Fishing

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.

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August 2019 solunar calendar

by Vanessa Stark | July 31, 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:  Day SunRise SunSet MoonRise MoonSet MinorAM MajorAM MinorPM MajorPM 1 6:04 8:47 6:25a 9:33p 6:06 11:47 6:37 12:22 2 6:05 8:46 7:44a 10:10p 7:09 12:54 7:38 1:24 3 6:06 8:44 9:04a 10:41p 8:11 1:58 […]

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Reduce your footprint in the backcountry

by Paul McCarney | July 29, 2019

We’re lucky to have access to publicly owned land for backcountry hunting, fishing, and camping opportunities. It’s important we remember…

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Toxic spill eyed as cause of dead fish in Ottawa River

by Jason Bain | July 22, 2019

A toxic spill is the most likely cause of death of hundreds of fish found in the Ottawa River earlier this month, local media reported.

Researcher working to cure “beaver fever”

by Jason Bain | July 19, 2019

There may someday be a cure for giardiasis – a common intestinal infection known for causing prolonged diarrhea, stomach cramps and fatigue frequently referred to as ‘beaver fever’ – thanks to the research of an Ontario scientist.

muskie fishing in the Canadian Shield

Muskie fishing in the Canadian Shield

by JP Bushey | July 18, 2019

When muskie fishing in the Canadian Shield – where some of the best muskie water on earth is found – it’s as simple as working rocks, weeds, and depth.