Whether you prefer to target smallmouth bass or largemouth bass Ontario OUT of DOORS has the expert tips and advice to reel them in.

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Bass hideouts: 4 dock alternatives

by Tim Allard | June 27, 2013

Docks are an iconic largemouth bass location. Try giving docks a break this summer and check out some of these potential hot spots.

Lake Biwa

Battling bass on Japan's Lake Biwa

by Luigi De Rose | January 1, 2013

A bass editor’s quest for a record Japanese largemouth

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Top-notch fishing on Lake Erie

by Jeff Helsdon | July 2, 2012

The shallowest of the Great Lakes, Erie is also the most productive.

jig and pig

Jig and pig? Best bass bait

by Justin Hoffman | June 1, 2012

The bass market is saturated with an endless supply of lures. One gem, amongst a cast of thousands, legitimately holds the title of best bass bait, the jig and pig.


Bass and nostalgia bountiful on Buckhorn

by Jeff Helsdon | May 1, 2012

Gloomy weather doesn’t dampen the author’s angling spirits.

smallmouth record - two men with trophy bass

Breaking the smallmouth record

by Luigi De Rose | October 15, 2011

Challenging the holders of the Canadian tournament record to repeat the feat.

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Tackling heavy slop

by Justin Hoffman | July 1, 2010

Slop fishing is a productive approach for dealing with hide-and-go-seek largemouth bass. Here are the tactics needed to catch fish and allow you to add a new technique to your repertoire this bass season.


Tips for cashing in on smallmouths

by Luigi De Rose | July 1, 2010

According to Dr. Mark Ridgway, a Ministry of Natural Resources researcher at the Harkness Laboratory of Fisheries Research, smallmouth bass hover off bottom for two reasons: food and preferred water temperature (roughly 65- to 70°F).

feeding smallmouths

Spoon feeding smallmouths

by Justin Hoffman | March 17, 2009

The mist rises slowly from the chilled water, like an eerie apparition on this Halloween eve, as I cautiously idle the boat through my most productive smallmouth haunts.