March 30, 2013

"Sore Throat" Free Northern Ontario Fishing

If you have never fished Cameron Lake with Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges, this opportunity is for YOU!

After doing two fishing shows back-to-back, I've lost my voice. But I've got just a little ways to go in order to fill camp for our 2013 Summer season.

So, I'm giving away one Adult fishing trip in a party of 2 or more adults for the week of your choice in 2013, subject to availability.

This offer is for you if:
  • You can bring at least one other paying adult
  • You love to fish the wilds of Northern Ontario
  • You have never fished Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges before
  • You can get a week away during the Summer of 2013
  • You are at least 18 years of age or older.
Your trip includes:
  • Your cabin
  • Boat, motor and all your gas for the week for every two adults (including swivel seats, fish finder, bait bucket and net)
  • All your Canadian sales taxes
  • A mid-week Shore Lunch for you and all our guests at camp.
Your trip does not include:
  • Your Canadian Fishing License
  • Your food (you do all your own cooking--except for the shore lunch mid week)
  • Your transportation to Oba, Ontario.
This give away is on a first-come, first-service basis. Don't dawdle. 

March 27, 2013

Experimental Lakes Area

The Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) is an organization to get behind.

The ELA is facing some challenges, slated for closing this month, March 2013. Many organizations and communities are asking the government to reconsider this closing.

"Since 1968, the ELA, located near Vermilion Bay, has conducted research that has identified environmental problems, provided solutions and guided policy. Researchers at the ELA conducted groundbreaking research on algae blooms and acid rain. Some areas of current research include freshwater aquaculture, endocrine disrupters and mercury levels in fish."

Source: The Chronicle Journal

March 21, 2013

Snap, Rip, Pop Jigging for Walleye

Spring Walleye Season in Northern Ontario is 57 days out. Check your rigs, check your jigs and be ready for the big bite. Here's a Linder video to help you get started.

Then come fish with me.

March 15, 2013

The Annual Hunting and Fishing Expo in Traverse City

The annual Hunting and Fishing Expo in Traverse City Michigan begins today!

Many of your favorite Northern Ontario Fishing Camps and Lodges will be represented.

Friday 4-9
Saturday 9-7
Sunday 10-5

If you're in the area, stop by and say hi. I'll be at the Cameron Lake Fishing Lodges booth.

See you soon,

March 09, 2013

Smelt Dipping Season is Here

It's that time of year again. Smelt dipping season has arrived in Northern Ontario.

While I have not heard of any runs yet, now is the time to get ready.
  • Are you waders in good shape? No holes or rips to repair?
  • What about your nets? Same question. No holes or rips to repair?
  • Are your lamps and lanterns in good condition? New mantles? New batteries?
  • And do you know your regulations?
Here they are, copied right out of the Ontario 2013 General Fishing Regulations:
Residents and non-Canadian residents with a valid recreational fishing license may fish with one dip net or one seine net.

Dip nets may be no more than 183 cm (6 ft.) on each side if square, or 183 cm (6 ft.) in diameter, if circular.
Seine nets may be no more than 10 m (32.8 ft.) long and 2 m (6.5 ft.) high.

Smelt, Dip net and seine, (day or night)
March 1 to May 31
Fishing Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 (except Algonquin Park), 16, 18, 19, 20
No limit

2nd Saturday in May to May 31
Fishing Zone: 17
No limit

No open season in Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Algonquin Park in Zone 15

Download your copy of the 2013 Ontario Fishing Regulations

March 03, 2013

An Ice Fishing and Water Supply Trick. Keep Your Ice Holes Open

Another helpful video from Wintertrekker.
It's pretty simple really. Saving you time and energy.

Check out Deb's Bigger Fish to Fry Adventures