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Sunfish or "sunnies" are very popular and one of the most colorful fish caught in Ontario fishing around docks by young and senior fisherman.  Pumpkinseed Bass and Rock Bass are the only sunfish varieties in the French River Delta and Georgian Bay.  Small minnows, worms, or small jigs are the preferred baits. These species spawn in late spring with the male building the nest and protecting their young from predators like pike and walleye. Pumpkinseeds have pharyngeal teeth for crushing invertebrates and can crush snail shells.

Perch, are very similar to walleyes and smallmouth bass in nature.  Perch are found in the weeds during insect hatches of mud flies and stoneflies. Perch tactics include fishing with worms, small minnows, and small jigs.  See fishing for colors, lures, and other fishing tips. Perch and walleye are from the family Percidae. The adult perch like walleye tend to live and travel in schools of approximately the same size. Perch's diet changes from plankton, invertebrates, to fish as they mature. Ultra-light to medium/light rods are best. The lighter the action of the rod, the more you will feel the fight of a fish. Small bobbers with 6-8 lb. test line works best unless working weedy water areas.

Bull Heads or bull head catfish are caught along with perch using the same tactics.  More catfish tips and pics while Ontario fishing.

Bowfin, Longnose Gar, and Suckers A variety of Bowfin, Longnose Gar and numerous species of Suckers such as Red Fin Suckers, White Fin Suckers, and Longnose Suckers plus Carp inhabit the French River Delta and Georgian Bay, none of which pan fish are targeted by anglers. Longnose Gar are cylindrical, predatory, has a long narrow snout, and large ganoids scales. Bowfin and gar tend to gulp air on the surface and can survive in stagnant fishing areas.

Bait Fish  include Emerald shiners, alewives, Cisco, herring, several species of suckers, dace, perch, sickle backs, gizzard shad, white herring, and many more bait fish. Alewives are a part of the Herring family and spawn in freshwater and live mostly in salt water thus, anadromous fish.  Alewives were reported arriving in the Great Lakes early-mid 1900's.
 


Longnose Gar, Rock Bass, Bowfin, Perch, Pike, Sturgeon , Bass, Muskie, Walleye, Bait fish all inhabit the French River.
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Longnose Gar, a primitive fish with a long stout found in the French River Delta, Georgian Bay, Canada.

Longnose gar and sturgeon. Breathtaking wilderness views await you on your next French River family vacation.
 
Bear's Den Lodge is a World Class fishing - hunting lodge conveniently located in the French River Delta with access to the remote, scenic unspoiled French River, Pickerel River, Wahnapitae River, and Northeast Georgian Bay. Fishing for trophy walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappies, salmon, muskies, sturgeon, catfish, perch, bull heads, bow fin, long nose gar, sunfish, and other pan fish. Muskie fishing is our specialty.  Bear's Den Lodge offers modern meals and Housekeeping cottages, boat motor rentals and experienced guides. French River area offers excellent canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, black bear hunting, adventures and eco tours. French River Delta provides one of the highest quality wilderness experiences in all of Ontario.

Family vacations, corporate retreats, holidays can be enjoyed with excellent prepared family style meals served in the main lodge with a cozy family inviting atmosphere. Superb accommodations, excellent service, international reputation for angling experiences, hosts for TV fishing shows and outdoor writers – FishTV, Fishing Facts, Muskie Hunter Magazine, Ontario Out of Doors, Chicago Tribune, Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, Outdoors Canada, In-Fisherman, Muskie Inc., and many more..

Bear’s Den Lodge is located 4 hours north of Toronto, an hour north of Parry Sound and south of Sudbury and Killarney. Access is limited by boat or float plane , Canada fly in fishing, only a quick 5 minute boat ride from Hartley Bay Marina. Easy access to Alban and surrounding golf courses, Science North, gifts and shopping. Bear's Den Lodge is an expert outdoor adventure wilderness outfitter with over 27 years of experience.
 

Your hosts, Art & Brenda Barefoot
 

Bear's Den Lodge
Hartley Bay, R.R. 2, Site 3, Box 10
Alban, Ont. P0M 1A0
Tel/Fax: (705) 857-2757
Winter Address:
124 Shagbark Rd.
Alum Bank, PA 15521
Tel/Fax: (814) 839-2443


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