St. Mary’s River, Ontario

This Hotspot is known as the St. Mary’s Rapids and is located directly adjacent to the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. We chose this Hotspot because of its easy access to a variety of fish species.

The Giants of Hawk Lake – Episode 503

This season marked a return trip to Hawk Lake Lodge, and this one was a special one. Along with the anticipation of amazing Walleye fishing, the crew was also able to meet up with a long-time fan of the show, Dustin Moncrief. At age 17, Dustin was diagnosed with a rare type of brain cancer. This […]

Gord Pzyer – April 06, 2019

The Doc is the award winning columnist and fishing editor for Outdoor Canada magazine, the best coast to coast hunting, fishing and outdoors magazine in the country. Gord talks to Angelo about Ice out on the Lake Of The Woods and how bringing live bait fishing is a big mistake. You can read all of […]

Lac St. Pierre, St. Lawrence River, Quebec

This Hotspot is a very specific break-line on Lac St Pierre on the St Lawrence River in Quebec. It’s a major feeding area for Large and Small Mouth Bass, as well as Walleye and Pike. The current is deceivingly strong here so drifting baits very close to the bottom is the key. Tube jigs are the #1 choice here followed by curly tailed grubs and Dropshot finesse worms. Experiment with colors as the fish’s preferences seem to change daily.

Fish Talk – Ostriches and Walleyes

Hiya folks, I’ve got a question for you today: What do ostriches and Walleyes have in common? Well, the answer is ostriches don’t usually—don’t ever—stick their heads in the sand and Walleyes are rarely belly-to-the-bottom totally inactive. Walleyes are much more aggressive than we give them credit for, and that’s why you shouldn’t start the […]

Hotspot – Adapting to Conditions

Hastie Lake – N46° 13.974′  W82° 46.623′ Today’s Hotspot is an area of Hastie Lake that was frog-scum free and had some beauty fish on it. The waypoint on your screen will get you there. Under normal conditions, I would highly recommend a popping topwater like a Pop R, but if that doesn’t work then […]

Fish Talk – Big or Small

Hiya folks, Let’s say I’m taking some folks out and they’ve never caught a lot of fish before. Say we’re going Walleye fishing and we’re looking for numbers and I want to give them a once-in-a-lifetime experience. When numbers are important, I’m going to choose a bait like a jig, a small jig, and I’m […]

Hotspot – Always Have a Backup Plan

Lake Ontario – N 43° 48.626′    W 79° 04.291′ Today’s Hotspot is a fish magnet all year round but it really excels when Lake Ontario turns cold. The waypoint on your screen will get you there. We fished this spot when the main lake temperature was in the fifties, while the outflow from the […]

Fish Talk – Stickbaits in the Wind

Hiya folks, One of the most popular baits—probably the most popular bait—to come along in the past decade or so is the Senko-style stickbait. These things catch everything. The one problem fishing these baits, because we normally fish them weightless, is throwing them when it’s windy outside. Here are a couple tips to make that a […]

Mazinaw Lake, Ontario

This month’s Panfish Hotspot is a tiny portion of the massive Mazinaw Lake which is a great place to teach kids the finer points of fishing. It’s important to remember when fishing with kids, it’s all about catching lots of fish… not necessarily big ones. Trust us when we tell you, as long as they’re catchin’, they’re happy! Try 3 – 8′ of water. When fishing with kids, live bait is always our #1 choice (Worms, Minnows, Leeches), either under a float or still fished below the boat. Be sure of all local live bait regulations as per the MNRF laws.