Taking my 13 year old son to Dog Lake for 5 days the 3rd week of June. Any tips or areas would be awesome.
I'm in agreement with this gentleman. I stayed for a week at Dog Lake back in 2004 or so, it's cool, it is a super big lake, but I think that because you can drive to it, it's exploited. You have so many other options once you're that far in Ontario, maybe talk to this guy: @HUBBHUNTERI would cancel now. I will never go back.
Cabins and stuff is nice. Boats are fine.
Fishing is way to hard.
I can catch fish most anywhere. Its a huge lake.
Hard to stay on any numbers of fish there.
We had our best luck on perch. Not what we intended to catch.
Had to make due with what would bite.
I'd pay double for an Ernie burger.I'm sure you will have a great time, especially if you can find the eyes, or even the pike and smallies. One thing that surprised me about the lake was that with it being my first Canada trip, I bought a lot of big baits, but the walleyes were keyed in on a certain size crankbait (small) that I had very few of. Try to match the baitfish size, I'm sure it changes every year. Don't overlook trolling with bottom bouncers and crawler harnesses, they produce fish. Ernie at the campground in town in probably pretty helpful, I know he likes to make money but overall I think he wants traffic and return customers, so he may yield some good info.
I fish a lake just south of there in the same time frame. Check every single inlet. Chuck daredevles or psyclops spoons for pike first. If you find an inlet with a decent flow, a bobber and chunk of crawler or a leach tossed up into the current and drifted down can be devastating from the opener thru early July. Smallies and wallies will be right up tight to the current with the bait.I hope the Virus clears up for our fishing trip. We are getting excited