Muskoka Lake, Ontario

Location: Muskoka Lake, Ontario GPS: N44º 57.500′ W079º 23.609′ Species: Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass This Hotspot is a point for Walleye, Pike, and Smallmouth Bass. If the fish are cranked up, then throwing 3-5″ plastics are your best bet. If the fish are slow and lethargic, then you may have to switch to live […]

Golden Eagle Smallies – Episode 506

On this Fish’n Canada episode, Angelo ventures northward with his grandson “Niki” to a remote corner of Ontario, fishing on the renowned Montreal River. Their home base is Golden Eagle Camp, which is situated in Sidney Creek, one of many arms that branch from the main river. One of the great things about drive-to operations like Golden Eagle […]

Ottawa River, Ontario

Location: Ottawa River, Ontario GPS: N45º 34.613′ W075º 06.110′ Species: Muskie This Hotspot is an area in front of the South Nation River on the Ottawa River. Areas like this that have both incoming and outgoing water are always great fish-attracting Hotspots. Throw double bucktails, Shadzillas, and maybe even a big topwater in the morning […]

French River, Ontario (Largemouth and Smallmouth)

Here’s a great little Topwater Hotspot that is tucked into the far back-water Bass reaches of the French River. Along with topwater baits, Senkos, spinnerbaits, shallow running Crankbaits and floating Minnowbaits will all catch both Largemouth and Smallmouth. Once you finish hitting this area, start to work similar spots throughout the channel.

Fish Talk – Topwater Technique

Hiya folks, One of the most exciting ways to fish for big muskies and big Northern Pike is throwing them a rat-type bait, a topwater bait, anything up on the surface. But topwaters for big predators, they come with their own set of baggage. One of the problems, when you throw a topwater bait, is […]

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 […]

Hotspot – Next Big Thing

Mountain Lake – N44° 42.625’ W 080° 41.779’ Today’s Hotspot is a section of Mountain Lake where Ang and Pete shot this entire episode. The waypoint is a good place to start, and a popping topwater is a killer here! Please note that this is a private facility and can only be accessed by the […]

Fish Talk – Ostriches and Walleyes

Hiya folks, I’ve got a question for you today: What do ostriches and Walleyes have in common? Well, the answer is ostriches don’t usually—don’t ever—stick their heads in the sand and Walleyes are rarely belly-to-the-bottom totally inactive. Walleyes are much more aggressive than we give them credit for, and that’s why you shouldn’t start the […]

Hotspot – Adapting to Conditions

Hastie Lake – N46° 13.974′  W82° 46.623′ Today’s Hotspot is an area of Hastie Lake that was frog-scum free and had some beauty fish on it. The waypoint on your screen will get you there. Under normal conditions, I would highly recommend a popping topwater like a Pop R, but if that doesn’t work then […]

Clear Lake Bass – Episode 474

This program was very near and dear to Angelo’s heart. It took him back to an area that was instrumental in his growth as an angler: the Kawartha Lakes and the Trent Severn Waterway. “I spent most of my youth fishing these waters from Lake Scugog down to Percy Boom,” says Ang. Home base for […]