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Lake Obabika Lodge

splendid smallmouth bass fishing coupled with magnificent accomodations

Obabika_LodgeLake Obabika Lodge pampers you with its ultra attractive accommodations, high degree of personal service and gourmet meals. But Lake Obabika Lodge also provides some of the finest fishing for the spectacular smallmouth bass.

Lake Obabika is a fertile watershed that hosts huge populations of feisty smallmouth bass. Although you can drive right to the lodge, there’s no public access so fishing pressure is limited to lodge guests and the potential for fast action and trophy smallies remains strong. Two- to three-pound bass are common and anglers could tangle with even larger bass. The typical Ontario bass lake often turns out its best fishing during the early weeks of the season, late May through mid-June. But historically Obabika’s cold, clear waters produce better sport later in the summer, starting in early July, when the days are warmer and sunny.

Fishing in Sabine Lake

We had decided to meet around six by the Pleasure Island Restaurant on Sabine Lake. Today I was going to be filming a segment called KTBS Outdoors, in Shreveport Louisiana. I was fishing with some friends of mine for big specks and I could not have picked a better angling team.

First, I had Brett Crawford, president of All Star Rods, a great guy and heck of an angler. Then there was Jim Franklin, he won the Troutmasters that year and was as fine an angler as I had ever met, and topping off my team for the day was Dickie Colburn, 30-year veteran Pro guide on Sabine.

I had waded the oyster reefs on Sabine in the past, I had waded the surf and on the jetties, but what was in store for me that day I will never forget.

It was overcast and the air temperature was a chilly 50 degrees. The water on this 90,000-acre lake looked stained and rough as Tony, Ted and I walked down the ramp. We loaded up in two boats and headed out.