New York Bass Season Changes

New bass season regulations took effect December 1st 2017 for the New York State waters of Lake Erie. From the The Buffalo News While the rest of the state is under a catch-and-release-only restriction using artificial lures as of Dec. 1, bass anglers in this Great Lake can still keep one fish at least 20 …

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Great Lakes Trout and Salmon Identification – what anglers need to know

Great Lakes Trout and Salmon Identification – what anglers need to know!

Fuzzy feelings while fizzing a tournament caught Bass

I am sure many are wondering...what is with the title of this post? This blog post is a little bit of a rant at bass anglers who don't fizz their fish. Yes, the bass anglers who invest thousands of dollars annually for the chance to be the best in any tournament they enter. Many are …

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Navigating the degrees to successful Fall Steelheading in the Great Lakes.

Navigating towards Steelheading success during the autumn months is a game of degrees but not on a compass. The degrees anglers should be more aware of are those on a thermometer. In the Great Lakes the annual decline in water temperature from summer to fall is the cue for Great Lakes Steelhead to begin the …

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Seminar Time: Fishing Diversity in the Thames River

Do you want to hear about how I make the most of my fishing along the Thames River and other rivers in Southern Ontario? Do you want to learn about the many great fish species you can target from the bank of most Southern Ontario rivers? Drop by the London Boat, Fishing and Outdoor Show this …

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2017 World Wetlands Day

Today is World Wetlands Day! What is World Wetlands Day?? In 1971 the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands was adopted on February 2nd. Since then February 2nd of each year is known as World Wetlands Day!  This day is set aside to raise global awareness about the value of wetlands for humans and the planet! The theme …

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Zeroing in on Hard Water Panfish

We have all been faced with the challenge, a new body of water. Where do we start? During the winter months I love chasing Panfish. Hard water means searching for the largest Panfish I can find. Sure, I may spend some days in the spring chasing big Crappie or Bluegills but I prefer to target …

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Steelheading Hydrology – understanding the ups and downs

Like many die-hard Steelhead anglers, I live and die by a hydrogaph. Many anglers ask me,  "what is a hydrograph?" or will ask me "how does it help you with your fishing?". I will do my best to answer some of these questions. What is a hydrograph? According to the United States Geologic Survey a hydrograph is relating …

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