The boy's Catching a Big Pike Ice Fishing at Slave Lake!
How to ice fishing for East Pit Lake in Alberta, Rainbow Trout. These trout have a voracious appetite eating a lot of large food items in the early ice season to pack on the pounds for winter before food and oxygen supplies dwindle later in the season. These fish were packed with large water beetles and other aquatic insects. They weren't full though because they were very aggressive on the MarCum and would charge in and not waste any time before grabbing the spoon. Had a great day out on the ice and if you give it a try I hope you do too!
tubing at crooked lake behind pontoon boat
Bull Trout ice fishing
Here's our day one fishing Cold Lake with the Family. Was a beautiful day. Cold Lake is one of the few lakes in the province where you can still keep walleye without a tag. This is not due to the abundance of walleye though, I feel rather due to fisheries not managing this as a walleye fishery. What do you guys think??? They don't seem to care what happens to the population sadly. So for now you can keep some but they sure are elusive and after fishing a few days for them I finally managed to catch three. There are much better walleye lakes in the province and if you are just after walleye you probably could spend your time better somewhere else. Consider trying near by Moose Lake or Marie Lake that are loaded with walleye and where you can also keep one for the dinner table. If you do go to Cold Lake you will have a lot more fun fishing for the abundant pike and Lake trout that come in very large sizes at this lake. Hope you enjoy the video.
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!
How to Fishing for Big Brood Stock Rainbows with a Dead Sticking Method that worked great. Headed back out on the pond in search of the Alberta Fisheries Recently Stocked Brood Stock Rainbow trout and was not disappointed. The fish were cruising and biting what I had to offer. Get out there and catch some Rainbow trout this early ice season. It's a lot of fun.