What is puzzling (I actually clicked the link) is a Rhode Island address for a Niagara Falls tour? Don't care to give it more than a glance so maybe there is an explanation in the nitty gritty details.
Crazy! Show me how you have your fish finder set up? Looks like the Lowrance ice kit. Do you dangle the transducer off the side>? Seem so simple compared to my set up.
Even simpler, it's the one that comes with the portable fish finder. It comes with a suction mount. Just stick it on the bottom of the board and go. It plugs right into the unit. (I put the slack under the unit to keep it out of the way, the cord is much longer than needed for a SUP.)
I have a Humminbird. Funny that I used to dangle my ice ducer off the side, that's like buying a snow shovel and plowing with the handle. I think I bought the unit initially for ice fishing, and forgot that there was a perfectly good portable transducer sitting in the box.
You can't buy largemouth bass, alive or dead. They're game fish, and it is illegal to buy or sell them.
Read the regs.
He is talking about buying farmed bass which is 100% legal.
There are areas in Northern Ontario where the Bass season is open all year long. The problem is you need an extension for your auger and probably mother nature to co operate. Good luck on what ever you are doing.
An extension this year? Maybe at the Arctic?
The only thing you need to extend to go ice fishing this year, is your life insurance plan.
Was out yesterday at one of my favourite tribs. Running a bit late but it didn't matter no one around. Get to my first pool and someone had me beat, no problem we say our good mornings and how great the weather is and the no crowd bonus etc. Now its a small pool that holds fish perfect for one guy but two can fish it no problem(drifting).I'm ready to move on and buddy says you can fish here if you want, I thanked him and set my self up. We were both drifting roe with no success , I change to a pinkie and got a few shakers (no skunk). He goes to pink worm with no luck then goes to a bead (peach colour) and bang fish on. Nice fight but it broke off. He ties up again a few drifts and a nice female.I put on a bead and couldn't get a hit. I adjusted my length added weight to my leader did a few more adjustments but NADA. I couldn't understand why this guy beside me was on fish number 5 with two already laded (CPR). He shared his secret with me. It was called using a Shot line. Something I knew of but never used. I'm a believer now, thanks to a stranger on the river.
So many factors. This was one day, one pool. IMO you cannot extrapolate these results to other pools, days, water conditions, seasons, etc.
I've outfished everyone around me using cheap spoons on some days, catching a half dozen steelhead while watching everyone else get skunked. The other anglers were using roe, beads, etc and chumming like crazy.
But at the same river, in different conditions but at the same time of year, roe could be very productive and the spoon could catch nothing.
What I am thinking is that whatever was different about his presentation (and there are many factors, including some subtle ones we can't even think of), it wasn't necessarily going to outfish your presentation under different circumstances.
How deep was the pool? Maybe he was drifting lower or higher in the water column, and the fish were favouring that depth.
These types of vids don't do much for me. I'd rather see an amateur video of a plain clothed angler hook and land a nice fish, especially from local waters.
Admittedly I just skimmed through it. I did hear him say something about the "teamwork" aspect of fishing, and that he "couldn't do it without someone there helping me". Fishing in solitude is something I enjoy as much or more than with company. So I have to disagree with him.
I always like a good quality video of migrating trout, swimming, jumping up waterfalls, spawning.
Definitely some purty footage in there though. Would have liked to have seen more fish and less fly gear.
I think there's a widespread misconception out there that salmon don't bite once upriver.
Agreed. Very similar to steelhead, in that when they're not spooked and fresh run, they'll hit like crazy. Wrong bait, or wrong presentation/time of day etc, and you won't get any bites.
Think of the countless people that don't even get a single bite day after day when steelheading in the Spring. The steelies do bite in the Spring, but several factors will determine whether you get any or not, and it takes experience to figure out how to leverage those factors in your favour to consistently catch them.