Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Smallmouth Bass are plentiful in Prairie Bee Lake and really easy to catch. In the very early spring the Smallmouth Bass don't seem to feed in the cold water. As the water warms up at the end of May, the bigger Smallmouth Bass are spawning and the males are on their nests. By late spring and early summer, the smaller bass come up from the depths and they move into the shallows and they are aggressive with ferocious appetites. The larger bass are finished with their spawn and move back to their feeding territories in the deeper water.
Like most rocky Canadian Shield Lakes, the Smallmouth Bass generally travel in hunting packs of 5 to 15 fish when they are smaller in the 1/2 to 2 pound range. This is most likely for protection against Northern Pike. As they get bigger in the 3 to 5 pound range, they tend to be less mobile and stake out territories. Usually when you catch a big Smallmouth Bass there are a couple of the same size hanging around the same area so keep fishing or come back at a later time. If you run into these schools of smaller bass you should be able to catch one after another for a couple of hours. If you want the bigger Smallmouth Bass you need to work the rocky points, shoals, Islands and drop-offs that are close to shore with deeper water.