Well Folks it's that time
again, yeah you know winterize the boat, put the rods away, clean out the tackle
boxes and start planning for ice fishing-NOT! Lets be clear here, the fall
is the best time of the year to fish Quinte. Most would think I'm
referring to walleye and that's true to some extent but with early to mid fall
don't overlook the tremendous bass fishery here. Now's the time those
rocky shoals and points come alive with smallmouth that are too easy to catch.
Of course there are some among you who are only thinking of
walleye, not just average walleye, they are dreaming of that elusive world
record. There is a good chance Quinte could cough it up this fall
considering the fact that there are still fish from the famous class of 78'
swimming out there.
Many of us will
enjoy just being out on the water and bringing home a few for the dinner
table. Whatever your goal is play safe, enjoy yourself and don't
forget the camera! Many of the bigger fish are not great for consumption
but with the click of a camera will make a memory for a lifetime.
Many thanks to all of you for sending in
pictures. I finally got some time to put them all together and now it's
up. Take a moment to have a look and tell me what you think. The
style and format can be changed but I think I won't have to as the download time
is pretty fast and you just have to click on the image for full screen
view. Don't stop sending in you pictures! Tiff. Gif. or Jpeg format
Second Annual "Fishing Get Together" Plans
Mark Saturday November 13th down on the calendar and
come to Quinte for the second annual Quintefishing.com fishing get
together! This event is open to everyone and presents a great opportunity
to share, learn and tell lies OPS! I mean tell stories among new friends. This
year the meeting place will be Picton harbor and the agenda will be simple -
FISH FISH, EAT and then more FISH FISH. For those of you needing
more details-read on
||Public Launch at Picton Harbor
|5:00pm-to Late Evening (time to
To accommodate those coming from out of town, I
have arranged a group rate at the Tip of the Bay Hotel & Marina. This
Hotel is located at Picton Harbor right beside the public boat launch. The rate
is $60.00 for a room with two double beds and $40.00 for a room with one single
bed and includes your overnight docking. When calling to reserve your room
inform them you are with the Quintefishing group to ensure you are billed at the
group rate price.
The dinner/social will also take place at the Tip of
the Bay Hotel Restaurant.
Please RSVP me (the "contact us" button) for the dinner/social
so that I can ensure enough tables are reserved.
Quinte Fishing Series Oct.2/3 Combo Results
The final tournament of the Quinte
Fishing Series, a bass and walleye combo, got underway at 7:00am from the George
St. ramps in Belleville. Twenty teams left the docks under calm waters
with some cloud , hoping to catch their limit of 4 bass and 2 walleye for the
At the 4:00pm check-in time it was clear after a number of
teams had weighed in that the walleye fishing was tough as only half the field
caught walleye! Having caught their limit of 2 bass and 4 walleye the team
of Steve Yarrow and Dave Langman took the day one lead with a weight of
24.32lbs. Weighing in 20.81lbs and in second place were the Lawernce
brothers, Tom and Steve, and rounding out the top three were Chris Sherman and
Dave Henderson with a full limit and weight of 20.45lbs.
Day 2 saw another gorgeous day with the sun coming out and
temperature warming as the day progressed. Like day one, walleye were
somewhat scarce, but by again weighing a full limit the team of Chris Sherman
and Dave Henderson, moved from 3rd to first to win the combo title. Their
day 2 weight of 22.17lbs gave them a great weight of 42.62lbs!
The $250.00 "Big Fish Award" for bass came from a
4.70lb bass from day1 and went to the first place finishers of Chris Sherman and
Dave Henderson. The big walleye of the tournament came in on day 2 as
Chris and Mary Ann Frazee weighed in a nice fish of 9.40lbs to claim their
$250.00 prize and trophy.
The Quinte Fishing Series "Angler of the Year" race
went down to the last day as two teams, Sherman/Henderson and the Lawernce
fought it out with just a few points separating them. In the end it with
their 1st place finish Sherman/Henderson put the wraps on the title and took
home a great prize package of a new Princecraft 15 Yukon Boat, 15 H.P. Mercury
outboard and a galvanized trailer.
The following cash and draw prizes were awarded to our top
finishers and anglers of the tournament.
||Chris Sherman/Dave Henderson
||Steve Yarrow/Dave Langman
||Jeff Toppings/Larry Pringle
||Chris and Mary Ann Frazee
|* Minn Kota Trolling Motor
|*Power Surge Deep Cycle Battery
|*Gift Certificates for the Lobster
|*Gift Certificate 30. minutes local
|*Quinte Fishing Series jacket and Hat
|*Berkley Power Baits
The Quinte Fishing Series would like to thank
our many sponsors who make this series possible and keep it going. They
are: Princecraft, Mercury, Bob Clute, Bay Marine, Belleville Sport and
Lawn, Shoppers Market, J>F> Enright Insurance Brokers, Quinte Outdoor
Sports, North Country Marine, Dairy Queen, Goldfarb Graphics, Cablevue 4, the
quintefishing.com website and Quaider's Bait and Tackle.
Plans are underway for next year and tentive
tournaments dates and locations are now out, give Tournament Director, Pete
Thompson a call for more information (613) 967-1024.