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!
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.
This is the biggest Northern Pike I have ever caught at Pigeon lake so it was pretty surprising. Even though there is the odd giant pike in the lake they really are few and far between. We caught quite a few pike this day and hopefully it is a good sign for the future. It would be nice to see more big pike again one day in this lake. They sure are fun to catch! I think this was actually 6 pound test when I checked afterward and caught on a Jig and Minnow just when setting up the Jaw Jacker. After watching my underwater footage I actually hooked this fish on the jaw Jacker before this but he got off. That underwater footage to come.
Lac La Biche Lake Ice Fishing with the Family for Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch and Cisco. We got a late start out onto the ice since we had a full load with the whole family along. Grandma, grandpa, my youngest brother and two kids... my wife was hiding out in the tent and didn't make an appearance on the video. The wind blew up in the afternoon which made things a bit uncomfortable but the fish were on the move and biting pretty much anything that they saw. Storm Swim Baits in white and slender spoons seemed to do the trick.
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.
How to Ice Fish Alberta Perch and Walleye with Slender Spoon. My uncle and I head out on a new lake to us in search of perch and walleye. In the morning we tried out a spot we were given a tip about for perch. We didn't find any perch there but we sure did find the walleye. After catching a bunch of walleye at sunrise the action cooled down and we headed on the search for perch. We found some tight lipped perch in deeper water and were able to hook some for dinner. Once again we headed to where we were earlier in the morning for some evening walleye action and it didn't disappoint. Hope you enjoy the day out on the ice as much as we did.
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.
How to Catch Brood Stock Rainbow Trout Ice Fishing with Berkley Power Nymph and micro jig. The province of Alberta often stocks their worn out brood stock rainbows into ponds and lakes accross the province. You can find out which lakes get these stockings by looking at the stocking list published by the province. These fish average 55 cm but can be as large as 5-7 pounds. This was my first time out on the ice this year and didn't have the MarCum along. I sure felt like I was fishing blind but still managed a couple nice rainbows. These Berkley Powernymphs work really well and are a great alternative if you forget to buy some live bait.
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!
How to catch stocked Rainbow Trout at a lake near you. This is a great way to get kids hooked on fishing and it is easy, cheap and fun. Get yourself the following list of items. A Sliding egg sinker 1/4 - 3/4 oz, a barrel swivel and a size 14-18 treble hook. If you already have a rod and reel you are almost set. Grab some four pound fluorocarbon line. Now grab a comfy chair and sit down to watch this video so you can get out there and catch some great Rainbow Trout Action this fall.