Fish Talk – Backing Off

Hiya folks, I want to talk today about backing it off. And what I’m talking about it is the drag system on your reel. Every time you go out fishing for the day and you start putting your rods back into the locker, make it a habit to loosen the drag off. If it’s a […]

Ganaraska Steel – Episode 489

It’s been quite some time since the Fish’n Canada team has put a river Steelhead show together. With this slice of sportfishing being so popular, we had to “don the waders” and hit the river. THE GANNY The water that Pete fished for this episode was the upper portion of the Ganaraska River. The “Ganny”, […]

Fish Talk – Backreel and Thumb

Hiya folks, Backreel and thumb. That’s what I want to talk about today. Y’know, on all the good reels, all our reels today, they have magnificent drag systems. But, I’ll tell you what, you are much better. And what I mean by that is when you get a big fish on—as good as your drag […]

Fish Talk – Set The Drag

Hiya folks, I want to talk today about a mistake I see so many anglers make. And that is when they get a big fish on, they finally discover their drag isn’t set properly. So in the heat of battle, they’re adjusting their drag and, more often than not, they lose the fish. The time […]

Fish Talk – What A Drag

Hiya folks, I want to talk about the drag systems on our spinning reels and baitcasters today. They are so phenomenally good but you are much better. What I mean by that, folks, is you can thumb a baitcaster, and backreel a spinning reel, every bit as good as (and usually better than) the drag […]

Hotspot – Maritime Smallies

Nackawick Stream – N 46° 01.114′ W 67° 14.420′ Today’s great Smallmouth Hotspot is on the Nackawick Stream, which is a branch off of the St John River in New Brunswick. The waypoint on your screen will get you there. Early season Smallie angling can have the fish in a variety of moods, so a […]

Fish Talk – Fast Retrieve Reels

Hiya folks, Y’know, it wasn’t that long ago that a 4:1 or a 5:1 gear ratio reel was considered fast. When we talk about gear ratios, what that means is that with one turn of the handle the spool revolves three, four, or five times. (3:1, 4:1, or 5:1). These days we can get high-speed […]

Fish Talk – Lined Up

Hiya folks, Every year, I get the chance to take out dozens and dozens of folks. I get the chance to take them out fishing, and when I pick them up at the dock they’re usually holding two or three rods and reels, and I always ask them the same question: What pound test do […]

Fish Talk – Line Counter

Hiya folks, We’ve just gone through about a three-week period when we’ve got more Walleye between 10 and 15 pounds than any other previous five- to ten-year period. And we’ve probably caught 60 – 70 percent of those fish by trolling, and here’s the secret: Get yourself a level wind reel (a trolling reel) with […]

Campbell River, British Columbia

This month’s hotspot is along the Picturesque Campbell River in British Columbia. You can easily access this Hotspot via a Whitewater Raft with Destiny River Adventures. This Hotspot is a fly-fishing only area of the Campbell. While there, Ang & Pete used small bright colored sinking flies with weighted lines and tippets to get their presentation close to the bottom… a key in this area.