Lake Ontario out of Fairhaven 8/6 PM


Got out for a 1/2 day this afternoon. I spent most of the afternoon/evening motoring around the 80′ to 130′ depths watching my electronics. I’m hoping to pick up some Lake Ontario salmonids – whether lakers, browns or salmon. Marked some bait but had no action in it. My temp probe is worthless beyond 50′ and my new 100′ probe hasn’t arrived in the mail yet! So I might have been fishing some water warmer than I hoped.

The positive news was the smallmouth bite. Probably the best I’ve seen in a while. I didn’t hit any prime structure, just pulled the boat up into around 18′ of water and started casting tube jigs. Within a 1/2 an hour I landed around 8 or 9 fish. Most were small but there was a handful of legal fish in the mix. Makes me wonder how the structure is fishing! I didn’t see any green slimy weeds/algae. Wound up with around a dozen fish landed in 45 minutes. I was actually hoping to catch a goby so I could get a good look at one, no such luck. Pesky smallies… 😉