Back-To-Basics Pike.

Back-To-Basics Pike.

The northern pike - or water wolf in some circles - is a predatory fish that holds a healthy appetite, both for chowing down and battling tough. It can reach formidable weights, but even those...

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Swimbaits for Summer Walleye.

Swimbaits for Summer Walleye.

If you’re looking to land big walleye and prefer casting over trolling, swimbaits are one of the best baits going to accomplish this goal. When other anglers are working small, twister tail jigs...

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Vertical Jigging for Suspended Smallies.

Vertical Jigging for Suspended Smallies.

Retrieving baits and lures in a horizontal fashion is one of the most commonly utilized and effective techniques in fishing today. There are times, however, when a vertical approach may be your best...

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Lake Trout Fishing Tips and Tricks!

Lake Trout Fishing Tips and Tricks!

Ontario’s pristine lakes offer world class fishing for a variety of fresh water species. The Ministry of Natural Resources has a soft spot for one species in particular, lake trout. Ontario lakes...

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Jigging Early Summer Pike.

Jigging Early Summer Pike.

Yes, my pike box is full of the same large jerkbaits, big thumper spoons and wild looking spinnerbaits as yours probably is. And yes, hitting a big pike casting one of these classic lures is a rush...

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How to topwater fish for bass

How to topwater fish for bass

The art of angling is built upon many different techniques and methods in order to catch fish. From tossing a crank, hopping a tube, or burning a spinnerbait, the options are wide open for the...

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The Basic Lures for Lunker Largemouth.

The Basic Lures for Lunker Largemouth.

For those anglers that have caught a severe case of the "bassin' bug," deciding on what lures and baits to choose can be a complicated and difficult decision. Breaking down the collection of baits...

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Deep Down Lake Trout.

Deep Down Lake Trout.

Deep, cold and gin clear water usually represent most lakes that hold healthy populations of lake trout throughout Ontario. During the summer months Lakers drop down in the warming water column....

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Summer Pike Points.

Summer Pike Points.

Summer Pike Points. by.... J.P. Bushey. Some are definitely better than others! Reading water and being able to carry out a logical fishing approach is the most important part of the process. You...

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Summertime Eyes.

Summertime Eyes.

Summertime Eyes. By....Tyler Dunn. If Ontario is best known for one fish it is without a doubt the delicious walleye. Trophy walleye fishing can be had at both ends of the province. In Southern...

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The Versatile Swimbait

The Versatile Swimbait

While boot-tail swimbaits are not new, the uses for them keep expanding at a rapid pace. Throughout 2019 we noticed these inexpensive plastics finding their way into every presentation. Keys to...

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Size Matters for Crankbaits

Size Matters for Crankbaits

The huge storage lockers on our Nitro ZV21 Pro boats seem to fill up fast with crankbaits. Even more lures travel with us in the back of the truck. For crankbaits, action is always the first...

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Keep The Summer Bite Hot

Keep The Summer Bite Hot

As the seasons transition from spring to summer walleyes change feeding patterns. As walleye anglers, there are several adaptations and varied techniques that can keep the fish coming to the net....

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Transition Walleyes

Transition Walleyes

The Summer peak is exactly that— walleyes will bite anything. Jigs, live bait, crankbaits, spinners, you name it. Every lake has a change that signals the end of the easy days. It could be rising...

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Is Live Bait Dead?

Is Live Bait Dead?

Well, not totally. Hang a minnow or a leech under a bobber and it might outperform scented plastics. For most other presentations, including jigging and slow death, the benefits of today’s...

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Structured Success!

Structured Success!

By: Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz Do you believe everything your buddies tell you? Talk about a loaded question! The answer is probably, “It depends!” As summer starts to wind down, they might...

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Snap Up More Fish With New Data

Snap Up More Fish With New Data

Rumor has it the bite is on fire! You head out to the lake and start cruising around at a steady 20mph while watching the screen of your Lowrance HDS with great anticipation. You know that any...

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The One-Two Punch for August Walleyes

The One-Two Punch for August Walleyes

Walleyes in August aren’t always eager to bite, but if you hit them with a one-two punch, chances are you will find success! During this time of year on many bodies of water, the walleyes are...

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Take Control of Walleyes

Take Control of Walleyes

Take Control of Walleyes By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz While current and wind can make for a great bite, they can also be a nightmare for trying to position the boat. Being in complete control...

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Icing Prime Time Walleyes

Icing Prime Time Walleyes

Icing Prime Time Walleyes By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz Not long after you put your hunting gear away for the year, the lakes begin to glaze over with the first layer of ice. If you stop down...

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Dominating the Dog Days Bite

Dominating the Dog Days Bite

By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz   It’s hot and the bite’s not. Are you sure about that? Many people think that walleyes become hard to catch in July and August. This isn't true. The walleye...

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The Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Place at the Right Time By Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz They say that the “early bird catches the worm”. That statement is true, but it is only part of the story. You see, in order to...

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