Welcome to Fishing Saskatchewan,the only online programdedicated to sport fishing inthe province of Saskatchewan. Hosted atFishingSaskatchewan. ca,we truly are theultimate resourcefor fishing in Saskatchewan. Fishing Saskatchewan,brought to you by CAA Traveland by The Fishin’ Hole. Harbercraft, the numberone premium aluminum boatin Canada. Superior strength, intelligentdesign, maximum performance,our precision fitand superior finishis second to none for adry and comfortable ride. From the first CNC plasmacut, through hull formationand finishing, we work hard tokeep our customers for life. Harbercraft, the numberone premium aluminumboat in Canada, made only withtrue Canadian craftsmanship. Built right. Built right here. Hello, and welcome toFishing Saskatchewan. On this episode, Steveand I make our second tripin as many years to the Estevanarea and Boundary Reservoir,in search of largemouth bass. This is the province’sonly largemouth fishery,and if you haven’t had a chanceto check it out for yourself,stick around, and we’ll showyou what you’ve been missing. Bass everywhere here. Boundary is a veryunique body of waterhere in southern Saskatchewan. The water from thismanmade reservoiris used for cooling theturbines in a nearby coal fueledpower station. There we go. The water isreturned to the lakeafter the cooling process oftemperatures around the 70degree mark, makingthe water almost alwayswarmer than the air around it. It is this warmwater that allowsthe largemouths to flourish. There are a couple ofkey pieces of structureto note on this lake thebass will be drawn to. The first is fallenbrush and timber. The banks that surroundthis lake are very steep,and through the years,erosion of the bankshas left the treesand branches strewnon a lot of the shoreline. Bait fish are drawn tothese areas like magnets,and bass will use thecover to ambush the prey. The second is the boat docks. Cabins line thebanks of Boundary,many with private boat docks. The bass use thesedocks for coverfrom the sun as well as highpercentage hunting grounds. Well, we’re just gettingthe little guys, but–Up until 2007, this was the onlybass fishery in the province. So Steve and I wereboth relative newcomersto catching these exciting fish. We did our homework on primelocations and techniquesand got some advicefrom local fishermen. Information on theFishing Saskatchewan Forumtold us that the bitewas pretty aggressive. So we planned to usemostly artificials. They’re getting bigger again. Spinner baits and lightjigs with Berkley Gulp!Worms or minnow baitswere the lures of choice. We did get some actionon live crawlers,but the fish didn’tshow any real preferencebetween them and the Gulp. Well, we could even be gettinginto pike this close to shore. It’s a pike. It’s a good sized bite. Well, I was justpicking for some bassand I hook thisreal nice walleye. You’re not so bad. Don’t go anywhere. We’ve got more from BoundaryReservoir coming up,right after this wordfrom out sponsors. Yeah. All right. Whoa! The info we received fromthe forum was bang on. The fish were right wherewe thought they would beand were extremely aggressive. Unfortunately, mostof them were small. But it was still alot of fun, though,and we caught wellover a hundred of them. After what seemedlike 1,000 casts,Smitty did manage topull this beauty up. Well, a big old bass, this one. All right. This is what we came here for. And I’m glad I switchedover to stinger hook,because I had himon the stinger. That is a really,really good bass. What does that run, Smitty?We got the tape there. That’s gotta run 18, 20 inches. Absolutely smoked that lure. That is a beautiful fish. I’m going to put himon the tape, here. We’re going toget a measurement. Yeah, we got him 19 inches. Sweet. Conservatively, that’sthree pounds easy. Easy. That is a really good bass. I added the stinger hook. And you see that, right there. I just added that on to my jig. And what I do is justtake and slide thatin the back of the bait,where it’s not goingto inhibit the tail action. And you’ve got a better chanceto get the short strikes, whichwe just got that big one. He was just on the stinger hook. So I’m glad I added that. Let’s catch some fish here. I’m working a two jig, andhe’s working a minnow body. Well, they can’tresist the live worm. I just wish it wasthe bigger worms. That just proves the biggerbass will take the bigger bait,I guess. Only a short drive fromBoundary Reservoir,we stayed at the HarbourView Bed and Breakfast,in Mainprize Regional Park. Located right onRafferty Reservoir,Harbour View offers comfortablerooms and great home cooking. We’d like to thank Merle andValerie for their hospitalityduring our stay. Be sure to join us nextmonth as Smitty, Terry,and I show you some greattechniques for late summerwalleye at RaffertyReservoir in the southeastcorner of the province. Until then, we’llsee you on the water. Fishing Saskatchewanhas been brought to youby CAA Travel Saskatchewan, forall your travel requirements,and by The Fishin’ Hole. Get hooked at The Fishin’ Hole.