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 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!
This month’s Hotspot is a nice run of weeds in Boundary Dam Reservoir. This lake has loads of weedbeds that follow the shoreline so there’s lots of fishable areas. Use a Jig and Chunk presentation but a big plastic worm would work as well. Don’t be afraid of the dirty water, these fish are used to it and have no problem finding your bait.
This Fish’n Canada episode heads back to Saskatchewan’s Boundary Dam Reservoir for some great Largemouth Bass fishing. Pete Bowman is joined by Keith Beasley from the great hunting show Canada In The Rough. Fans of Fish’n Canada will remember Pete and Keith fishing this same body of water on a previous episode. This time though they put away the Jig & Pigs with heavy line and bring out the Wacky rigged 5″ Yamamoto Senkos on light spinning gear, just to try something different.
This episode of the Fish’n Canada show may be one of the most unique episodes that we have filmed… in Saskatchewan that is. This fish-filled province is notorious for giving up trophy Walleye, Lake Trout and Northern Pike, however there lives a fish species in this province that only inhabits one body of water… and it’s one of North America’s most popular gamefish…
This episode is a classic example of why you should never judge a book by its cover, had Ang done so we probably would have missed out on a great opportunity to discover yet another tremendous Canadian fishing adventure.
Here is a late season Giant Pike Hotspot located on Tobin Lake in Saskatchewan. Remember the water is cold in the fall so a dead bait quick strike rig works great. If the Hotspot cools down, try trolling suspending minnowbaits or crankbaits along the old river channel in 8 – 12 feet of water.
This month’s HotSpot is near an old sunken road bed On Blackstrap Lake in Saskatchewan. We drill holes to locate the road, and during the middle parts of the day we fish in the deepest water we can find, and set tip ups on the slope up to the road. As night approaches, we follow the walleye up the ledge. Tiny jigs (we use HT Marmooska and Hawgers) with maggots or small dead minnows work great for the perch, walleye were biting on small and medium size jigging spoons tipped with minnows, and the pike were all caught on horizontal strike rigs under tip ups with large smelts as bait. Remember live minnows are prohibited for use as bait in Saskatchewan.
September’s HotSpot is on Deschambault Lake in Saskatchewan. This lake is primarily known as a Walleye & Pike lake, so this months hotspot is a combination area. Current is created between the 2 islands and the mainland point, bringing bait, Walleye and Northerns into this area. Wind can be a good thing here, especially if the main lake is really rocking. A jig & minnow is your best bet to catch anything that swims this area.