Karl Kalonka talks about a road trip to remember.
This week on Extreme Angler TV we`re back in cottage country Ontario, its late summer and the bass fishing is both hit and miss. Some days its all about the numbers and not many big boys, other days, its all about the size and low numbers. Which do you prefer? For me, its all about the SIZE!! And on this particular day, the bites we`re few and far between, but the size of the bass, we`re well w
Talk about adventure, excitement and fishing as extreme as it gets! That`s what you can expect on a road trip filming shows in Mississippi for some of the worlds biggest crappie.
It was an emotional weekend and this was an emotional win for the father and son team of Phil and Kevin Broussard. “It's been a lifelong adventure with my dad and I am so blessed to get to continue the journey with my best friend”, stated Kevin.
This week on Extreme Angler TV we`re back on the Kawartha Lakes system in Southern Ontario in early June looking for some early summer walleye on deeper weedlines. A lot of anglers can be intimidated by bright sunny days and flat calm conditions when fishing for walleye in early summer, but it doesn`t have to be this way if you pay attention to the small details of fish location, altering
Under Armour Joins HT3 Outdoors for 2013The 2013 Academy Sports and Outdoors HT Invitational Series as well as the Shock H2O Tour will partner with Under Armour for the 2013 tournament season.
This week on Extreme Angler TV the topic is "Does color make a difference when it comes to topwater fishing for bass". A heavily debated topic over the years by many who swear by certain color baits on specific bodies of water. With so many options of topwater bait to choose from including weedless Snag Proof frogs, poppers, buzzbaits, walking style baits and everything else in between, cho
Some people say they are the easiest form of cover to fish for largemouth bass. More people believe big bass harbour around boat docks from time to time. I agree, but only if you know how to fish them right, big difference. This week on Extreme Angler TV I go thru a typical day in cottage country fishing for largemouth bass on a bright sunny day in mid summer and decide the day is going to
We`re back on top this week on Extreme Angler TV, except this time I have a few more tricks up my sleeve while filming a action packed show in the Georgian Bay region of Ontario. Most of you know I love those Strike King Spit n Kings for both big smallmouth and largemouth bass, but this time I have a couple other baits tied on that provoke some great water splashing strikes and scraps. Strike
The best in rods partners with the best in professional redfish tournaments. Waterloo Rods has long been known as one of the top, custom rod makers in the country and now HT3 Outdoors, The HT Redfish Series and The Shock H2O Tour will be given the responsibility to professionally promote their product, and we are thrilled.
There is something very special aboout fishing for smallmouth bass in the fall. The leaves are in full color, there is a lot less angling pressure and the bigger smallmouth bass are on the feedbag big time! Depending on where you like to fish for smallies in fall, my favorite is and always has been in near cottage country, the opportunities for locating and catching some of the biggest brown ba
In 2013 Justin Boots, long known for their involvement in professional rodeos and for making the world's most comfortable, best made boots will in 2013 partner to become the presenting sponsor of the 2013 Academy Sports and Outdoors HT Invitational Redfish Series.
Never get enough of crappie! On this weeks episode of Extreme Angler TV,I return to the "land of giants" in good `ole Miss. Mississippi is home to some of the best crappie fishing in North America, offering so many lakes that harbour hubcap sized slabs in the three pound range on a regular basis to visiting anglers worldwide. Fishing with my good buddy Tim Blackley of the Strike King Pro Team
This week on Extreme Angler TV, I welcome a special guest on-board, and that is Debbie Thomson from Windsor Ontario who participated in the "Monster Contest" we ran last winter on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, etc. Debbie was drawn as the lucky winner to appear on the show which was filmed on location at Olive the Lake lodge, owned and operated by my buddy Bruce MacDonald
This week on Extreme Angler TV, its early summer in southern Ontario and Bass season is a mere two weeks old and the bass are still very near their spawning locations and fairly easy to locate and catch.With so many different options of baits and presentations to use over the course of the season, I wanted to use a bait or combination of baits and a presentation that targeted bigger bass an
Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack EPISODE 13 OSCODA MIXED BAG TROLLING MARK ROMANACK Oscoda Mixed Bag Trolling By Mark Romanack In the northeastern Lower Peninsula lies the small community of Oscoda. One of the richest sport fi
Casting jigs for walleye is one of the least understood of the popular walleye presentations. Mark Romanack sheds some light on the subject while casting jigs on Makoop Lake in Northwestern Ontario.
Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack HARBOR BEACH LAKE TROUT, EPISODE 11 MARK ROMANACK, FISHING 411 HARBOR BEACH LAKE TROUT By Mark Romanack Nestled in Michigan’s “Thumb Region” is the quiet port of Harbor Beach. No one goes here except to go fishing and one trip to the area w
Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack MANISTEE RIVER STEELHEAD, EPISODE 10 MARK ROMANACK Manistee River Steelhead By Mark Romanack The town of Manistee, Michigan is a sleepy little tourist village with a big maritime history. At one time Manistee was one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes
Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack MAKOOP LAKE MONSTERS EPISODE 9 MAKOOP LAKE MONSTERS By Mark Romanack There’s something to be said for getting off the beaten path. In the fishing game less traffic almost always yields better fishing. In the case of Makoop Lake Lodge in Northw
FISHING 411 with Mark Romanack EPISODE 8 BIG AL FISH FLASH Move over ordinary flashers, dodgers and rotators, there is a new fish attractor on the market. Introducing Big Al Fish Flash stage right. The Big Al Fish Flash is dominating the salmon and trout scene on the west coast, but only a handful of anglers here in
FISHING 411 WITH MARK ROMANACK LAKE ERIE TROLLING SECRETS EPISODE 7 WORD COUNT: 734 Back in May of 2012, Fishing 411 Host Mark Romanack teamed up on Lake Erie with walleye pro and long time friend Tommy Skarlis. The focus of this meeting of the minds was to help other anglers better understand the dynamics
Nipigon’s Untapped Brook Trout By Mark Romanack It’s no secret that brook trout are a species commonly found in remote areas. Highly prized by anglers, this member of the “char” family only lives in waters that are crystal clear and pollution free. &
Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack EPISODE 5 ST. CLAIR BROZEBACKS When talk turns to smallmouth fishing, Lake St. Clair is almost certain to dominate the conversation. Lake St. Clair isn’t one of the Great Lakes, technically it is known as a Great Lakes Connecting Water. Either way Lake St. Clair is plenty great
Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack JIGGING FOR STANNARD ROCK LAKERS FISHING 411 EPISODE 4 Lake trout are one of those fish species most anglers know little about. The name is even misleading as lake trout aren’t even trout. This species is actually a member of the char family closely related to the brook trout. In
Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack March Walleye Jigging on the Saginaw River Episode 3 Vertical jigging in rivers for walleye has been one of my favorite fishing presentations for decades. In part, this method of fishing appeals to me because of the rush I get when detecting a bite and setting the hook into that fish.
Fishing 411 with Mark Romanack EPISODE 2 ARKANSAS STRIPERS By MARK ROMANACK Lake Ouachita (pronounced wash-it-taw) in western Arkansas is hands down the place to be for those who are targeting trophy class striped bass. Mark Rogers, the sales manager for Okuma Rods and Reels, has been fishing this region for severa
FISHING 411 with Mark Romanack BLOG EPISODE NO. 1 A TASTE OF FISHING 411 MARK ROMANACK The opening day of Michigan’s walleye fishing season isn’t a matter of life or death; it’s much more important than that for many. The last Saturday in April is forever scribed on the calendar as not o
Talk about excitement and action! On this special edition of Extreme Angler TV, its mid january and I get a real good taste of saltwater, fishing with my good buddy Bruce MacDonald of Olive the Lake fame who spends his winters in sunny Sarasota Florida, on board Outriggers Charter Fishing with capt. Ryan Rolland. I have been fortunate to fish for a wide variety of hard fighting fresh wat
Come out, come out, wherever you are! Thats the theme of this weeks new episode. I`m fishing a river system off a large lake in northern Ontario and find out real quick that the fish don`t want anything to do with chasing down their meals on this day. I decided to pick up a few of my "go-to" baits like the Strike King new 3/8 oz football finesse jig with a Jr. KVD chunk trailer, a hack attack
A major revamping of the highly anticipated Shock Energy Water H2O produced by HT3 Outdoors will find more teams competing for more money at more locations. Check out all the procedures, formats and paybacks.
So, let's keep the thought alive and take a look at a few other Christmas gift ideas you might want to consider for the tough-to-please angler on your list.
Stop n` Drop Smallmouth Bass Stubborn summertime smallmouth bass. Sometimes these super aggressive, big brown bass will only eat our baits when they are stopped dead!That was the exact mood I found them on a day we decided to head north and shoot a show with some calm stable weather, figuring the smallies would be in a spunky mood and make for an easy show, wrong! When I got to some of my prov
This week on Extreme Angler TV, Season 10 Episode 6- Low tide redfish from south carolina with my good buddies Patrick and Clayton Crawford of Allure Fishing Charters. Its mid January and and the redfish are schooling up big time on low tide to escape the dolphin predators that pack hunt the redfish into ultra shallow water, then attack them like a pack of hungry wolves. This kind of fishing i
Have I got the Christmas gift giving scoop of the year for you! If you have a tough-to-please angler, hunter or outdoors person on your shopping list - someone who frustrates you to no end every year when you search for something unique to give them - let me put your mind at ease and end to your woes.
I asked the carp fantatic what he would recommend to an angler who has never fished for carp before. In particular, does the first time carp angler really need to buy all the sophisticated equipment we see the tournament pros using on television, or is there an easy way for them to use their existing spinning and baitcasting equipment?
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for the tough-to-please angler on your shopping list? Or maybe you just want a great read for yourself. Let me help! Get a copy of Carp Fishing In Canada by Tony Benham.
Mariko Izumi offers her top fishing gift ideas for the holidays.
We may be approaching Halloween, but there sure is nothing scary about the fishing right now. It is as predictably good as it gets in the Great White North in late October. The only question is whether to go out for walleyes, bass or crappies. Then again, why not chase all three?
As a brand new season debut approaches on WFN, thursday November 1st @ 7 pm, I cannot help but look back at what a great season it has been both on and off the water. My camera crew and I once again travelled across Canada & the U.S. hooking up with so many good people and even greater fishing for so many different species, its hard to remember all exact details until we started editing
The lakes have quieted down and are mostly deserted now, and the bass are biting like crazy, so long as you keep a few important details in mind.
ORLANDO -The championship round of the 2012 Academy Sports and Outdoors HT Professional Redfish took place this past weekend in Slidell, La. in St. Tammany Parish. It was obvious from the first section of red carpet that was laid out for the tour, it's anglers and families that this was not going to be an ordinary tournament weekend.?? A 5 year championship partnership has been formed.
Most Canadian anglers would not recognize the name David Breckenridge and that is precisely the way David wanted it. It was the products his company BRECKS proudly made, assembled and brought to the Canadian marketplace - like the famous Mepps spinners, vast array of Mister Twister soft plastics, Maxima fishing lines and legendary Williams spoons that he believed deserved
There was method to our madness, as well, as we were pulling together some of the spots we're going to fish this upcoming winter ice fishing season. It is something I always do at this time of the year, and believe me, it pays huge dividends in the ice fishing days ahead.
Everyone in the fishing industry will be deeply saddened to learn that Paul Grahl and his wife Johanna were killed on Friday night in a head-on collision not far from their home in Campbellsport, Wisconsin.
More specifically still, it was trolling with a Shimano Tekota line counter reel. Truthfully, I have never before seen a single piece of fishing equipment, so single handedly account for so many big fish.
Whitefish are one of the most plentiful fish in Western Canadian rivers, and well worth your attention.
Jeff shares some of the lessons he learned on the water this summer, including the importance of listening to local tackle shop workers.
Mark and I landed dozens of fish each day - as many as 72 pike and 7 lake trout one day - but our focus wasn't on numbers. We were determined to land some big bruising lunkers. And we did daily, catching several pike in the 40- to 47-inch range. The biggest and the best, however, was a thick-backed, big-bellied, 48.5-inch brute that turned out to be the biggest pike caught by any guest staying
In 2013 the HT Redfish Series will expand to include a 2 day series called The H2O Tour. The H2O tour, title sponsored by the best energy drink available today, Shock H2O Energy Drink and HT3 Outdoors is going to bring the best in tournament production to local anglers in coastal areas.