Jed The Fishing Guide

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Guiding for smallmouth bass on Lake Ainslie, Nova Scotia's largest natural lake. I am the only professional fishing guide pursuing smallmouth bass on this lake. Lake Ainslie is likely the location of the next Nova Scotia record for smallmouth bass. Additional guiding for trout, striped bass, mackerel and smelts on the waters of Western Cape Breton. Fish aboard my powerboat, from one of my kayaks, the shore or on the ice! My 50+ years of fishing experience is available to you for the day. Fish in unfamiliar locations, for unfamiliar species or try out my rods, reels and tackle before you buy. You can cast, troll or fly fish, it is up to you.

Availability

Terms

Trip Includes
Guiding
Sports may use my tackle at no additional cost, One child (under 16) per adult fishes free of charge - adult MUST accompany child

Policies
No alcohol
Everyone wears a PFD while aboard my boats (PFDs are provided if you don't have one)
No smoking
Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Fishing

Species
Smallmouth Bass
Trout
Striped Bass
Atlantic Mackerel

Types of Fishing
Lake fishing
Nearshore fishing
River fishing
Ice Fishing

Fishing Techniques
Fly fishing
Ice fishing
Spinning
Trolling
Baitcast fishing

Gear
Fishing chair
Bait
Trolling motor
Boat
Tackle box
Rods & Reels
Rod holders
Lure
Fish finder

Boat Specs

"Bos-Mon"

18 foot v-hull aluminum with wind-shield.

"Knot at Work" and "Marley"

11 foot (3.3 m) fishing kayaks. One person per boat

Operator

Guide

Gerald (Jed) Woodill

Since 2021 year
I began fishing at a young age on Lake Ainslie with my father, uncle and grandfather. My experience and gear will allow you to quickly benefit from my heritage on Nova Scotia's largest natural lake. Further afield await fishing adventures in local streams, beaches, other lakes and on the ice of the Bras D'Or. My 50+ years of fishing experience has taken me across North America as well as Australia and New Zealand. I have learned the benefits of guidance while fishing unfamiliar waters or for ne...

Gerald (Jed) Woodill

Guide
Since 2021 year

How to get there

Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada
From Sydney, NS or Port Hastings NS: Take Highway 105 to Whycocomagh, then turn North onto Highway 252. Follow 252 until it becomes Hwy 395. Follow Hwy 395 to the intersection with West Lake Ainslie Road. Turn left toward West Lake Ainslie / Inverness. We will be on your right hand side. From Inverness: Take Hwy 19 West to Strathlorne. Turn left toward Scotsville/Lake Ainslie and follow Strathlorne Scotsville Road to the intersection with West Lake Ainslie Road. Turn right onto West Lake Ainslie Road. We will be on your left hand side.

Book with 10% deposit

Once the fishing guide confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 10% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the guide

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the fishing guide on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: