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Italo video, 1/2 TV show ultralight strategies for panfish.

Posted on Saturday, October 5, 2019

Italo video, 1/2 hr TV show using artificials for chunky panfish.

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YES-TV, Sat. Oct.5, 2019, 7am, Canadian Sportfishing TV series, “Panfish Action.”

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2019

YES-TV, Sat. Oct.5, 2019, 7am, Canadian Sportfishing TV series, “Ultralight Panfish Strategies.”

You can watch most of our TV shows and video tips by going to our Italo Labignan YouTube channel. If you enjoy our TV shows and tips make sure to subscribe and receive notifications each week as we release new videos.

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Raymarine fall pike & shallow-water structure.

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2019

I have the honor of fishing out of all kind of vessels both in fresh & saltwater but I have to tell you that one of the things I look forward to the most is fishing small lakes with my two pups Mulligan & River from a kayak. This season I have had the privilege of testing a couple of new kayaks from Pelican. One of those is the Power 100 which is designed to by equipped with an electric trolling motor and full size deep-cycle battery.

When I kayak fish I like to rig a Raymarine fishfinder  with Scotty kayak accessories to know where there are subtle bottom changes and deeper weeds. I find this very beneficial especially in late summer and fall when fish like bass and pike start to migrate out of the shallow to the nearby open-water structure.  When you locate them they will be feeding since they try and put on weight before our waters ice-over.

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Late summer Walleye adventure.

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

While many anglers close cottage around Labour Day and winterize their boats and pack their summer fishing gear away, others look forward to the cooler conditions, the trees changing color and taking advantage of late-summer early fall Walleye & Pike fishing.

Our good friend Rown Jessik recently took a trip to the Chapleau, ON region and decided to target Walleye using worm harnesses.

He not only did well catching Walleye, but his group also caught some nice Pike.

As fall water temps drop Walleye will again move into the shallows, especially at night so if you can find shallow-water structure just before dark, you have have some amazing fishing late in the day and even just after dark.

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Fall is “SLAB” time!

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019

I have bad news and good news. The bad news is water temperatures are starting to drop rather quickly with fall rains, cooler nights and shorter days. The good news is Crappie are starting to migrate back to the shallows and you can have some excellent fishing for them especially just before dark to intercept them even from shorelines.

Gabor Horvat who loves to fish southern Ontario reservoirs knows all about water temp. drop and fishing heating up. While Crappie can disperse throughout a lake and feed at all depths in open water during the summer time, fall draws them back to their spring areas and they especially love moving water. This means fishing around any inlets/outlets to lakes, river and stream mouths and even in canals where there is some water flow produced by prevailing winds.

These fall Crappie feed so aggressively that you can catch them on micro-crankbaits, 1-2″ soft-plastics like the Lunker City Fin-S Fish or Helgies or Fishing Complete Case Lil Hellgramite . Timing is everything so head to your favorite spring Crappie spot and check it our during the day and also just before dark.

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