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2016 Season Recap

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Well, it's that time of year!  With this cold snap, I put the boat into hibernation yesterday... had a couple drinks... shed a couple tears... then jumped on the computer to sift through the GoPro footage I have accumulated over the season.  Plenty to go through, but I put together a highlight reel of some of my favourite moments of the season to accompany the report. I hope you enjoy.

Ice season started a little late, but better late than never.  The main lake never froze enough to venture out, so we were contained to Kempenfelt and a few small zones in the north end of the lake.  Though I really wish we could have explored more, these spots still kept us busy and entertained throughout the season.  We fished various depth ranges from 22 - 122 feet to put a good number of solid lake trout on the ice.  Typical baits such as swimbaits, spoons and tubes did most of the damage with the occasional crankbait fish showing up.

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Once the ice season passed us by, I didnt get out for perch or steelhead like I normally would.  My wife and I bought a new house and that kept me busy until mid May when other seasons started to open up.  I did a lot of multispecies trips throughout May and June targeting lake trout, pike and salmon on a number of lakes.  Caught some really good fish and would rank it as one of my best springs in a while.

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Once bass season opened up, I shifted my focus there and with the exception of the occasional musky outing, I never really switched gears for the rest of the season. I fished a lot of different lakes, but obviously, Simcoe still has my heart!

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Highlight video below! Thanks for reading/watching! Tight lines!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Gor_ZQxldw

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You Sir have caught some Fantastic fish ~ !

Thank you for the link as well.

IMO one word covers this completely ~ IMPRESSIVE.

Congrats

A-Jay

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Wow...simply wow. Every year you catch those giant smallies. I would love to get into some giant smallies like those. The lake trout look fun to catch. Ever eat the smaller ones? Great season. You really have that lake down. My hat is off to you sir.

Shimmy

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Nice fish and nice pics.

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Congratulations on a great season.  Thanks for sharing those impressive catches with us.

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Looks like a great year and some excellent pix to
record your endeavors! Nicely done!

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Looks like a fun year!

my recap....

missed most of the spring spawn...

missed all of the fall shad shenanigans.

Not over yet, though.

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wow, ..looks like a stellar year for you!

 Congrats on some awesome fishing

 

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Very nice man!

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That's awesome.. some real great fish you caught this year!

I was considering doing something similar with footage and pictures I've captured this year... mine won't hold a candle to yours, but I'd still like to have something to look back on anyways!

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