Last Ice Fishing Trip of 2015

Having already had a great start to the ice fishing season we were hell-bent to get out for one last fishing adventure in 2015!  Regardless of the sub zero temperatures and steady wind from the east, we loaded up and headed back to Rolling Hills Reservoir for another crack at the walleye.  Arriving late morning under bluebird skies we…

Rolling Hills produces again!

After managing to sneak away and ice fish a few times solo, it was time to bring Silvia along for the action!  Having done all the homework in advance, our destination on a beautifully warm winter day was clear.  We were headed back to Rolling Hills for a bit more of some early season walleye action.…

Hard not to Appreciate Big Alberta Pike

Though certainly not my usual target species, my ice fishing buddy Wayne had his hands full with a monster while I was distracting the walleye!  Measured at 45″ long with a girth of over 22″, this pike was conservatively estimated to be approximately 18lbs ! Well done Wayne!  Glad I was there to help with…

First ice Eyes! Loving Alberta right now!

Having been plagued with the distraction of ice fishing walleye for well over a month by this point … desperation was growing!  If we still called Ontario home, the ice gear would still be packed up and thoughts of the hardwater angling would still be in the distant future.  But here in Alberta … we heard…

Alberta Walleye – The Search Continues

The allure of catching large Alberta walleye through the ice had not worn off during the work week.  So, off again to the frozen waters of Lake Newell in the wee hours of the morning.  The beautiful and dramatic sunrises in Alberta did not disappoint as we sat in front of the freshly drilled holes.  Thick ice and little…

The Search for Alberta Walleye

Having grown accustomed to hunting monster walleye through the ice annually on The Bay of Quinte with my closest friends, it was bound to be an adjustment for me to adapt to the hardwater of Alberta.  This time I would be flying solo in an unfamiliar province … but absolutely jubilant that conditions were ideal to drive the truck out…

Sylvan Lake Ice Fishing

No big surprise that our first adventure in Alberta was a fishing one!  We set out at 6am January 24th to Sylvan Lake, just west of Red Deer.  We were meeting some good friends we first while fishing the Parklands in Manitoba.  Couple of fish heads like ourselves.  Tuns out our math was off and we could…