and Accessories; 8 to 12 lb. test line. Fishing swivels help to keep
line from twisting and snarling when fishing spinners or spoons.
Poles and Reels; Whatever you have for spin-casting, bait-casting or spinning rod and reel, Multi-section pack rods are great.
Jigs and twisty tails; The number one fish tackle in canoe country, They are cheap and easy to fish, Good sizes and colors are 3/8 - 1/2 oz. White or pink with 3-4 yellow, orange, green, or pink twisty tails.
Many people now use the new scented and flavored twisty tails (Gulp and Power Bait).
Spinners; Small to medium size spinners can be effective, especially for smallmouth bass and northern pike, The general rule is silver for clear water and gold for darker, Mepps is a popular brand of spinner, Some people add live or artificial worms or leeches to the spinner.
Spoons; Shiny spoons work well, Red and white and silver seems to be a popular color, Spoons are good for fishing deep and casting on windy days, Daredevle is a popular brand. Floating or diving minnow type lures; Rapala is a well known brand, These work well trolling, especially when there is a problem with snagging.
Live Bait; Leeches and worms make jigs and lures better fish catchers, Use and possession of certain types of live bait (e.g. live minnows, gamefish & crayfish) is prohibited in some areas so check the regulations.
Techniques; Smallmouth Bass spend most of their time near the bottom around structure (points, slopes, boulders, reefs, weedlines, and moving waters), Jigging 1-3 ft. from the bottom in 8-20 ft. depths is productive.
Long Lake's most common fish types
Most common fish types in Long Lake, Apsley Ontario, Township of North Kawartha ( County of Peterborough )
Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout...
The largemouth is an olive green fish, marked by a series of dark, sometimes black, blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank. The upper jaw (maxilla) of a largemouth bass extends beyond the rear margin of the orbit. In comparison to age, a female bass is larger than a male. The largemouth is the largest of the black basses, reaching a maximum recorded overall length of 29.5 in (75 cm) and a maximum unofficial weight of 25 pounds 1 ounce (11.4 kg). The fish lives 16 years on average.
The smallmouth bass is generally brown (seldom yellow) with red eyes,and dark brown vertical bands, rather than a horizontal band along the side. There are 1315 soft rays in the dorsal fin. The upper jaw of smallmouth bass extends to the middle of the eye.
Males are generally smaller than females. the males tend to range around two pounds while females can range from three to six pounds. Their average sizes can differ, depending on where they are found, their habitat plays a significant role in their color, weight, and shape. River water smallmouth that live among dark water tend to be rather torpedo shaped and very dark brown in order to be more efficient for feeding. Lakeside smallmouth bass however, that live for example in sandy areas, tend to be a light yellow brown to adapt to the environment in a defensive state and are more oval shaped.The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of salmonid native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout (anadromous) usually returning to freshwater to spawn after 2 to 3 years at sea. In other words, rainbow trout and steelhead trout are the same species. The fish is sometimes called a salmon trout. Several other fish in the salmonid family are called trout, some are anadromous like salmon, whereas others are resident in freshwater only.
The rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a species of salmonid native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout (anadromous) usually returning to freshwater to spawn after 2 to 3 years at sea. In other words, rainbow trout and steelhead trout are the same species. The fish is sometimes called a salmon trout. Several other fish in the salmonid family are called trout, some are anadromous like salmon, whereas others are resident in freshwater only.
Lake trout are the largest of the charrs, the record weighing almost 46.3 kg (102 lb).
Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) is a freshwater char living mainly in lakes in northern North America. Other names for it include mackinaw, lake char (or charr), touladi, togue, and grey trout. In Lake Superior, they can also be variously known as siscowet, paperbellies and leans. Lake trout are prized both as game fish and as food fish.
These fish generally stay in 40 degree water but will sometimes come to the shallows in low light conditions looking for baitfish, spinners can be effective in these conditions, normally light colored jigs (white or silver), spoons, and minnow type baits. Lake trout inhabit cold, oxygen-rich waters. They are pelagic during the period of summer stratification in dimictic lakes, often living at depths of 2060 m (60200 ft).
Ontario recreational Fishing Regulations for Long Lake, Apsley Ontario, Township of North Kawartha (County of Peterborough)
* = Aggregate limits apply to these species.
Aggregate Limits for Trout and Salmon
Throughout the province there are standard aggregate limits for all species of trout and salmon in combination: S 5 and C 2; that is you may only catch and keep in one day, or possess, no more than five trout and salmon in total under a Sport Fishing Licence, or two trout and salmon in total under a Conservation Fishing Licence.
* S refers to limits under a Sport Fishing Licence (For example: S 4 means a catch and possession limit of four).
* C refers to limits under a Conservation Fishing Licence (For example: C 2 means a catch and possession limit of two).
See current MNR Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary for more info on map zone 15.
Best Fishing Days 2018
When are the best fishing times? See best fishing days on the Almanacs 2018 fishing calendar,
The best times to fish are when the fish are naturally most active.
The Sun, Moon, tides, and weather all influence fish activity.
For example, fish tend to feed more at sunrise and sunset, and also during a full moon.
Fishing is best during the time between a new moon and a full moon, However, most of us go fishing when we can get the time off, not because it is the best time!
But there are best times, according to fishing lore:
Best Fishing Days/Dates 2018
January 1, 1631, February 15 March 1, March 1731, April 1529, May 1529, June 1328, July 1227, August 1126, September 924, October 824, November 723, December 722
For your customized Moon times, see The Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Phase Calendar.
Best Fishing Times
Inland, During the morning rise (after sunup for a spell) and the evening rise (just before sundown and the hour or so after).
When the barometer is steady or on the rise. (But even during stormy periods, the fish arent going to give up feeding. The smart fisherman will find just the right bait.)
When there is a hatch of fliescaddis flies or mayflies, commonly. (The fisherman will have to match his fly with the hatching flies or go fishless.)
When the breeze is from a westerly quarter rather than from the north or east.
When the water is still or rippled, rather than during a wind.
Tackle Box Checklist
Be prepared! See our list of what to put in your fishing tackle box.
As the water in your minnow bucket warms the minnows will slowly die. They need a very cool temperature to survive.
Never put ice cubes in with live minnows. The chlorine in the water stays and will kill your bait.
Freeze water bottles then gently place them in the bucket. Usually one will be enough.
Try it all, love the outdoors and keep a bait in the water. You wont catch anything if you arent out there on Long Lake!
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Bluegill, Bowfin, Brown Bullhead, Carp, Channel Catfish, Goldeye, Largemouth Bass, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, White Perch
Cool Water Species
Black Crappie, Freshwater Drum, Mooneye, Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Sauger, Walleye, White Crappie, White Sucker, Yellow Perch
Cold Water Species
Atlantic Salmon, Aurora Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout (Inland), Brown Trout (Great Lakes), Burbot, Chinook Salmon, Cisco (or Lake Herring), Coho Salmon, Lake Sturgeon, Lake Trout, Lake Whitefish, Pink Salmon, Rainbow Smelt, Rainbow Trout (Inland), Rainbow Trout (Great Lakes), Round Whitefish, Splake
Eating Ontario Fish guide
Fish Ontario - MNR information links
Fishing Regulations Summary, Licence Information and Fishing Regulations,
Ontario Outdoors Cards and Fishing Licences, Fishing Ontario link, Fish and Wildlife,
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