The Best Largemouth Bass Lures – (BasSmart Part 3)

Without really pointing it out, what I’ve been doing with this three-part blog called BasSmart is nothing more than following an old formula that we have been using on The Fish’n Canada Show for almost 40 years. It’s called KLP. K stands for knowledge, L is for location, and P is presentation. These are the three most […]

The First-Ever “Official” Atlantic Canada Largemouth Bass

Update: The original post indicated that Largemouth Bass have been in the St. John River since the late nineteenth century. In fact, Smallmouth Bass have been in the river since then—1890, to be exact. Largemouth have been in the river for only the last fifteen years.  After many years of competitive angling, my interest in […]

How to Use Wood to Find Largemouth Bass

If you want to know how to find Largemouth Bass, you need to be familiar with the types of cover the species most often utilizes. When it comes to cover in the world of bass, wood ranks high on the list. In fact, it’s right up there with submerged weeds, lily pads and rocks. Basically, […]

Largemouth Bass Fishing 101 – (BasSmart – Part 1)

Largemouth Bass

BasSmart: Part 1 The Keys to Successful Bass Fishing (For the purposes of this blog, when I refer to bass, I am referring to Largemouth Bass only.) If you listen to some of the so-called experts, you might think you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in biology if you ever hope to hook up with a […]

Largemouth Bass Tips for Fall

During the summer months, Largemouth Bass fishing in Canada gives us all chances of “mega-days”, in where the fish at any given moment, can turn on and chow down at an insane pace. Move on to the fall, however, and the cold water can have a different influence on the exact same creature. That said, […]

French River, Ontario (Largemouth Bass)

This month’s hotspot is tucked away at the back of a long shallow finger at the top of the French River called Wigwam Bay. We’d highly recommend using the services of a Chaudière Lodge guide, this bay is really off the beaten path. Not much is known about this area as it does not conform to the normal Walleye-holding structure and cover of the French… the biggest reason is that this is one of the few pieces of water in the entire system that screams Large Mouth Bass… you’ll know what we mean when you get there.

Summer Bass Fishing Trip Ends with Massive Largemouth

Pete Bowman with two big Bass.

Man. What a weekend. All I wanted to do was go fishing and, as usual, delay after delay occurred. I did a guest spot on the Outdoor Journal Radio Show with Angelo on Saturday morning and rushed home because we had to drive to Alliston to help move the wife’s sister into her new place. […]

Top 5 Canadian Bass Lakes

To run parallel to Angelo’s recent and very technical bass piece, I thought I’d tackle the question of where to find bass by providing a list of some of my favourite bass lakes to fish throughout Canada. I do realize that his article focused primarily on Largemouth Bass, but I had to include some Smallmouth […]

I remember my first bass.

I didn’t fish a lot as a kid. My parents were not big into the outdoors, but we did get in the car many weekends throughout the year and drive from Bowmanville to Burke’s Falls (Ontario) to stay at my grandparents cottage. I remember I was around either 5 or 6, and my grandfather, uncle, […]

I remember my first bass.

I didn’t fish a lot as a kid. My parents were not big into the outdoors, but we did get in the car many weekends throughout the year and drive from Bowmanville to Burke’s Falls (Ontario) to stay at my grandparents cottage. I remember I was around either 5 or 6, and my grandfather, uncle, […]