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Bass

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.

Sponsored Fishing Lodges

Sponsored

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.

carp

Carp

New carp regulations a go

by Steve Galea | February 26, 2021

New fishing regulations announced on Feb. 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

Fishing

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.

Cooking

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

Pike

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.

Walleye

Walleye-catching tips from underwater cameras

by Tim Allard | February 19, 2021

One of the best ways to learn about walleye is viewing them with an underwater camera. It has taught me what sonar can't.