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.
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.
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.
These are a few fishing fails that have been captured overt the last few months of fishing. Check it out. I'm sure with the cameras rolling all the time there will be more. Bill Dance Fishing Fails its time to move over the Doctor is in the house, haha! More Bloopers to come I'm sure.
This was one of those perfect fall evenings with glass calm conditions and minimal cloud cover. The temperature had also warmed up. All the stars were aligned and we were hot on the spot. The Walleye Feeding frenzy went on for over an hour into the darkness with crazy fast action. What a night. What great fun. I was using a slip bobber so you the viewer can feel like you're right there with me feeling the bite. These work great for light biting fish and those who want a dead still bait. Give it a try next time you're out there fishing the fall bite. Everyone deserves a few good nights out like this!
Fishing with the family in a 12 foot aluminum Springbok and 9.9 HP Johnson. Sure doesn't take much to have a whole lot of fun. In the age of high tech fancy everything you can still catch fish with a small boat and a big heart! Check out the action from a summer day in July out on the water. We were slamming the walleye and caught a few perch and pike as the sun drifted low on the horizon. I love summer evening fishing on a calm lake!
Tried fishing Beaumont Trout Pond in the early am hours but only hooked two that got off shortly after biting. So decided to head back to Leduc since I had more luck there the day before and see what was biting. Fished the afternoon and caught two nice rainbows on a Thomas Buoyant Cyclone in red and gold. Also had some other hits on various lures. Great Fall day to be out by the lake. Also made a great meal that evening.
Fall is a great time of year to get out on the water and enjoy some shallow water pike fishing. Since the water has cooled off the Big fish have moved up into the shallow water from their deep water haunts of the summer. These fish are hungry and feeding heavily before the freeze. Casting and trolling large swimbaits, crankbaits and spoons can put you into a whole bunch of fish. Target shallow bays, rocky points, weed and reed beds for the best fall action.
Fall walleye can sometimes be difficult to find. Using a slow troll or drift with a bottom bouncer and spinner rig tipped with a night crawler can help you find those fish over key pieces of structure. When conditions are right this set up can really produce well all year and especially when the leaves turn yellow and autumn is in the air. Watch this video for a few tips on rigging and running your bottom bouncers to catch more walleye this fall.
Fishing Alberta is a lot of fun in the fall. Today we head out on my parents Ski Nautique with the family to do some fishing on the Big Lake. The pike were biting swim baits like crazy. Nothing huge, but tons of action. Caught one that was 30 inches which was the biggest for the day. Also lost a very large walleye right beside the boat. Too bad. Check out our family fun day on the water.
So I didn't think it would be a big deal to make a short documentary of the Alberta Fisheries Management Test Netting in Alberta. Turns out that I was wrong. They did not want us to video the nets being pulled. They stated pictures were fine, but no video. It is too bad because I thought the biologist shared a lot of good information with us. I tried to repeat what he said in this video. Talking with them really changed my view a lot regarding the whole activity of test netting. They were nice, both boats called us right on over so that they could tell us what they were doing. Sorry I had to blur most of the video to protect their identity. I still think you get good picture of what is going on. I know this testing seems to be a controversial subject, but I think if they were more open to the public and wouldn't try to be so secretive maybe they would be more accepted. Or are they doing something wrong? Tell me what you think.
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.