It’s spring fishing season and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) conservation officers want to encourage anglers to get outdoors and enjoy our natural resources in a safe and sustainable way. Ontario’s conservation officers remind anglers to be aware of the regulations that specify where and how they can fish and how many fish […]
Hiya folks, I want to talk today about hook shapes. When would you use a normal J-shape hook versus, say, an extra-wide gap? A lot of folks think you choose your hooks based on the fish that you’re fishing for. That’s not the case at all. You actually base your hook on the soft plastic […]
The Doc, Gord Pyzer 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 This week’s blog is about beating the winter blues….referring to the sometimes difficult ice fishing in February…
Jeff Yurek from Southwestern Ontario, is the new Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Mr. Yurek will join Angelo to talk about his passion for the outdoors, and his “to do” list as Minister.
Seafood fraud is a lucrative business. Oceana Canada has been testing fish in stores and restaurants across Canada. Julia Levin joins Angelo with the results of their investigation and it’s pretty discouraging. Some of the fish tested will make you sick.
Back in the day, before you got in your boat, you spoke to the locals to get an idea of where to go—what’s working, what’s not, etc. And that’s what you’d get: an idea. Well, folks? The times, they are a-changin’! With today’s technology, those ideas become reality. We’re talking about down-scan and side-scan multi-beam […]
One of the least glamorous yet most important facets of fishing equipment is terminal tackle. This is gear that’s attached to the end of a fishing line including hooks, sinkers, leaders, snaps, swivels, split rings, clevises, and the list goes on. For the most part, this area of tackle is the least expensive. However, an […]
What is drag? How does it work? And why is it important? Simply put, drag systems are a mechanical means of applying variable pressure to the line spool or drive mechanism which creates friction. This works on the principle of multiple discs rubbing together face-to-face. One set of disks is attached to the side of […]
Before you buy any fishing rod there are some basic facts you must know like what and where you’re fishing. This will determine one of the most important features of the rod you choose: its action. The action of a rod has several determinants. First and most important is the taper; from butt to tip, the […]
October’s HotSpot is the entrance to Harts Lake near Gagetown, New Brunswick. This spot will produce great fishing all year round, with late summer and into the fall being best for Striped Bass. The grass flats that surround this area have deep water next to them with current rips, eddies and breaks making this a fishing hotspot. Special thanks to Henry Arseneault for this HotSpot.