Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Recommended Posts

I was trying to figure out the last time a 30lb fish has come over the gunnels. When I did the math I couldn’t help but be a little shocked that it has been seven years. Any doubt that the winters of 2014 and 2015 would have a lasting effect have been erased from my mind. The mild winter this past year and super warm summer should have a good effect on bait numbers. I am starting to see algae blooms on satellite images of the lake which I have not seen since 2013. Lake Erie smelt have rebounded this year so here’s hoping lady Ontario is on a course to start spitting out 30’s with more regularity. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

2013 was the last season we boated a 30lb king too.  The 2020 summer LOC kings were better than the past two seasons for sure.  I boated a 26 and change that placed 5th in the 2018 summer LOC.  Last week we boated a 28.07 that took 9th.  That 26 and change would not have made the top 20 this year..  Hopefully a warm winter is in store and the bait can rebound more.  

Edited by GAMBLER

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2018 was our last 31lb off bradocks begining of August on a Carbon 14.  The last and only 41lb for us was in the Fall LOC in 2000, there were 3 caught that year.  It would be nice to see some 40+ fish again 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the high water the last few years has had an impact . 

 

We have had stellar fishing the past few years 

 

Coincidence ? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a theory, less bait-hungry fish-easier to catch. Also, I think we have had some good natural reproduction on kings to supplement the reduced stockings. I have caught more three year olds this year than any year I can remember, and yet I have not cracked 22 lbs. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...