Q&A

private property sign on water

Ask a CO: are public waterbodies with private access restricted for use?

by Editorial Staff | May 23, 2024

Readers ask what factors would cause waterbodies to be considered private and unavailable for fishing to the general public.

Jeff Gussy Gustafson Horizontal

Ask an expert: what are your favourite bass baits?

by Editorial Staff | May 22, 2024

Whether I’m fishing on Lake of the Woods or out on the Bassmaster Elite Series, these five baits are tied on a rod in my boat at all times.

bait outdoors card

Ask a CO: Can I use a second hookless line as an attractant?

by Editorial Staff | March 7, 2024

Readers ask if expired outdoors cards can be shown for proof of age, if it’s legal to harvest fish for bait, and if a second line can be out while one line is in use.

A tension rod to aid in ice fishing

Ask a CO: Are DIY jaw jackers that use mouse traps and other things as a trigger legal?

by Editorial Staff | January 8, 2024

A reader asks a CO if DIY jaw jackers that use mouse traps and other mechanisms are legal.

Ask an expert: Why is this lake trout so darkly coloured?

by Editorial Staff | November 14, 2023

A reader asks OFAH expert why a lake trout caught by OOD Photo Friday winner Ayden Veitch is so darkly coloured.

Minister Graydon Smith

Meeting Minister Graydon Smith

by Editorial Staff | June 6, 2023

Getting to know shark wrangler and former radio personality, Graydon Smith, Natural Resources
and Forestry Minister.

Dogwood Forest classroom

Forest school expands understanding of the outdoors

by Jason Bain | May 19, 2023

Brad and Michelle Graves credit their own rich outdoor experiences for motivating them to open a forest school where connecting with nature is fundamental.

firearm encased in a gun sock, leaning against a tree

Ask a CO: Are modified gun socks legal?

by Editorial Staff | May 10, 2023

A reader asks a CO if it is legal to modify gun socks to carry guns easier outside of legal shooting hours.

perch growth

Ask an expert: What is on this perch?

by Editorial Staff | May 9, 2023

A reader asks OFAH expert if a perch has a parasite growing on it and what to do when you catch a fish with injury or damage.