On this episode, we highlight the inaugural Canada Carp Cup Classic tournament, held in Long Sault, on the banks of the famous St. Lawrence River. This World Carp Classic qualifier event is the first of its kind, and had both highs and lows throughout the two rigorous days of fishing…with the ultimate high being the 2 winners catching OVER 1800 pounds of Carp… yup you read that right!
Angelo and Pete meet up with good friend and fishing guide Ryan Flaro, who guarantees they will catch Muskie on Lake St. Francis in 5 minutes. The boys are skeptical of catching ‘the fish of 10,000 casts’ that quickly, especially when they are armed with only Bass gear. Little do they know that Ryan will come through as promised, and they will catch the biggest Muskie of their lives!
Two very surprised fishermen recently caught a grass carp in the St. Lawrence River. This raises major concern as to the presence of the invasive fish. Pierre Thériault and Gerald Boucher, commercial fisherman from Lanoraie, northeast of Montreal, reeled in the 29-kilogram Grass Carp on May 27. Première carpe asiatique pêchée dans St-Laurent (64 lbs). […]
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 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.
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 great place (not far from Montreal) to catch cold water Bass. The water has a slow taper down into deep water. Look for Big Smallies holding in 18 to 25 feet through December. Tubes and jigging spoons are a safe bet but feel free to experiment with live bait if required.
This is a Hotspot along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec that we just visited with the guys from Princecraft and had a great day. The Waypoint is primarily a Pike spot but you could nail a Largemouth or even a Muskie in the process. There are shallow weeds and reeds that lead into around 15+ feet of water. If you don’t get fish here, start moving around and look for weedlines, breaklines or even current breaks for basically “anything that swims”. The Waypoint is good from May into October. Early in the season fish shallow; as the year progresses, move deeper.
July’s HotSpot is a Bass area on the St. Lawrence system In Quebec. The St Lawrence is not renowned for its Largemouth fishing… however, if you find the right area it can pay off.
This is a huge shallow water spawning area that holds fish early in the bass season. Use spinnerbaits, weedless spoons, flipping jigs and Yamamoto Senkos. Work everything that looks bassy. A key here is to look for clean water.
June’s Hotspot is an island in the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. Walleye, Muskie and Pike will not only frequent the actual waypoint, but will use the whole perimeter of the island as well. There are also Bass in the area (make sure the season is open).
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