Kenora Largemouth Bass Fishing

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Largemouth bass are secondary here, however, there are anglers here every year who catch some nice largemouth bass.  Some anglers specifically target them in the big Kenora fishing tournament that is held here every year.  If you fish the shorelines, weedy bays and docks, your odds of catching more largemouth bass will go up immensely.  If you fish off the shorelines, you’re not going to find very many largemouth bass if any.

Most anglers will catch largemouth bass while fishing for northern pike in the areas with vegetation.  Don’t plan on consistently catching a bunch of them throughout the lake though.  This is smallmouth bass country.

Fishing the Bays

There are so many bays in the Kenora area.  Some of these bays will have some good weed growth and others will not.  This area is definitely home to an incredible smallmouth bass fishery and there are a lot more smallmouth bass here than largemouth bass.  However, if you are going to target largemouth bass here, fish the bays that have some good weed growth and you’ll have better success.  You may also find plenty of largemouth bass up shallow here as they try to stay away from the many northern pike that are found here as well.

Fishing the Shorelines

Because largemouth bass like to hang out in many of the same areas as northern pike, you can find a lot of largemouth bass up closer to the shorelines.  You may find largemouth bass in the bays, but you can also find some of these fish along the rocky shorelines as well in just a few feet of water.  You will most likely run into more smallmouth bass than largemouth bass though if you are fishing rocky shorelines.

Fishing the Weeds

The weeds attract lots of pike and some areas will have plenty of largemouth bass here too.  If you’re looking to target largemouth bass, finding the weeds is a good place to start.

Largemouth Bass Kenora in the Spring

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
March 31° / 8°
April 48° / 26°
May 63° / 40°

The better fishing for largemouth bass in the spring will occur towards the middle to end of May appear due to the colder temperatures in the spring.  By the end of May though, anglers can start finding largemouth bass and the bays, especially where you can find new green weed growth.

Largemouth Bass Kenora in the Summer

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
June 72° / 49°
July 78° / 56°
August 74° / 53°

In the summer up here, water temperatures are perfect for largemouth bass to stay shallow.  One of the other reasons that largemouth bass stay shallow in this area is that if they venture out to deeper waters, they are more susceptible to getting eaten by northern pike and muskie.  With water temperatures being comfortable all summer long up here, anglers that target largemouth bass will notice that they can catch them fairly shallow all summer.

Largemouth Bass Kenora in the Fall

Month Avg. Temps °F (Hi/Lo)
September 62° / 43°
October 49° / 34°
November 30° / 17°

In the fall, you’re still going to find largemouth bass in the shallows.  Fish will really be feeding heavily to prepare for the winter.  Water temperatures come down quick in the shallows, so the better fishing occurs in the month of September if you’re looking to target largemouth bass in the fall in the Kenora area.