
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Hurricane Storms and Big Bright Moons It has been quite a week of weather from one extreme to the other here on the Bay of Quinte. The week started out with great weather, then turned very wet as we got 52 mm of rain between Wednesday and Thursday then went back to great weather again for the weekend. As a result of the weather, we saw only a handful of anglers in this past week. Sunday, however we saw our first 10 pound Walleye caught down at Telegraph Island! This is great to see at this point in the Fall and tells us that the fish are really progressing their way into the Bay. Trolling with Crankbaits in the deeper areas of
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Fall Weather is here and so are the Walleye The highlight of this week’s report would have to be the fact that we had the pleasure of hosting our Charter Package Winners this past weekend. Terry, Seeta and Greg arrived Friday Night and although they have camped here many times they had never seen our Vacation Suite. They were thrilled to have a warm toasty place on such a frosty night to watch TV and relax in preparation for Saturday’s Charter. Terry and Greg were up early and fishing with Nick (Nick’s report will give more details below), while Seeta enjoyed some rest and relaxation in the suite for the day while
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Fish are Snapping Due to Low Water Temperatures Water temperatures keep dropping this week and the fish are starting to turn on! Not many anglers were on the water this week as many must have filled up on turkey from Thanksgiving with little room for fish. Water temperatures continue to drop and last weekend’s frost really helped with this. We need to see it hit 55 degrees and at present we are almost there just another few degrees to go. As Nick’s report (below) indicates, even at the present temperature things have started to turn on. Water levels are also down again but only a couple inches from our previous report.
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Falling Water Temperatures sure to bring Migratory Walleye Soon Rain and cooler temperatures kept anglers away throughout the mid-week with very little angling activity taking place. Angler’s did, however, enjoy great weather on Saturday and some groups did really well with Bass in the shallow water. “Yum Dingers” were the bait of choice, with the green shades being the best producers. Sunday and Monday were nice warm days but strong winds kept anglers off the water. This Fall we are seeing larger Perch being caught than is typical out of the Bay of Quinte. Again this past week we saw this, with Perch being caught and they are without
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Other News
Rain and North-East Winds Kept Anglers Off the Water This Past Week
Anglers Working Hard for their Catch
Fish the Weed Bed Edges or Go Deep!
Walleye Like the Slow Retrieve
Walleye Bite is slow Think the Walleye are Still Spawning.
Walleye are still spawning Pike hitting well!
Fishing still Slow but Night Bite is Hot!
Fishing Continues to be slow but a New Charter Boat has Arrived!!
Lots of Fish Being Marked but Not Many Bait Takers! Minnows In For This Weekend.
Spin Doctors, Crank Baits or Jointed Rapalas!!
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