Fishing Articles

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Fishing During Walleye Spawning
Male walleye mature around the age of three or four, while female walleye mature at a much faster rate, usually around one year. Walleyes begin the spawning...
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Canada Walleye Fishing Lodges
Canada walleye Fishing Lodges are a great place to consider for your next vacation. Canada has many lakes perfect for Walleye fishing. Some of the Canada...
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Canada Fly-In Fishing Trips
Does a fly-in fishing trip in Canada sounds like your vacation of a lifetime? Imagine boarding a float plane, flying over the rugged Canadian wilderness...
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Lac Seul Walleye Fishing
Lac Seul is a large Northwestern lake located in Ontario. It is a tea-coloured lake known for it's outstanding walleye fishing. Walleye are the most popular...
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Canada Family Fishing Resort
What will you need to bring on your vacation at a Canada Family Fishing Resort? What kind of fish can you catch? What other family activities will there...
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Fishing for Pike from a Canoe
The author Craig Fiske describes a memorable day on the lake catching aggressive Pike using a canoe. He also offers tricks and tips to catching trophy...
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Trolling for Top-water Muskie
When I started fishing for muskies, I spent countless hours casting big bucktails, jerkbaits and top-water plugs over shallow weed flats without so much...
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Surface Swimming Jigs For Bass
Spring through fall, bass anglers need to try fishing the weeds to catch the big fish. Swimming a jig over the weeds in this fashion reduces snags and...
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Trolling Spinnerbaits - Trophy Muskie
Trolling spinner baits allows you to quickly probe prime locations, such as weed-flats and break lines, searching for actively feeding fish to enticing...
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The Original Muskie Bucktail
There is a multitude of different large wooden plugs one can get at a sporting goods store nowadays for slaying goon muskies. But still, many anglers turn...
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Trolling Up Moonlit 'Eyes
Walleye really turn on at dawn and dusk. the walleye's unique eye structure gathers light better than a squirrel-on-steroids gathers nuts, and this gives...
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Making the most of an Invasive Species
While lampreys may be an invasive species in Canadian waters, that doesn't mean that we can't exploit them to our benefit as baitfish in waters where they...
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Ice Pike Strategies
Big water can be a daunting place to ice-fish for pike. However, if you concentrate on the weedy shallows, you won't feel like you've bitten off more than...
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Worm Tricks for Walleye
Using worms as bait is often scoffed at by most anglers now a days, but this tried and true bait still works to catch the lunkers. Worms are the most versatile...
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Walleye Trips to Lac Seul
Michael Bilsbarrow, a Patricia Region resident, shares some common strategies and angling methods practiced and perfected on the Lac Seul reservoir. These...
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Travelling Light
Gord Ellis, shares a small story and some great tips on how to pack/prepare for an extended trip canoeing/hiking or at your favourite fly-in destination,...
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Spooning for Pike
Local sports writer/fisherman, Gord Ellis, discusses various tips, tricks and techniques to angling Northern Pike with a wide variety of spoons. He also...
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Jumbo Jigging for Summer Lakers
Local sports writer, Gord Ellis, shares some popular tips and techniques for lading monster lake trout using jumbo-sized jigs. Lake trout are predictable....
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Canada's Hog Walleye
Northwestern Ontario is the "Hog Walleye capital". This article gives tips on how to select the best locations for fishing up these behemoths, as well...
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Fishing the Slop for Muskie
Local angling expert and sports writer, Gord Ellis explains some of his tips and tricks to make the most out of fishing sloppy areas filled with weeds...
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Fishing in Patricia Region - Canada's Heartland
Renowned worldwide for its incredible freshwater angling, come visit Canada's Patricia Region for some of the best and most exciting fishing you'll ever...
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Water Clarity (Bass Fishing)
This article contains critical information regarding water clarity and how it relates to catching elusive small and largemouth bass. It is broken down...
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Tips for Drilling Ice Holes
Excellent tips from various sources on how to properly drill holes into the ice with an auger. Told in a story format. "A common drilling mistake is applying...
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Stationary Float Fishing
Easy guide to setting up slip bobbers. also gives a brief descripton of various slip-bobbing techniques, as well as what kind of equipment you should be...
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Slipping in on Walleye
Ever fish with a bobber on a windy day only to have it constantly blow in the wrong directions? This article explains how to set up then utilize an excellent...
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Night Walleye Fishing
A complete overview on how to maximize your effectiveness while angling for walleyes at night, from what bait to use to where to cast, even how to troll...
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Jigging for Walleye
Professional Walleye angler's share some if their tips and tricks for one of the most productive lures to land trophy pickerel with; the jig. This article...
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Glowing Bait Info
Fishing with glow-jigs and crankbaits works extremely well in stained/turbid waters. This article explains why as well as gives you a few recommendations...
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Blue Walleye
Detailed information on the recent re-discovery of blue walleye, not to be confused with it's extinct counter part, the blue pike, as well as a theory/explanation...
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Winter Walleye Movements
Simple article describes how walleye change their home-range when winter sets in as well as the fish change their eating habits. Sometimes walleye establish...
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Silver Pike
Silver pike are believed to be a mutation of regular pike and may be deserving of their own species name. Little Vermilion lake will likely document this...
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Fishing Shallow Under the Ice for the Big, Winter Pike
Description of shallow-water ice-fishing techniques used used to land monster winter pike. Also gives tips on where top position yourself as well as what...
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Bass Myths
This detailed article helps to dispel ten of the most common misconceptions anglers have when it comes to angling both large and smallmouth bass, in all...
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Baby Pike
Small article that explains the journey of northern pike fry from hatching out of their egg to ending up in the weedy bays of our freshwater lakes as an...
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Walleye in Autumn
Writer explains just why the walleye bite can be so good in the autumn months. He also details various tips/strategies for angling and landing good sized...
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The Invincible Pike Fly
Simple article going over the details on how to create one of the worlds most durable flies for fly fishing. This fly can stand up to it all! record size...
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Trolling Crankbaits For Bass
Trolling crankbaits is a great technique and teacher when it comes to finding bass. Pay attention in class this summer and you'll graduate with honours...
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