What Line is Best For Your Popper

I’ll admit, I’m technically classed as an Old-Schooler. And trust me, there’s no embarrassment factor involved. That said, I am always looking for “new and improved” in every facet of fishing. This piece is about reverting to the basics—in this case, the fishing line. This photo shows you the ultimate in Old School, the classic […]

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 […]

Fish Talk – Cast Beyond Cover

Hiya folks, Imagine you’re in a room all by yourself. An ultra quiet room. There’s nobody else around and someone comes up behind you and you don’t know they’re there and they tap you on the shoulder. You’re going to jump out of your skin. Well that’s what happens when you’re out fishing and you […]

Why Use a Line Counter Reel

One might think that with 20, 30, maybe even 40 years of fishing under one’s belt that an angler would have some sort of idea how much line they had out during their presentation, right? Golfers know their yardages like no one else. Bow hunters are tack-on within 50 yards. Big game rifle hunters can […]

The Ultimate Fishing Adventure – Episode 470

“This Fish’n Canada episode could very well be the greatest adventure I’ve ever been on,” says Angelo, introducing today’s episode. “It certainly has the potential to be the most gratifying experience of my career. On the other hand, it could be a total disaster.” HIGH EXPECTATIONS Ang is referring to this trip is with his […]

Tools Of The Trade – Lever vs Star Drag

Fishing for Sturgeon on the magnificent Fraser River is definitely not like Bass fishing on a small lake. One thing we noticed is that all of the baitcasting reels that our “Numero Uno” guide Vic Carrao has on his boat have lever drag systems as opposed to star drag systems. We talked about star drags […]

Lake Erie, Ontario

This great Smallmouth Hotspot is a deep water area along a major breakline in Lake Erie. By simply navigating with your chartplotter and Navionics Maps out from Crystal Beach, you can be fishing in world-class Smallmouth water within minutes. Depending on wind conditions, Smallie anglers have the availability of fishing both the north and south side of the lake. Make sure you have the appropriate license.