Episode 334: Cochrane Pike & Walleye

Today the Mercury Marine Destination takes us to Cochrane in Northern Ontario.

A run north in the Ram takes us to Cochrane Air Services for a fly in to one of the many lakes they offer.   It’s truly a treat to have a comfortable and fully equipped cabin all to yourself, not to mention an entire lightly fished lake full of Pike and Walleye!  Pike love spinnerbaits, but not all spinnerbaits are created equal, and some can even offer increased hooking and presentation advantages.

Then, who says traditional ice fishing tactics are only for hard water times, Walleye love this vertical presentation year-round.

Species -  Northern Pike and Walleye

Tackle -   Freedom Double Willow Spinnerbaits, X-Zone salt impregnated 4 inch Swammers, Daiwa Lexa 300 reels with twin Winn Grip handles, 30 lb test Seaguar Smackdown tournament braided lines, 130 lb test Seaguar Abrazx Pike and Muskie Leader, Daiwa LT spinning reels, Humminbird Helix portable fish finder with GPS, Minn Kota Endura Max with variable speed control, Freedom Turn Back Shad Vertical jigs, Knot 2 Kinky Nickel-Titanium Leader wire , EGO Guide net with telescopic handle, RAM 1500 with 5.7 Litre Hemi engine.

Technique -  Deep Water weeds and structure

Special Thanks :   Cochrane Air Services LP   www.aircochrane.com

About Charlie Wray

Charlie Wray has been host of the very popular TV show, Fishful Thinking, since 1990. Part of the success behind the show has been the very informative format. Perfect for both the novice and experienced angler, Fishful Thinking provides entertaining insight for all audiences...read more

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