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!
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 shallow bay on the east side of Otter Lake which we accessed via Westlemkoon Lake. Fish it fast in around 2 – 4 feet of water, looking for either active Largemouth or what you deem as great looking cover. Once you hit a good area, fish it thoroughly. Swimming a Flipping Jig and a tandem Spinner Bait work well on active fish, while casting a weightless Senko works best on the more lethargic fish. With bays like this where there’s endless amounts of cover, work fast and try to isolate the fish holding areas…
Do you guys and girls` remember when Fish’n Canada showed the viewers something like this? Back in 2013, while filming an episode on Lake St. Clair, Ang caught a smallmouth bass that literally spit out a baby duck at the end of the fight! Check out this video if you don’t remember what happened: […]
This is a BC Smallmouth Bass hotspot that we recently visited for a Fish’n Canada episode. Look for the standing logs and throw tandem Spinnerbaits, Topwaters and Crankbaits in the mornings; then throw 4-5 inch finesse worms and tube jigs in the mid-day.
This month’s hotspot is tucked away at the back of a long shallow finger at the top of the French River called Wigwam Bay. We’d highly recommend using the services of a Chaudière Lodge guide, this bay is really off the beaten path. Not much is known about this area as it does not conform to the normal Walleye-holding structure and cover of the French… the biggest reason is that this is one of the few pieces of water in the entire system that screams Large Mouth Bass… you’ll know what we mean when you get there.
This month’s Hotspot is an area of Hastie Lake in the Algoma region of Ontario that always seems to have some beauty fish on it. Under normal conditions we would highly recommend a popping topwater like a Pop R, but if that doesn’t work then pull out the Yamamoto Senko. Rig it whacky style on either a jig-head or a dropshot rig… and for the ultimate advantage, try marinating your soft plastics with a natural bait scent.
“To me” says Pete “opening day is like New Year’s Day: full of resolutions and promises. In my case, it’s pretty simple: set the tone for the season right now – go big or go home! Boating a five pound plus Smallie or even one approaching a six in the next day and a half, here, in this well-known bass fishery, would set a benchmark for the next 5+months”.
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