Read personal stories and gain insights from your favourite OOD hunting and fishing experts in Ontario OUT of DOORS blogs.

reel gear

Praising old-school gear

by Ray Blades | May 2, 2023

Many anglers and hunters are still quite comfortable and happy using hand-me-down gear that’s been in the family for generations.

bait trap

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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Ice fishing as the great equalizer

by Ray Blades | February 6, 2023

What I've always loved about ice fishing — aside from being a great excuse to be outdoors — is that it is the most inclusive fishing option.

Man Fishing On Elk Lake

So Fly fishes Elk Lake Wilderness Resort

by Mitch Duesling | August 4, 2022

There’s just something to a sunset, or a quiet night campfire, under a blanket of stars; the true northern Ontario experience at Elk Lake.

Fishing Playlist

A playlist for your next fishing trip

by Victoria Zubiri | August 2, 2022

A nice day on the water with your family or friends isn't complete without some tunes. If you're looking for a great playlist to accompany your next fishing trip you're in luck! We've compiled a list of songs from OOD writers and staff that's sure to get you in the fishing spirit.

Lost in the northern wilderness

Lost in the northern wilderness

by Paul Prowse | July 8, 2022

Fishing trips are usually about the biggest fish or the one that got away. For these two anglers, it's the story of getting home again.

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Learning about the Wolverine

by Jason Bain | September 13, 2021

It wasn’t until my son Joseph and I were plying the weed-choked Scugog River just north of Lindsay during the this year’s bass opener that I really fully appreciated our newly refurbished Wolverine canoe.

Different fishing styles have time and place

by Brodie Kenna | July 27, 2021

We all know anglers who fish the same waters religiously and consistently catch big fish.

Multi-species angling offers variety

by Brodie Kenna | June 18, 2021

While some anglers spend a good portion of the year waiting to target a specific species during a certain season, many anglers are constantly on the go, never relenting in their pursuit of fish, regardless of the species or time of year.