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.
Dynamic Lures HD Trout crankbait is an excellent trout lure. In this video i have removed the hooks off three different patterns and tied it up behind my gopro to see how the Rainbow Trout react to the bait. They seemed to find this bait nearly irresistible. Watch as they slam it over and over. Some even hold it in their mouth before dropping it. Intense follows, hits and multiple fish chasing at a time. Trout love hardware and this video shows if you are on a new body of water you may just want to tie on a crankbait.
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.
Pinehurst lake is one of our favorite lakes to fish in Alberta with many features that make it an exciting place to explore. With current regulations there are starting to be some really nice fish being caught more often. Watch out because the wind can really whip up here if you are in a small boat. Go check in out some time you won't be disappointed.
Yellow Perch Fishing is something I love to do, yet How to Catch them is often a puzzle you have to sort out. Once you locate the fish you have to figure out what they want to eat, once you've got that down you have to dial in the action. Once you have those combinations together you need to be able to feel an ever so lite bite. So get yourself a spring bobber this year and snap it on your rod to increase the sensitivity you have to detect those jumbo perch next time you are out.
Here is how to set up an I FISH PRO tip up for Northern Pike or any other type of fish. All you will need it a rod with a bobber stop on the line and everything else you need comes with the I FISH PRO. Here is my out of the package set up experience and first fish ever caught on the I FISH PRO for me. It works well.
Ice fishing in Alberta in early March during a cold high pressure system out on Lesser Slave Lake. Headed onto the ice with some friends and family to try our luck in and around The Ice Shack. It was fairly cold and the bite was pretty slow. You'll see on the underwater camera that these walleye were in a totally off mood and most were just nudging the lures. It was good we had a nice place to warm up because those long spring days can get a little chilly. Fortunately around 4 PM the fish started to move in more consistently and we managed a nice limit for the 5 of us out on the ice that day with a great bonus Pike and a fat catch and release walleye. Hope you enjoy this video. As you will see we sure enjoyed our time out ice fishing in the shack watching the underwater camera on the big screen. Fishing just became a spectator sport! The underwater camera on the TV was a lot of fun.
This past March our Buddy Russel met up with us and took us along to a great little perch lake back in the bush. We had a tough day of fishing as the larger fish were off on vacation somewhere. Still had a great time out on the ice and caught a bunch of nice perch. They seemed to come through in waves and lulls. Check out these beautiful perch.