Items filtered by date: October 2013

Rigging Up River Floats

The key to success when using river floats is to rig them "top and bottom". This allows the line to be held above or on the surface of the water, ensuring that the float can be properly controlled.

Rigging floats "top and bottom" requires a small but essential piece of tackle called a float cap. A float cap is silicone tubing that is available in various diameters and colours, either pre-cut or in longer lengths to be cut to size as required. The float cap should have a slightly smaller diameter opening than the stemof the float, so that it holds the float firmly in place.

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Pike Float Fishing Basics

Pike Float Fishing Basics

Float fishing for northern pike has become a famous technique which got popular by European anglers. Quickly the technique caught on by all anglers and it became one of the most effective ways to target pike during all seasons. Today if you go to a famous pike fishery such as Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay or other small bodies of water, most of the fishermen are using the slip float and minnow idea.

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Float Fishing for Carp

Anyone who has caught a carp by accident, probably thought it was the largest trout, muskie or pike they have ever hooked. Few anglers have had any luck targeting them seriously, as they refuse virtually all baits and bolt away at the first sign of trouble. However, will a little preparation and the right approach, carp fishing can be extremely successful. Using the same delicate floats and light lines that we use for steelhead, we've had some phenomenally successful days.

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Steel in the Snow

Steel in the Snow

Are you like most sitting around during winter dreaming of a FISH ONLINE? While most lakes have nothing but thin ice many anglers don't know what to target this time of year. They assume that even though most steelhead streams are free of ice at this time of year that steelhead cease their migration due to the cold. However on a warm December such as the one we are having many fresh steelhead continue to run with many early fall drop backs mixed in.

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Breaking Twigs

Breaking Twigs

I've done my fair share of fishing over the past 50 years. Some might even say more than my fair share.  Travelling in search of fish has taken me to some of the most "exotic" places throughout North America and beyond, but none perhaps more "exotic" than Great Bear Lake.

So what and where is Great Bear Lake or Sahtu?

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Styling on the Kogluktualuk

Styling on the Kogluktualuk

After many years of planning, the stars and planets were finally in their proper alignment, and I was about to make my first trip to the legendary Tree, or Kogluktualuk River in Nunavut, to fish for what are arguably the worlds biggest Arctic Char.

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