Fish Talk – Go Figure

Hiya folks, Gord Pyzer here, for Outdoor Canada Magazine. Go figure. What am I talking about? If you can’t figure 8 properly when you’re Muskie fishing, you’re going to miss 75-80% of your opportunities, guaranteed. Now, what I’m talking about is those fish that follow your bait in. As soon as you see them, you […]

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 […]

Ottawa Esox – Episode 467

The Muskellunge: the fish of 10,000 casts. For this Fish’n Canada episode, Pete Bowman is on the Ottawa River for a long overdue reunion trip with muskie guide extraordinaire John Anderson of Ottawa River Muskie Factory. He’s a man who knows this water intimately! Pete’s confidence booster for this trip was that John, along with […]

Tools Of The Trade – Muskie Figure 8

Today, we’re gonna talk about what muskie fishermen call “Figure 8-ing.” Muskies are known to follow baits right up to the boat. The Figure 8 is the final enticement before you lift the lure and re-cast. Typically, you look for following muskies during the retrieve. But you may not always see them, so do this […]