welcome back to another clayton schick
outdoors video production whatever you want to call it today’s topic today’s
species today’s fish is the northern pike the jack fish the slough shark the
fat momma’s etc goes on and on snakes snakes and they get the you don’t like
this but anyways yes pike we’re gonna try to accomplish some underwater
footage today it’s a nice day out it’s like minus four minus five so fishing
outside should be no problem at all that’s minus 4 or 5 Celsius by the way
you can see here I’m about I don’t know 100 yards from shore 150 yards so I’m
gonna pop have never fished this spot ever for pike so this is a whole
learning experience for me too but midseason you can never go wrong with
fishing shoreline stuff something with a little bit of a drop off so I’m gonna
drop we’re gonna drop three holes here or maybe four holes check the depths and
then go from there I’ll explain more into the day of what my brain is
thinking but for now I gotta pop some holes and check some depths let’s go
fish ten point five nine point nine eight and
five feet it’s like a five feet here ten feet out there I’m gonna drop a bait in
the five foot area and a ten foot and we’re gonna go from there I have that
one hole all ready to go lures dropped you can see the bait on
the underwater camera visibility isn’t amazing but there is still a little bit
of visibility I’m gonna prep this hole here now with the new bait and I’ll take
you guys through a step-by-step process with with what’s going through my mind
what I’m doing explain the steps right now I have one
hole drilled here which is going to be for my camera and then a little bit off
of that I’m gonna actually make a double hole and this is just for the fact that
you can get the pike up easier especially a great big one get it
started up the hole easier it’s something I don’t do a lot if are often
enough when I’m alone I should do it more so I’m going to try to get into
that habit of trying to drill double tens when I’m alone when it’s really
cold singles are gonna be a little bit easier because they’re gonna they won’t
freeze up as fast on you but right now with the new I fish pros that I’ll talk
about here in a little bit being insulated now it gives you a better
chance of things freezing up slower they’ll still freeze up just not as fast
but so right now I’m going to prep this little area right here for the new bait
and like I said take you guys through the next process or the process as I
call it okay
I got my double ten hole drilled and a hole for the camera I cleared off all
the snow around here just to give a little bit better light penetration for
the camera it’s not necessary at all I’m gonna set up my rod here first prep it
all for the the I fish pro so the first thing you’re put on here is some kind of
a barber shop here these ohms are pretty big and chunky but they work for sure
I’ll cut that off later or I mean like trim down the little ends and then I’m
gonna put on this is the end earth I should say that clip that comes with the
I fish Pro here and I’ll pull out the I fish pearl here in a bit too and
explains everything what it comes with you’re gonna feed that onto your line
and then I run a little barrel swivel here tie that on next I use a uni knot
pretty much for almost anything and I won’t show you here how to do the uni
knot that you can find that anywhere on the internet for sure YouTube Google
whatever but I run a Union odd for almost almost every application that
feels like will trim that tag end off right here so then what I use here is
you can really read it very well it’s old but I use American fishing wire this
is seven by seven strand it’s super tile it is it is awesome what I’ll use here
on the the barrel swivel side here is I’ll do a saltwater loop knot and all
that is is you kind of make like an overhand knot like that but you don’t
pull it all the way tight and then you’ll take your barrel swivel put it
through that line and then you’re going to come through that loop that you just
created created speak English Clayton and then when you get through that loop
you’re gonna do three wraps on the top one two three and then you’re going to
come back through that loop again that you created on the bottom and you’ll
tighten up both ends that is an awesome not so used to roll my flies to in the
summertime anytime that a lure needs movement it’s a great knot saltwater
loop knot I think that’s the name for it anyway a friend taught me that knot down
in Florida we used to fish down there here I’ll take off these tag ends while
I’m at it here keep double check and see if my flag
goes up at the same time right so you never know so then on that wire and this
loop I’ll take a boat put 18 inches off probably something like that and then
again here what I’ll actually do on the hook side since I don’t need it to be
movable I’ll do a uni knot on here and this wire is like crazy tile it’s only
26 pound as you I didn’t get up to probably like 65 pounds that I’ve gotten
away with been able to tie which is nice trick is right here when you get right
here to the uni knot is you don’t just cinch it down and pull you kind of just
move the knot down the bass a little bit and then cinch it move it down and then
finish your cinch that’ll do is if you cinch it right at the top and pull down
it’ll end up pigtail in your your wire so that’s what I do on this end and then
depending on how big of a bait you’re going to use I’m going to go through a
bunch of different baits here I’m going to talk about that the next step after I
get set up is how how big you set up your next your your spread you spread
from your hook to your hook now what I’ll do here is first is I’ll actually
before I do anything is I’ll take the other hook that I’m going to use and
I’ll do the same thing here with a new piece of wire and I’ll make a uni knot
on this side one two three and I’m cinching it down
basically the same same way right like I’m not not pulling too tight right away
because I don’t want a pigtail that wire if you do pigtail it a little bit it’s
not going to matter but the longer you can keep it straight the better and I’ll
cut that tag off there and then what I’ll do is I’ll cut probably about say
five six inches off of here and then this is I’m going to end up catching
this to the shank but what I’m going to do here before I even attach anything
there is I’m going to start my uni knot right here and I know I’m gonna run a
herring that’s about 12 inches so I only want about probably about three inches
apart not too far because this is the hook that’s going to end up going in the
nose and I’ll start my uni knot here without putting it on the hook yet and
this is just so you don’t have all these hooks flying in your face here as you’re
tying one two three and then what I’ll do there is now I have that loop knot
right there and now I got to do is take my hook put it on top and I can cinch
both ends here see if sticky hooks right that’s why you do it soon enough sooner
sticky sticky hooks and that be they’ll be pretty good it’s maybe a little bit
too too far of a spread it’s about uh probably about a three and
a half orange spread but I prefer about one inch shorter but it will work so
then you’ll take your bait and for now I’m going to run store-bought herring
here probably to go to a Cisco after a thaws a bit at some different sizes as
well if you’re gonna run a smaller bait maybe only want to run one hook so then
I’ll take my bait I’ll bury it in what I feel is it gonna be a little too center
of the bait maybe nose hanging down just a little bit right there with that
Center hook that first hook you tied and then the second hook you’ll take and
you’re gonna place it kind of in the snowed here somewhere
and the note was because the most pike are usually gonna hit this thing head-on
like this and grab it there so you want the hooks facing to the back and right
there is how I do most of my quick strike rigs type of thing you don’t need
big fancy kickin up and all out I do run wire for
the most part I’ve played around fluorocarbon leaders a little bit but I
have had Pike saw those floros right in half
sucks still no flags okay first step I’m out first step but
rods ready here I’m gonna pull out the I fish Pro and we’re going to talk about
that just a little bit okay I fish pro 2.0 so what the 2.0 means
it’s its new this year Levi has changed the patent a little bit here
he added an insulated bass so this is going to keep your holes from freezing
up a little bit they’re still gonna freeze up eventually because you do have
this still a little bit of a slot in here and cold air is gonna get in there
right it’s still gonna freeze up there’s there’s things you can put under there
too like in the water that’ll keep things open longer and I know the the
Conrad’s the fishing geeks they use some insulated pads and they make circles and
they do a really good job and they’re all their stock trout keeping their
holes open but it’s only minus four minus five today so I shouldn’t need
anything like that at all I fish Pro comes with now with an extra
set of clips which is super handy because we all know we lose those clips
like crazy I already have a clip tied on there so there’s nothing to that so what
I’m gonna do now is grab my depth finder put it over here and that’s what that
holds about 10 feet I’m gonna go down about probably about 6 feet in the
middle of the water column somewhere you don’t always have to go right tight to
the bottom Pike do have eyes and top of their head and they look up all day
they’ll come up for a bait if they’re cruising the bottom whereas there’s a
pike that’s cruising you know a couple feet underneath the surface he’s less
likely to see that bait that’s on the bottom so don’t be scared to rise your
paints up a little bit sometimes ok super simple here open your bail get
your line started on the pull and then as it’s falling I’m going to set it pull
this clip up or this Slipknot I should say Slipknot where it’s clean barbar
stop pull you know it’s going to be like right here so that’s where you kind
of want to pull it to right so the depth you want so I’m going down I’m going
right there I’m five and a half feet the middle of the water column basically I’ll take my flag here I’ll put it down
take the clip put it over and done and then of course we want to reel up all
this line that I made a mess with there and actually I have it on the wrong this
clip just I should put it and the line on the other side here so when it comes
through it doesn’t interfere with anything okay right there it’ll pull off
nothing to it you can use the rod holder here on them
I like for the longer rods this is a forty three inch I like to put it in the
snow bank though and give it just a little bit better of an angle too harsh
of an angle like this right the line won’t free fall or free spool as good as
it will if it has you know an angle something like that keep your bail open
on your rod and reel it’s just a nice way to tip up fish you can actually
fight the fish on the rod and the reel I quite enjoy it I’m not gonna lie
so I’ve got two baits down now let’s get the underwater camera set up over here
okay so I’m using aqua view 7 HD 7 7 HDI Pro HD 7 I Pro HD 7 I Pro that’s the
camera I’m running that’s the cameras on that whole – and it could be a little
bit harder to pick up your bait when it’s suspended to find it with your
camera so I like the Davos we try to do is drop it down to start with
or hopefully the way that my camera or my lure is facing right so move this for
a second like there and I’m try to drop it straight down this way because I know
my feet is facing that way relatively and you try to hope you can see it you
know in the first Oh right there drop down which I did got
really really lucky really lucky a lot harder wants to spend it it’s on the
body I don’t have anything to compare to right like I don’t have it recording yet
so you guys aren’t gonna see me finding it but you will see the bait here once I
get it all set it up and recording a ver media to is what I record with if you
guys are curious about how I do record on these I’m with more detail I have a
video out that you can find on my channel and it goes through a little bit
more detail not crazy but a little bit get that into the recording here okay
power the unit up with a Mophie power pack on this one sometimes I’ll double
it up with my Dakota power packs but I’m gonna help my Dakota power packs running
the GoPros today okay so that is power we have we have red should be blue come
on oh there we go turn blue click it and
that should blink red for recording yes okay try to keep an eye on those so
they’re always recording Clayton and now let’s fingers crossed hope that
we get some pike I think what I might do is even if I don’t catch any pike on
this video is still use this as like an introduction because I want to spend
some time out on this lake I’m not gonna say where I am yet I’m fishing a new
lake for Pike for me in the winter time so
I’m gonna spend some time out here for sure searching a little bit be nicer to
have probably a couple more lines in the water Carter’s with me but he’s over
farther out there walleye fishing decided today just to kind of let me get
set up and figure out a program here and then maybe I’ll take him out tomorrow
and we’ll run for I fish pros or something like that and see if we can
score some Pike I think I want to adjust this bait a little bit it’s pointed down
a little bit to know was a one more horizontal right now yeah I like the way that’s sitting now
okay fingers crossed fingers crossed five you gonna flag we’ve got a flag
just like we got a flag we’ve got a flag he’s p1 p1 hard p1 hard peeling hard
feeling harder that’s recording can we get a better angle here oh he’s going hard it’s going it’s going okay it’s going I got good angles here
I’m gonna tighten up I’m gonna hit him right now there we go God doesn’t can’t
tell for sighs okay let me run oh not bad not bad he’s over by the truck no
idea on the underwater camera what it’s even gonna look like kind of excited to
look at the footage myself drags a little tight from wave trout fishing
right on I should have pulled that camera up first maybe there’s some
weight here on that camera I think a bit that’s okay
got a big hole it’s wide enough it’s gonna be easy to get that camera off if
I have to what feels good I can’t tell for sure
I can’t tell what doesn’t feel that big I got live already here just in case I
need to run it to it come on baby yeah I’m on my camera come on
come on you what’s not bad it’s not small it’s not big but it’s not small okay clear the camera cleared the camera
quick it’s all a fish it’s not that big I’ll know in the future too before I
before I set the hook here that I go here we go
just hook great in the corner nice fish not monster but not bad at all
Pike we’re on the board with the bike awesome awesome just hooked right in the
corner here okay we got her out and we get her back or I should say we got the
hook out and we’ll get her back down but we’re on the board a little bit later in
the day already haven’t had a lot of action but it’s something right I got a
video anyway I’ll get this one going again here quick and then I’ll talk to
you guys quickly about Bates a little bit and hopefully we can snag one more
yet for the day’s over a couple different bait options that you could
use for tip up fishing for pike of course there’s many others too and I’m
probably I’m like breaking one of my own cardinal rules right now I have the same
style of bait on both tip ups right now now I did get a false flag on one and I
did catch one so I do have some confidence with that but I’m using here
I’m using a bigger herring but another style of bait here is this is a smelt
and this is what they call it on the package in a large Cisco and then here
you have a smaller Cisco now to me these are the large Cisco’s which I never even
pulled out yet this is I use more later in the year come to March time when
they’re looking for a great big meal right now you could get away with
something like this something small one little treble hook
right in the top in the back there you don’t need too big of a bait for pike
always a great example there’s a video if you go to Jay Siemens channel the end
of the year last year up at at the Papp Lake Athabasca he was using tiny bay
like this and I was running big beat he creamed me like I think four or five to
one he caught some really nice fish – a couple 40 inches yes he crushed me on a
smaller bait you don’t always have to use big bait but like I said I’m
breaking a cardinal rule right now I’m using the same bait but I do have some
confidence in that herring they just look good in the water they sit nice oh
yeah yeah fishing fishing is fun that’ll do it for this video it’s about 10
minutes from being complete blocking into 15 minutes I know that doesn’t look
like it on this camera but this camera has amazing low-light capabilities I got
like no no visibility on the Aqua views right now so that pretty much wraps up
what I was after today it’s a short video I know one fish one thing I didn’t
cover was something like a hook size hook size is really depending on the
size of your bait more than anything but don’t be scared to use smaller than you
think if you’re gonna make your own rigs like that you usually can get away with
a smaller hook you don’t have to use something too big or any means look at
me use my hands big small small big big small but yes so like I said short video
I could do more information here about rods line all that type of stuff but I’m
going to save that for future videos will consider this kind of a start to a
little pike series here for the winter I’m trying to put some big mommas on the
ice this winter I have a feeling I will it’ll just take some time and some
commitment bouncing around to some different Lakes maybe finding some key
structures key areas whatever but well just consider this to start to the start
of the journey – I seen a 45 inch plus pike this winter that’s the goal 45 inch
plus pike so thanks for watching guys don’t forget get outside