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 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 […]

How to Get Ready For Spring Carp

Spring is a time of rebirth and awakening in more ways than one! After a long harsh Canadian winter, the water slowly returns to a fluid, and as the air temperature rises, so too does the temperature of the water. Eventually, a pivotal moment comes as the water reaches its maximum density at four degrees […]

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, […]

Nik Goes to the World Carp Classic Junior Event

nik represents canada at the world carp classic junior event

Last summer I was thrilled to be able to help my Grandpa and the Fish’n Canada crew as they presented the inaugural Fish’n Canada Carp Cup—a qualifier for the massive World Carp Classic tournament that’s held annually in Europe.  Shortly after our event, my Grandpa met up with his old friend Ross Honey. Ross is the […]

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. […]

Peterborough Carp

“Wow” is a word I use when I’m astounded with a great fishery that I just experienced… and it’s well called for after my most recent trip to the city of Peterborough ON, and in particular the Otonabee River, which runs smack dab through the city. Earlier this year I attended a meeting with Ontario, […]

Off To The UK

Ang and I are probably boarding a British Airways jet right about now, on our way to the UK for our annual visit to again spread the good word about the amazing fishing that Ontario Canada has to offer. This time we are heading to Manchester. The show we are attending is called the Northern […]