Here is a very interesting video from Freewater Pictures of a Tiger Muskie and Trout showing off their hunting skills. It’s amazing to see these fish in the early stages using their instincts to catch a meal. Take what you see in this video and apply it to when you want to target theses species. […]
This Hotspot is a section of the Niagara River on the Canadian side. This is a typical Niagara River area where the fish will move in and out on given days. If the fish aren’t here, simply pick up and move down river. Searching is the key to finding fish. Try bouncing roe bags or minnows along the bottom on a 3-way swivel rig. Remember to vary the length of your leader and dropper.
Nowhere else in the world will you find such a vast array of color, shape, and of course size, as you will with Lake Trout in Canada. This fishing Mecca has posted, held and broke more world record Lakers than anywhere else on the globe! So it’s pretty obvious this episode is all about Lake Trout… big… nasty… carnivorous… Lakers.
This episode was one of our favourites of the season because it showed a lot more than just fishing. This was about the flavour of Newfoundland; it’s landscape and especially it’s people! To be honest we have “never” come across any negativity when the subject of Newfoundlanders comes up. They simply are the salt of the earth.
This was probably one of our most anticipated fall fishing trips of the season. For one, it was an exotic location in having to launch on Lake Nipigon, travel the big lake and then find the mouth of the Sturgeon River. Once in the river it was a gorgeous early morning boat ride up stream through all the bends and rays of morning sunlight as we cut through the rivers rising mist; truly a spectacular site for a couple of excited anglers.
This hotspot was fished by our own Angelo Viola and Vic Carro of STS Guiding on the Pitt River In beautiful British Columbia. Since this picturesque river has as many shallow rocky run as it does dark deep holes, it’s a good idea to hire a professional guide. You can either motor upstream, then start working the pools and runs all the way down or vice-versa, methodically working upstream. Spoons are the #1 choice for lures but don’t hesitate to try inline spinners and minnowbaits.
June’s Hotspot is a Speckled Trout, Lake Trout, Steelhead and Salmon waypoint… we know that because we just caught all of them there! Try casting spinners and small spoons like Cleos & Minnow baits up to 5″. Don’t hesitate to cast shallow and work out to the first break down to 12 feet.
Octobers’s HotSpot comes to us from outdoor writer/photographer/angler extraordinaire Craig Ritchie (thanks Craig): The most dependable trout and salmon spot I can suggest for the shore angler is the lower Niagara River at the Whirlpool. It’s a huge pool on the river about halfway between Lake Ontario and the falls. Follow the trail from the Whirlpool parking lot off the Niagara River parkway – it’s a long way down at the bottom of the gorge, but definitely worth the walk. Just make sure you travel light, because it’s an even longer way back up when you’re going upstairs! The fishing itself is pretty simple. You can cast 1/2-ounce Little Cleos, Mepps spinners in sizes 3 through 5, or drift with roe bags, either on bottom or with a float. Most of the fish tend to hug the shoreline.
April’s HotSpot takes us to the Credit River in Mississauga. The stretch of road from Erindale Park to Highway 403 is famous for its year round open season for migratory trout and salmon, which peaks from September to October. There are some good pools and strategically placed boulders for fishing. Parking is found in Erindale Park off Dundas Street.
February’s Hot Spot is on Lake Ontario to the south-east of Oshawa. There is a small rise in the bottom that can at times attract baitfish in the area, thus attracting Salmon & Trout. As a rule though, the bait is scattered so trolling patterns in the area are a must in order to cover water thoroughly.