July 24, 2014

"Release Those Larger Fish"

I tip my fishing hat to PK Resorts on Granite Hill for their conservation efforts.

Read about how their management philosophy and techniques are working. “In the Arctic watershed a walleye over 20 inches has lived 20-30 years.” ~Angler Mark Martin.

Source: Lynda Lohrer, Detroit Free Press Special Writer. Outdoor.

July 18, 2014

Reward Offered for "Ghost Nets" Information on Lake Nipissing

Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources is asking for your help.

Read complete Article

Source: Sun News

July 12, 2014

Back Off On The Drag

Another good tip from Ivo at Thundermist Lures. We often don't think about it. Not a major issue. But so simple to Back Off On The Drag.

July 06, 2014

Wintertrekker Videos

I highly recommend Wintertrekker videos. These are all produced in Northern Ontario and very well done for both entertainment and education. Here's one of a 17-day solo canoe trip with video of an up-river routine, storm cells and Walleye for the grand finale.

June 10, 2014

Welcome... Swat... to... Swat... June... Swat

Photo Credit: lolotahiti

I love all critters, big and small. Some just a little bit more than others. The lowly mosquito is one I can do without. More about my thoughts on mosquitoes at Another Lesson From The Creek.

But don't stay home. You've got fishing to be done! Sea to Summit Bug Jacket & Mitts with Insect Shield (Large)

June 04, 2014

Catch More Walleye with Jigs

Here's an excellent read at Walleye Central, Ten Tips to Catch More Walleye by Jason Mitchell. Jigging is an art and Jason covers it all from size of jig and shank, line and line angle, color, and casting.

I hope your Walleye season is off to a great start. Opener was slow for me but it's picking up now. See you on the lakes and rivers. Bring some extra jigs.

May 14, 2014

Checklist for Opener

May 17 is almost upon us. Are you ready for opener? With the cold weather, a few lakes are still iced over. My favorite lake for May opener as of today has too much ice.

But I've got my checklist and I'm ready to fish the swollen river anyway.

  • Jigs. Lots of them in various sizes. Especially Hair Jigs.
  • Plastics. Dark colors and natural colors. I can't yet fool them with bright pinks and oranges and yellows.
  • The river has a lot of snags in it this time of year. Eagle Claw Dual Lock Snaps, Size 1 are a must.
  • New line. I like braided but it's truly a matter of preference. Check out the pros and cons of Monofilament, Flurocarbon and Braided line.
  • Warm clothing. It's not the air temperatures that matter. It's the water temperatures this time of year. It will feel a lot colder on the water than on land.
  • Check your boating safety kit. Is it dry with good batteries or has it been sitting in standing water at the bottom of the boat all winter? 
  • Oh, and where's that thermos!? Come join me. I've got a hot cup of coffee waiting for you.