Drummond Island Fishing
Spring and fall brings the perch into shallow water. All sizes and age classes of perch are present, insuring years of great fishing. There is a lot of action and taking a limit is common. Some anglers time their stay to coincide with the highly desirable appearance of the black morel mushrooms that pop up when ground temperatures warm. Yellow perch fried golden brown with morel mushrooms sautéed in butter will leave you thinking that it doesn’t get much better than this! Return in the fall when perch fishing picks up again as they migrate to shallow water to feed on crayfish and minnows.
Come summer, the focus turns to the opener of northern pike and walleye fishing. The Potagannissing Bay and Whitney Bay are popular areas. Trolling crawler harnesses and casting shallow crank baits are the preferred techniques for walleye. Trolling spoons and hard baits, or still fishing with big chubs and minnows under large bobbers, are better for northern pike. These methods fit the ticket for the chance to snag a trophy class fish of both species.
Excellent smallmouth bass fishing opportunities exist where rocky shorelines abound. When hooked, these bronze-back beauties, as some call them, fight hard and dance across the surface of the water. This is a great sport fish and delicious table fare. Pound for pound, it is said that nothing pulls as hard as a smallmouth bass. Twenty to fifty fish per boat a day are common, using the selective harvest of catch and release, taking a few home for the table.