Anyway, I've quit+ trout fishing early this year due to the warm weather and lack of trout. This is my first visit to the private lake in Quebec south of Maniwaki. It is a bit of drive for me but worth it for the large bass that can be caught in this lake which doesn't get much attention from the cabins.
I started off with my intermediate but got nothing for two hours. This was the same for the other fellows with us. The fish sleep in at this lake until around 10AM. At 10:01 the first LM was caught! I tried a sinking line to see if they were deeper but that was not the problem. I had made up some larger Coney Leeches for the bass but my partner caught one on a #12 Leech. That is the size for trout! I switched over to some of my 'failed trout leeches' and started to catch but then again is was past 10AM!
I got even better action when I switched to a dry line with a 10 foot leader and the small leech casting right to shore, sometimes getting snagged in the process. The large bass were in one foot of water. With the dry line you are able to cover a lot of water picking up the line easily to try different spots. Unlike most other lakes, the small fish are hiding from these bruisers and you don't get so many of them casting to shore like this.
All in all, I landed a dozen LM Bass, all in the 3 to 5 lb range. This is a lower number than usual but still pretty good fishing.