Ice Fishing with my Daughters this year for the first time of the 2018-19 season and they decided we needed to have a little challenge. The two of them with JawJackers against The Fishing Doc Dad. Watch and you'll see who wins. My oldest daughter just seems to have all the luck. Where ever we drop her JawJacker seems to be the hot hole catching more fish and bigger fish than anyone else. We will see if her streak continues in future videos.
Ice fishing with my Dad and put out the Jigging JawJacker to try first thing in AM. Caught a bunch of brook trout and rainbow trout with the device before I was even set up to fish. Some decent fish, but nothing huge on this particular day. My Dad was enjoying using the Rapala Slab Rap in perch color. The fish really seem to attack this pattern when they are aggressive. I usually use tungsten jigs with my JawJacker and on our jigging rods I typically use spoons. If the fish are not aggressive I downsize and slow the presentation down.
A few years back I posted an ice fishing video from Cold Lake. One of my first attempts at really sharing my videos with viewers and people seemed to like it. A combination of Cold Lake being a New Big Hit and everyone researching it back then... with the lack of media online back then seemed to just produce thousands of views in short order. All because of those first two cold lake videos I'm still making them 6 years later. Some people ask me if I ever get board of catching another fish... haven't yet, and pretty sure I can do this for a lifetime. Thanks for watching guys. Thanks for helping me get a jump start way back when. Thanks for helping get me over 10,000 Subscribers this past January! More ice fishing videos to come. Who knows where the adventure may lead! Slaying the lakers in January on early ice with the truck. Pushed it a bit. Most guys were still walking out but we drilled out to the spot. It was action on all day! Great time with the brother and dad. Recipe for the day was anchovies and tube jigs. Jaw Jacker caught a few as well.
The Jaw Jacker has changed the way I fish for trout on slow days when the fish don't want to pay any attention to a flashy spoon or moving jig. Sometimes these big lazy trout just want a small presentation that is held dead still. You could either do this with a strike indicator on your line or you could just use a couple Jaw Jacker hook setting devices like I do and be busy running back and forth. These ponds can be hit and miss, but early in the ice season from first freeze till the begining of January fishing can be excellent. Don't forget these same ponds when the weather warms up and the ice starts to melt away from the shore. These ponds will once again have actively feeding trout that you can target even after the big lakes are off limits due to fishing closures. So don't put away the auger and short rods, head out to a trout pond this spring. If you want to find a lake near you hear are a couple of great resources that I use to locate new lakes. Friends can also be a big help in locating productive spots if they're willing to share with you. the good thing about trout is that they put a new batch in every year, so you don't have to feel guilty keeping a few for dinner. Best of luck out there. Leave your comments, questions and feedback. I love hearing what you guys want to know and how I can better serve my viewers.
In this video I use my IPAD to try to better demonstrate how the Deeper Pro Plus Portable Sonar WiFi Works for ice fishing for yellow perch. I hope this gives you a better picture since the last one I did for brook trout wasnt the greatest lighting. While I did have some issues with my IPAD freezing after downloading the new iOS from Apple to run the new Deeper program it did not seem to be any fault of the Deeper Device itself but rather an issue that you may run into with your devices out on the ice. Hope you enjoy the video! Happy New Year and Thanks a lot for watching!
Underwater Brook Trout Behavior while ice fishing using a Jaw Jacker, Len Thompson Spoon and Slender Spoon. To get this video I just pointed a GoPro down to watch what would go on while I had a Jaw Jacker set up and while jigging. This was a excellent day of brook trout fishing on very thin ice. The fish were coming in quickly and highly aggressive. You can see the difference in behavior between a dead stick presentation and jigging. It is very profound and might have you changing your fishing ways.
So I always wondered how fishing leeches would work for the trout. Since quite often when I catch them they often have leeches in their stomach or a few in their mouth. Well I had some left over leeches I had picked along the shore and decided to take them out to the pond. It actually was working really well... but I was getting lots of missed strikes and missed a few hook ups off camera. Well this is what happened. So if you have some leeches laying around and heading to the trout pond give them a try. There were a bunch of people fishing and I didn't see any others caught while there. Lots of surface action. Actually as I walked out a guy on the belly boat was getting some action on the fly. But regardless this leech was getting lots of attention. I probably should have put in to a deeper depth to get into the larger fish. Shoulda coulda woulda... just not enough time and I was getting action just not solid bites. I think they were pulling the leech and missing the hook.
North Saskatchewan River fishing on a jet boat for walleye, suckers, goldeye and mooneye. All bycatch of sturgeon fishing out on the river. Keeps things interesting while you Are waiting for the sturgeon to take the bait. All fish were caught on minnows or night crawlers.
Sometimes hitting up a lake with lots of small pike and walleye can be just what the Doctor ordered. They may not be big but fish after fish action often keeps new anglers and kids very interested on the water. During this video my Dad and I are fishing a lake we both grew up going to, but haven't been to in years. Turns out the fish haven't changed and it's still fast action of tiny pike and decent walleye.