December 30, 2012

2013 Walleye Limits Reduced on Lake Nipissing

For 2013, the Walleye catch limits for a Sports License will be limited to 2 and the catch limits for a Conservation License will be limited to 1 on Lake Nipissing.

"In 2012, the Ministry of Natural Resources completed a scientific review of long-term fisheries data from Lake Nipissing. The review suggested that there is a marked drop in the walleye numbers, particularly of spawning walleye. The data also showed that fishing is the primary factor in the decline of the walleye population in Lake Nipissing." source: MNR.gov

You can download and read more about the new regulation HERE.

December 24, 2012

Kanipahow's Opening Week Special

Kanipahow Wilderness Resort is offering an Opening Week Special. Book your trip before December 31, 2012 and save 20% on your fishing trip the week of May 18 to the 25th, 2013.

I don't see anything on their website about this special, but I just received their email flyer. So let Lloyd and Diana know that you heard about it here and you're want to take advantage of the special.

Here's the language from the flyer:
Are you Planning, a Fishing or Hunting Vacation for this up coming year?
Then why not consider a trip to Kanipahow Wilderness Resort 
Owner operators Lloyd & Diana Cotton
Website www.kanipahow.com  Email walleye@kanipahow.com Phone 1-888-643-6678  
2013 Opening week special book before December 31/12 and save 20%
May 18 to the 25 2013
Special is for at our main base location and is based on a minimum party size of 4 people 

December 18, 2012

Ontario 2013 Fishing Regulations

The 2013 Ontario Fishing Regulations will be available by January 1, 2013. I'll keep you posted here when they're up on the MNR website.


In the meantime, you can view and download the 2013 Fishing Regulation Changes and take a quick peek at what's new in your favorite fishing zone.

December 12, 2012

Wilderness Camps

Okay. I'm going to share with you one of my favorite websites. Shhhhhhh. It's a secret.

Randy Russell has some of the best Wilderness Camps listed for sale.

They are usually not the most elaborate camps, but they are in some of the great hidden fishing spots of Northern Ontario.

Take a peek and keep it under your fishing hat, will ya?

This man obviously LOVES his work.

November 30, 2012

Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges November News

The Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges November Newsletter is out and up and their website.
  • Big Walleye
  • June is Filling Up
  • How to Get to Cameron Lake
  • Info About the Algoma Central Railway

November 23, 2012

Walleye Cheek Meat

Do you love Walleye Cheeks as much as I do? Or have you never tried the cheeks because you think they're too much bother?

Here's a link to Wild Game and Fish Recipes where you can access 4 videos on how to remove Walleye cheeks. Surly in one of these you'll find the method that's best for you or perhaps learn something new.

And if you've got a video of your own method, different from these, I'd love to see it!

My 2013 Fishing Adventures Packages are out and up on the web.

November 15, 2012

Trophy Waters

There's an area in Northwest Ontario called Trophy Waters. The camps, lodges outposts and business members of Trophy Waters are committed to maintaining and improving the fragile fisheries in this area.

High harvest rates take a huge toll on fish that grow slowly in these cold Northern waters. So catch and release is promoted, while still allowing room to harvest your fish dinners.

Check out the members listing. Each member provides a website link so you can plan your next fishing trip in Trophy Waters.

November 07, 2012

Early Ice Walleye Fishing Strategies at Ontario Fishing Network

I'm eager and ready to start some hard-water fishing. It's coming but it's not quite time yet.

So I read Ontario Fishing Network and satisfy myself with this good article by Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz from The Next Bite about Ice Fishing for Walleye in Early Winter. Thanks guys. I'm ready!

You can learn more about Gary, Keith and Pete at The Next Bite.

October 21, 2012

Walleye Fall River Fishing

Here's a good article, Fishing for Walleye in Rivers in the Fall, by Tim Allard. He covers everything from his favorite depth to best bait to rods, reels and line.

Ontario Fishing Network is always a good source for fishing tips, destinations and tales.

October 15, 2012

Fall Muskie Fishing


"The sun is setting earlier in the afternoon these days. Water temperatures are plummeting and the leaves are changing colours. The smell of wood smoke and burning leaves is also permeating the crisp, fresh air."

This article at Northern Ontario Travel by Gord Pyzer gives you an enthusiastic read to learning more about fishing the Mighty Muskie in Ontario. Including links to:




October 09, 2012

Rigging for Fall Jumbo Perch on Lake Erie

Thundermist Lures produces some of my favorite fishing videos. 

Check them out on YouTube and subscribe to Thundermist tips.


Here's a great sample. Fishing Fall Jumbo Perch.

Enjoy!

October 03, 2012

Lures and Tours

Do bookmark Lures and Tours for LOADS of information and links. 

Outstanding Ontario fishing destinations on the Lures and Tours website include:
Each destination page has its own links to services like rentals, guides, licenses, bait, marinas, events, competitions, food and accommodations.

Plus, I can just tell Lures and Tours knows how to have fun!

While you're there, be sure to connect with Lures and Tours on facebook, twitter and youtube.

September 27, 2012

Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains

Do you use the Algoma Passenger Train system to get to some of your favorite Northern Ontario fishing spots? Did you know the Algoma Passenger Train will take you  to very remote fishing camps and lodges as well as drop you off along side the tracks in the bush if you prefer a rougher and wilder adventure.


"The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) is a regional not-for-profit organization of individuals, municipalities, First Nations, businesses and other stakeholders who recognize the significant social, economic, cultural,  historical and environmental value of Northern Ontario’s passenger trains. It is dedicated to preserving and enhancing remote passenger train service in the District of Algoma as well as the adjacent districts around Hearst and Sudbury."

If you care about and/or use rail service in Northern Ontario, The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains needs your support. Visit their website and see how you might lend a hand.

September 21, 2012

Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges News

The latest newsletter from Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges is out and up on the web.

Thanks to everyone for all the great fishing photos this year.

Their 2013 Schedule is ready and May and June are already filling up.

One more cabin (The Island Cabin) is available for rental this year.

September 15, 2012

Eye Poppin' Walleyes

Here's an article about Ontario's Giant Eye Poppin' Walleyes that is well worth reading.

The article busts a few myths and provides quite a few great Walleye fishing tips.

September 09, 2012

Lake Superior State University's Live Fish Cam


 The Aquatic Research Laboratory at Lake Superior State University (LSSU) has a Live Fish Cam in the Saint Marys River. The camera is in the Saint Marys during the Spring, Summer and Fall months.

If you fish the Saint Marys, this is a wonderful resource.

During the Winter months, the camera is located in LSSU's Sturgeon tank.

You can get details about LSSU's Fish Cam and the Aquatic Research Laboratory HERE.

September 03, 2012

Leave a Trail Note

Are you heading into the Ontario bush for some very secluded fishing? Or any other remote hiking, climbing or travel destination?

Check out TrailNote, a digital safety service.

Just tell TrailNote where you are going (details are helpful), when you are leaving, when you plan to get back and who to contact should you not check in by your return date. When you are done with your trip, simply use your computer or your web-enabled cell phone to cancel your trail note.

You can even provide a digital map of the area you are traveling into, along with a detailed trip description. Then simply enter the email and/or text message addresses of everyone you would like notified should you not return on time.

Best of all, it's easy and it's free.

August 28, 2012

Ontario's Wilderness Region

Ontario's Wilderness Region covers a wide range of Northern Ontario with plenty of lakes to explore.

It is the largest region in Ontario.

Check our their fishing opportunities, Drive In, Fly In and Boat In, for planning your next Northern Ontario fishing trip.

August 15, 2012

Check Restricted Fire Zones Before Your Next Fishing Trip

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) regularly provides Fire Zone information on their website page Aviation, Forest Fires and Emergency Services. Check it out before your next fishing and camping trip.

This page provides links to current restricted fire zones and information about how to know if you're in a restricted fire zone and how to camp and cook within a restricted fire zone.

August 09, 2012

Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine

The July/August Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine is out and up on the web.

  • Reach High for Clear Water Salmon
  • Wabigoon Lake Family Adventure
  • Releasing Muskies in the Heat
  • Facts of Fishing Show--Bass Action
  • Vacation-Time Walleyes
  • Feel the Bite, Kayak Fishing Using Your Feet
  • And oh so much more, including classifieds and ads to help you plan your next Ontario fishing adventure.
Enjoy!

August 03, 2012

Fisheries Management Zone 5 Advisory Council Seeks Input


Fisheries Management Zone Councils have been developed across Ontario to further encourage public involvement with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) in Fisheries Management planning.  The role of each council is to seek out and contribute public input into development of a Fisheries Management Plan.

The Zone 5 Advisory Council and the MNR have identified these main issues and are looking for your input:
  1. Walleye: Management for quality of fishery
  2. Lake Trout: Managing for sustainability of populations
  3. Smallmouth Bass: Determining management objective
  4. Northern Pike: Determining management objective with respect to current regulation
  5. Black Crappie: Determining management objective
  6. Commercial Fisheries: Updating management objectives and direction
View and download the Fisheries Management Zone 5 Advisory Council Progress Report for Spring 2012

The council has set up feedback forms on its website, as well as in paper form, for anglers in Fort Frances, Kenora, Dryden, and other area communities to provide their thoughts on some of the proposed regulation changes.

Source: Fort Frances Times Online

July 28, 2012

Pike Heaven

If you love to fish for Northern Pike, Pike Heaven is an interesting and very thorough website designed to give you everything you need to know about fishing the mighty Northern Ontario Pike.

You can search for new pike waters by your preference to fly-in or drive-in. You can also search by your preferred geographic location.

The site has a few pike pictures, including the "true" stories behind a couple of the more common pike photos circulated on the web.

Pike tips include how to filet a pike and how to cook pike, from baking to deep frying.

Get inspired by some great pike photos, make a quick visit to the Pike Heaven Store, and then let's go pike fishing!

July 22, 2012

Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges, Inc. July News

The Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges July Newsletter is out and up on the web.
  • A Cameron Lake Beach Lynx
  • Dueling Fish Fryers
  • A Triple-Hitter for Kevin Winter
  • Stephen's Nice Walleye
  • and more...

July 16, 2012

New Ontario MNR Bass Report

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has released an 87-page document on The Smallmouth Bass in Ontario.

The document is comprehensive and includes good reading about:
  • Smallmouth Bass native range, their introduced range and their future range expansion, including global warming implications.
  • Smallmouth Bass Biology and Ecology.
  • Smallmouth Bass Fisheries in Ontario.
  • Smallmouth Bass Management in Ontario.
  • Smallmouth Bass Culture, Stocking and Transfer.
  • Potential impacts of Smallmouth Bass introduction and range expansion.
  • Current and future conservation concerns for Smallmouth Bass in Ontario
  • Current management status of Ontario Smallmouth Bass populations.

July 10, 2012

How to Filet a Walleye

Anyone can filet a Walleye. Not everyone can make it an art form like Russel Mckay.




July 04, 2012

How to Filet a Northern Pike

Practice and a couple of sharp knives is all it takes. Or, just take this guy on your next fishing trip.


June 28, 2012

Manotak Lodge on Perrault Lake

Manotak Lodge is located 175 miles north of International Falls, Minnesota in Northwestern Ontario. They have 16 modern guest cabins and offer an American Plan, an Evening Meal Plan and a Housekeeping Plan. Including access to wireless internet if you bring your own laptop.

While at their website, check out their deals, photos and webcams.

Give Linda and Dave Becker a call 1-800-541-3431.

June 22, 2012

Ontario Fishing June E-Magazine is Out

Ontario Fishing Network's June E-Magazine is out and up on the web.

June 18, 2012

Agawa Canyon Train Tour

Did you know you can take the Agawa Canyon Train tour out of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, stop for R & R in the breathtakingly beautiful Agawa Canyon, and then head north for your fishing trip?

The Algoma Central Railway will pick you up in the canyon and take you further north to your final fishing destination. Your gear will already be loaded on the Algoma Central Railway in Sault Ste Marie and available to you when you are picked up in the canyon. Easy as can be.


Details can be found at the Agawa Canyon Tour Train or by calling 1-800-242-9287.

June 12, 2012

June 06, 2012

Lucky Strike Lures

Lucky Strike Bait Works makes some of my favorite Walleye and Northern Pike Lures.

While you can get Lucky Strike Lures in most Canadian Bait and Tackle stores, your biggest and best selection is by going right to their online stores.

Two of my favorites are the Banshee and the Warden's Worry. Oh, and the Rocket! Shhhhhhhhh

Free shipping for orders over $70.

May 31, 2012

Canada Welcomes You

Canada Welcomes You is a website developed by the Kenora District Camp Owners Association (KDCA) and the Northwestern Ontario Tourism Association (NWOTA). It is full of information about crossing the international border from the United States into Canada.
  • What You Should Know
  • What You Can Bring
  • What Is Prohibited
  • Firearms Information
  • And some very useful links to border information, invasive species information, firearms and citizenship and immigration.
Whether you are traveling to Northwest Ontario or elsewhere in Canada, this website is a winner for good information!

May 25, 2012

Atlas of Streams, Rivers and Lakes in Ontario by Species

Here's a wonderful resource from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. You'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to access the documents. Once at the MNR Fish Species Atlas page, simply click on the link to the atlas for the waterway or body of water for the species that interests you. Note, some species are presented by the type of water. For instance, the first atlas is Walleye streams and rivers. If you want to access the atlas for Walleye lakes, scroll to the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

May 18, 2012

MNR Fishing Regulations Blitz Starts Saturday for Northeastern Ontario

Know the 2012 Ontario fishing regulations.

The Ministry of Natural Resources will be conducting a fishing regulations blitz across Northeastern Ontario from Saturday, May 19 through June 1.

Expect heightened enforcement by MNR officers on species, catch and possession limits, and license and outdoor card requirements.

You can see and download the 2012 Ontario Fishing Regulations at the MNR's Website.

If you do not yet have your 2012 Fishing License and Outdoor Card, just follow the link to buy them online. You print your own license. The outdoor card will be mailed to you. However, your license will show that you have purchased it.

Source: Local2 Sault Ste Marie
and
The Northern Times

May 17, 2012

Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine

The Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine's May Issue is out and up on the web.
  • Panfish Season Primer 
  • Cranks for Great Lakes Trout and Salmon
  • Breaking Ice for Bass
  • Lake Superior Provincial Park
  • Early Season Walleyes
  • More

May 13, 2012

Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges Gets Ready for May Walleye

The Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges May Newsletter is out and up on the web

May opener is a favorite time of year at Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges, Inc. If you want to fish one of Ontario's most outstanding Walleye fisheries, Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges is a trip you'll long remember!




May 07, 2012

Employment at Island 10 Fishing Retreat

For those of you who are always telling me I have the best job in the world, here's your opportunity to do the same.

If you have flexibility for your Summer employment, check out Employment Opportunities at Island 10 on Lady Evelyn Lake.

Good Luck!

May 01, 2012

Win a Fishing Trip in Ontario's Algoma Country

The Reel Dad Photo Contest began on April 25 and ends on June 1.

Enter a photo of you and your father fishing to win the ultimate Father's Day gift.

Choose a fishing trip in one of 50 locations in Ontario's Algoma Region.

April 25, 2012

Hearst Air

I so enjoyed meeting Melanie of Hearst Air at the Fishing Expo in Traverse City, Michigan last March.

Preparing for a fly-in trip can be a little tricky. Give Melanie a call toll-free at 1-866-844-5700 and let her help you get into one of their great fly-in camps.

Also from Hearst Air:
  • 8 Fly-in Remote Outpost Camps
  • Trophy Fishing on the Attawapiskat River
  • Sutton River Speckled Trout Trips
  • Canoeing through the Hudson Bay Lowlands
  • Fly-in Moose Hunting Trips

April 20, 2012

April 2012 Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine

The April 2012 Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine is out and up on the web. This month's issue:
  • Trolling for Offshore Smallies by Justin Hoffman
  • Shallow Personalities: Shallow Water Walleye Fishing by Tom Neustrom
  • Panfish Rods, Panfish Series from St. Croix Rods
  • Catch More Early Season Brook Trout by Tyler Dunn
  • Spring Walleye the Modern Way by Keith Kavajecz and Gary Parsons
  • Get North. Ontario Fishing and Hunting Vacation Directory
  • Lodge ads, gear suggestions and specials.
Enjoy!

April 19, 2012

Orillia 31st Annual Perch Festival

Orillia's 31st Annual Perch Festival will be held from April 21 through May 12 on Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching. Over 60 perch will be tagged and each one is worth $500, plus thousands of dollars in daily, weekly and grand prize draws.

You can see the details at Orillia's Events Calendar.

April 12, 2012

Brown Trout Wins Big...

.... at Ontario's Annual Kids' Fish Art Contest.

Each of the three winners have their art featured on three different versions of the 2012 Young Angler's License.

Oh, and the best part, a fishing trip at Red Pine Wilderness Lodge and fishing gear from Lucky Strike Bait Works.

Congratulations, Yoo Bin Kang, Rae Tang, and Eli Mathew!

April 05, 2012

Ituksum Wilderness Camp

If you're looking for an easy drive-in camp with loads of wilderness and lakes to fish, check out Ituksum Wilderness Camp.

Owner Tim Jensen creates an outstanding fishing and hunting experience.

Cabins and camping are available. And, Tim has 2 outpost cabins. Rent boats and motors or bring your own. One boat comes with your cabin rental when renting for 7 days.

Loads of room to explore and fish.

March 30, 2012

The For Sale By Owner Canada Network

Are you looking for your own fishing getaway?

Check out the For Sale By Owner Canada Network where property owners can list their offerings.
  • Search first by province
  • Then by region
May your getaway dreams come true!

March 24, 2012

A Northern Ontario Fishing Trip in Canadian Geographic

Errington's Wilderness Island Resort, the Algoma Central Railway and the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve (the world's largest) combine to make a nice article about an area that once inspired the Group of Seven.

By Ray Ford about his fishing trip with his son, Cam, the article can be seen in Canadian Geographic's Travel Magazine. Available online or in bookstores and news stands now.

Enjoy!

March 18, 2012

Traverse City Michigan Hunting and Fishing Expo

The annual Hunting and Fishing Expo will be held March 23 through March 25, 2012 in Traverse City, Michigan.

As always, the vendor list makes this Expo well worth visiting if you are in or near Traverse. Loads of Northern Ontario vendors will be represented.

I'll be there sharing stories and tales of the ones that got away and the ones that didn't. Stop by and let's talk fishing!

Deb

March 12, 2012

Grand Rapids Michigan Ultimate Sports Show

One of my favorite Northern Ontario fishing camps, Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges, will be at the Ultimate Sports Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 15 through March 18.

Stop by and tell them Deb sent you.

If you are in or near Grand Rapids, this show is well worth the visit. Many Northern Ontario fishing camps and lodges will be represented. It's a great place to go fishing for you next Northern Ontario trip.

Have fun!

March 06, 2012

The March Ontario Fishing Newwork E-Magazine

The March Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine is out and up on the web.
  •  Getting the most from you underwater camera
  • The keys to icing big walleye
  • Using electronics when trolling the great lakes
  • Just what the walleye doctor ordered
  • Feel the bite
  • Product reviews and 
  • Camps and lodges.
Enjoy!

February 23, 2012

Secret Recipes...

... From A Canadian Fishing Guide.


Feast on your fillets with this excellent recipe book by Darryl Choronzey. Walleye, Perch, Northern Pike, Muskellunge, Lake Trout, Brook Trout, Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Panfish, Whitefish, Smelts, Fish Sauces, Soups and Chowders, Smoking, Canning and Pickling. It's all there.

This recipe book is small enough and inexpensive enough to have one for home and one for camp. I even keep one in my fish box, just in case I'm somewhere in between, like on the ice or fishing the far end of a remote lake.

February 17, 2012

Family Day in Timmins is February 20

Timmins Ontario is going all out for Family Day, February 20.

From noon to 3:00 p.m. the Timmins Snowmobile Club is offering rides, hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee.

From 10:00 a.m. to 2: p.m., The Timmins Fur Council is hosting the "Take A Kid Ice Fishing Day" Derby.

And from Saturday, February 18 to Monday, February 20, come out and cheer for your favourite cross-country skier as they race for the Ontario Cup at Porcupine Ski Runners in Timmins

February 16, 2012

Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine February Issue

It's out and up on the web right here.

  • Fishing Fitness. It's time to think about getting in shape for the season. 
  • Hooks for Muskie and Pike.
  • Fishing Products.
  • And getting hooked in the head. A Video.
Enjoy!

February 15, 2012

The Toronto Spring Fishing and Boat Show

Canada's Largest Fishing show is this upcoming weekend, February 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2012.

Buy your tickets online or at the door.

Adults: $14.00
Seniors: $12.00 ($6.00 on Friday, February 17)
Juniors: $10.00 (Ages 13 – 17)
Children 12 & Under: FREE*
*(when accompanied by an adult)
International Centre
Halls 3A & 5
6900 Airport Road Mississauga ON

See you there!

February 12, 2012

Ontario Free Fishing Weekend

Ontario's Family Free Fishing Weekend is Feb 18 - 20, 2012.

On this family-day weekend, Ontario residents can fish license free. Details can be found at 705-748-6324 and the Family Fishing Weekend website.

Participants fishing without an license must fish under the Conservation fishing license limits.

This is an excellent weekend to give a friend or family member who does not fish an opportunity to explore the sport of ice fishing.

While you are not required to participate in a scheduled event in order to enjoy the license-free weekend, the Ontario Family Fishing Events list will show you what communities are offering special activities in conjunction with Free Fishing Weekend.

Have fun!

January 31, 2012

Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges Announces 2011 Honorable Mentions

At the end of each year, Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges, Inc. announces honorable mentions to those who have made an impact on the camp during the year.

Some are mentioned for their hard work, some for their skill, and some for just being lucky!

The 2011 Honorable Mentions are out and up on Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges' website. Enjoy!

January 25, 2012

Timmins Family Day Fishing Derby Presents...

... Take A Kid Ice Fishing!

“Timmins is home to hundreds of lakes and rivers that are just waiting to be discovered, even in winter." ~Mayor Laughren

Hosted by the Timmins Fur Council in conjunction with the city's 100th Community Anniversary Celebration, The Family Day Fishing Derby details are:
  • February 20, 1012
  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Open to youth 16 years and younger
  • Preregistration is required by February 17
  • Registration is Free
  • On Gillies Lake
  • Call Andy at 705-365-7604 or Steve at 705-264-6137 for details or to register
  • Prizes, food and hot beverages

January 19, 2012

Eliot Lake's 6th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Elliot Lake is hosting it's 6th Annual Ice Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 25, 2012

Grand Prize: Half the Purse ($21,950 last year)
Second Prize: 2011 Polaris 550 IQ Shift 136" (Canadian Edition)
Plus: Thousands of dollars in more prizes
Registration: $100 per hole

Features a cash bar Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning, BBQ on the ice and a Winterfest dance Saturday night.

Details can be found on the web at The City of Elliot Lake
Or by calling 1-800-661-6192 or 705-848-7737

January 18, 2012

Minno Buoy

Now here's something that makes a ton of sense. As a floating bait net, Minno Buoy is one of those "Wish I'd thought of that" products.

January 14, 2012

Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine January Issue


The January Issue of the Ontario Fishing Network E-Magazine is out and up on the web. The Winter Panfish Tool Kit, Three tactics for More Muskie and more.

January 13, 2012

Chapleau's One-Day Northern Pike Derby

On February 11, 2012, Chapleau will host its one-day Northern Pike ice fishing derby from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. All prizes will be cash this year, beginning with a 1st prize of $10,000.

You can find details, how to register, and more information about where to stay on the web at Chapleau's Community Portal.

January 10, 2012

The Ultimate Fishing Show in Detroit

If you live in or around Southern Michigan, the Ultimate Fishing Show is this weekend, January 12 - 15, 2012.

Billed as Michigan, BIGGEST Pure Fishing Show, I know many of your favorite Northern Ontario Fishing Camps will be there.

For one, Erringtons Wilderness Island from Wabatongushi Lake has promised to be there in booth 1002.

Enjoy the show. I'd love to hear your feedback!

January 07, 2012

Ontario 2012 Outdoors Card and Licenses

Renew your Ontario Outdoors Card and purchase your hunting and fishing licenses online this year.

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has a new automated licensing system.

Benefits:
  • wider variety of licences and related products available through issuers, the Internet and the automated telephone system
  • a more efficient print-on-demand licence format.
  • expanded self-serve electronic licence sales for non-residents.
  • easier to track and replace lost licenses.
  • better data collection for enforcement, marketing, and fish and wildlife management.
Residents of Ontario can renew their card online or at 1-800-288-1155.

Canadian residents and non-residents can now renew their card online. Watch for your renewal reminder in the mail.

Fishing and Small Game Licenses are renewable for one or three years.

January 04, 2012

Just a Reminder....Know Your Regulations!

Four men were fined for illegal Walleye fishing. Details at the Thunder Bay News Watch.

You can get the fishing regulations for the zone you in which you want to fish at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources' Website.

January 02, 2012

It's All About the Fish!

Two Ontario conservation groups are working together to boost the sports fishery in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Read the full article at The Meaford Independent.

January 01, 2012

A Very Happy New Year from Northern Ontario Fishing

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Here's to a Healthy, Happy, Prosperous and Adventurous 2012!


Cheers!
Deb