Latest Stories


Gustafson wins first BASS Elite trophy

by Luigi De Rose | March 1, 2021

OOD contributor and BASS Elite angler Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson, of Keewatin, captured his first series trophy on Sunday, Feb. 28.

Sponsored Fishing Lodges


Six top spots to catch the fish of a lifetime

by Editorial Staff | February 5, 2021

We often get asked about what lodges we recommend for hooking a heart rate-raising walleye, muskie, pike, et cetera. Here are our top spots.


Accessing untapped bass fishing backwaters

by Luigi De Rose | February 26, 2021

Luigi De Rose talks about bass fishing small waterbodies that provide access to virtually untapped bass fishing.

common carp


New carp regulations a go

by Steve Galea | February 26, 2021

New fishing regulations announced February 24 should help anglers who enjoy Ontario’s excellent carp fishery.

Ask an expert

Ask an expert: Is this fish safe to eat?

by Editorial Staff | February 25, 2021

An expert provides insight on the flesh wound of a fish and gives a recommendation if it is safe for human consumption.

Solunar Calendar

March 2021 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | February 24, 2021

The solunar calendar for March 2021 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

Gord Ellis with a big brookie caught fly fishing in a downpour G Ellis photo


Prepare for rainy day fishing

by Gord Ellis | February 23, 2021

For nearly as long as I can recall, people have been saying fishing is better in the rain. After many decades of being caught out in the wet stuff for all manner of species, I tend to agree. Something about the disturbed surface of the water, and the change in barometric pressure, can be a trigger.


Butter and coconut milk poached burbot

by Andrew Rochon | February 23, 2021

Burbot is an awesome-tasting fish with a unique texture that works well with poaching served over a bed of coconut rice.

Pike fighting the line, water splash


How to catch pike in between seasons

by JP Bushey | February 22, 2021

Many of my big pike encounters have occurred in the window between the end of spring first hot days of full-on summer.

Guns & Gear

Americans hunting for ammo in Canada

by Geoff Coleman | February 22, 2021

Early winter found some Ontario firearms retailers fielding calls from Americans looking to buy ammunition.