Baitrunner Reels VS Big Pit Reels for Carp: The Great Carp Gear Battle

Baitrunner vs Big Pit

INTRODUCTION Having the proper tackle when you are pursuing a specific species is a huge determinant as to one’s success. This means that having a suitable rod, reel, line weight, and terminal tackle for the fish you are pursuing makes for a more successful and enjoyable angling experience. Let’s focus on a REEL key component […]

Top 5 Rigs for Carp Fishing

Top 5 Rigs for Carp

What are the best rigs for Carp? As a Carp fishing guide (and all-around Carp fishing enthusiastic), this is, perhaps, the question I’m asked most frequently. (Besides, maybe, what is the best bait for Carp?) If you’ve read my previous article, Top Five Best Baits for Carp Fishing, then you know that answering such a question demands consideration […]

Top 5 Best Baits For Carp Fishing

Top 5 Carp Baits

People often ask me what I think is the best bait for Carp fishing. This is an incredibly difficult question to answer because, much like other species that are pursued here in Ontario, the answer can change by the season, day or even by the hour. A common misconception is that Carp have taste buds […]

Fishing for Carp at Night

Imagine this: it’s well past dark, and the water before you is yours. The sound of crickets and the water slapping against the shoreline fill the void, and then suddenly your drag begins screaming and you are into a fish of a lifetime. For those who have caught a carp, it’s no mystery as to […]

Should Carp In Ontario Be Considered A Sportfish?

Today is going to be a day that you will either be for or against what I’m about to say. Are you ready? “Carp in Ontario should be considered a sportfish”. This is a firm belief of mine, ever since the first Fish’n Canada Carp Cup that we hosted. Carp fishing has been something that […]

Lake Scugog Carp

pete with lake scugog common carp

To fish all of Ontario, with its vast amount of water and freshwater fish species, would take about ten lifetimes to complete. So, the realistic thing to do is to take it location by location and species by species. For example, Lake Scugog is known as a warm, shallow waterbody synonymous with species like Bass, […]

Catching A Crazy Koi/Carp Hybrid

Having a community or group of friends that love fishing is what it’s all about to me. Yeah, I can talk hockey vs. baseball vs. mixed martial arts; yeah, I can talk music; yeah, I can talk a bit on fitness, diet, and training; but all that is gone once the subject of fishing arises. […]