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Posted on February 3rd, 2023
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Hi Italo hope all is well. My question is regarding sharpening hooks. When you sharpen your hooks do you run your file towards the point or away? I’ve heard pros and cons of both and would appreciate your opinion on this. Thanks

Posted on February 2nd, 2023

Hi Rad, I always sharpen the hook by running the file away from the point and also perpendicular to the point if the hook is really dull. I avoid going towards the point since if I slip I can do more damage to the point…God bless you.

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Hi Italo,I have a 10 1/2 foot Pescador Pro 10 fishing kayak. I want to add a trolling motor and was wondering if you can advise on what type/size I should get and what battery I should get for it.Thanks, Paul

Posted on January 26th, 2023

Hi Paul, looks like you can mount a transom mount at the back. I would suggest a Motorguide or Minn Kota 30lb thrust, 30″ shaft should produce plenty of thrust. You can use any deep-cycle battery but for efficiency and less weight I would suggest you look at a https://www.lynaclithium.com/product/12-8v-30ah-battery/ . Weighing just over 7lb it would give you lots of power for your fishing outings…God bless you.

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Hi Italo,First of all I’d like to thank you for all the informative content on your web site and especially Utube!I watched your Nova Scotia Fishing trip posted about 2 months ago. I don’t think you mentioned if you were using a portable freezer or not to take the fish back to Ontario. If you do, could you tell me what brand / size you’re using and where to buy them?Thank you

Posted on January 24th, 2023

Hi John, thank you for your kind words and glad you are enjoying the videos we post. We flew to Nova Scotia and used two soft, insulated bags which we had as carry-ons on our flight back. The bags were similar to this one you can get at Canadian Tire, https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/outbound-soft-cooler-16-can-capacity-medium-assorted-colour-0853711p.html?loc=plp . We had about 15 lbs of clean, cored and frozen fish in each back (packed the fish in smaller 2lb bags as cooking portions). Because all the fish were frozen when we packed them in the cooler bags they stayed frozen until we returned home…God bless you.

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Hello ItaloI hope all is well I live in Niagara Falls On. My question to you is how to locate crappie and perch as well as other bream and the best time of year to catch them. I have to fish from shore as I do not have a boat.

Posted on January 19th, 2023

Hi John, you can catch panfish like Crappie, Perch, Bluegill and Pumpkinseed both in the open-water season and winter (if the ice is safe), fishing in 4-7′ water around weeds. In the summertime you can fish just a piece of worm on a hook under a sensitive float suspending the bait just off the bottom. In the winter using small tear-drop jigs in the 1/16-1/8 oz tipped with either a small piece of worm, 2-3 live maggots or a wax worm will work well in the same areas.

Good locations to catch them are:

-Welland Recreational Canal right in Welland, ON

-Gibson Lake system east of Hwy.406 where there are small expansions (large ponds).

-Marlin Marina, Port Colborne fishing inside the rock break-wall where the dock systems are.

These can be fished from shore in the open-water and good through the ice once its safe.

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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Hi Italo, are there any good fluorocarbon lines out there that can be used on spinning reels without trouble? Something in me just prefers monos but i guess i could try fluoro ones lol

Posted on January 5th, 2023

Hi Angler, there are and they work best in lower line diameter and warmer weather. The larger the diameter and the colder the weather the more memory they can produce. One of the top ones is Sufix Castable Fluorocarbon . Eight or 10 lb tests would be ideal for most average size fish…God bless you.

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Hi Italo.Really interested in your Case 4″ Italo minnow . Can it be purchased in Canada and possible locations. We have property in northwestern Ontario, over hundred years in the family, so big fishing family.. Thank you. George.

Posted on December 27th, 2022

Hi George, thank you for your interest in Italo’s Minnow, it’s one of a kind and has the most lifelike action of any plastic minnows. They have worked so well for a multitude of fish species. I was especially impressed when we did so well with them at Ritchie’s end of Trail Lodge, Bisotasing, ON where Brian Drysdale the owner said, “if you want to catch fish you have to use either a live minnow or a worm on your jig”. Well after him seeing me catch one walleye after another with the Italo’s Minnow he stated fishing it and that’s all he used to catch his fish. Not a fish story, the show is airing now that we did together.

Unfortunately Fishing Compete does not has distribution of them in Ontario yet. They are out of Michigan. I would encourage you to contact Tom the owner and tell him you want to buy a bulk-pack of them instead of the small packages. You will catch lot’s of fish with them. You can reach them at, https://fishingcompleteinc.com/ . The link to the Italo’s Minnow,  https://fishingcompleteinc.com/products/italos-minnow .

Wishing you and your family a blessed and safe New Year…God bless you.

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Merry Christmas Italo. I am new to fly fishing and am located in souther ontario (Hamilton). Could you direct me to a good fly shop that can affordably set up a beginner with a dozen flies and a couple leaders. I would very much like to stay local and out of downtown Toronto. Or if you could maybe suggest a few styles of flies and advise on leader preferances. I mainly fish great lake tribs. Altho l do fish alot of smaller streams and rivers up to North Bay and over to about Blind River. I watch all your tv shows on wild tv and have been a big fan since l was young. I appreciate all you do and your vast knowlage about fishing. Also I am currently saving for a Ber centerpin/hybred reel, l think thats the sweetest reel ever! Thank you.

Posted on December 22nd, 2022

Hi Tim, nice to hear from you and thank you for your kind words. Glad you have been enjoying our TV shows for many years. I love to fly fish also and have been blessed to have fly fished in fresh & saltwater. As you probably know, depending on what species of fish you target and the specific body of water, very particular flies will work well at different times of the year. I would suggest you check-out the https://www.grandrivertroutfitters.com/ , or the https://www.grindstoneangling.com/ . Both shops have expert fly fishermen that can help you select the right outfit, flies and accessories you may need.

The Ber reels are some of the highest quality in the world. It’s well worth you saving your money to get a hybrid. I have been using them for trophy saltwater off-shore fish to trout & salmon in freshwater. Amazing reels.

Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas celebration…God bless you, Italo.

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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Hi Italo. I recently started river salmon fishing in BC. I had a lot of trouble fishing a float rig with my spinning gear and was recommended to buy a Baitcaster set up. Just wondering if you could recommend a beginner bait casting reel for me. Eg. low profile or round reels. Thanks for your help.

Posted on December 13th, 2022

Hi Andrew, a good, affordable beginner baitcaster to use in BC rivers is the Abu Garcia S Round Baitcast Fishing Reel,  Once you get used to it you can always upgrade to an Abu Garcia 6000…God bless you.

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Hi Italo, what is the best twister grub color for walleye in stained water? I had success with yellow, but black might be something to consider?

Posted on November 17th, 2022

Hi Angler, black is definitely a good choice since its the lack of color and produces a “silhouette” that Walleye should be able to detect even in low-viz conditions. When Walleye can’t see so well because of stained water remember that they have an excellent lateral line to detect movement so keeping your twister-tail grub moving can make all the difference…God bless you.

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