Author Topic: Anyone here ever go bass fishing or catch other species not found in Alberta?  (Read 2310 times)

Chris K

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I have done some largemouth and smallmouth fishing out in Northwestern Ontario, and it's always a great time.  Rainy Lake and Lake of the Woods are awesome for Smallmouth, and back in a place called the Labrynth on LOTW is crazy for largies.  I have also fished largemouth in Southern Saskatchewan in Boundary Dam, and it's a great fishery too.

Here is a video from fishing on Shoal Lake, just off of Lake of the Woods.

 

Anyone else here do any bass fishing, or crappies & bluegills, and muskie for that matter?  I have not caught a regular muskie, but I did catch a hybrid muskie once while fishing in Wisconsin.  I had a muskie follow once while fishing on LOTW with Bob Izumi, but it wouldn't bite.  Another time there my friend had one follow a jig and fluke he was using for bass right to the boat, about a foot back the whole time.  He slowly faded into the depths out of sight right next to the boat after stopping by us for about ten seconds.

Crappies are lots of fun and taste amazing, but the ones we caught were not really big, up to about a foot long.  I am going to do a crappie trip next year in the winter to Lake of the Woods, or Northern Minnesota.  I caught some really nice bluegills a couple years back in Minnesota too.  They really look neat, and the males and females are completely different colors. 

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Lived in southern Ontario until we moved here to Alberta in 1980 so yeah I caught all those fish you mentioned.Largemouth bass,smallmouth bass,rock bass,silver bass,crappie,bluegill,pumpkinseeds and a few muskies but nothing bigger than 14 lbs.Lake St.Clair was only 17 miles away and that was our go to place but we also fished Rondeau Bay and Long Point bay on Lake Erie and many other places including Georgian Bay. :D
We also caught carp,catfish,dogfish,smelt,sheephead and Coho/Chinook salmon.I'm thinking there were other fish we caught but I can't think of them now.
I sure wish I would have taken pictures back in them days but I didn't. :(

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Ive fished alot of different places

Freshwater - Catfish , small mouth bass , large mouth bass ,rock bass ,  musky , crappie , pumpkin seed .

Saltwater - Salmon , tarpon , mako shark , dog fish , ling cod , Dollyvartin , Steelhead , Mackrel

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I used to catch quite a few smallmouth bass in Manitoba. In the Duck mtn's they were stocked in Wellman L and Shingoose L way back about 1985.

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When I lived in south eastern BC i either flyfished for trout on the Elk River or used live bait for small mouth bass in the kootenay lakes (surveyor's and Baynes lake).  My other favourite in the area is the land locked kokanee salmon.  We often trolled for them on Lake Koocanusa using large flashers, wedding rings and a single maggot.  These are phenomenal eating fish.  They are tricky to catch with very soft mouths, which can be difficult to feel when using large flashers.  You can't use downriggers as they do not hit hard enough to knock them out of the clips, actually are sometimes difficult to feel when you are holding the rod.  Would recommend to anyone looking for an adventure outside of the normal species here in Alberta.

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Chris - loved the video.  Looked like a blast.

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after i finish up at nait ill post a bunch of photos of the big fish in Australia along the gold coast there
 

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I caught some catfish and even a stingray in Biloxi Mississippi. Other than that pretty much just alberta species. But a guy can dream...
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