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Italo Labignan video, GoFish Cam Barracuda underwater hit and fight.

Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2020

Italo Labignan video, GoFish Cam Barracuda Baitfish Strike & Fight.

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Canadian Sportfishing Series exclusive NEW “Kayak fishing for Bass and Pike.” on Sportsman Channel Canada May 25, 2020.

Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2020

Canadian Sportfishing Series exclusive NEW “Kayak fishing adventure.” on Sportsman Channel Canada May 25, 2020.

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Rapala new Rap-V Blade.

Posted on Saturday, May 23, 2020

Rapala’s new Rap-V Blade, which will enter the market as Rapala’s ‘most versatile lure yet’. Rapala adds that anglers can maximize their presentations with this very versatile Rap-V which is the perfect hybrid lure that combines the best of a lipless crankbait with a blade bait. The “V” stands for versatility.

(Angling International – by Anthony)

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YES-TV, Sat. May 23, 2020, 7am, Canadian Sportfishing TV series, “Walleye & Pike, Ritchie’s End of Trail, ON”

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020

YES-TV, Sat. May 23, 2020, 7am, Canadian Sportfishing TV series, “Wilderness Walleye & Pike Action.”

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Changing trebles to single hooks on Rapala Minnow Lures.

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Rapala minnow lures have been around since the 60’s and they have proved their fish catching ability and are probably more popular now then they were then.

They work great for cold and warm freshwater fish whether they are cast and retrieved, trolled or twitched. One of my favorite species of fish to use them for is Northern Pike. Out of all the Rapalas I must admit I use the Husky Jerk in the HJ14, 5 1/2″ length. Even though there are many Rapala Minnow lures, this particular model gives me the most confidence for Pike and consistently produces fish, no matter how tough the conditions are.

I love pike because they usually strike a lure very aggressively but, if I want to just catch and release them I find the “3-treble” set-up that comes standard on the Husky Jerk can take much longer to remove from a fish that has “swallowed” the lure and can cause damage to the fish before release. For that reason I have often switched the hooks to single hooks which still hook-up well but are much easier to remove from fish. In my opinion the VMC Predator Inline single hooks are ideal for conversion.

If you’re thinking of changing some of your treble hooks to singles on your body baits, here’s a handy chart that will show you the proper single hook size to use.

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