Night Time is Ice Time

Had a fun couple of hours ice fishing on Lake Ontario the other night. Ice season is in full swing here in the Great Lakes Region. Was happy to get out onto the lake with a local friend and try for some of these deep water winter Walleyes. My setup consisted of 36 inch Fenwick …

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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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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.  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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