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The Past => 2010 AOTY Tournament => Old Posts => CKA 2010 AOTY Freshwater => Topic started by: Mike on March 31, 2010, 07:02:35 pm


Title: Mike
Post by: Mike on March 31, 2010, 07:02:35 pm
28 March 2010
Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu)
Vaseux Lake, BC
Rapala XR-8 P
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on March 31, 2010, 07:06:39 pm
30 March 2010
Northern Pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus oregonensis)
Vaseux Lake, BC
4 inch Trigger X Tube
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Don on March 31, 2010, 10:56:44 pm
Northern PikeMinnow... never heard of it.  What'd it hit?  Is it just a coarse fish?
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on March 31, 2010, 11:40:34 pm
Hi Don,
Northern Pikeminnow is a native coarse fish to BC. Locals call it "squaw fish". It is the biggest minnow and it is strictly carnivorous.
 They can take almost any smaller lure, but because they are little slow- the presentation also needs to be slow. There are other kinds of pikeminnows in the US and they grow much bigger  :) 
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: JeffGoudreau on April 01, 2010, 07:30:27 pm
nice :) Thats good for points on the tourney. A squaw will be a point not many people witll get Mike. Nice job.
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on April 23, 2010, 10:54:40 am
17 April 2010
Northern Pike (Esox lucius)
Clear Lake, AB
Savagear 4Play Swimbait - zender
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: JeffGoudreau on April 24, 2010, 09:35:55 am
Thats a good pike Mike :) Post a trip report for that one :) Id like to here what kinda stuff you were doing out there. Glad to see someone getting out on the water as much as you are!
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: stroover on April 24, 2010, 01:06:02 pm
Nice pike, Mike! Looks like he wan't going anywhere! Got him GOOD!
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 02, 2010, 06:55:00 pm
2 May 2010
Brown Trout (Salmo trutta)
Kananaskis River, AB
Mepps Syclops
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: gl_yak on May 02, 2010, 08:58:20 pm
Look like you decided to win this race   :D
Nice brown MIKE
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 02, 2010, 10:17:47 pm
If you only knew what my wife had promised if I win.......  ;D
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Wayne on May 03, 2010, 12:16:53 am
Nice fish once again!

I'm going to have to promise MY wife something, or I won't get out enough to stand a chance of winning!!!!!!!! I don't care if the lawn dies.... in fact, that might help.

You're making me nervous :D
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Red Rocket on May 03, 2010, 09:21:50 am
Mike, I'm assuming from how you're dressed that it's cold out and am curious what kind of gloves you're using.  I have a pair of neoprene gloves from my cold water scuba diving days (no more - tropics only now!) that work great as long as I let water inside so they work as designed but without the water inside they're not very efficient.  I don't like having my hands soaking wet for long periods and am looking for an alternative.  Maybe others on the forum have solutions they've found - eh, what?
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 03, 2010, 03:22:48 pm
Thanks guys!
DGW, I'm using the 3mm MEC neoprene gloves. They are OK but not waterproof, will keep your hands at tolerable temp till about +5C (when wet) plus wind.
If you don't like your hands wet, I recommend some of the waterproof biking gloves like:
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT<>prd_id=845524442631040&FOLDER<>folder_id=2534374302886890&bmUID=1272914081838

Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Red Rocket on May 03, 2010, 04:21:12 pm
Good suggestion, Mike.  I'll check them out next time I'm in MEC.
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 08, 2010, 05:19:26 pm
8 May 2010
Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)
Birch Lake, AB
Rapala  :-X
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: JeffGoudreau on May 08, 2010, 05:23:48 pm
Great Picture Mike!! Nice fish! Your at 5 points!! Nice job
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: kayakman on May 09, 2010, 11:43:48 am
Nice looking fish! I will definitely have to check that lake out. I used to fish Burnstick but I have not been back for many years.

Tim
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Wayne on May 09, 2010, 10:02:38 pm
Deep brookies, wow  :o
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: NSYakfisher on May 12, 2010, 11:00:54 pm
Great lookin brookies
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 24, 2010, 09:33:42 pm
23 May 2010
Goldeye (Hiodon alosoides)
Red Deer River, AB
Mepps Aglia 2
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 24, 2010, 09:50:00 pm
23 May 2010
White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni)
Red Deer River, AB
Worm
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 24, 2010, 09:52:57 pm
23 May 2010
Shorthead Redhorse (Moxostoma macrolepidotum)
Red Deer River, AB
Worm
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: JeffGoudreau on May 25, 2010, 04:25:24 pm
Is that sucker with a red tail or is that your kayak coming through? good stuff with the big suckers :) What about mountain whitefish. you got those around there? :)
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 25, 2010, 04:57:39 pm
It's a bright red tail! Especially in spawning time all fins are red (I will try to make a report with different pictures)
Yes we do have a Mountain whitefish, it is abundant, for example in Bow River. ...So no rush with cathing one  8)

Title: Re: Mike
Post by: JeffGoudreau on May 25, 2010, 05:13:36 pm
haha. Well. I think those suckers are a good addition. In fact I think they take top spot from a kayak in Canada right now. Id say the White sucker might be a little smaller than one Russ snagged up last year but the red finned one looks like its the first I've seen so far. I will create a new thread for that species. Then add it. Any idea of its length? and thats a circle hook rig. What were you using for bait? Thanks bud
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: JeffGoudreau on May 25, 2010, 05:14:23 pm
scrap that  :-\ worm on a circle hook :)
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: stroover on May 25, 2010, 08:19:29 pm
How the hell did you catch a sucker? I didn't think you COULD catch them without a net!
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 25, 2010, 10:02:24 pm
Just put a worm on the bottom of a deep pool or on the edge of fast and slow running water (in the river) and wait... I promise you will catch one!
My setup was a light sturgeon/walleye thing so the hook is kind of big and the leader is thick.  Use a light action rod and you will have lots of fun fighting them. If you have any more questions PM me.

Title: Re: Mike
Post by: kayakman on May 25, 2010, 10:41:08 pm
Hi Mike! I thought you were headed to the Forks? How did you end up on the Red Deer? Which part of the Red Deer were you on?  We will have to hit the The Red Deer west of Innisfail. That is my favorite stretch after the melt water has passed through.

Tim
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on May 26, 2010, 10:44:06 pm
Tim, we definitely have to hit - and not only the Reed Deer River  :)
Please find the short report from my trip in different threat.
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on June 06, 2010, 10:37:39 pm
6 June 2010
Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki)
Sibbald Meadows Pond, AB
Mepps aglia 2
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on June 06, 2010, 10:40:19 pm
6 June 2010
Arctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus)
Quarry Lake, AB
Jig
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Wayne on June 07, 2010, 10:02:37 am
I've never had the chance to fish for grayling... isn't that a pretty good sized one for most places?
Really cool fish and on my wish list for sure - nice!
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on June 19, 2010, 11:58:08 pm
19 June 2010
Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens)
Burnstick Lake, AB
Mepps Aglia 2 + 1/5 of Tim's worm  ;D
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on July 07, 2010, 01:20:20 am
6 July 2010
Pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus)
Tie Lake, BC
Jig 
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on July 07, 2010, 01:24:07 am
6 July 2010
Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Tie Lake, BC
Plastic worm on "Carolina Rig"
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: phattrick on July 08, 2010, 12:06:02 am
Hey Mike, Nice bass! did ya catch lots? How is the fishing at tie lake? I was thinking of going there one weekend soon. Did you camp or just go for the day and if ya camped where did you camp and what part of the lake did you fish?
cheers Rick
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on July 08, 2010, 01:08:42 am
I will try to put together some sort of a trip report. It can take a while so if you are in a hurry you can call me.
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on July 09, 2010, 03:00:29 am
8 July 2010
Flathead Chub (Platygobio gracilis)
Red Deer River, AB
Worm
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: JeffGoudreau on July 09, 2010, 07:23:31 pm
Holy Cow! I have been out of touch with this tourney thing and I just looked at Mike's :) WoW! You are doing great man. That grayling is a nice one. Keep up the great work man!!
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on July 10, 2010, 01:14:47 am
Seen fatheads & Chubs , but a fathead Chub?!#@!
Keeping it for Sturgeon Bait?
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on August 06, 2010, 11:05:24 pm
..no I let him go to play with walleyes  ;)
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on August 06, 2010, 11:10:14 pm
26 07 2010
Kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)
Murtle Lake, BC
"Wedding ring"
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Mike on August 06, 2010, 11:15:14 pm
29 07 2010
Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Murtle Lake, BC
Rapala CD7 RT
Title: Re: Mike
Post by: Wayne on August 07, 2010, 10:36:53 am
Nice work as usual Mike 8)

You may have been to Murtle when my friend was up there. Did you run in to Neil? lol

I've been meaning to get there for the last couple of years but it just hasn't worked out. For those that don't know, Murtle Lake is the largest paddle only lake in North America. How did you find the 2.5k walk in with your gear, not bad?