A quick after-work Rideau River carp session with good company! What species will you be chasing this weekend? I am excited for what I'll be targeting next! Good luck out there!
RECAPTURE! The same fish one year apart! Last year I was thrilled to land my first ever mirror carp. It was only the second one I had ever laid eyes on in person. If you're wondering what the heck a mirror carp is... It is a common carp with a relatively rare genetic mutation resulting in a unique/irregular scale pattern. Scale sizes vary as do the quantity and location of the scales. I think mirrors are beautiful and since I haven't seen many, it's exciting when they are caught! Over the weekend when netting Eric's first fish of the day, I was so excited to see leathery skin sliding into the net. It turned out to be Eric's first mirror! After an excited few moments for the photo and release, we thought his fish had similar markings to my mirror from last year that was caught around this time and in the same location. After releasing the fish, we pulled up my photo from a year ago and put the photos side-by-side and viola! It was the SAME FISH and it gained 4 pounds since last year! I have hope to see this beauty fish next breaking 30 pounds! It goes to show that with proper handling, catch and release works! I think we have our carp poses down pat, don't you? We will have to name this fish! Any suggestions?!
Sunny spring days & chubby carp! Would you guys be interested in a carp fishing video? Please let me know!
What would you name this fish?! I already posted a photo of this 31-pound, 4-ounce common carp I caught recently BUT forgot to point out a unique characteristic... Do you see that flap of skin beneath the eye pointing towards the mouth? I haven't seen a carp like this before! Pete Bowman called this fish 'the Boilie Catcher' Can you come up with a better name? This could be fun... LOL!
It was a memorable Easter Sunday spent hunting for chubby lake trout! I filmed this whole adventure and cannot wait to edit the video and upload it I'm thankful my family didn't mind us sneaking away to take advantage of the nice weather & low winds
Perch quality control pup! Blitz knows when I have a fish on and patiently waits to give them a sniff and a kiss before I send 'em back down the hole!
Happy first day of spring! What's the weather like where you are? Here in the Ottawa area, we still have a lot of snow and ice (in some spots). This photo was taken during a recent evening when the crappie bite was on good! It's been a memorable ice season BUT I cannot wait for warmer weather, OPEN WATER, and being able to shed some of these layers!
This beauty yellow perch was a nice surprise while I was targeting crappie! I love the colours on these guys
Day one at the London Boat Fishing & Outdoor Show is underway! I snuck in some fishing time at the Fishing Friendzy trout pond and caught a couple nice little rainbows! It was also fun chatting trolling for walleye at my first seminar of the weekend! We are open until 9pm tonight, and then 10am-7pm Saturday & 10am-5pm on Sunday. Looking forward to chatting with more friendly fishing folks all weekend!
35-INCH WALLEYE! A week ago, this GIANT showed up on my flasher, crushed my Snap Rap, and caused me to burst into tears the moment I pulled her up through the ice! I am still pinching myself but thankfully captured it all on VIDEO (see previous post) so that I may relive this moment again and again! Thank you to everyone that has watched the video so far and has sent kind words and messages of congratulations and support! The fishing community is truly a special bunch. I am so grateful to be able to share this moment with others who share this passion!