While visiting Wollaston lake in Northern Canada, Jim Sammons, Jeff Goudreau and Ken Whiting paddle, drag and slog their way up the Umpherville River to discover untouched pike, grayling and walleye fishing.
Spoons aren't just for cold water anymore! Fish love the lifelike action a spoon presents and these tips are going to help you with your presentation to make this lure irresistible.
Jim Sammons visits Jeff Goudreau at Minor Bay Lodge on Wollaston Lake, where he discovers some of the most incredible pike fishing in the world.
If you plan on releasing the fish you catch it is important to handle the fish as little as possible and release them as quick as you can so as to cause as little damage to the fish as possible. Use these netting tips to release the fish as quickly and safely as possible.
Snag Proof has developed a frog for fishing open water. This frog is weedless and sink proof the only place you are going to see that frog disappear is down the throat of a trophy fish!
Dave Mercer stops by the WFN booth at ICAST 2010 for a snack - I mean to talk about the winner of the Best Soft Plastic Lure, the Live Target Frog (Hollow-body). Mercer offers tips on how to rig up this frog and when to fish it.
Michael Murphy talks about the new Reins Bubbling Shaker at ICAST 2010 and his favorite way to fish these soft plastics.
JP answers a new anglers questions about swivels. The main purpose for swivels is to prevent line twists and JP offers tips on picking the best type for your style of fishing.
Kelly Jordon talks about the Duckett Fishing Micro Magic Cranking Rod featuring Micro Guides that allows you to cast further and with more accuracy
Jeff Gustafson talks about the bast way to use these two new hardbaits from Rapala.
Conway Bowman talks about the most important piece of gear every angler needs when sightfishing and the new technology that puts Kaenon Sunglasses at the top.
Mike McClelland talks about the new members of the McStick Lure club revealed at ICAST 2010
Shaw Grigsby is at the WFN booth at iCAST talking about the new TroKar Tube TK190 hook and the benefits of its great hook set
Brent Ehler is at the WFN both during iCAST 2010 talking about the Twistlock Light hook from Owner and the benefits of the centering pin spring.
JP talks about the best way to fish Owner's Wounded Minnow and land more fish with its unique action.
Dave Mercer talks about the new features of the Shimano Stradic Ci4 that were revealed at iCAST 2010.
In this episode of Kayak Fishing Tales, Jeff Goudreau explains the proper method for safely landing and releasing pike from a kayak.
Robby Gant of Shimano America talks about the great features of the Stella FE that won Shimano the top prize in freshwater reels at ICAST 2010.
Northern Pike are the top predator in Rocky Mountain waters. With little competition for food these fish grow to extreme weights and lengths, but it takes a bit of stealth and big baits to catch a trophy.
John Crews talks about the Spro Fat John, a crankbait he designed, at ICAST 2010. With a name like Fat John, you might think it is just a larger version of the older Little John but this crankbait's design has been modified enough that when you retrieve the lure the action is very different. Crews also explains the best set up and technique for fishing his bait.
Dave Mercer visits the Getting School'd booth to talk about the benefits to using the Cumara rods for fishing the bottom of your favorite lake.
Taro catches a Toronto Island Pike http://www.fishcity.tv
Located 11 miles upstream of Des Moines, Iowa, is Saylorville Lake, a reservoir built on the Des Monies River in 1958. Being a northern lake, anglers will enjoy fishing for bluegill, catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, striped bass, white bass and even some northern pike.
With over 3,400 acres of water at 8,600 feet above sea level, and with breath taking views, ample camping, plenty of wildlife as well as a wide variety of fish, 11 Mile Reservoir offers some wonderful high altitude fishing for anglers at any level.
Dean Rojas talks about the new colors of the Spro Bronzeye Frog and Bronzeye Popper, and unveils the King Daddy.
Pike are a family of fish that have been around for tens of millions of years. Some of the more common species include northern pike, muskellunge, chain pickerel, and grass pickerel. This section will look at the most popular angling fish of them all, the northern pike.
The northern pike is a long and slender fish with a duckbill shaped mouth and lots of needle sharp teeth. The dorsal fin is soft and located near the tail fin. Northern pike also have numerous white or yellow spots on their sides with a dark green or olive background body coloration. They also have dark spots or wavy lines on their fins.
Upwards of 60 pounds (27.2 kg) and approaching six feet (1.8 m) in length.
Can be found in the Northern Hemisphere across the globe, including Europe, Russia, and North America. They inhabit rivers and lakes in most of Canada, but are rare in BC and the Atlantic provinces. In the United States pike are located in many different states that are more north or have colder temperatures.
Northern pike prefer clear water with dense cover in the form of aquatic vegetation or logs and tree limbs.
Typically 15-20 years, but can be as many as 30.
Usually fish but will eat anything it can fit in its mouth including small birds and mammals.
Northern pike spawn shortly after the ice thaws in early spring. Females spread between 15,000 to 75,000 eggs freely into vegetated areas. As the eggs settle they adhere to vegetation, rocks, sticks and other debris until they hatch in about two weeks.
Adults have few natural predators, but juvenile pike can fall prey to other pike, walleye, muskie, and bass.Information courtesy of Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Pike, also known as northern pike, is one of the most sought after fish in fresh water. They are generally found in Canada and the northern states of the US. These are rather large fish that can top 50 lbs and be around 50 inches or longer. They are highly aggressive and predatory, making them a premiere game fish in North America. This article will elaborate on northern pike fishing in Canada and also the United States for its focus. It will cover, in addition, some common ways of catching these majestic fish.
For those who want to have a fun time angling, pike are some of the best fish to go after. There are a lot of pike fishing spots across North America to choose from. There is a lot to learn about pike fishing because these big fish take a while to get to know and catch regularly at a large size. Of course, getting pike fishing reports can be a huge help, but there is no replacement for a good northern pike fishing guide that knows all the best pike fishing locations in the area. The reality is, guided pike fishing can't guarantee success, but it can make pike fishing at nearly any destination much easier to do and ensures a higher success rate.
I came across this crank bait box that I thought was worth sharing. It's called The Crank Caddy. If you have alot of crank baits like I do and are looking for a easy way to store them without the treble hooks tangling everytime you pull one while this box will do just that. Simply slide your crank bait into the slot. This will keep your hooks underneath the body of the crank bait protecting
With all the culling systems out there I thought I would share one that I came across called the Teddy's Tagging System. Since our main concern is the well being of the fish after being released, I thought this was worth sharing with all the WFN members and their followers to their site. This system does not harm the fish by punching holes in their mouths like other culling systems do. The
We began our day with the usual pit stop at Tim Hortons and continued our tour to Glen Ross. Glen Ross is located right on the Trent Severn, 5 minutes north of Frankford. We arrived at 11 o'clock with lots of time to park and walk to our spot. We set up the portables right at the mouth of the number 7 lock channel. We dropped the camera and the water temp was 33F and we were sitting on 9FT of
Fishing for pike in Canada is an amazing experience. The Northern Pike, or "water wolves" as they are sometimes known, are seriously hard fighting fish who can accelerate at remarkable speeds. Whenever a pike is hooked, there is sure to be a battle. These fish have a diet that consists mostly of other fish, but have rarely ever been known to shy away from eating other things, such as young ducks or rodents. Many times, pike will also eat another pike, even if it is the same size. Pike have an incredibly aggressive nature and have often, in their attempt to strike at a hooked fish that is being brought up to a boat, enabled an angler to catch two fish at once!
Manitoba is one part of Canada that is well known for both walleye and pike fishing, but Canadian pike fishing in general is a very popular past time. Many anglers come from around the world to enjoy this sport because the reputation for Canadian northern pike fishing is nothing short of legendary. In fact, even US residents often make a special trip north just to indulge in the fun each year at various pike fishing lakes. There is no specific season to catch northern pike, and they can often be caught all year round, where regulations permit. In fact, some of the best northern pike in Canada often takes place through the ice.
These fish can grow quite large, weighing up to and over 50 pounds, and can reach 60 inches in length, on the bigger end of the scale. This is why there are so many pike fishing lodges in Canada today. Some people believe that lake pike fishing in this country is the top pike fishing in the world. Whether or not it is the best northern pike fishing is up for debate, but it is definitely good pike fishing. A fishing guide for pike can be found here easily, so be sure to take advantage of this since they have plenty of pike fishing tips that anyone could benefit from.
True to the water wolf nickname, ambushing its next meal is what a pike does best. Lurking around sheltered, sometimes weedy areas, such as beaver dams or even trees that have fallen into the water, they hide and blindside their food in a sideways or from behind attack that is certain death for their prey.
Not only do these exciting fish call for a great fishing experience, they are excellent for eating as well - just another bonus of Canadian pike fishing that locals and visitors enjoy equally. However, they are a boney fish, and special care should be taken to remove the Y-bone from the fillet. Also, smaller pike usually have better tasting meat, so selective harvest is a must.
Dead bait is by far the number one method to generate pike strikes every year. It can be especially effective in the spring when pike fishing from March to May. For their meals, larger pike generally chase one or two pound perch or walleye. However, using live bait is illegal in many places so be sure to check guidelines and restrictions long before you go pike fishing.
Shallow waters with weed beds are the best bet in the spring time after the females have finished spawning. The strategy of using dead bait during this time will almost guarantee success because the pike are looking to score an easy meal. If you are planning on releasing pike that you catch with dead bait then remember to set the hook quickly. This will prevent the pike swallowing the bait. Barbless hooks are also recommended.
Although dead bait fishing for pike is the best during springtime, if an angler finds the right kind of deadbait and location during other times of the year, it is possible to have a lucrative trophy northern pike fishing experience as well.
Good alternatives to dead bait include topwater poppers and plugs, large soft plastic flukes, spoons, spinnerbaits, and large jerkbaits.
First fishing day 2013
Pictures from our May 9, 2013 Fishing trip to the Chesapeake Bay
Perch Fishing With ReelBait, XZone And Salmo
fishing 2013 started at perch festival time
2nd year to fishing
During the post spawn we were able to have many productive days in both deep and shallow waters using a split shot rig with 4" plastics
Pics From the 2013 Fishing season
Some shots from around the north shore of lake Erie
ice fishing me and my girlfriend
It's been a killer season with friends and family chasing the Fraser River White Sturgeon. Check out some of my picture highlights !
Fishing with my son 2012
Fishing with my son 2012
Great day fishing! we caught Snook, Ladyfish, Trout, Jack and cat fish. most were caught close in to shore in the mangroves off Pine Island Sound. Captain Wendell shared his knowledge and experience with 2 fresh water anglers, Gary and I. Great taste now set with salt water fishing! Thanks for hooking us in!
Gulf Coast fishing: Snook, Red fish, Trout, Cat fish, and Jack. One of our totals granted the title of a Slam as locals call it. We used Quatum Rods and reels, 30lbs pro line, Jigs with freshly caught bait, shrimp and pin fish.
Fishing on Long Island
So many kinds of fish are in my memory.
Fishing in SW Florida
My angling results are here.
This is my current boat. The name i chose for it was Dawgman. I had a nice decal made and everything but my wife really like the name of the other boat i sold that was named after her. But as i got ready to put the Dawgman decal on some wind blew it and it folded up ruining it. So then i took out the Zulu Queen decal and that's how it took the name of the former boat. well my wife is happy about i
This was my first boat that i named Zulu queen. It was named after the African tribe my wife belongs to. My wife is a south African and a Zulu.
The BulletBobber is the result of an accidental freak of nature, cross breeding of a fishing float with a planer board. The result was an entirely new species that provides directional control! It moves like a planer board but flips flips direction when given a little tug but size is more like other bobbers and cast like other bobbers. fishing invention. Seriously though, a fun to use fishing i
fishing on whitefish lake in northern ontario catching and releasing a big laker.
The pike's habit of striking almost every lure, out of hunger or aggression, makes it one of the easiest fish to catch. While dead bait fishing is the best strategy for pike fishing during the early spring, there are other tactics for other times of the year.
With Canadian and US northern pike fishing, the temperature at which one fishes is indicative of the size of fish they are looking for. The larger, trophy pike are found in 50 to 55 degree water while the smaller pike enjoy the warmer water, around 75 degrees. If someone is fishing for a large pike, generally it is best to use a large lure, because they search for prey that is between 10 and 20 percent of their body size. Another rule to remember when fishing for large pike is that, in addition to having a strong wire leader, make sure there is at least 15 pound test line on the reel to handle the stress of a fighting pike. It is common for anglers to use 30-60 pound test when exclusively targeting pike because the fish are known to roll in the line. As they roll, their sharp gill plates can easily cut through light fishing line.
The type of lure that has shown the most promise in catching pike are the red and silver spoons, between 3 and 4 inches long. Spoons usually work best during the summer and fall pike fishing season. Spinners are also a good idea during the summer and late spring pike fishing season. For top water pike fishing baits, buzzbaits are fun, but the best results can come from floating minnow baits and plugs.
Regardless of the type of pike fishing bait and lures being used, the one constant thing to always factor in is the weather. The best time to fish for pike is during windy days. The chop on the surface brakes up the amount of sunlight that penetrates the surface, allowing pike to roam freely throughout the day. Wind swept shorelines usually have a concentration of baitfish that are feeding on insects and plankton that have been stirred up in the wind, and pike follow to feed on the baitfish.
Winter pike fishing can often be a tricky affair due to the level of cold that sets in. With that sharp, northern cold comes ice over the water. This is when people go ice fishing for pike and it is quite true that a pike fishing guide for first timers is crucial here. It is easy to get hurt in these conditions, so be careful because you want to be around for more monster pike fishing in the future.
Pike fishing secrets take quite a while to learn, but if you are patient and stick with it, you will learn which northern pike fishing techniques work best for you. Don't let those early pike fishing experiences ruin it for you - with time and knowledge gained from fishing books about pike and other sources, such as solid advice from capable anglers, you will grow more and more with every outing. Your best pike fishing comes with time, so stick with it, but in the mean time it is good to think about various ways of learning more.
Books about pike fishing gear are a good place to start. There are plenty of pike fishing reels to learn about, along with pike fishing rigs that are going to perform the best. You may not have the cash for a pike fishing boat, but you can always take advantage of fishing charters for pike. Sometimes these will even give you access to pike fishing equipment you might not otherwise have been able to use. For a fishing rig, pike prefer a variety of options and having access to these, along with the proper line that pike fishing requires is definitely paramount.
Some love fly fishing for pike and this is definitely possible as far as pike fishing tactics go. Fly fishing for pike is not always easy, but if you learn from books or a guide, you will have better results. River pike fishing is popular and if you have the right pike fishing flies tied just for the fish you're after, it can be a very fulfilling experience.
Remember to take the time to get some pike fishing pictures holding your catch, especially if you plan to release it, because memories are what fishing for pike is all about. If you get good enough, maybe one day we will see you in a pike fishing tournament!