What Line is Best For Your Popper

I’ll admit, I’m technically classed as an Old-Schooler. And trust me, there’s no embarrassment factor involved. That said, I am always looking for “new and improved” in every facet of fishing. This piece is about reverting to the basics—in this case, the fishing line. This photo shows you the ultimate in Old School, the classic […]

Classic Tutorial: Fishing for Water Clarity

THE CHOICE ISN’T ALWAYS CLEAR A crystal clear lake. A muddy river. These different types of water bodies call for different types of bait. Water clarity can be a huge factor in determining what items in an angler’s arsenal will yield positive results. In this classic Fish’n Canada tutorial, host Angelo Viola explains and demonstrates […]

Fish Talk – Disposing Soft Plastic Baits

Hiya folks, I want to talk today about disposing of your soft plastic baits properly. Soft plastics these days, whether they’re stick baits, worms, frogs, or grubs, you can buy them impregnated with scent and heavily salted, so when fish pick them up they feel so natural and taste so good, you get a great […]

Fish Talk – Fall for Rats

Hiya folks, I want to tell you about one of the most exciting ways to catch fish. That’s with a frog, or a mouse, or a rat. Throw it across matted cover—some of the thickest, mattiest, weediest cover you can find. I’ll tell you another little secret: Some of the biggest Smallmouth we catch every […]

Fish Talk – Be Yourself

Hiya folks, Be yourself. That’s what I want to talk about today—how successful you can be by being yourself. Now, let’s say we were watching a Walleye tournament or a Bass tournament. When we see what the winners have used to win that tournament, we generally rush out, buy that lure, and we’re never as […]

Fish Talk – Stand Out From the Crowd

Hiya folks, I want to talk today about standing out from the crowd. Y’know, many times when we’re fishing we talk about “find the bait, find the fish.” Sometimes we look at the bottom of the screen on our sonar units if we’re fishing for Bass or Walleyes, and there’s so much bait down there […]

Fish Talk – Night and Day

Hiya folks, I want to talk about night and day changes. And what I mean by that is making very subtle differences or changes to your retrieve speed based on the time of day. I might be fishing for Walleyes, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, muskies—really doesn’t matter. During the day, under high-light conditions like this, […]

Fish Talk – Tail Up or Tail Down

Hiya folks, What I want to talk about today is the good old twister tail or the curly-tail grub. It’s probably one of the best, most universal soft plastic killer baits for all species of fish. The smaller size (the one-, two-, three-inches) are deadly on panfish. You use a three-, four-, five-inch curly-tail? Absolutely […]

Fish Talk – Flashers Or Dodgers

Hiya folks, I’m up here at the Queen Charlotte Islands and I’ve been catching Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon, and it’s been out of this world. Part of the success this week was using Flashers like Coyote Flashers. The key is, though, there are Flashers and Dodgers, and they do different things. A Flasher is […]