We start with an announcement; The Outdoor Journal Radio show will be taking a break for a few weeks. Due to the covid-19 pandemic we had to postpone production of the Fish’n Canada Show, and now it’s time to hit the road. Check back here or the fishncanada.microenterprise.ca home page for updates when we’ll be back on the radio waves.
This week retired OPP Staff Sergeant Brad Schlorff tells us about recent boating collisions and the theft of an 800lb Toronto photo radar camera and asks “when will the stupid stop.”
Yvonne Brown of Ontario Women Anglers
Accomplished angler and founder of Ontario Women Anglers, Yvonne Brown, is being acknowledged by the fishing community for her contributions to the sport. She is this year’s recipient of the CSIA’s President’s Award, the first female recipient of this award! And she has also been appointed to the Fishing and Wildlife Heritage Commission, an agency under the MNRF, under the order of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Yvonne joins us with more details.
Family Fishing Week Extended
The annual Free Family Fishing Week traditionally starts in early July. This year, it has been extended for an additional week, starting July 4th to July 19th. The honourable John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, joins us to discuss why Ontario made the decision to extend it.
Brisket for Dummies
Sean Kelly goes low and slow to explain the finer points of cooking Brisket.
Black Angus Blue Mountain is a high-quality butcher shop that specializes in AAA dry-aged black Angus beef, organic and naturally raised chicken, Berkshire pork, wild boar, bison and many more fresh and frozen game meats. Founded in 2005 by owner-operator Sean Kelly, Black Angus Fine Meats & Game has flourished for over a decade, and they are now a small company made up of devout foodies who are passionate about excellent ingredients.
Samuel Wilmot and the Lake Ontario Salmon
Samuel Wilmot initiated and led Canada’s fish-culture program between 1868 and 1895. He established a hatchery in Newcastle, Ontario, intending to save the Lake Ontario salmon. He was also responsible for bringing the common Carp to these waters.
The hatchery is credited for the existence of several game species in provincial waters and for laying the groundwork for conservation measures. Ingenium, Canada’s Agriculture and Food Museum in Ottawa, are currently trying to transcribe Samuel Wilmot’s 900+ page letter book, a record of Wilmot’s correspondence as a Superintendent of Fish Culture. Dr. William Knight is a Curator of Agriculture, Food, & Fisheries with Ingenium and he joins us with more details.
Are Canadian hunters misunderstood?
Keith Beasley, host and producer of the popular TV hunting adventure program Canada in the Rough, joins us to talk about how him and his brothers have been doing during the Covid-19 pandemic and also talk about how sport hunters are perceived in Canada by the public and the government.
Can Walleye take the Heat?
The Doc gives us the goods on why Walleye stop biting when the water temperature is high and also talks about his latest article Muskies are scarce at the best of times, but why don’t they spread out more in lakes and rivers?
Gord Pyzer is the award-winning columnist and fishing editor for Outdoor Canada magazine, the best coast to coast hunting, fishing, and outdoor magazine in the country.