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.
I never fished Leduc Reservoir before but always knew they stocked it every spring with rainbow trout. Over the years I have heard that some may overwinter and get to large sizes. I also read that this lake is notorious for sending anglers home with the SKUNK rather than a nice fat rainbow trout. So I made it my personal challenge to go there and catch some of those fat fish. I was determined not to take the skunk home with me. Since the reservoir is only 10 minutes from my In-laws farm it makes a quick outing. So I headed out early one frosty morning and launch my boat. I trolled and casted every lure known to man all over that piece of water for no bites. So around 2 pm I landed right where I launched and started to fish. Turns out that is where all the hungry fish were and I hooked up on seven but only got one on shore. Took him home for dinner and called it a day. Hope these tips can also help you catch some of those fish on the reservoir.
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.
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!