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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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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Spring Fishing, Bluegill, Panfish, Black Crappie, Pflueger Reels, Fenwick Rods, Nanofil line, Berkley, Trilene, Rivermaster Floats

Spring Panfish – The Convenient Choice

Even the most passionate/dedicated Anglers are bogged down with a busy life and finding time to cast a rod becomes a challenge. During the spring of the year Panfish are a great means of bending a few rods during a busy schedule. Yesterday I stopped by a local lake on the way home from work …

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Bluegill, Ice Fishing, Valens Conservation Area

Hard Life Panfishing – Part 2

Introduction If you have read much about panfish foraging habits the humans in this movie could easily relate to your average Amphipod, Mayfly larvae or small fish. Β In Part 1 of this two part article I covered off the basics in rods, reels and line selection for a few different ice fishing situations for panfish. …

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Fenwick Rods, Pflueger Reels, Berkley Trilene, Vexilar FL20, Ice Fishing, Norfolk County, Clam Coporation, Mr Buddy Heater, K-drill, Berkley Gulp, Berkley Powerbait

Hard Life Panfishing – Part 1

With all of the white stuff outside and these gradually colder nights we are in the midst of winter here in Canada. YAHOO I say! Time to say goodbye to shorts (for at least a couple months) and say hello to floater suits, heavy boots and other assorted winter clothing! It is ice fishing season! …

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