Bass, walleye, trout — no matter what you’re fishing, Ontario OUT of DOORS has the latest tips and tricks.

Fish And Rod On Rock

Ensuring your fish tastes great

by Kathryn Peiman, Adam Weir | March 2, 2023

Factors such as temperature, stress, and dispatch method could be preventing your fish from tasting its best. Here’s why and what you can do.

Lake Erie walleye

Erie walleye streak continues

by Jeff Helsdon | March 1, 2023

The latest Lake Erie assessments should make walleye anglers happy, but the news is mixed for those pursuing perch.

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Traversing The Bronzeback Corridor for smallmouth

by Tim Allard | February 28, 2023

Traversing the giant smallmouth wonderland of eastern Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River will reward anglers.

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March 2023 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | February 22, 2023

The March 2023 solunar calendar is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

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Reflecting on 30 years at OOD

by Gord Ellis | February 16, 2023

"It’s been an honour to write for OOD readers all these years," Senior Editor Gord Ellis writes. "I plan to be here for your grandkids, too."


Four boat-worthy snacks

by Andrew Rochon | February 16, 2023

With just a little effort the night before, these tasty and healthy snacks will help keep you energized on the boat all day long.

Fish On Ice With Rod

Icing walleye with the right rod

by Tim Allard | February 15, 2023

A quality, well-balanced, sensitive ice rod is a beautiful thing. Here are the four I use to get the job done for walleye.

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FMZ 15 changes on hold

by Steve Galea | February 14, 2023

A proposed plan that would reduce ice fishing seasons in Fisheries Management Zone (FMZ) 15 will not be implemented until at least 2024.

On The Ice In Sunset Country

Fishing the icy wilds of Red Lake

by Jeff Gustafson | February 13, 2023

If you go ice fishing in the Red Lake area once I can guarantee you will want to make it an annual visit. This fishing paradise is far north.