Smallmouth Bass Fishing Season
Bass spawn in late May and early June, soon after the season opens the third Saturday in May. They are concentrated in and near shallow spawning bays with a mix of sand, rubble rock, and weeds, and since they are in mating pairs or groups, you can often catch multiple big fish in a row. Check out our Bass, Walleye, and Muskie Opener Special Week with pro instructor and Sportsman of the Year Tony Puccio, Joe Puccio, and the Bait Rigs Team.
With the warming water of summer, the smallmouth bass hunt the shorelines in search of schools of baitfish and crayfish. Look for them in areas of complex structure that feature broken rock, downed trees, and mixed vegetation. They will slide to the shady side of structures on hot, sunny days. The schools are looser at this time of year, but Eagle Lake provides endless perfect habitat to make your smallmouth bass trip to Ontario a success.
In the fall, the smallmouth bass drop down to deeper humps in the lake where they can feed heavily on minnows in preparation for winter. This is perhaps the best smallmouth bass fishery anywhere. You can catch bass in sizes and numbers that are simply not possible elsewhere. TV personalities and instructors John Gillespie and Pete Maina will be here filming the Waters and Woods TV show and sharing tips with guests during our Walleye, Muskie, and Bass week. To get in on all the action, contact Andy Myers Lodge today to book your smallmouth bass trip in Canada!