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Shallow Crankbaits

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Seven reasons to hire a guide

by Lyle Gayder | March 8, 2023

Whether you’re just learning how to fish or already have your local water dialled in, there are many ways to benefit from hiring a guide.

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Ontario athlete wins three biathlon medals

by Steve Galea | March 7, 2023

Thessalon's Shiloh Rousseau did Canada proud by winning three medals in biathlon at the 2023 FISU World University Games.