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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.

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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.

Ask an expert

Ask an expert: Is this fish safe to eat?

by Editorial Staff | February 25, 2021

An expert asks the question, "Is this fish safe to eat?"

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.


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.

Ask a CO

Ask a CO: Can fish be stored in a tin can?

by Editorial Staff | February 18, 2021

Ask a CO takes Ontario OUT of DOORS readers’ questions and utilizes the knowledge of Conservation Officers to find the answers.