My daughter likes catching fish too and will never give up the opportunity to crank in a fish. She used to be afraid of them but now handles the fish like a professional. Check out Cali at 2 years old cranking in and showing off some nice Moose Lake Walleye. Kid sized! Take a kid fishing.
Successful Jigging Fall Walleye really starts out with the right location. Search out those red hot spots from the summertime. Those spots where everyone crowds, but now are left vacant do to the cold weather. These are likely the locations you will find some fall walleye concentrating on. Move around until you locate where a good number of fish are stacking up this fall. They tend to be over rocky areas on points and mid lake humps, and steep drops. Start with these locations the next time you head out on the lake and you might land yourself a bunch of fish!
Huge Northern Pike caught fishing in Alberta Canada during the fall. This fish was caught in October during autumn on a chilly day, overcast and rainy. I was using a large Rapala Lure. This large pike was released to swim another day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Lesser Slave Lake in Alberta is known for great walleye fishing and this was my first experience on the lake during the hard water season. Supposedly 90 % of the fish spawn in the river running into the west side of the lake. Since we were fishing the first week of March and spring was coming it seemed like the West side of the lake would be an obvious choice to try. We drove onto the lake and noticed a line of ice huts. We picke a location and drilled some holes and noted these shacks were not on any structure. So we drilled towards shore until we found to drop off from 30 feet of water up to 10 feet. As soon as we got onto the drop we started to nail the walleye. They were very concentrated in this location and the action was steady for the first few hours. It tapered off later during the day but we continued to catch walleye, pike and tulibee. In the afternoon we tried our deeper holes near the ice hut depth and ended up catching a couple nice perch and more walleye. What a great day for our first time ice fishing the lake.