On this Fish’n Canada episode Pete Bowman travels the Algoma district to Loch Island Lodge on Wabatongushi Lake. He is confronted not only with finicky Walleye gorging on mayflies, but a crazy loon trying to steal his catch! Pete still manages to score some great fish with the help of new technology from his Garmin electronics.
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!
On this Fish’n Canada episode, Angelo Viola and grandson Nikolaos visit Northern Rockies Lodge in Fort Nelson BC. Not sure how his grandson will handle being disconnected for a week, they travel by float plane to test the waters. To Angelo’s surprise, Nik fishes like a seasoned pro, making it the greatest adventure they have ever been on!
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.
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.
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!
This Episode takes Pete Bowman into the Algoma region of Ontario to Nagagami Lake, famed for it’s outstanding Walleye structure. Pete puts his electronics to work here as he ends up literally cherry picking Walleye that he sees on his sonar unit.
Angelo Viola heads north for part 2 of last week’s Nagagami Lake Walleye trip. This show depicts how unpredictable the sport of fishing can be, as a giant school of fish seems to up and disappear due to weather conditions. But you can’t stick a fork into Ang as he relocates and makes a great day out of a bad situation.
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 month’s Hotspot is a breakline on White River Air’s Burton Lake. At first glance this certainly doesn’t look like a Walleye hotspot, but drop a jig down there when the water is in the high 50’s and hopefully you’ll have the same success that Pete had… which was excellent by the way. You should always try and catch some aggressive fish first with fast lures like floating minnow baits, suspending jerkbaits or in-line spinners. The key to this tactic in a high percentage area is, if the fish are biting, stay with it “but” If you don’t get bit within 5-10 minutes, go “back” over the area with slow moving baits like a jig. Remember this is one of 30 gorgeous lakes that White River Air has access to for fishing and hunting! Trust us, there are Walleye up here that have never seen a Jig and Minnow.
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.
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