The underwater GoPro Hero inline does it again capturing some more fast action hits. This time with a Thomas Buoyant Colorado spoon. These fish are fast and they mean business! The fish attacked so fast that I slowed down the strikes so you can actually see what is happening. This was filmed one evening so the lighting isn't quite as good as the last video but still a great watch! Big Beautiful Rainbow Trout with a Killer Instinct!
The Thomas Cyclone in Red and Gold was the hot ticket item this morning. It was my first morning waking up at the pond. Literally crawled out of bed and headed out on the water... looks like that's what I did too. Bed head and puffy face but I had trout to catch. The morning was spectacular and the trout were biting. Here are a few tips that will help you catch more trout while out paddling on still waters this spring. Go get them, the bite is on.
I rigged up the Underwater GoPro Hero and captured this amazing footage after a few minutes out on the pond fishing for rainbow trout. I was dragging a Thomas Buoyant in red and gold. Fabulous shots, better than I thought it would be and just starting to fine tune my camera trolling rig.
Out Ice fishing Spring Walleye and my Crazy Brother felt a little over dressed for the weather. It was a beautiful day and we were hauling up some beautiful walleye on the Slender Spoon with the help of a MarCum. Some of the pictures were posted in an earlier post from this day on the water. Saw people moving around all day which usually means they weren't finding the fish. We drilled many holes over a single underwater point and found the depth the fish were holding at rather than changing spots. It worked out well for us. More holes = More Fish. Get your drill on! (I guess that's next year though)
Underwater Walleye Behavior while ice fishing using a Jaw Jacker. To get this video I just sent a GoPro down to watch what would go on while I had a Jaw Jacker set up. This was a super slow day. So much so we didn't think there were many fish around. That was until I reviewed the footage later and saw many fish swim by without even giving notice to the bait. Then there were those that would just come in for a look and others that would just nudge the bait. Finally did get one to inhale the bait on the Jaw Jacker cam. Learned a very important lesson that on these slow neutral days a minnow on the bottom was more likely to attract a bite. So the next trip my uncle headed out with a jig and minnow, then a few inches of line and a single hook below. Attach a minnow to both and send down. Let the bottom minnow lay on the bottom. The next time he went out the fish were in a similar mood, but the jaw jacker caught 90% of the fish and all of them were on that bottom minnow laying on the bottom. So this really is a highly effective method of Jaw Jacker fishing for walleye especially on those tough days. Give it a try!
Underwater Video of the Jaw Jacker in action on a very tough day of fishing March Friday the 13th. The weather was beautiful warm, calm and sunny but the fish were in an ultra negative mood. So much so we thought there weren't any fish in the area from watching our MarCum. Turns out there were lots of fish in our area and instead of our jigging action pulling fish in to the bait it was actually turning them off before they were even seen on the sonar. This is where the Jaw Jacker's were excelling. I learned a few things from this video. The pike were getting off because I had a light line on the rod and reel so I think the monofilament was stretching too much to get a good hook set. Also since the fish were in such a negative mood they wouldn't even fight after the hook set so they would create their own slack and just spit the hook. So on slow days it really does call for a Jaw Jacker rigged with braided line, a good stiff rod and loaded with lots of tension. That way the fish will hopefully still be there when you get to the rod on those slow fishing days. Check out the video I learned a lot from watching it after and hope you do too. Northern Pike behavior on an off fishing day.
This is the biggest Northern Pike I have ever caught at Pigeon lake so it was pretty surprising. Even though there is the odd giant pike in the lake they really are few and far between. We caught quite a few pike this day and hopefully it is a good sign for the future. It would be nice to see more big pike again one day in this lake. They sure are fun to catch! I think this was actually 6 pound test when I checked afterward and caught on a Jig and Minnow just when setting up the Jaw Jacker. After watching my underwater footage I actually hooked this fish on the jaw Jacker before this but he got off. That underwater footage to come.
Lac La Biche Lake Ice Fishing with the Family for Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch and Cisco. We got a late start out onto the ice since we had a full load with the whole family along. Grandma, grandpa, my youngest brother and two kids... my wife was hiding out in the tent and didn't make an appearance on the video. The wind blew up in the afternoon which made things a bit uncomfortable but the fish were on the move and biting pretty much anything that they saw. Storm Swim Baits in white and slender spoons seemed to do the trick.