Black Donald Lake - S/W of Renfrew
Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:17 AM
is "rocky" and v.deep in some spots. Looking for some pointers in to right direction
Thanks in advance.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 07:51 PM
Posted 12 July 2009 - 10:20 PM
Mountian-Chute dam would be on the top of my list of places to try (again never fished it) it should be almost directly across the lake from White Pines. Rumor is when they created Black Donald/Centennial somewhere in the 50's or 60's an old mining town was flowed over near the dam.
I am not sure what the bottom structure is like in BD but in Centennial it is all over the place, sonar is your best friend in this lake. Lots of mid lake/channel shoals and humps can go from 100ft to 30ft with in seconds, some nice points surrounded by deep water, big weedy bays, islands, 20ft flats, this lake has it all.
All the usual baits seem to work, perch pattern is my go to colour. Smallmouth and lots of pike around, walleye seem to be best later evening, musky are far and few between.
Not sure if you are aware but there is special regs regarding walleye in this system only 2 and they have to be over 50cm/19.7inches on a sport licence and only 1 for a conservation licence that has to be over 50cm/19.7inches.
When are you heading up?
Edited by Lostchild, 12 July 2009 - 10:20 PM.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 01:21 AM
Posted 13 July 2009 - 05:06 AM
For tackle, I take mostly all spinning rods and do a lot of dead sticking with the various baits. Colors are the greens, pumpkinseed and watermelon. Line is Stren and Power Pro in six pound test and diameter. Fish slow, bites are very light on the plastics, so keep an eye on your line. I did throw some DT-6 baits in fire tiger and also caught a few on that bait.
For specific areas, I have fished the little islands to the left of the White Pines and have caught fish on them, also fished down the bank to the right and done well. If you head north, there are a couple of islands and coves that hold fish. There is a large stream near the top of the lake that held a good number of fish after a rain. Let me know how you did, it would be interesting to here. You want to hope for a west wind and some cloud cover, like everywhere else a bluebird sky and east wind will spoil the fihing.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:02 PM
Thanks again. You rocks