January 31, 2017

Lake Simcoe Burbot

Now that's a fish! A Lake Simcoe Burbot.

"The minute I looked down the hole, I knew it was a record." Sabestian Roy

Read the full story at CBCNews Thunder Bay

January 26, 2017

Wikwemikong 9th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Manitoulin Island: Saturday, February 11 from 8 am to 12 noon at Bayside Resort on Manitowaning Bay is the date and site of the Wikwemiking 9th Annual Ice Fishing Derby.

Fifty tagged rainbow trout will be released. The first tagged fish caught will win $10,000 with the second tagged fish caught winning the Pimped Hut and all the swag valued at $4,000. And this year your entry will qualify you for the registration draw for the 2017 Polaris Voyageur 550 snowmobile from Trailside Sports.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.wikwemikong.ca or by visiting any of the ticket outlets in Sudbury, Espanola and Manitoulin Island. For more information call (705) 859-3477 or visit the Wikwemikong Ice Fishing Derby Facebook event page.

January 12, 2017

How to Tie a Palomar Knot

And another good tip from Thundermist Lures. I learned the Palomar Knot about 40 years ago. It's still one of my favorite fishing tips. 

I don't use it always. It's a superior knot but still sometimes difficult to slip a large lure through the Palomar loop. But given the choice, this is my go-to knot.