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Italo Labignan video, Yamaha outboards for running fast and trolling slow.

Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2019

Italo Labignan video, kicker-motors for efficient trolling.

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Italo Labignan video, “wacky-rigging”.

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Italo Labignan video, rigging & fishing “wacky-style”.

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YES-TV, Sat. Oct.12, 2019, 7am, Canadian Sportfishing TV series, “Big Walleye Action.”

Posted on Friday, October 11, 2019

YES-TV, Sat. Oct.12, 2019, 7am, Canadian Sportfishing TV series, “Trophy Walleye Jigging Strategies.”

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Raymarine shallow & deep baitfish.

Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Whether you’re targeting salmon & trout in the deep waters of the Great Lakes, or warm-water fish in the shallows of inland lakes, an accurate fishfinder is indefensible. Normally if you locate baitfish schools predator fish are nearby.

In the fall many baitfish that are off-shore even in shall lakes will venture back to shallow waters off shorelines. That’s one of the main reasons why fish like walleye, bass and even pike move off the dying weedbeds and feed on the near-shore structure. As you can see above, there are not weeds, just some small structue, but the baitfish are there.

In the above screen-grab we’re in deep-water and as Great Lakes temperatures drop, baitfish schools also start to suspend more towards the surface to feed.

So in this case running lures in the top 60′ can be very productive!

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Fall Walleye on crankbaits.

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

If you fish walleye in southern Ontario you know that crankbaits work well for them all season long. Especially trolled in Lake Erie and trolling them off planer-boards in the fall down in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario. Some of the biggest walleye of the season are caught in the fall and on crankbaits!

I continue to “crank” structure and weedlines right through to ice-up in many waters. Our good friends Michael Kumar, Jeff Wood and Gabor Horvat recently had a chance to fish together and were indeed casting crankbaits.

They were working near-shore structure from 8-15′ for suspended walleye during the day. The best crankbaits to use to intercept walleye at these depths if you’re casting is one that is designed to run around 7-10′ deep. Some of my favorite are the Rapala DT series, especially the Dives To Flat and the Dives To Thug. I find that the best presentation is just to make a long cast and reel in at a moderate speed. No need to twitch the crankbait. Using a braided line really helps for distance, strike detection and for hook setting!

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