In this weeks show, its all about learning one of the great things about being an anglers: you never stop learning. SAM AND MARY can tell you everybody here has learned a lot and is still learning. Were gonna be dedicating the show to the Fly Fishing tips and tricks that weve learn. Were gonna be talking about Northern pike, Smallmouth bass, Atlantic salmon and Brook trout. The tips and tricks weve learned, I know youre gonna love it. Stay with us !
After Cold Front Fishing
You know bad weather can really impact your fishing, especially for species such as smallmouth bass. In this first segment, Bill Spice is going to be dealing with post cold fronts moment pass. The conditions are really tough but what were gonna do is Im gonna be looking for certain types of structure. And were also going to be adapting our retrieves to be successful. Watch this.
Its late season and the weather is changing. Bringing in cold front after cold front. Cold fronts will challenge all your angling skills. This is mainly because fronts sent most fish into negative feeding moods. What is a cold front? A cold front can be described as the edge of a colder air mass that moves in on a warmer air mass. The intensity of the front will vary. Rain, high winds and overcast skies occur in the initial stages of most cold fronts. After the edge of cold air passes, typical weather conditions are bright blue skies, few clouds, low humidity and a drop in air temperature. These post front conditions might be pleasant for most anglers but they make for really tough fishing.
A big smallmouth kept coming out from under the dock shadowing my fly but never taking it. I kept changing flies trying to find the right one that would trigger a take.
Northern Pike Fishing
You know early season Northern pike fishing can be very difficult. One of the problems is these post pond fish are very scattered and they dont have structure to relate to the weed beds are not that defined. At the same time, the other problem we have is if you dont have the right fly setup, youre gonna lose a lot of fish. In this next segment, Bill Spice and I are gonna join two Northern Ontario guides. Were gonna teach us some secrets for success to catch these fish.
The northern pike is a cool water species and its habitat is usually slow, heavily vegetated rivers. Stuarts strategy was to put out marker voice to identify the edge of the weed line and then work the fly along the side of the beds. Pike will hide along the edge of the weeds waiting to ambush their brain.
Now were fishing around weed beds. Stewart has put out some marker boys to mark where the edge of the weed bed is. And weve been going up and down it. Tell you the way he took it was. I felt nothing all of us and I was I was stripping it in. All of a sudden, I felt nothing. So I set the hook and I actually seen as his tail come out of the water just a little bit.
John yuccas shows us how to modify our fly for more hook-up success. What were doing here with our flies, which is very important because were losing some nice fish before, you have to add a little treble stinger hook to the back of these flies because these fish are so big. When they hit the fly, they flatten the fly. When you set the hook, its just pulling out. With this little treble hook, its getting them right in the corner of the mouth when you set the hook which is really good. Also which is very important is a use of a wire leader when youre fishing these Marlins with the fly. This is a 24 pound test wire leader, a tileable one. Its very important that after every fish that you did inspect your way or leader. Make sure theres no Nicks or kinks or in it because you dont want to lose that fish of a lifetime.
Wild Travel Fishing
In fishing, one of the ultimate highs hes using dry flies to catch wild brook trout coming up on top taking a drive for an angler. In this next segment, were gonna share some tips and techniques weve learned over the years for catching wild book travel. I know youre gonna love it. Watch this now.
Im gonna start off we see in some rising fish here and Wayne told me to start with a bummer I just had a rise right here. To me, a bomber is an Atlantic salmon fly but he says it works very well on the brook Trobe. Im gonna find out. Now we work them a little bit differently than you do on a stream where you want a dead drift. Here were gonna actually retrieve them in and try to make a little wake on the water and see what happens.
Now this is a Goddard caddis and its a deer hair caddis thats been spun. Its very buoyant and so your technique Im gonna try is skittering the caddis catice flies when they hatch they bob up and down they skitter across before they fly away. A mayfly is different. A mayfly just gets up and tries to dry dry its wings first and floats where a caddis though actually skitters across the top. Fish see that it excites them. And now Ill show you the technique this will work on any trout stream. Its very effective for brown trout but on brook trout it also works. So watch what im doing here
I cast it out, get a good line out there. And cast it and when it lands I take my rod and I just shake it like that and what that does it it skitters the catice. Then I stop let it drift, skitter it again let it drift, pick it up, cast the game skitter, stop, skitter, stop and skitter. Whenever it stops, thats generally when you get your hit very seldom. They hit it on the skitter, they see it theyll follow it. When it stops thats when they grab it. This hopefully it works.
Atlantic Salmon Fishing
You know fly fishing for Atlantic salmon is so exciting. This next time, we were talking about some techniques for fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon – the king of sport fish. When dry fly fishing, its of utmost importance to be quiet. That means how you make your fly land and how you lift it up off the water. Land is easy, you just want a nice soft landing. Let it land like so now lifting it off the water. You dont want this. That created sound makes this big smacking noise and will spook the fish. Now theres a couple of ways we can lift the line up off the water to stop that.
What we want to do is break the film on top of the water. We can do that by wiggling first and lifting up. Ill show you again. Wiggle, lift it up or we can do whats called a snake roll, which is that. And what that does it breaks the surface tension of the water and allows you a silent lift.
When searching for Atlantic salmon, never passed by a tail out pool that has an exposed large rock deflecting water. This type of structure creates a current break or pillow in front of the rock and is definitely a fish attractor. most people know that fish will hold behind a rock but many are unaware that they will also hold in the Hydra cushion in the front of the rock. I will always cover both the front and back of rocks and boulders when searching for fish. this is an exceptional place to use a drive light to search for rusting salmon. using a dry fly such as a bomber can be some of the most exciting fishing on the hunt.
Hopefully, you enjoyed todays article and learn from these tips and tricks!