This Fish’n Canada episode takes Angelo Viola to Lac la Biche in Northern Alberta, where he teams up with fishing guide Ray Kohlruss to target some Big Northern Pike. They quickly discover though that big Walleye are much more interested in their giant baits than the pike!
This Fish’n Canada episode takes Pete Bowman to one of Saskatchewan’s natural fishing resources, Last Mountain Lake, where he teams up with Rob Schulz of G & S Marina Outfitters in search of early season Pike. Swimbaits work like magic to lure this hard-fighting fish, showing just how important it is to choose the right bait.
On this Fish’n Canada episode, Pete Bowman is fishing Whitby Harbour, one of the many harbours along the north shore of Lake Ontario, where a variety of game fish populate. Instead of targeting one species, Pete decides to set his hook on anything that is hungry. As he is tormented by a pack of jacked up & crazy Chinook Salmon, a new-found population of Northern Pike keep him sane!
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 and Pete head into Algoma’s Buck Lake Wilderness Lodge for a well deserved “boys getaway”. Their plan is to find, then catch, then fillet, then fry, and finally eat the most delicious food that mother nature can provide; WALLEYE! But in order to do so, they have to deal with brutal weather and a school of bait-stealing Northern Pike.
On this episode, Pete Bowman takes a trip back to Saskatchewan’s Last Mountain Lake for another crack at the big Northern Pike that reside there. What he did not count on was a major spring cold front moving in and turning the Pike into short striking slashers. However, Pete comes up with a solution!
On this episode Pete Bowman heads west to Alberta searching for big Northern Pike on Pinehurst Lake. The show theme however takes a turn when he and fishing partner Ray Kohlruss start catching big fat Walleye on giant Saltwater jigs.
This Hotspot is a tapering underwater point on Pinehurst Lake in Alberta. This spot is known for both Pike and some big Walleye. It’s a classic piece of structure that holds fish all year long. Try either casting and slowly working a jig, or trolling a Walleye style Crankbait and varying the depth of each pass until fish contact is made. Don’t be afraid to run a Crankbait designed to dive 10-12 feet down in 20+ feet of water, as these fish will sometimes suspend in the water column.
This Hotspot is a very specific break-line on Lac St Pierre on the St Lawrence River in Quebec. It’s a major feeding area for Large and Small Mouth Bass, as well as Walleye and Pike. The current is deceivingly strong here so drifting baits very close to the bottom is the key. Tube jigs are the #1 choice here followed by curly tailed grubs and Dropshot finesse worms. Experiment with colors as the fish’s preferences seem to change daily.
This month’s Hotspot is a prespawn staging area for Northern Pike in front of Jackfish Bay on Esnagami Lake. Big fish will lie dormant in this area waiting for the exact moment that Mother Nature deems perfect for the trek into the shallows. By slowly running a #3 in-line spinner over these lethargic yet hungry beasts, an angler has a good chance of connecting with the fish of a lifetime. 40 + inch Pike are quite common in this area of the lake.
While driving to your favourite fishing hole, have you ever seen a pothole that was so big that you could fish out of it? As strange as that sounds, an angler in Russia did just that. His local road that he drive’s on every day (some of which are fishing days) in Rubtsovsk, has a […]
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