How to Fishing for Big Brood Stock Rainbows with a Dead Sticking Method that worked great. Headed back out on the pond in search of the Alberta Fisheries Recently Stocked Brood Stock Rainbow trout and was not disappointed. The fish were cruising and biting what I had to offer. Get out there and catch some Rainbow trout this early ice season. It's a lot of fun.
How to Catch Brood Stock Rainbow Trout Ice Fishing with Berkley Power Nymph and micro jig. The province of Alberta often stocks their worn out brood stock rainbows into ponds and lakes accross the province. You can find out which lakes get these stockings by looking at the stocking list published by the province. These fish average 55 cm but can be as large as 5-7 pounds. This was my first time out on the ice this year and didn't have the MarCum along. I sure felt like I was fishing blind but still managed a couple nice rainbows. These Berkley Powernymphs work really well and are a great alternative if you forget to buy some live bait.
How to ice fishing for East Pit Lake in Alberta, Rainbow Trout. These trout have a voracious appetite eating a lot of large food items in the early ice season to pack on the pounds for winter before food and oxygen supplies dwindle later in the season. These fish were packed with large water beetles and other aquatic insects. They weren't full though because they were very aggressive on the MarCum and would charge in and not waste any time before grabbing the spoon. Had a great day out on the ice and if you give it a try I hope you do too!
How to catch stocked Rainbow Trout at a lake near you. This is a great way to get kids hooked on fishing and it is easy, cheap and fun. Get yourself the following list of items. A Sliding egg sinker 1/4 - 3/4 oz, a barrel swivel and a size 14-18 treble hook. If you already have a rod and reel you are almost set. Grab some four pound fluorocarbon line. Now grab a comfy chair and sit down to watch this video so you can get out there and catch some great Rainbow Trout Action this fall.
My daughter likes catching fish too and will never give up the opportunity to crank in a fish. She used to be afraid of them but now handles the fish like a professional. Check out Cali at 2 years old cranking in and showing off some nice Moose Lake Walleye. Kid sized! Take a kid fishing.
This is one of the worlds greatest lake trout fisheries and it is not that far away. So pack up your boat and downriggers to go check it out for yourself. It is a beautiful lake with frequent aerial shows as fighter jets fly in formation over the lake in and out of the air weapons range. With a fish finder you'll be able to locate the fish and troll at the appropriate depth to catch them. A variety of lures with help you land a good number of fish. Some of the best spoons are the Williams Wobbler and Whitefish. The Luhr Jensen Manistee is also a local favorite. You can also pull jointed Rapalas and other floating crankbaits. Bait really isn't needed as these fish are very willing to hit a lure. Trolling speed should be varied from 1.5 mph to 3 mph for best results.
Whitefish lake is not too far from where we usually fish so I decided to head there after seeing some nice walleye on Instagram posted by a local. Careful though the water level is down and there are exposed rock islands and large boulders at the launch, stay trimmed up for at least 100-200 yards out. We headed across to a couple underwater islands and started trolling crankbaits. The first to go was a minnow pattern Rapala Tail Dancer. The fish fought long and hard and turned out to be a big northern pike. Not a bad fish for the first fish ever at a lake. Beginners luck I guess. Then we went on to catch some nice walleye as well on crankbaits and jigging a kastmaster. Get out there and try it out seems to be loaded with fish judging by my fish finder.
This was my first time fishing East Pit Lake in Alberta Canada north of Wabamun Lake. This lake was created from an old coal mining pit. It is deep, long and narrow with foot access only. This lake has legends of holding 10 pound rainbow trout but with increased pressure you're probably more likely to get some 18-20 inch fish as the big ones these days. I started out fishing with a spoon as the lure is heavier and even though small allows you to get it a fair distance into the lake from shore. In a few casts I was hooked up with the first 16 inch rainbow trout. Watch and I catch a bunch of hook ups, amazing runs and jumps from these scrappy Alberta Pothole Lake Rainbow Trout. Through the video I'll help you get started catching Rainbow Trout on Spoons with a few tips that always seem to help me catch more fish when I'm out on the water. Hope you enjoy.
On of the most consistent way to catch a meal of rainbow trout from a stocked pond is to use floating dough baits for trout. I prefer to use the Berkley products Powerbait and Gulp Trout Dough. Both of these baits float well and produce a lot of fish. My all round favorite tested in several lakes seems to be Gulp Chunky Cheese in Garlic scent or flavor. The trout go crazy after this bait and if presented well you will be into some great fishing. You will need a 3/8 oz sliding egg sinker, a barrel swivel, 4 pound Berkley Vanish fluorocarbon line and a size 18 treble hook. Very the leader length from 12 inches to 4 feet for best results. I usually start with a leader around 18 inches long. Roll up a ball of bait and cover the treble hook. Then launch it out into the water gently so not to lose the bait. Then the waiting begins and if everything is right with fish in the area you wont have long to wait. So go catch some rainbow trout today at a local pond or lake and give this set up a try.
Our first time to Moose Lake near Bonnyville was a success! We searched all morning but found the walleye hanging on a point with a near by weed bed. The fish reacted very well to a Berkley Havoc swim bait that was cast up on the flat and then hopped down the drop off. They were hitting the lure multiple times every cast. Fishing was fast and furious and ranged in size from 43- 60 cm with the odd Northern Pike thrown in for good measure. This really is a great lake in Alberta if you're looking to catch some beautiful walleye. Don't take my word for it, get out there and try it for yourself. Amazing structural elements as well with tons of points, flats, humps, rivers, weed beds... you name it that lake has it.