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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Carp

Lake Ontario grass carp of captive origins, study finds

by Jeff Helsdon | February 18, 2021

A study released last year confirmed that captured Asian grass carp caught in Ontario were of captive, rather than wild origins.

News

COVID-19 impacting outdoors community

by Editorial Staff | February 17, 2021

The global outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19 is having a tremendous impact on life around the world. Check back here regularly to learn about how the pandemic is impacting the outdoors community in Ontario.