May 05, 2015

Finally An Answer...

... to "What happens when a pike swims off with your lure?"

I'm relieved to know I'm not killing Northern Pike unnecessarily. Good news for the pike, not so much for my lost lures and pocketbook.

But for every lure I've lost to a pike, I do hope someone has found it.

"The pike shook the lures with ease." And pike are more stressed by long handling and air exposure than just releasing them with the lure.

Source: CBC News Thunder Bay

April 17, 2015

Magnetawan Hatchery Lives Another Year

In a surprise decision, the MNRF allowed the Almaguin Fish Improvement Association to continue stocking walleye in Ahmic and Cecebe Lakes until March 21, 2016.

Read more here...Source: North Bay Nipissing News

April 09, 2015

Ice-Off Northern Pike

While you're waiting for ice off, here's an interesting and information article, Springtime is Trophy Northern Pike Time, about first-ice-off fishing for big northerns.

Source: Siouxland Outdoors

Start lining up your shallow bays with currents.

I have several favorite Northern Ontario lakes that have more than one shallow bay with a current. That's where you'll find me at ice off.

And please share photos of your ice-off Northerns with me here. I'm happy to publish them.

March 18, 2015

Railmark to take over ACR Passenger Rail Service

Railmark Canada Ltd has finalized its agreement to continue operation the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) service in danger of ending this year on March 31.

This is a huge boost and relieve to camp owners, businesses and communities along this 100-year-old plus rail line.

You can read the details at SaultOnline.

You can learn more about the history of the ACR HERE.

March 11, 2015

Get The Kids Working in Natural Resources This Summer!

Applications are open for Ontario youth who want summer jobs in Natural Resources and Forestry.  Find your summer job with the MNR.

  • There are more than 35 government programs to help youth build skills, start a business or find a job.
  • In 2015, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is offering more than 840 youth employment opportunities in Northern Ontario.
  • In 2014, Ontario’s Summer Jobs programs allocated almost $78.5 million, which helped 117,217 students find summer jobs and access employment services.

March 03, 2015

Ontario Drive-In Fishing

 If you drive-in fishing is important to you, here's a wonderful resource for fishing Northern Ontario in Algoma Country Drive-In Fishing.