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Niagara River Steelhead.

Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Most Steelhead anglers in southern Ontario recognize that the Niagara River, ON is one of the best places to catch Steelhead, Brown Trout and Lake Trout during the cold-weather months.

Niagara River Steelhead.
John Grdosic holds up a silver male Steelhead he recently landed from the Niagara River, ON.

Our friends the Grdosic family were out recently and can confirm the fishing has been good.

Niagara River Steelhead.
Kissing a fresh-run Niagara Steelhead goodbye.

Most anglers targeting fall Steelhead drift 3-way rigs with a 3′ lead and either use a roe bag, single imitation salmon egg, a 4″ long plastic minnow (like the Fishing Compete Italo’s Minnow), or a 4″ streamer fly drifting them just off the bottom.

Some of the best locations to locate all three species in water depth of 20-30′ where the main current meets the shoreline structure and produces a slower drift. Some of the best drifts have a “sticky-bottom” and it’s common to get hooked-up and even break-off many times during each fishing session. It’s a good idea to bring lots of terminal tackle to re-tie and also watch for cluster of boats that are hooking fish.

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

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Late Fall Smallmouth & surprise Musky.

Posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Our friend Michael Szwez had a chance to get out on Georgian Bay with his son and friend for a late fall-season fish outing. They were targeting Smallmouth Bass on humps when all of a sudden Michael’s son had a surprise big fish on.

Fall Smallmouth Bass.
Surprise Musky catch on a small jighead and soft-plastic grub.

It turned out to be a trophy-size Musky that picked-up a soft-plastic fished as a Ned-rig right on the bottom. Just goes to show you that you don’t have to fish big baits to hook a big fish!

Fall Smallmouth Bass
Fall Smallmouth Bass love to feed on isolated humps in deeper water where they can really feed heavily.

They also did well catching chunky Smallmouth Bass fishing humps that came up to 20′ of water and surrounded by 60′ water. Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Pike and Musky will visit these same structure areas as water temps drop looking for forage before ice-up.

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

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Italo Labignan YouTube channel video- 1/2 hr. Here’s the Catch! TV show Almaco Jacks.

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2021

Italo Labignan YouTube channel video, 1/2 hr saltwater jigging TV show.

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

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Italo Labignan – Here’s the Catch! TV series “Freshwater off-shore Salmon action.” on the Sportsman Channel Canada Dec.6, 2021.

Posted on Monday, December 6, 2021

Italo Labignan – Sportsman Channel Canada Here’s the Catch! TV Series, Dec.6, 2021 exclusive release “Great Lakes Downrigging Adventure.”

Mon. 6:300am, Thurs. 5pm, Fri. 10am & Sat. 4:30am

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

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Italo Labignan YouTube channel video- 1/2 hr Canadian Sportfishing TV show jigging Walleye.

Posted on Sunday, December 5, 2021

Italo Labignan YouTube channel video, 1/2 hr TV show big river Walleye.

Make sure to check the fishing videos on our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and if you have any questions just email them to me at Ask Italo throughout our www.canadian-sportfishing.com website.

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