January 28, 2015

Alewives, Vitamin B and Steelhead

There is speculation from New York State's Department of Environmental Concern (DEC) that Steelhead in Lake Ontario may be stressed by a lack of vitamin B in their diet; there primary food source being alewives.

As of now, it's simply speculation. But there is some anecdotal evidence of Early Mortality Syndrome in Steelhead.

Read more at WXXI News

January 20, 2015

All About The Northern Ontario Walleye Trail (NOWT)

Do you fish tournaments? Or are you toying with the idea of fishing your first tournament?

"Walleye Tournaments started popping up all over Northern Ontario as the sport started to grow." ... "Today we see tournament anglers coming from all over Ontario and some of the U.S. to compete in these tournaments."

Here's an interview by David W. Reid with Cory Nephin, NOWT Board Director and President.

source: TimminsToday.com

January 09, 2015

Ontario Ice Fishing Report

The Ontario Ice Fishing Report posts conditions and species, updated every Thursday. Or so they say. Updates seem to be a little slow, but each area/lake includes names and phone numbers if you want to give them a call and get the latest reports on your destination lake.

December 22, 2014

Renew Your Outdoors Card!

Just a reminder that it's time to look at your Ontario Outdoors Card. Cards expire on December 31, every three years. Is this your year? If so, you can renew one of four ways.
  1. Online
  2. Call 800-288-1155
  3. Visit an Ontario Service Center. At the Service Center website, click on Fish and Wildlife > Outdoors Card & Misc > Outdoors Card - License Searches, Replacement License and search for a Center near you. 
  4. Visit a Private Issuer. At the Private Issuer page, simply scroll down and search by community.
For those of you who are not Canadian residents but are traveling to fish Ontario, getting your card renewed in advance is a good way to shave a few minutes off what can often be a long trip.

And Happy New Year Everyone!

December 16, 2014

Great Walleye Fishing Gifts

Are you looking for a last-minute gift for your Walleye fishing fanatic?

HERE are my suggestions.

November 25, 2014

Plan 2014 To Eliminate Water Level Regulations of Lake Ontario

Nature, Hunting and Fishing groups are rallying behind a proposal (Plan 2014) to eliminate a 50-year-old-plus policy of regulating water levels in Lake Ontario.

Mostly Property Owners are opposed to Plan 2014.

Read more HERE

November 19, 2014

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Hosts Asian Carp Information Sessions

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) will be hosting a series of Asian Carp Information Sessions as part of their Invading Species Awareness Program.

OFAH will lead five information sessions in the upcoming months, all beginning at 6:30 p.m.:
November 25 – Windsor, Waterfront Hotel
November 26 – Niagara Falls, Hilton Fallsview Hotel & Suites
December 2 – Sault Ste. Marie, Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel
February 3 – Toronto, Gladstone Hotel
February 11 – Peterborough, OFAH/Mario Cortelluci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre