Bass

Cory Johnston fishing in boat

Ontario anglers rank among Bassmaster elite

by Luigi De Rose | October 2, 2019

Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson of Keewatin, Cory Johnston of Cavan, and brother Chris Johnston of Peterborough have joined rare company in qualifying for the 2020 Bassmaster Classic.

Balancing bass seasons

by Shaun Fernandes | August 19, 2019

Early-season fishing could be hindering nesting smallmouth bass spawning in Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) 20, which includes the Canadian side of Lake Ontario, but opinions vary on a possible solution.

Busting weedbed bass

by John Kerr | July 11, 2019

If you’re interested in largemouth bass, but hate fishing “weeds”, then you had better abandon the sport.

Bass Fishing Tips and Tricks | Outdoor Canada Fishing Magazine

Hollow body makeovers: catch more bass with these DIY modifications

by Luigi De Rose | June 20, 2019

Having a big bucketmouth explode on a hollow body topwater frog in thick cover is something every bass nerd lives for. And over the last decade, the frog bait market has expanded into what seems like almost endless choice.

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Bass baits: four follow-ups you need

by Tim Allard | June 29, 2018

Who doesn’t love a topwater bite? But, bass sometimes miss surface lures. Anglers quick with follow-up bass baits still have a chance of hooking a fish…

Bass Fishing Tips and Tricks | Outdoor Canada Fishing Magazine

3 Ice baits to score more summer bass

by Luigi De Rose | June 15, 2018

Mopping, rapping, and heavy dunking…3 winning ways to ice summer bass! Here are three exceptional, though underused, ice fishing baits that perform…

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Crazy tricks to lure in fish

by Mike Miller | August 23, 2017

Having spent two decades travelling across Canada and making a living out of fishing, I’ve had to resort to some pretty crazy methods to make fish bite.

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Top choices for topwater summer smallmouth

by Luigi De Rose | July 14, 2017

Nothing is more enjoyable than watching a topwater work its magic on smallmouth, which makes these lures a fun and effective approach all summer long.

Shallow Cranks for Largies

Shallow cranks for largies: 7 tips for success

by Justin Hoffman | August 4, 2016

If you want to reel in those largemouth bass, knowing where to toss and how to use shallow running crankbaits could be your key to success.