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I'm heading to Algonquin Provential Park (Ontario Canada) in late July, and have never fished there before, but i know there are some good smallies up there. I was wondering if anyone had any experiance up there. Any tips or comments would be appreciated. I'll be on North Tea Lake and Manitou Lake. But any advice on smallie summertime pattern in this neck of the woods would be greatly appreciated.

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I have never fished in Algonquin but I have been in similar waters in early to late June and early july. Most of my trips ( well over 30) have been in some stage of the spawn, so I have fished shallow. I would stsrt out shallow but be prepared to move to the first drop off. If that wasn't successful I'd try mid lake humps and islands.

Wish I could be of more help. The fishery is special but some what fragile so pretect it!

Good luck.

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I have never fished in Algonquin but I have been in similar waters in early to late June and early july. Most of my trips ( well over 30) have been in some stage of the spawn, so I have fished shallow. I would stsrt out shallow but be prepared to move to the first drop off. If that wasn't successful I'd try mid lake humps and islands.

Wish I could be of more help. The fishery is special but some what fragile so pretect it!

Good luck.

thanks. so it sounds like tubes would be a good bait. I was planning on just dragging and bouncing them on the bottom.

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You're going to be fishing in my backyard...I'm sure that you'll love it.

Depending on what mother nature does, there should be a shallow water pattern for sure. Usually by the end of July, we're catching the bigger fish in the weeds, but you'll always catch some on the rocks. I use a jerkbait, rattletrap or spinnerbait for a search bait, then work over the area again with plastics. Tubes are a good choice, as are grubs, flukes and senkos.

I was out last weekend and we caught some nice smallies, all of which were post spawn.

I spend alot of time on the lake, so fire me a PM when you're getting close to your trip and I'll let you know whats working for me.

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Well, I'm heading to Algonquin next week, and because access is all by canoe and backpack, i'm only bringing limited tackle. Here's what i've narrowed my lures down to:

floating jerk baits

various crank baits (KVD 1.5, & a few Rapalas with different diving depths)

lipless crank baits

Single tail grubs

tubes

topwater (plugs, spook, jitterbug, baby torpedo)

just wondering if anyone has opions or suggestions. (especially if you fish in this neck of the woods)

thanks

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Been a few years, but the best SM fishing in that area was on Biggar Lake (2 short portages in from North Tea). North Tea was tough to fish as its open and when the wind's blowing it can be a tough paddle.

I was a lot less experienced then but in-line spinners and floatign rapalas were both very good.

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Been a few years, but the best SM fishing in that area was on Biggar Lake (2 short portages in from North Tea). North Tea was tough to fish as its open and when the wind's blowing it can be a tough paddle.

I was a lot less experienced then but in-line spinners and floatign rapalas were both very good.

I'm only gonna be up there for 4 days - not gonna make it to Biggar Lake. We're going from North Tea into Manitou. I'm hoping i can find some fish in both lakes. I do have a portable depth finder i'm taking with me, so that should help me find some drop offs, and hopefully make it alittle easier.

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hoping you see this...bronzeback addict mentioned spinnerbaits and I second this. fishing in the interior years ago, we crushed smallies on a 3/8 chart. spin'bait in August. good luck.

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