Fishing

October 2018

October 2019 solunar calendar

by Vanessa Stark | September 27, 2019

Dark green: Days when fish and game are most active.Light green: Days when fish and game are more active than usual.Unofficial key dates: Oct. 1 General Ontario deer bow opens; wild turkey bow opens in select unitsOct. 10 Controlled deer hunt results availableOct. 12 Adult moose gun season opens in select WMUsOct. 13 Elk reporting deadlineOct. 15 […]

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$18.9 billion spent on fishing, hunting, trapping, sport shooting

by Jason Bain | September 13, 2019

Canadians spent an estimated $18.9 billion on fishing, hunting, trapping, and sport shooting in 2018, according to a new study commissioned by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA), with support from 30 other groups.

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Fishing, hunting groups form collaborative

by Editorial Staff | September 10, 2019

Twelve fishing and hunting organizations from across Canada have joined forces for a new initiative called the National Fishing and Hunting Collaborative (NFHC).

September 2018 Solunar Calnedar

September 2019 solunar calendar

by Vanessa Stark | August 30, 2019

Dark green: Days when fish and game are most active.Light green: Days when fish and game are more active than usual. Unofficial key dates: Sept. 1 Black bear opens in many Central and Southern units; deer bow in selected WMUs; falconry seasons open in many WMUs; ducks open in Hudson-James Bay District; geese in Hudson-James Bay, Northern, […]

OOD pros’ fishing boats

by Ben Beattie | August 27, 2019

Seven Ontario OUT of DOORS contributors, editors and tournament anglers talk about their fishing rigs and why they love them so much.

Scientists study giant Lake Erie algal bloom

by Jason Bain | August 20, 2019

A giant algal bloom growing on western Lake Erie could threaten recreational and commercial fisheries if the right action isn’t taken, an Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) wildlife fisheries biologist said.

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.

Big-water salmon savvy

by John Kerr | August 8, 2019

August is the month that anglers will be plying western Lake Ontario for coho and chinook salmon. The fish, now approaching their top weights, are starting to school and home in on the parent streams where they were stocked.

Hydro dam possible cause of Ottawa fish deaths

by Jason Bain | August 7, 2019

A hydroelectric dam may be responsible for the deaths of thousands of fish that washed up on Ottawa River shorelines this summer.