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Fish are Snapping Due to Low Water Temperatures Bay of Quinte Fishing Report

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. Let’s hope they hold steady now so that we can get our boats in and out of the water at our regular launch ramps.

Continue to use the same bait and techniques as our last report and start thinking about heading for Long Reach and the Ferry for the bigger fish.

County Shores is still stocking worms and will start stocking minnows around November 1st.

Report from Nick “Walleye” Werner, from Werner’s Angling Adventures

Fishing has improved throughout the Bay.... Water temperatures are steadily falling and the fish are snapping. Bass, Pike and Walleye have all started to "feed up" for the winter.

Bass and Pike are hitting everything and anything in both deep and shallow waters. Spinnerbaits and big plastic tube baits are producing. If you’re fishing deep try dragging the tube bait about a foot across the bottom. Just drop your rod tip every so often to make sure you are still close to the bottom.

The "Quinte Gold" Walleye have moved into parts of the Bay. A few large pods have already made their way in but have been pretty ‘finicky’ as is their chosen bait. No secrets to hide here, you just have to go through different styles and colours to find the ‘lure du jour’ for the day. I usually end up with 30-40 lures in a pile before I find the lucky lure for the day.

More Walleye are on their way in and if the weather stays somewhat steady we will have a fantastic fall fishing season.

Good Luck and Tight Lines!