On this Fish’n Canada episode, Ang & Pete travel to Ontario’s Marten River Lodge, an establishment that has been around for 90 years! Lodge owner Ray Sapiano has the boys fishing smallmouth bass on the extensive Marten River System, as well as cruising ATV’s to experience the supreme back-lake habitat…talk about an all-in-one trip!
This episode has Angelo Viola and Roy Armes conquering bass of both species, for Roy’s last hurrah on the show as CEO & President of Cooper Tire before retirement. They connect in Young’s Point, Ontario at Clearview Cottage Resort on Clear Lake in The Kawarthas…an area instrumental to Ang’s growth as an angler. Since Roy’s stay is brief and the fishing is hot, Ang decides to stick around after Roy’s departure to reminisce and land a few more bass!
Angelo and Pete give their custom Princecraft “FNC1” a new facelift and then meet up with the “Bigwigs” from Princecraft Boats to showcase their pride and joy. As curious and eager as the Princecraft team are to see the transformed fishing craft for themselves, they would love to do some fishing too! The perfect meeting place is Kenauk Nature in the Outaouais region of Quebec. With brutal weather conditions dampening the entire trip, the boys hope they can still make a good impression with their fishing machine… and catch some fish too!
Pete travels to some of Ontario’s most northerly Largemouth Bass waters, the St. Mary’s River, near Sault Ste. Marie in Algoma Country. It’s October, the water is hovering just above 50 degrees, and the fall colours surrounding this great fishing destination are in full peak. Question is… are the Bass in full peak feeding mode? Pete ends this show with a quick trip to the St. Mary’s “rapids” and tries his hand at the world-renowned Steelhead and Rainbow fishery.
Pete heads to Lake Muskoka in search of three species of fish; Walleye, Northern Pike, and Smallmouth Bass. In this geographical area of the rich and famous, little is said about the fishing… in fact it’s almost unheard of. Pete hopes to open up the country’s eyes to this phenomenal, yet oddly unknown fishery.
Ang’s grandson Nik, as well as Pete’s son Hunter, return to the airwaves years after their television debut. Now teenagers, the “kids” move to the next level by having Ang & Pete teach them some refined fishing techniques. Will they pass with flying colours? And if so, will they get to finally fish on their own? Only time will tell.
Angelo and Pete travel to North Western Ontario in this big fish episode. Their final destination is Hawk Lake Lodge near the town of Kenora. This is a true trophy fishery with 100% catch and release rules on every fish caught. Giant Walleye and Smallmouth Bass are the intended species and our boys take full advantage of this amazing fishery!
In this season opener of the Fish’n Canada show, Angelo Viola and Pete Bowman take a trip to Canada’s East Coast to meet up with long time buddy Joe Anthony as the trio hit the Miramichi River for some of the craziest Striped Bass fishing ever to be put on television.
This Hotspot is a large shallow flat area that Pete and Angelo have been fishing for a few years with great success. This area is a combination of weeds and open holes with close access to deep water. Smallmouth Bass use the weeds as cover and use the openings to feed. Wearing polarized sunglasses is a must here, as you can often see the fish swimming. Try dropshotting Yamamoto Shad Shape Worms and Senkos and you won’t be disappointed.
This hotspot is where Mr. Bass “Roland Martin” put on his mini-clinic for all to see during a past Fish’n Canada episode. Although this spot is not a complete secret, we’ll bet these Largemouth have never been sifted through like they were today… especially by one person! The area is a weedbed between two islands. Topwaters, Spinnerbaits, Squarebill Crankbaits, as well as worm and crayfish imitating plastics, all will work here. This is what we call a “quick-hit” spot, meaning fish fast, and if you don’t have any action within 15 minutes… move on.
This Hotspot is a great area for Muskie, with the odd Northern Pike and Bass thrown in as well. This is a classic example of a breakline on the deep edge of a big shallow weedy bay. Game-fish will traverse from Edward to Chicken Islands, all the while searching for food. Casting & trolling are both effective. If you’re looking for a giant fish, then use the biggest baits you have. If however you’re looking just to get bit, downsize to something considered big for bass, or small for Pike & Muskie.
This Hotspot is a back-bay area that is perfect for Largemouth Bass fishing in the Summer. Lake Nipissing and the French River are phenomenal all-round fishing destinations, and Bass of both species are included in a big way. If it’s sunny out, try an un-weighted soft stick bait, a 1/8 oz. Texas rigged plastic worm, or a 3/8 oz. Flipping Jig and Chunk. This area should last into the late summer.
This Hotspot is on the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall Ontario. We’ve fished this spot many times and it almost always produces a nice Smallmouth Bass or 2. Current is the key here, as it is in most of the St. Lawrence. Drag a heavy tube jig, or dropshot rig, down current, while trying to stay in contact with the bottom at all times. Green and brown seem to be the hottest colors here, as they imitate the now prolific Goby, a main prey in a Smallies diet. Please be careful, as this river is very powerful.