(Muskie, Pike, Perch, Crappie, Pickerel, Small and Large Mouth Bass)
Dalrymple has been a favourite destination of anglers for generations, especially those in search of the elusive musky. The main catch is bass, northern pike are plentiful and pickerel, perch and crappie round out the assortment.
In addition to the fish, Dalrymple is teeming with a stunning variety of wildlife.
For many the main attraction are the spectacular sunsets, for others it is the long finger of land that very nearly cuts the lower lake in two.
Avery Point has lake frontage on two sides; one with rocky shoreline and westerly breeze, overlooking the granite shoreline to the north, the other side with its sandy beaches is sheltered from the breeze and in the summer is a hub of cottage
The south half of the lake has mostly largemouth and pike.
The north end seems to have more structure, and is the area for walleye and smallmouth, but largemouth and pike are caught there as well.
Musky are found in the north half by Avery Point. South of the point’s south side has a shoal in 20ft of water that rises up quite shallow.
The south east shore has a good drop off, and the shore is soft bottom. This is a good area for walleye, pike and musky.
The far north shore all the way around the big point, from the North West to the North East is good for largemouth, smallmouth and walleye wherever there’s rock or riprap.
If you go in June be prepared to look long and hard for walleye. Avery Point is a good bet, as well as the “shoal” between Avery Point and the narrows.
If you fish at night your results will be much better. Also, along the east side of the lake there is a deep drop-off that goes to 30 feet from about 5 feet, back troll with a “lindy rig” with a worm or leech if you go near the middle of June.
On the east side to the narrows has produced some big walleye near dusk in the many years people have fished there. Night – use body baits like Luhr-Jensen “power dive” minnow Day – back troll with lindy rig use two feet of leader a small wire hook.
There’s Pike, Small Mouth, Large Mouth Bass, Walleye, Muskie, Catfish, Jumbo Perch. A good method is trolling nice and slow with a worm harness and a nice fat dew worm.
Georgian Bay is about 190 kilometers (120 mi) long by 80 kilometers (50 mi) wide. It covers approximately 15,000 square kilometers (5,800 sq mi), making it nearly 80% the size of Lake Ontario.
Eastern Georgian Bay is part of the southern edge of the Canadian Shield, granite bedrock exposed by the glaciers at the end of the last ice age, about 11,000 years ago. The granite rock formations and windswept eastern white pine are characteristic of the islands and much of the shoreline of the bay.
The western part of the bay, from Collingwood north, and including Manitoulin, Drummond, Cockburn and St. Joseph islands, borders the Niagara Escarpment. Because of its size and narrowness of the straits joining it with the rest of Lake Huron, which is analogous to if not as pronounced as the separation of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan,
Georgian Bay is sometimes called the “sixth Great Lake”.
If Georgian Bay were considered a lake in its own right, it would be the fourth largest lake located entirely within Canada (after Great Bear Lake, Great Slave Lake and Lake Winnipeg).
With Georgian Bay, Lake Huron is considered to be the second largest of the Great Lakes – if Georgian Bay were excluded, Lake Huron would be the third largest (after Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, but still ahead of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario).
There are tens of thousands of islands in Georgian Bay. Most of these islands are along the east side of the bay and are collectively known as the “Thirty Thousand Islands”, including the larger Parry Island.
Manitoulin Island, lying along the northern side of the bay, is the world’s largest island in a freshwater lake.
The Trent–Severn Waterway connects Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario, running from Port Severn in the southeastern corner of Georgian Bay through Lake Simcoe into Lake Ontario near Trenton.
Further north, Lake Nipissing drains into Georgian Bay through the French River.
In October 2004, the Georgian Bay Littoral was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.