Salmon of The Soo – Episode 507

This Fish’n Canada episode finds Stephen Niedzwiecki, making his first voyage on FNC1 Princecraft without the expert guidance of seasoned Fish’n Canada hosts Angelo Viola or Pete Bowman. He took the rig to the St. Mary’s River, next to the city of Sault Ste. Marie, in search of Atlantic Salmon. Thankfully, however, he wasn’t entirely on his […]

Sure Thing Charters – July 06, 2019

The Great Ontario Salmon Derby is underway and runs through August 17th. Vito Cirone from Sure Thing Charters is on the water, and gives a live report on the action near Bluffer’s Park in Scarborough.  

Great Ontario Salmon Derby – June 29, 2019

The Great Ontario Salmon Derby kicks off this morning. Bill Barootes is the official weigh master. The Derby offers a prize pool of over $300,000. Bill will update Angelo on the changes to the format, and the opportunities for the occasional fisherman to enjoy a spectacular day on a charter boat on Lake Ontario.

Miranda Chen – June 15, 2019

We have mercury in our northern lakes and it’s showing up in the sport fish that we catch and eat. Miranda Chen, was a member of the study team from York University that sampled many Ontario lakes. Miranda joins Angelo to talk about the results of this comprehensive study

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois – April 20, 2019

Should we be concerned about genetically modified foods? The Federal government just approved a salmon farm in Prince Edward Island that will raise genetically modified salmon for supermarkets in Canada. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois is the “Food Professor”. He’s an award winning author and food scientist, recognized as one of the best. Dr. Charlebois joins Angelo […]

March 30, 2019 – Dr. Kevin Kapuscinski

Dr. Kevin Kapuscinski from Lake Superior State University in upper Michigan, updates Angelo on the success of their Atlantic Salmon hatchery and stocking program. There is now some evidence of natural reproduction on the St. Mary’s River near Sault Ste Marie. Is a naturally reproducing and self sustaining population possible? We plan to find out! […]

Hotspot – St. Mary’s Surprise

St. Mary’s Rapids – N 46° 30.448′ W 84° 20.886′ Today’s Hotspot is known as the St. Mary’s Rapids, directly adjacent to the city of Sault Ste. Marie. The waypoint on your screen will get you there. We chose this Hotspot because of its easy access to a variety of fish species. You can hire […]

Gettin’ There – St. Mary’s Surprise

To get to today’s non-stop river fishing, I first drove north on Highway 400 to Highway 69. I next turned onto Highway 17, heading northwest, and took that all the way to the town of Bruce Mines. I finally turned south on Bruce Bay Road, which took me to Bruce Bay Cottages and Lighthouse. Even […]

Did You Know? – St. Mary’s River

Did you know that the St Mary’s River is the only freighter passage between Lake Superior and the Lower Great Lakes? It is also an international border along its entire length of 120 kilometres. Just below the river’s exit from Lake Superior lay the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, connected by […]

Fish Talk – Choose The Right Hook

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 […]