DAM WALLEYE !!
I started the weekend by heading out Friday night to fish at the dam for some Walleye with my buddy Dan.
The conditions were great. In the background you can see the Ontario Power Dam. What you can't see is the fifty or so people fishing the shore line. The bite has been on there and it is usually a busy fishing area. The water is deep and very fast. Some of the fish recently caught other than Walleye are Small mouth, Musky, Trout, and Chinook Salmon. The dam isn't a spot to go for Perch or other Pan Fish, this area is loaded with big game fish. The Sheep Head that are caught there are usually in the ten to fifteen pound range. Regardless of what you are fishing, you better hold on to your fishing rod.
Dan isn't standing on the water, there is a small part of a rock sticking out. Dan's technique is to cast just over the drop off and bring the lure down the edge of the drop off. Honestly I don't know how he didn't slip off that rock into the drink. Must be the non slip work boots. Dan is the Walleye master when it comes to fishing the dam, he has caught hundreds of Walleye there. We were getting ready to leave and Dan said I am gonna get one on this cast, well he missed one and sure enough on the next cast it was fish on. Then instead of leaving it was Wally time.
The lures of choice,
I was using a Bass Pro XPS Minnow.
Dan was using a Husky Jerk. A blue one, that one in the above picture had zero results. The color blue was the successful color.
Others at the dam were using X Raps and Jigs. Those X Raps I have had for a while. Notice anything about them. They still look brand new, the reason they look new is because I haven't caught a single fish with them. If you have used a lure for a while and it still looks brand new, leave it in the tackle box. I have slashed the crap out of those baits and have caught zero so they don't come out to play to much anymore. Just as well because the XPS lures are half the price and catch double the fish.
The dam is a big game fishery, you never know what you'll get, just make sure you get there early to get a spot.
If any one is interested in seeing some St. Lawrence River Walleye fishing check out Bob Izumi's Real Fishing on May 28. Bob and Renegade Bass Pro Jack Levert did a Walleye show in the area and from what I've heard they unloaded on the Wally's.