The first rule for fishing on a crystal clear lake in northern Quebec as the Kipawa Lake is to use unscented bait and not to spray odor on your bait. Not only odors do not work in the north, but they go away the bass. In the southern lakes where there are more algae and mud, fragrant baits work very well but not in the north.
To Smallmouth bass are usually very easy to catch and easy to find on Lake Kipawa. But do not be surprised if you arrive in an area that seems perfect for bass and you do not catch any. The reason for this is that there are so many prime habitats for them on Lake Kipawa they can choose where they want to be, following their food source at the time. If they are bench bench migration or from island to island, in a group, to hunt their food, they can empty a place completely then go get another. The Kipawa Lake is dotted with many islands and shoals and try all takes time and gasoline. The best place to start looking is the bass around the islands, rocky points or benches that have abundant aquatic weeds nearby.
Calm days: In the calm days when the water surface is smooth as a mirror, the bass eat but they tend to explore the surroundings and to be distributed along the shore. Sometimes the bait fish feel too vulnerable and head deeper into the water and the bass follow. If you do not catch anything to tip or rock strata, rather try to cover the ground by slowly moving you along the shore at about 10 yards from the edge and start to edge with small Mepps Black Furies, our of Rapalas or blue thundersticks.
If the bass is retouvent in deeper water, trying to get off the blue tub jigs, black gold color worm in just deep water side of the bench or the rocky point. Put a small piece of worm above for more appeal. At the end of the summer and fall, the bass will go up to 40 feet deep. In this case, use your sonar to find plateaus and ridges located at 30-40 feet deep. The bass stand around fallen rock and ridges so that they can rapidly change depth in case of atmospheric pressure fluctuations. Bait fish seem to congregate along the trays after returning from open waters, this being a bit like a protective structure for them. If the wind is calm, remove the jigs and put a big plump worm on a hook with no weight and let it sink slowly.
Windy days: When it’s sunny and windy, this is the best time to fish for smallmouth bass. Normally, their practice is patroller around and above the rocky banks. When selling, big bass are placed at the back of the bench, opposite the side where the waves hit the rock. This also goes for rocky points. The bass are behind the tip. They stand in shallow water or in 5 to 10 feet of water. You can start with lures because they watch over the water and they’re coming to the right lures below the surface. You can also try lures that go deeper. The best way to catch a big bass is put a big worm on a hook of good size, not weight, and start letting the worm sink slowly. What you can do is pick your bow and let the bass to take the worm from and with 10 seconds to hang your hook firmly. You can use the same technique with live completed, if you are on a lake that allows live bait. Thus it takes some of the big bass.
When selling, the smallmouth bass is sometimes going to a rocky shore. Depending on the scale of the waves, bass will take place in 5 to 10 feet of water while remaining close to where the waves hit the shore. Big waves lead to warmer water and the surface of food, which attracts conducted. Big waves also cause oscillation in water that bass do not like. They are in calm water but close enough turbulence to see unsuspecting prey.
Rain and low pressure: In general, the smallmouth bass plunges deep and stops eating when it rains or when a low pressure system approaches the region. However, they do not always stop to eat. In these cases, try heavier jigs and fish much deeper. On lakes like Kipawa, bass will go to 15 or 20 feet deep.
The smallmouth bass is also a very curious fish. If you swim along the shore with a mask and snorkel, you’ll see that the bass will follow. They are attracted not splashing like sharks and crocodiles. If you do not have luck, start splashing with your hands for a few minutes. Lake Kipawa is not filled with water weeds like others, so this method splashing could be the best.
Small bass of about 1/2 to 2 pounds will be closer to one another and hunt in groups. Those 3 pounds and will instead move into mating pair. They also have a territory they are trying to protect smaller bass. If you find a corner that looks perfect for bass but do not catch on, it is likely that there is a pair of very big bass close. They’re big because they are smart. Do not make any noise and try Angling with lures or jigs. If you still attrappez nothing, leave for about one hour and then come back and try very silently with slow baits that will not make them afraid. A big worm on a hook with no weight is the best thing. Drag it on the rocks, or make large slow movements leaving the worm press again. There are thousands of islands and shoals to fish on Lake Kipawa, and this lake is known for the amount of smallmouth bass over 6 books found there.