By Bruce Tufts
Direct from the team at Tufts Lab, this video some great footage that they’ve obtained of Smallmouth Bass at different stages of spawning in Lake Ontario. Based on our research over the past 3 years, we’ve also included some information about the timing of the different developmental stages because this is a topic that we are often asked about. If you’re interested in learning more about the reasons why this issue might be important, we’ve provided some additional information below.
Most people that fish for Smallmouth Bass on Lake Ontario know that there are still fish at various stages of spawning when the recreational angling season begins. This is largely due to the fact that Lake Ontario takes a long time to heat up in the spring compared to smaller lakes.