On May 4th, 2011 I will be heading off on an exciting 1-year trek across Central & South America. I will be carrying two fishing rods in my backpack - one spin casting & one fly rod. Join my adventure as I search for each country's best fishing spots, learn local techniques, and show you how to get in on the action. Rainbow Bass fishing in Nicaragua, Machaca in Costa Rica, and Peacock Bass in Guyana are only a few of the adventures on the itinerary.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekly Fishing Photo - Smiling Pike, Lake Dalrymple Ontario

Denver gets his Northern Pike to smile for the camera  (Lake Dalrymple, Ontatrio)

Instead of allowing them to collect digital cobwebs on my hard drive, I will post one fishing photo every week. 

Fishing Tip: Lake Dalrymple is a very weedy body of water. When pike fishing, you will want to use a flashy lure that is virtually weedless. It can get more than a bit frustrating if you have to remove big clumps of weeds after every cast. I tend to trade in the crank baits for safety-pin style spinner baits (1/2 or 3/4 ounce variety). There are many weed beds at the southern end of the lake and a really big weed bed right before the narrowing where the north and south lake meet. Let your lure fall just above the weeds and retrieve at a steady pace, ensuring that it is going fast enough to part the softer weeds. Pike just go crazy when a bright flashy spinner bait comes ripping through the weeds. You won't have to guess if you got a hit or not, pike are all business. 

If you don't have spinnerbaits in your tackle box, I highly recommend you buy a few (roughly $5 each). I have a variety of colours and blade types since subtle differences can determine whether you will have a good or great day on the water. 

Want to share a fishing photo with fishtalker readers?  Just leave a comment or a message and I will get your photo uploaded. If you would like to know more about fishing on Lake Dalrymple, just leave a comment and I will share what I know. 


  1. Thanks for the facts, i would love to go to Lake Dalrymple sometime soon, and i would also like to see you posting about bass fishing techniques for that area

  2. Very fun! I will be sure to do this during our ocean week! Thanks for sharing!

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