Reaching Deep for Walleye – Episode 513

For this late fall Fish’n Canada episode, Steve Niedzwiecki and I head to my old stomping grounds, Ontario’s Bay of Quinte. As far as cold, open water is concerned, Quinte is one of the worlds best for big Walleye. This body of water is one of my absolute favourite Walleye waters in the entire country. […]

Hotspot – Bay of Quinte Walleye

Bay of Quinte (Adolphus Reach) Walleye – N 44° 03.989’ W 76° 57.566’ Today’s Hotspot is an area along Adolphus Reach, which joins Lake Ontario to the Bay of Quinte. The waypoint on your screen will get you right there. When trolling random areas for migrating Walleye, make your passes wide apart at first to […]

Fish Talk – Troll Cleanly

Hiya folks, Gord Pyzer here, for Outdoor Canada Magazine. You know, trolling is such an effective technique. Trolling crankbaits, minnow baits, jerk baits—for Muskies, Northern Pikes, Smallmouth, Largemouth, Walleye, Trout—it’s the way to go. But trolling you know, in big open water areas, one problem is catching debris on the surface. Might be mayfly cases, […]

Extreme Weather Walleye – Episode 510

The city of Timmins Ontario is situated in northeastern Ontario, Canada, on the Mattagami River. In this area, it’s the fourth-largest city with a population of over 40 thousand people. Our guess is pretty much every one of those people that are old enough to hold a fishing rod, fish. It’s an area of the […]

Roothouse Lake, Ontario

Location: Roothouse Lake, Ontario GPS: N46º 37.573′ W083º 08.323′ Species: Brook Trout This Hotspot is on Roothouse Lake in the Algoma Region of Ontario. It’s a subtle point jutting from shore and dropping into deep water. The best ways of fishing a structure like this are slow trolling, drifting, anchoring, or easing your way with […]

Upper French River, Ontario

Location: Upper French River, Ontario GPS: N46º 10.460′ W079º 56.905′ Species: Muskie This Hotspot is a great muskie area on the Upper French River. You can try hardcore casting the entire structure both shallow and deep or you can take a break and troll the area. Hard work and perseverance are the keys to muskie fishing […]

French River, Ontario (Muskie)

Location: French River, Ontario GPS: N46º 11.041′ W79º 51.548′ Species: Muskie This Hotspot is a trolling area for Muskie on the French River. Unless you intimately know the French River and all of its Musky haunts, trolling is your best option to try and find active feeding fish. In the summer, run your baits anywhere […]

French River, Ontario (Largemouth and Smallmouth)

Here’s a great little Topwater Hotspot that is tucked into the far back-water Bass reaches of the French River. Along with topwater baits, Senkos, spinnerbaits, shallow running Crankbaits and floating Minnowbaits will all catch both Largemouth and Smallmouth. Once you finish hitting this area, start to work similar spots throughout the channel.

Fish Talk – Crankbait Retrieve

Hiya folks, On a recent “Fish Talk with the Doc” segment (for The Outdoor Journal Radio Show), I was talking about how absolutely phenomenal crankbaits can be, especially in the fall for Walleye, Smallmouth, Northerns, muskies—virtually every species we fish for. And the key is always banging this bait off the bottom, off rocks, logs, […]

Fish Talk – Crankbait Selection

Hiya folks, I want to talk about crankin’. Crankbaits are a deadly presentation. Especially in the fall for Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, muskies—almost every species we fish for. But there are several secrets or several key things you’ll always want to think about when you’re picking your crankbait. One, crankbaits are at their best when […]