June 17, 2005
Opening day for bass in Quebec and off to Lake St-Louis I went. I had the pleasure of fishing with Andre & his friend from Paris, Christian. Unfortunately the weather was not very nice as we had rain & heavy rain, all day. There was a small window in the afternoon for about an hour when it stopped and the fishing improved dramatically. The air temps never reached 60 degrees and he winds were from the N/NW at 15 to 20 MPH with stronger gusts at times. Basically, the weather was terrible! Even the water temps were below average at 65 degrees. Both smallmouth & largemouth were caught today using a variety of lure presentations. Shallower water slugs were used in the weeds to take the largemouth and a few were taken on a scum frog as well. The smallmouth were caught on spinnerbaits and tubes off rocky points and shoals. Amazingly, we endured all that Mother Nature had to offer, right down to the miserable windy, rainy ride back to the boat ramp in three-foot waves. What an opening day to remember!