The Ugly Pike Podcast ep. 109

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In this episode, Chris and Frank focus exclusively on equipment, preparation, and strategies for the season opener, as well as a look ahead to an opening day adventure on the Rideau River.  Discussion includes: 

  • Frank’s recent interview with Angelo Viola and Pete Bowman from Fishn’ Canada TV Show for their Outdoor Journal Radio Podcast
  • Ugly Pike upcoming opener trip to the Rideau River
  • Opening day gear and equipment checklist
  • Bait selection and tactics for early season

Ugly Pike

Ugly Pike Podcast was started in June 2017 by two lifelong anglers and friends, Chris Walter and Frank Ungaro. Started initially as a casual and fun project to bolster their own knowledge of muskie fishing, the podcast quickly caught fire and grew to unexpected heights. In under 2 years, the show has seen almost 33,000 downloads and has had the honour of interviewing esteemed muskie angling experts such as Angelo Viola, Gord Pyzer, Al Lindner, John Anderson, and many, many more. The Ugly Pike Studio is located steps away from Chris and Frank’s home water – the challenging Niagara River, but they travel frequently across Ontario in search of the next great esox giant! Chris and Frank plan on further developing the podcast and fishing all over North America where muskies are found.

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