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Looking for White Lake tips

Postby thegillimonster » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:15 pm

Hello Fishhawk,

I'm trying desperately to get my girlfriend a good fish out of the tandem kayak before the year's up. I've spent time out at Petrie alone getting skunked on a frog and senko over and over hoping to find fish.

We've rented the tandem for the weekend and I'm taking her up to White Lake, as I heard the fish are abundant and it's supposed to be a nice cottage area. Any tips to find bass (large or small) and what to use for them? I'll have my fish finder in the boat so tips on what to look for would be fabulous. We're planning on launching at the end of Point Road (east side of the northern bay) and hitting the largemouth and smallmouth spots listed on fishhawk's angler map. If there's any spot you think would be easier we're flexible since it's just a kayak on a car.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby lape0019 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:37 am

Seriously, launch and start fishing. You won't end up with quality, but you will get quantity. It isn't really known for producing many large fish but you should have a fun day.

I've caught them on everything there but topwater has always been my fav on that lake.
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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby thegillimonster » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:24 pm

lape0019 wrote:Seriously, launch and start fishing. You won't end up with quality, but you will get quantity. It isn't really known for producing many large fish but you should have a fun day.

I've caught them on everything there but topwater has always been my fav on that lake.


Thanks! Topwater is definitely my favorite so I'll hook her up with a skitter pop. I might buy a spook and give that a shot.
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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby lape0019 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:40 pm

I really like using the pencil 110 which is a little longer than a spook but all sizes should work. There are a few spots with slop that a frog would be good for but for the most part, the lake is pretty open.
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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby thegillimonster » Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:46 pm

lape0019 wrote:I really like using the pencil 110 which is a little longer than a spook but all sizes should work. There are a few spots with slop that a frog would be good for but for the most part, the lake is pretty open.


Where do you find that in Ottawa? I'll definitely try the frog on the slop, that's my favorite kind of fishing. Are there any of those spots in the northernmost bay?
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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby lape0019 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:44 pm

If I had to guess, I would imagine Sail might have them but no guarantees.

I bought mine at Paddletales in Winchester. They are a little heavier than a spook and seem to have a lot louder knock to them.
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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby thegillimonster » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:26 am

Well we made it out and found a few fish. Three hours out and she caught two 1.5 lb smallies and a reasonable size perch while reeling in her senko. I couldn't catch anything topwater, spook, skitter pop, frog, nada. It's probably our fault for going out mid afternoon! Never saw water deeper than ten feet either which doesn't help.
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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby lapointeric » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:44 pm

Where did you launch? There's deeper water in the main channel and around Pickerel Bay. Much of the lake is apx 10ft, and you should be able to catch plenty of 1-2lb largies in that depth.

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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby thegillimonster » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:23 am

Eric,

We put in on the east side of the big shallow northmost bay. We fished a worm, a frog, and a grub up there and didn't see or catch squat. On the way back we passed one of the weed beds in the middle of the bay that looked like it might have been a good hump to fish - but we were tired and getting sunburnt so we didn't stop. We made it to the first island in that channel (has a cottage on it) and found a little bit of deeper water but still only found those two 1.5 pound smallies. Lots of perch around though, I got an okay size perch on a dropshot. I think next time we will launch further down in the lake, maybe on that first arm that extends towards the east. I have a fishfinder for the kayak now so hopefully I can find some humps and get some big smallies.
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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby lapointeric » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:24 pm

thegillimonster wrote:Eric,

We put in on the east side of the big shallow northmost bay. We fished a worm, a frog, and a grub up there and didn't see or catch squat. On the way back we passed one of the weed beds in the middle of the bay that looked like it might have been a good hump to fish - but we were tired and getting sunburnt so we didn't stop. We made it to the first island in that channel (has a cottage on it) and found a little bit of deeper water but still only found those two 1.5 pound smallies. Lots of perch around though, I got an okay size perch on a dropshot. I think next time we will launch further down in the lake, maybe on that first arm that extends towards the east. I have a fishfinder for the kayak now so hopefully I can find some humps and get some big smallies.


Have to admit, I've never fished that far north of the lake. But if you launch in that first arm to the East, you'll be closer to the marina, and the fishing there is pretty consistent for 1-1.5lb largies

But still pretty shallow until you get out to the main channel. http://www.cedarcove.ca/map-of-white-lake.html

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Re: Looking for White Lake tips

Postby RJ » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:14 pm

Fished White Lake yesterday with a group of kids for a charity action Charles Sim and I donated to. It was the worst cold front of the year by a landslide. I was digging for all the clothes I could find in the truck and the boat.. :lol:

We threw Senko's for the most part along the whole North shore to try to stay away from the stiff cold North wind and we put 50 Largies over the gunnels in 6 hours between the 2 boats. Kinda slow for White but with that front I was surprised we got a bite at all... :lol:

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Postby thegillimonster » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:37 pm

RJ wrote:Fished White Lake yesterday with a group of kids for a charity action Charles Sim and I donated to. It was the worst cold front of the year by a landslide. I was digging for all the clothes I could find in the truck and the boat.. :lol:

We threw Senko's for the most part along the whole North shore to try to stay away from the stiff cold North wind and we put 50 Largies over the gunnels in 6 hours between the 2 boats. Kinda slow for White but with that front I was surprised we got a bite at all... :lol:

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RJ,

Were you on the North shore of the northern bay or the north shore of one of the arms? I'm actually heading out this Sunday.
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