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YES-TV, Sat. May 27, 2017, 10:30 am, Big Largemouth Bass.

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:30 am join Italo as he shows you how to locate and catch Big Largemouth Bass fishing crankbaits and topwater lures in Mexico.

You can watch most of our TV shows and video tips by going to our Italo Labignan YouTube channel . If you enjoy our TV shows and tips make sure to subscribe to our channel and receive notifications every time we post a new video!

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Italo Video tube strategies for Smallmouth Bass.

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Italo video on choosing the right color tube to catch trophy Smallmouth Bass.

You can see this video tip by clicking on the image above, or by going to our Italo Labignan YouTube channel. If you enjoy our  TV shows and tips, make sure to subscribe to our channel and receive notifications every time we post a new video!

 

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Twitching Husky Jerk for Kawartha Walleye.

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

With clear, high-water conditions in the Kawartha Lakes, anglers targeting Walleye will do well fishing the open-water weed flats by twitching a Rapala Husky Jerk #12 or #14 so that it’s “slashing” right on the tips of the submerged weeds.

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Post-spawn walleye are already in their summer pattern feeding over large weed flats, on weedlines and especially shallow at night along rocky shorelines.

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Twenty pound test Sufix 832 line fished with a 10 lb. test Sufix fluorocarbon leader is a good combination to get the best action from your “twitches” and also to get the most effective hook-sets!

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Resident Brown trout on crankbaits.

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

As most of the tributary steelhead in southern  Ontario are making their way back to the Great Lakes, anglers are targetting a mix of resident Brown & Brook trout as well as some remaining steelhead.

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Puneet Saini shows-off a nice-size resident brown he caught fishing a Rapala Scatter Rap in the Uhl River, Greater Himalaya’s, India. The same browns that were originally stocked there and in North America came from the same German Brown Trout, European strain. That means the same presentations and lures can work for them all over the world!

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While many stream anglers drift small worms, or cast small spinners which work fine, small crankbaits should not be overlooked.

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These include the smaller Rapala Scatter Rap Crank, and Countdown series of crankbaits, and especially the classic Countdown and Ultralight series of crankbaits.

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These usually work best cranked with the current or perpendicular to the current at slow speeds allowing the current to take the crankbait to holding trout.

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Buckhorn Lake Walleye TV shoot!

Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I had the pleasure again of working with guide/tournament angler Mike Williams and Duane Jacobs on beautiful Buckhorn Lake, ON just before the long weekend. Strong winds made it very challenging to fish large weed-flats in the middle of the lake.  Peter Yeung captured this excellent action-shot (below) working the electric, eyes on the Raymarine and coping with the strong winds.

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Thanks to the Motorguide Xi5 we were able to “‘spot-anchor” off-and-on to enable us to fish the exact locations where the heavier weeds met the smaller new growth. That was the pattern the produced consistently even in tough wind conditions.

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The Raymarine Dragonfly Pro7 series was amazing to show us the weedlines and even fish cruising by. Not all the fish were active, but the ones that were fell for the twitch-bait being worked just off the weeds!

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We landed walleye ranging from 12″, right up to 26″. As most of you know there is a slot limit in place on the Kawartha Lakes and any fish outside of the slow have to be handled carefully, and released quickly.  Even though we landed several fish in the slot, all fish were released unharmed.

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This was my first opportunity to fish out of the new G3 Angler V17SF and I was really impressed with with it’s deeper/wider hull, tons of space in the compartments, the large live well, and it’s performance with the new Yamaha 4-stroke, in-line 115 hp outboard. Fully loaded the boat had an average top-end speed of 43 mph (definitely faster than last years model), and it handled the wind under electric motor power exquisitely!! Thanks to Peter Yeung for the great running shot & Scotsman Point Cottage Resort shorelines below.

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Our home-base was Scotsman Point Cottage Resort on the north-shore of Buckhorn Lake, ON. We stayed in a very comfortable cottage and enjoyed excellent meals. I really like the “fisherman-friendly” main dock and smaller docks that are located in a protective bay just inside the point. While we were there there was a large group of families that stayed there and I was pleasantly surprised to see the kids catching all kinds of panfish off the dock…great place for avid anglers and a family vacation!

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