Your First Summer Fishing Trip

“The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept.”

Don't forget to get out there and get that summer buck! Oh wait... there's jack all for hunting in the summer. Well, time to hit the lake! So let's talk about lake fishing.

When to Fish

Much like hunting, you can catch fish (and we have) at any time of day. That said, there are a few times that MAY yield better fishing.

Morning & Evening

These are big feed times, get out there early, or an hour before sunset and take advantage of the more active, and hungry fish.

Bad Weather

No such thing if you're fishing! Fish are definitely more active and willing to bite when it's raining, just don't forget to bring your rain coat. If it's cloudy out, you should use a duller lure, and a brighter one when it's sunny.

What To Use For Lures

So many lures... we could probably start arguments all day long about the best lures. That said, we are going to give you some basic suggestions. The type of lure can depend on the type of fish you are trying to grab.


Whether it's Rainbow, Brooke or Brown, these lures are probably your best bet.

  • Spoons
  • Wedding Bands
  • Flatfish


For some reason these fish seem to prefer the brighter colours:

  • Bright Orange
  • Bright Pink

Pike & Walleye

We've been told that Pike will bite anything, but just in case, these are your best bets:

  • 5 of Diamonds
  • Red Stripe
  • Any jigging and bottom-bouncing hooks

General Info

Clean 'em when you catch 'em. Fish blood and guts can spoil the meat, and even rot if you don't clean your fish in a timely manner. If you don't want to get guts all over your boat, make sure you have a live well to keep them fresh until you're ready.

Always carry line, hooks and a bobber when you are out hunting, you never know when you need to catch a fish!