just some of my pics i threw together
How to Prepare Your Boat for Winter - Part 1 Winterizing Your Boat: 'Cleaning', Engine & Lower Unit, Fresh & Waste Water, Cabin & Interior, Inspection & Covering
Walleye, Northern Pike, Burbot made up one of the most EPIC ice fishing days we've experienced Ice Fishing Alberta. We were fishing a drop off and the fish were thick, intense and very hungry. They were hitting soft body swimbaits, slender spoons and large herring on tip ups. Big walleye, Pike and burbot were attacking our presentations. It was great to have the MarCum as I feel it helped me hook up on a lot more fish anticipating the bites. I also show a couple tips on how to lose less lures when fishing for big fish and how to rig a large bait on a tip up. Hope you enjoy the show.
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!
Funny boat loading mishaps
Headed back to Quarry Lake in Canmore Alberta with my dad to see if we could land some Grayling from the pond. We fished the last hour and a half of light and caught four nice grayling all on bead head nymphs and chroni's. This lake has a bait ban and catch and release only as they use the eggs to harvest for the hatchery.
How to Prepare Your Boat for Winter - Part 4 Winterizing Your Boat: Cleaning, Engine & Lower Unit, Fresh & Waste Water, 'Cabin & Interior', Inspection & Covering
walleye fishing lake erie
Fishing Hermitage Park Pond for Rainbow Trout under the ice is always something I like to try when home for Christmas. This is late in the season for these rainbows and sometimes they aren't very active as the oxygen levels in the lake fall. I got out to the lake around sunrise although it was cloudy so I didn't see it. I wasn't getting any hits in a usual spot so I moved across the pond to another spot. Right around noon I had the first hit on the Jaw Jacker and lost him at the hole. Lowered back down and soon had a nice 16 inch rainbow. I underestimated in the video at 14 inches. After that the bites were on and off. But must have had 15 fish on the line and hits on the Jaw Jacker but only ended up getting four on the ice. It was a lot of fun. Check out the video for all the details and how you can catch more fish at Hermitage Park pond. Get out there before they winterkill. The action was fast and furious in the afternoon.
How to Prepare Your Boat for Winter - Part 3 Winterizing Your Boat: Cleaning, Engine & Lower Unit, 'Fresh & Waste Water', Cabin & Interior, Inspection & Covering