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The lady gets the big Grouper!

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I was just fishing the Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s west coast for trophy Grouper with my wife Barbara and out good Thai friend Lek Durr. Smaller grouper can be caught almost anywhere in the Gulf, but larger groupers usually live and feed in deeper water. On this day we decided to look for new grouper fishing grounds and were about 25 miles off-shore fishing in 85′ water.

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After trying many spots with no success, we found a hump surrounded by deeper water and as soon as we dropped our lines down all three off us hooked up on big groupers. That deep, all three lines got tangled by the fighting grouper and when the lines were untangled my wife Barbara was the only one to land her fish. To tempt big grouper we use either whole squid, or large chunks of Squirrelfish cut-bait always fished near the bottom with a 4-6 oz. egg-sinker. In most cases when the grouper are biting, the tide is moving and most of the time I am constantly on the 115 hp. Yamaha working it in and out of gear to keep our lines as straight as possible and close to the bottom.

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New Canadian Sportfishing Series exclusive Premier on WFN this coming Tues.!

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

Tues., April 25, 2017, 7:00pm WFN exclusive NEW Canadian Sportfishing Series PREMIERE, “Shallow Water Smallmouth Bass action.

  • Tuesdays @ 7 pm ET & 11 pm
  • Wednesday @ 4 am & 8 am, & 1pm ET

Make sure to catch this “cinematic-style” of Canadian Sportfishing.

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Brown trout, Greater Himalayas.

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

If a Rose by other name would still be a rose, a brown trout in North America or in India is still a brown trout. Our good friend Puneet Saini who has caught the fishing bug after viewing the TV shows I filmed in his region of India has been getting good equipement and lures and catching both brown & rainbow trout and Mahseer.

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On a recent trip about 30 km from his home he was fishing a long, slower moving pool for Mahseer when he hooked what he thought was a 3-5 lb. Mahseer and it turned out to be a nice brown trout.

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His lure of choice was a Countdown Rapala. He thought the waters were to slow for browns, but I explained to him that those type of pools have more food for Mahseer and trout to grow big…I think he just discovered a “big-trout’ pattern!

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Southern Ontario spring carp.

Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2017

.As most steelhead have already made their runs up to spawning grounds in southern Ontario Great Lakes tributaries many anglers are waiting for the regular trout season to open. Some have been targeting panfish, other coarse fish like suckers, carp and catfish.

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Lucas Gagnon has been waiting patiently for trout opener, but also taking advantage of some trophy spring carp fishing.

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The best time to fish for carp is when they are NOT spawning. When they start their spawn and it’s common to hear the carp commotion in shallow water they are more interested in spawning than feeding.

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So pre-spaen and post-spawn carp are the best to target and Lucas has been focusing on pre-spawn carp. Carp can be accidentally caught fishing on bottom with worms while fishing for other species, but if you want to target them fishing sweet corn kernels, Carp Zoom prepared carp bait, and dough baits work best.

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CHCH-TV, Sat.April 22, 2017, 7:30 am, Jigging Walleye, Lady Evelyn Lake, ON.

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017

Sat. April 22, 2017, 7:30 am join Italo & as he takes you Jigging for walleye, Red Pine Wilderness Lodge, ON.

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!

We found this trophy walleye cruising around the weeds we marked with our Raymarine fishfinder!
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