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Canadian Sportfishing Filming at Sund’s Lodge, BC.

Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2009

We are having an excellent trip filming two TV episodes at Sund’s Lodge, BC.  Even though the long-range forecast last week called for 6-days of rain, we had bright sunny skies today and the next two days also look excellent.  Trophy Chinook salmon are plentiful and several fish over 30 lbs. have been landed over the last couple of days.  Along with our Canadian Sportfishing crew, we have also met very nice guests that have travelled from Indiana and Oklahoma, USA to enjoy the excellent fishing Sund’s has to offer.  In addition to trophy chinook salmon we are also catching good-size halibut and rock cod.  One of the benefits of fishing from Sund’s Lodge is that you don’t have to travel far from the lodge to have excellent fishing, and there are so many islands and inlets to fish that anglers can always find calm waters to fish in.  We’ll keep you updated daily on the fishing action.  If you would like to book a trip to Sund’s Lodge, you can contact them at, www.sundslodge.com .

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Just Shot a Dynamic Gar Pike TV Show.

Posted on Friday, June 19, 2009

[singlepic id=39 w=320 h=240 float=left]I just returned from filming my first Gar Pike show on the Bay of Quinte.  After 2-days of scouting shorelines from Belleville to Deseronto, ON, I was blessed to locate enough Gar Pike to successfully produce and entertaining and educational show catching them on the Original Rapala #9 size.  The action was non-stop and we were able to get all of the Gar Pike chasing and hitting the Rapalas live on camera.  There were lot’s of jumps and many Gars that got off.  Make sure to look for this program when the new series starts in the fall.  You will see lot’s of action and you will get great tips on catching Gar Pike right on the surface!

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This Weekend on TSN, Trolling for walleye, Adolphus Reach, Lake Ontario.

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Join Italo & guest Dave Duffin, Glen Meadus, & Aldo Nava as they show you how to use planer-boards and long-line trolling techniques to catch trophy late-fall walleye.

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Pre-fish on Bay of Quinte for Gar produces Trophy Walleye.

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I had the opportunity to pre-fish the Bay of Quinte to do a Gar Pike TV show this past Sunday and Monday with my friends Kam Anderson and Sean.  We were searching the shorelines for concentrations of Gar Pike and also looking for them along open-water rock-humps, weedbeds and weedlines.  Along with finding two excellent Gar Pike spots, we also caught quite a few good size walleye.

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Sean started the morning off by catching the first walleye about 15 min. after  we started fishing right off a weedline across from Massassauga Point.

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Kam Anderson ended-up catching the largest walleye fishing a shallow-weedline in 6-7′ of water right in the Belleville, ON city limits.

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I landed several good-size walleye including the above fish.

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The walleye were so concentrated in some spots that Kam & Sean even had a double-header hook-up.

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If you are planning on going down to the Bay of Quinte, make sure to take some of the Rapala Tail Dancers in the #9 size and “hot-chub” colors….that’s all we used to catch our fish.  Most weedlines growing in 8-12′ of water are holding good number of walleye.

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Prime Time for Trophy Sheepshead.

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Over the last few days I have been fishing from Lake Erie, NY to the Bay of Quinte, Belleville and I have seen quite a few number of sheepshead move into areas I normally catch bass (Lake Erie, NY), and walleye (Quinte).  I have been fishing lures along shorelines and weedbeds as deep as 30′ and started to catch quite a few sheepshead, some of which have been up over 15 lb.  I know not too many people get excited over hooking sheepshead, but when you are casting and retrieving artificials with light spinning and baitcasting gear, it’s a lot of fun!  If you are fishing Lake Erie and Lake Ontario shallows over the next few weeks, don’t be surprised if you tie into one of these hard-fighting fish.

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