Italo Labignan video, 1/2 hr TV show trolling for Salmon & Trout, Lake Ontario.
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Simeon Kubassek reports that steelhead are starting to run up the tributaries on the north-shore of Lake Superior even though Suprior is still frozen. Waters are cold but the steelhead are still starting their run and full of energy.
Simeon has been fishing roe bags under a float in rapids and smaller pools. These early run fish are silver and prime for taking trout or salmon eggs.
Unlike southern Ontario tributaries, Lake Superior tributaries are very rocky and fast-flowing. When the steelhead are running there they tend to shoot right through lower sections and up to the even smaller tributaries that have ideal spawning gravel so it’s always a gamble to try and intercept them in the lower pools.
Every once and a while when we’re off-shore fishing in Florida Gulf waters in the summer we’ll spot a very interesting phenomenon, large schools of Spadefish that are grouped together just below the surface and very visible. I have a feeling they are either schooled-up for spawning, or staging to spawn. When we see them we don’t fish for them.
Other times we fish the shallow Florida flats for Sheepshead and Black Drum and often hook Spadefish. These fish are beautifully colored and remind my of an Angelfish. They are scrappy fighters and will often take a small piece of fresh shrimp when you are targeting other species, especially around structure. You can keep them for eating and they are delicious!
Many stream anglers that enjoy “bush-wacking” and exploring hard to reach sections of rivers and streams are often rewarded with some nice size resident trout. While most stream anglers either use small garden worms or tiny spinner and flies, some target larger brown trout using small Rapala minnows. It’s no secret that the larger trout get, the bigger their food requirement becomes and they often feast on a diet of minnows, sculpins and even other smaller trout.
Puneet Saini has been doing well fishing Rapala minnows for Himalayan Brown trout working the fast flowing deeper runs and pools.
Here is southern Ontario John Walkington has been catching some monster resident browns fishing the Rapala X-Rap in the smaller size.
His most productive color has been the “brown trout’, go figure!! So if you’re targeting resident brown trout, don’t be shy of fishing a Rapala, you may be surprised by the result!!
Sat., June 2, 2018, 10:30 am join Italo as he shares tips on “Wilderness Bass.”
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