Hot day on Lake Simcoe

The team beats the bushes for bucketmouths

The temperature was scorching last Thursday as Outdoor Canada editors Patrick Walsh and Bob Sexton, along with art director Sandra Cheung, launched the magazine’s Alumacraft Competitor 175 LE on southern Ontario’s Lake Simcoe. It was just the latest swampy day in what Environment Canada was calling the most significant heat wave of the summer. With the water looking greener, and likely oxygen-starved, than either of us had ever seen it, we suspected that the fishing was going to be tough. Still, all three of us managed to boat some fish at one of our favourite largemouth spots, flipping Texas-rigged soft-plastic worms and creature baits into the slop. Cheung's fish was camera shy, but we got a couple of pics of the others.

Funky Chicken

 Walsh with largemouth