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!
Join us as we head out for Lake Trout on Cold Lake. The early August bite is fast and furious trolling spoons on the downriggers. Catching some fat pigs and all were catch and released. Watch this episode on how to hook up with more lake trout or Mackinaw yourself. Fish were caught suspended at depths of 50-100 feet of water. Most fish were caught on the Williams Wobbler, Manistee and Chrome Apex. Stay tuned and see how we do.
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.
Spring Fishing Walleye in the first week of June can sometimes be a little tricky. With water temperatures still low the walleye are not always as active as you would expect by mid June. The fish are still moving from their spawning areas back to prime feeding areas. Needless to say a little hide and seek is sometimes needed to begin your walleye fishing day. First try near prime spawning locations and fish shallower than you usually would later in the summer. Walleye can be found in a few feet of water at this time of year around rocky shorelines, creeks or river mouths. If you don't find activity in those locations you should head to structure where you usually find them in mid June. Some fish will have already taken up residence off main lake points, mid lake humps, flats and so on. But this some of year fish will really be keying in on fish holding structure since there isn't really weed growth yet to protect the bait fish from predation. So where ever you find rocky cover for bait fish you will probably find the Walleye. Go for a slower presentation and sometimes tipping with a piece of minnow will work well. If using lures I prefer mid size Cicada's by Reef Runner fished slow along the bottom or small swimbaits. The fish will be eating small forage fish at this time of year and many times are often surviving on fresh water shrimp and may fly larva as I found in some stomach contents this spring. So small presentations will often trigger more strikes. Don't forget to give this a try next time you are out this spring.
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Underwater camera set up to film the Jaw Jacker. I didn't realize it had been set off earlier and this is what resulted underwater during that time. I'm amazed how clear this Hero 3+ is. Really spectacular images in HD. Too bad there weren't a few more perch around that were interested in biting this day. It was fun to watch them chase the minnows around anyways.
Christmas Break 2007 ice fishing Garner Lake Alberta with the family for perch and northern pike.
Here's my first video with the GoPro Hero 3+ out Rainbow Trout Fishing on a neighbor's Trout Pond. Had some amazing afternoon action with the Jaw Jacker. Crazy good action with some fat rainbows.
Fall fishing the Bow River can be the best time of year to fish for large trout. I am using Rapala's to hook into the large trout the Bow has to offer.
Watch as Northern Pike Attack a jointed Salmo Crankbait Underwater. I built an underwater housing to troll with and tried it out for the first time. This is what happened. Filmed at Floatingstone Lake with clear water and the fish were on the prowl. Check out how these water wolves track and pounce on the helpless plug. Personally this is the most epic underwater fishing film I've created this year. Check it out, lots of action and some surprises that I never would have expected if I didn't see it myself.
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.