It’s a GREAT Week for Garmin!!!! After a long ongoing battle with Navico over the patent infringement about the downscan sonar, Yesterday it was announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a December 2015 finding by the International Trade Commission that Garmin had infringed Navico patents related to downscan sonar. Specifically, […]
Chaudiere Lodge is offering a spring promo – $165 per person per night for an all inclusive stay from May 19th to June 15th, 2017. Contact Steve Niedzwiecki to book your stay today: Summer Address: Box 162, Dokis Bay Monetville, Ontario P0M 2K0 705-763-2220 Winter Address: 10 Country Meadows Drive Amaranth, Ontario L9V 3T8 Phone: […]
Come join Ang and Pete ‘fish’n for a cure’! The guys are teaming up with Ontario’s Algoma Country at the 2017 Toronto Sportsmen’s Show to raise funds for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and we need your help! If you come donate $25 to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, not only will you be contributing […]
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry would like to mention that its licence-free fishing weekend from Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 20. This Family Day weekend, anglers can go ice fishing without a licence, so head out to one of Ontario’s provincial parks that are open during the winter to give it a try. Learn the ropes […]
Sebastien Roy from Orillia, Ontario says he has caught what could be an Ontario record burbot. On Jan 25th Roy says he was ice fishing on Lake Simcoe with a buddy, looking for some whitefish. The spot that they planned to fish was open water, so they decided to move. “It’s kind of luck, as we […]
Fisheries and Oceans Canada released a study on the Ecological Risk Assessment of Grass Carp for the Great Lakes. The study found that the ecological effect of these fish in most areas of the Great Lakes could be extreme within the next 50 years. From 2013 to 2016, the DFO’s Asian Carp Program has recorded […]
Here is a very interesting video from Freewater Pictures of a Tiger Muskie and Trout showing off their hunting skills. It’s amazing to see these fish in the early stages using their instincts to catch a meal. Take what you see in this video and apply it to when you want to target theses species. […]
This episode celebrates the highlights and unseen footage of Fish’n Canada’s 2016 road trip through Ontario’s diverse province, from city fishing to back country wilderness. One of their biggest Ontario adventures includes hosting the 2016 edition of the Coopertire / Fish’n Canada Bootcamp, where the attendees get armed and dispatched for a series of hard-core fishing days, gain newfound knowledge and experience unforgettable angling action.
This month’s Hotspot is a breakline on White River Air’s Burton Lake. At first glance this certainly doesn’t look like a Walleye hotspot, but drop a jig down there when the water is in the high 50’s and hopefully you’ll have the same success that Pete had… which was excellent by the way. You should always try and catch some aggressive fish first with fast lures like floating minnow baits, suspending jerkbaits or in-line spinners. The key to this tactic in a high percentage area is, if the fish are biting, stay with it “but” If you don’t get bit within 5-10 minutes, go “back” over the area with slow moving baits like a jig. Remember this is one of 30 gorgeous lakes that White River Air has access to for fishing and hunting! Trust us, there are Walleye up here that have never seen a Jig and Minnow.
This is our 100th Hotspot, so we thought we would make it a doozy! It’s a dropoff right smack dab in the middle of the French River in Ontario. Muskie’s patrol this area searching for food. This is the kind of spot that can be either cast or trolled, it’s up to you. The key here is to cover lots of water … and don’t hesitate to run a high riding lure over 40, or even 50 feet of water. As we said in the show that we shot there, always finish every retrieve with some kind of circular motion like a figure 8 “just in case” you miss seeing a follower. Have a big net, as well as pliers and cutters on hand and remember to treat these giants with the reverence they deserve. Always release big Muskie!
This month’s Hotspot is a flat covered with boulders off of an island on Shawnigan Lake. Boulders on long tapering flats are a Smallmouth magnet on any lake, and Shawnigan is no exception! Start out the day throwing a topwater bait, like Mighty Mo, for active fish and explosive strikes. As the day moves on, try Jerkbaits, Tubes or soft Stickbaits, like 4” Senkos. The key to catching the biggest fish in the area is to look for boulders with the aid of your polarized glasses, and then cast to them. Big Smallies love big boulders.
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