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Italo video, Reeds Rod Wraps.

Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2019

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YES-TV, Sat. April 13, 2019, 10:30 am, Canadian Sportfishing TV series, “Spring Pike .”

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019

YES-TV, Sat. April 13, 2019, 10:30 am, Canadian Sportfishing TV series, “Cold, Clear-water Pike Tactics.”

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Mexican Marlin Adventure.

Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Roland Lavoie inventor of the Eze Docker device just returned back from a vacation in Los Cabos, Mexico. He contacted me before his trip and asked about fishing charters and I tried to help him as much as I could.

Well, Roland ended up going out and landing a trophy Striped Black Marlin here’s his account; “My wife Lise and I left the marina approximately 7:30 am in a 34 foot fishing boat. We had purchased our fishing license and were ready for fish, I found it interesting that no down riggers were used, and we were surface fishing.  I researched that marlin are deep sea fish however come to the surface to feed. We had 5 rods working, two with fresh bait and 3 with plugs.  Four hours in we were doing some amazing whale watching, and also saw many at least 6 sea turtles. Suddenly we had 4 simultaneous hits on the lines.  The captain and mate we’re amazed and excited running to each rod.  I grabbed the rod closest to me started reeling in the fish.  Just as quick two leaders snapped off the lines leaving only the two other fish hooked-up.  The 1st mate realer in and put away the loose rods then took the rod I didn’t grab, and reeled his in within 25 min. It was a 5 foot Blue Striped Marlin. My fight took over an hour I wanting to release my trophy but the 1st mate was so enthusiastic and he obviously wanted to keep the marlin for food. My catch was a 105 inch 220 lb Blue Striped Marlin. I was informed that this fish averages between 75 to 85 inches, and that this one is one was more than a trophy.  Many of the boaters on the docks were amazed.”

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Southern Ontario spring Steelhead

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Many anglers are taking advantage of the recent mild weather, ice melt and with open-water tributaries, fresh-run steelhead.

Sam Nicholson recently fished on of the Lake Ontario tributaries and use a combination of a chartreuse bead followed by a fly. The water had about 2′ visibility and the bite started as insects appeared on the surface. His top producing fly was a stonefly imitation.

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Sometimes “crappie” fishing is great.

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Ed Dolstra is taking advantage of the late season safe ice and catching up to 100 good-size Crappie every time he has been heading out on the Kawartha Lakes, ON.

He’s catching his fish in 3′ water using small live minnows and having his best success just before dark. Not many ice-fishing days left in southern Ontario so you better make the most of it.

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