Posts Tagged ‘Smallmouth bass’

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Extolling the joys of topwater fishing

The plug sat still on the water, with just a few ripples circling out from where it had landed. I popped the rod tip down, and the plug shot a spray of water forward, its cupped nose making a loud, distinctive gurgle.

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June 2021 solunar calendar

The solunar calendar for June 2021 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

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Explaining the science behind the FMZ 20 bass season expansion

Science and public sentiment often clash when it comes to spring bass fishing, particularly on when the fish spawn.

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Don’t pose with bass during catch-and-release season, MNRF reminds

Angling community leaders have a better understanding of regulation changes for smallmouth and largemouth bass in FMZ 20 after a recent virtual meeting with Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) representatives.

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Catch-and-release bass season underway in FMZ 20

The new catch-and-release season for Lake Ontario smallmouth and largemouth bass is underway as part of changes to regulations in FMZ 20.

Gord Ellis with a big brookie caught fly fishing in a downpour G Ellis photo
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Prepare for rainy day fishing

For nearly as long as I can recall, people have been saying fishing is better in the rain. After many decades of being caught out in the wet stuff for all manner of species, I tend to agree. Something about the disturbed surface of the water, and the change in barometric pressure, can be a trigger.

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Minor fishing reg changes in 2021

The most significant regulation change Ontario anglers can expect in 2021 will affect Lake Ontario bass fishing.

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Balancing bass seasons

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.

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Merckel’s Camp: A fly fishing adventure

Fly Casting for Wabigoon Bronze – I’m casting a popper fly from a boat towards a rocky shore lined with big pines. Seconds after it lands, a green shape appears from below and engulfs my fly…