The Tree that Just Kept Giving

Photo of two Largemouth bass that were two of 5 3lb plus Bass the author and his fishing partner caught off a single tree on their favorite lake.

Miles of steep undeveloped shoreline complete with an endless supply of blow-downs make one of my favorite lakes ideal habitat for sheltering large Bass. The fun started this day when I began flipping Jackle Cover-Cras rigged weightless on a hd 5/0 Trokar Magnum hook into the trees blind. It took tackle and 50lb PowerPro braded line to withstand the toughest conditions. My 7’5” Shimano Zodious heavy power rod and Curado 200 were up to the task.

My partner and I couldn’t stop laughing. Him with his precise flips, and me tossing right into the heart of the tree. We were unstoppable. These two Largies counted for two of the five 3-pound Largemouths that came off just one tree.  we created a waypoint on my Lowrance Gen 3 HDS 7 and called it the “Christmas Tree”.

Of course, venturing on to large remote lakes such as this, loaded with islands and bays that stretch on for ever, would not be safe without quality maps from Navionics. Without their detailed depth information, we would have been way more concerned about the seagulls we witnessed standing on the water in the middle of different bays. True Canadian Shield Lakes indeed!