How to catch Jumbo Perch and Fat Whitefish using an innovative product on the market. The Lip Ripperz Litl Ripperz is a fantastic open and hard water fishing lure. Check out how to hook some truly Jumbo fish on a Northern Alberta lake Ice Fishing in Canada.
Went out to Cold Lake for some Lake Trout action twice in January of 2014. Turns out we just did not hit it right either day on the ice. The first day only managed to catch one fish period. That was the only bite as well. This video is from our second day out. The weather was awesome in the morning but a storm blew in and shut the fish right off. Caught two lake trout in the first 5 minutes then nothing. Super slow all day. They were hitting the smelt on the jaw jacker but getting off before I could even get to the rod. Lost a few short strikes and then hooked up on the last one in the late afternoon to avoid a skunk for myself. Slow day and most people left early. Didn't see anyone catching out there. Some one drove right through our set up and drove over a tip up breaking it in half. Why people drive right through a group of 6 people on the ice i'll never know, but several did it out there. Please respect others out on the ice, keep your distance and happy fishing!
For the angler who always has to throw the last cast and stay out just 5 minutes longer on the ice, this vid is for you! I'm one of those people who just can't be pulled away from trying just a little longer. Seems I've been rewarded so often for putting in that extra hour at the end of the day I just feel like it is a must to stay out and bare the cold and dark to catch another fish. This night was no other, already had a few smaller walleye on the line earlier in the night and as things started to get too dark to see a whole lot a nice fat mark moved in on my MarCum VX 1P and closed in on my slender spoon. I gave it a little flutter and that was all it took the fish inhaled the bait and the fight was on. After a nice battle with the walleye on a light action rod he surfaced through the hole in the ice and posed nicely for a picture before diving back into the water for another day. Don't go in to early, you might just miss the best bite of the day!
This winter I was determined to catch a walleye on a JawJacker, but I knew it might be a challenge. I seem to loose half the ones I hook on my own line, never mind one that is sitting dead stick on its own. So after a few missed strikes I came up with the flasher jig and minnow combination with two stinger hooks. I think this is overkill and I think you would get away with just one stuck in the tail of the minnow. After all all the ones that I actually got up the hole were hooked well with the main jig anyways and I didn't even need the treble stingers. Anyways check out my demo on how the Jaw Jacker can help you catch more walleye this ice season. Good luck out there.
Went out one morning to Floatingstone lake since I was reading on iFishAlberta the summer fishing has been very good for pike and walleye with the closure. I went out to see what could be caught. Approaching a new body of water can be tough, but I studied the depth charts, tried by the iceshacks, and off some points with drop offs. Turns out I didn't have a fabulous morning, but it wasn't awful. Caught a walleye at first light a few pike and some micro perch. Not sure if there are many good sized perch in there. Good luck if you head out just remember there is a bait ban (maggots meal worms only) and a 0 keep limit for pike and walleye. Got a nice shot of a pike sitting on the bottom below my hole with a GoPro Hero.
Wolf Lake Fishing for Water Wolves. We had a super heavy snow year, there was 4 feet of snow in the bush around the lake. If it weren't for the warm weather and 100 km winds a few days before I don't think we would have got on the lake. A trapper had made one rutted trail across the lake to his cabin. Couldn't get out to the spot I had fished before years ago. So we headed back to a point adjacent a shallow flat dropping into the North lake basin. Only managed one larger pike, not huge but fun to catch. Northern Pike were biting great and had flags going constantly, two three at a time. Great size range of fish in this lake. All fish caught on Windlass tip ups with quick strike rigs. Also was fishing with my 2 year old daughter who tried to catch some and got one with the help of mom.
I've been fishing for Northern Pike for many years through the ice and tip up fishing is a great way to catch a lot of fish and some hogs. Here's a video on how to make your own monofilament quick strike rig, hook your bait and set an HT Windlass Tip Up. Over the years we seem to catch most of our big pike on the Windlass Tip up. The only trouble in Alberta is that using these can be tough when it is cold since the line freezes in the hole killing the action. On those warm windy days of winter though this is a go to set up!
Sometimes searching for perch pays off. Go on the hunt for them early in the year and you may just be into them all season long. Another great lure is the Kastmaster while fishing for those winter perch. It has great action and a lot of flash. The chrome and blue seems to work best in Alberta and the Gold is also a great option if you're after Jumbo Perch.
We all have dreams of that one Jumbo Perch who hangs around the hole all day and never commits. This video is dedicated to all us fishermen who have sat over a hole in the ice all day to catch that one fish. This is the underwater story of the Jumbo Perch.
This video was taken on the same day that I also captured the underwater video of fishing with Northland Tackles Gill-Getter. The perch were not interested at all in the Gill-Getter, but when I dropped the Reef Runner Cicada down in Chartreuse and Glow they were attacking it without hesitation. Check out the underwater footage and how some of the Jumbo Yellow Perch inhale this Cicada! These perch were on the prowl chasing down shiners and spread out over this sand flat. The Cicada can really draw the fish in with its flash and vibration over a long distance. It also helps you key in on those bigger fish and keeps some of the smaller fish away. Give them a try next time you're on the hunt for jumbo perch.
This has to be one of the most extreme weather ice fishing experiences I have ever fished. The wind was howling and snow blowing filling your hole and covering your gear in a minute or so. Got out there in the dark at Driftwood and hiked out to the middle. Where I drilled it was about 65 feet deep. I was marking fish near the bottom which were slow movers and following the jig but not committing. Then one came in and hit, then I cranked the jig up and he chased it up and grabbed it. The MarCum really comes in handing getting fish to bit. I landed this fish and that was to be all the luck I had. Stayed out until noon but it was just too cold to stay longer. What a crazy day, stunning scenery and sunrise.