Bay of Quinte Fishing Reports

Back to News
Hurricane Storms and Big Bright Moons Report for October 26 to November 1, 2015

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 the narrows is what I would recommend. Getting out there early in the morning or late in the evening will also improve your odds to try and get in on the nocturnal feeding pattern that Nick talks about in his report. Water levels seem to be holding for the time being with little or no change from last week.

Report from Nick ‘Walleye’ Werner from Werner’s Angling Adventures

Great fall weather is here on the Bay of Quinte. The colours on the trees are amazing and the big fat Halloween pumpkin sized Walleye are here! However, getting them to bite is like searching for Charlie Brown's ‘Great Pumpkin’ … very elusive. 
With water temperatures in the Bay of Quinte ranging from 47-53 F and the bright moonlit nights, the dinner bell is ringing throughout the night. This nocturnal pattern has been tough on the daytime Walleye anglers as of late.
Don't give up hope now, the moon phase is cycling down and I foresee some very good daytime angling days in the near future.
Keep after the fish. If you do find an active pod of biting fish then consider yourself lucky and work the area thoroughly. When they do decide to bite, deep diving Crankbaits (Matzou, Reef Runners and Rapala Crankbaits) in mostly neutral and natural colours have been on the menu. Perch and purple patterns have been the strongest for me. 

Check out part one of Walleye Fishing on the Bay of Quinte with Ashley Rae and Werner’s Angling Adventures -
County Shores’ campground water is now turned off but we still have Electric Only Sites for those wanting to camp and our winter washrooms and showers are open to all visitors. For those launching their boats early in the morning please use our Afterhours Registration Door.

Our late Fall Hours are:

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 9:00 - 4:30

Thursday 9:00 – 4:30

Friday 8:00 - 4:30

Saturday 8:00 – 5:00

Sunday 9:00 – 1:00

Good Luck and Tight Lines!