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Lindy Rig


Boating floor-hugging walleye

by Tim Allard | March 23, 2023

Any walleye angler worth their salt knows the fondness these fish have for the bottom. Here are three bottom-dragging sinker combinations.

Sam Boucha lake trout


Giant lake trout iced

by Justin Hoffman | March 22, 2023

A morning full of mishaps ended with a monstrously large lake trout in the hands of Red Lake resident Sam Boucha.

Shallow Crankbaits

Ask an expert

Ask an expert: how do I get better at using crankbaits?

by Editorial Staff | March 21, 2023

Fishing and hunting guide, tournament angler, and outdoor writer Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson gives some tips for using crankbaits.

bait trap


Fixing new bait rules

by Ray Blades | March 16, 2023

In case you haven't heard, the Ministry implemented a new Bait Management Strategy (BMS) at the start of 2022.

funding to track deer in a field


Funding to track wildlife diseases

by Editorial Staff | March 15, 2023

The federal government announced $2.1 million in funds over three years to improve our knowledge and management of wildlife diseases.

spotted lanternfly


Stopping the latest invasive bug

by Jeff Helsdon | March 14, 2023

The public is being asked to help keep the latest invasive insect out of Canada, by both removing and reporting it when found.

Fly Fishing At The Soo


Fly fishing in The Soo

by Ray Blades | March 13, 2023

Fly fishing for steelhead, Atlantic salmon, and resident rainbow trout on the St. Marys River with OOD Editor/Associate Publisher Ray Blades.

April 2023 cover Feat


April 2023 digital issue available

by Editorial Staff | March 10, 2023

OOD's April 2023 enhanced digital issue is now available. Read yours today for the latest hunting, fishing, and outdoors content.

Muskie Killer


Speed spinning for muskie

by JP Bushey | March 9, 2023

Very few things in muskie fishing are set in stone. However, high-speed fishing, especially trolling, works.