Fishing Editor Gord Pyzer is widely regarded as Canada's most scientific angler. Known in fishing circles as Doctor Pyzer, he worked for 30 years as a senior manager with Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources before devoting all his energies to fishing. A member of the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, the award-winning writer is also an internationally sought out speaker, tournament angler and field editor with In-Fisherman Magazine and Television. As well, he co-hosts the Real Fishing Radio Show with Bob Izumi.
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Recent Articles and Blog Posts
The differences between Canadian and European anglers
Well, I am dragging my butt today after spending 24 hours in trains, planes and automobiles yesterday on my way home from Vienna, Austria where I spent the three previous days attending the European Fishing Tackle Trade...
Summer checklist: Make the best fresh walleye dinner ever
Been there, done that? If you’re looking for something new and different to do this summer, we’ve got you covered. Over the course of the summer, we’ll be introducing new and fun ways to take your fishing and hunting...
Why it’s the best time to catch giant smallies
If you thought the Bronze Age ended 4,500 years ago, you haven’t fished for smallmouth bass lately. Canadian bass fisheries are thriving—just consider recent tournament stats. Less than a decade ago, if you had any hopes of...
All about fishing with drop-shot hooks
I love it when a reader writes in with a great question that, from a timing perspective at least, seems almost too good to be true.
Take the following note from Steve in Ottawa, who recently asked:
"What is the best hook...
Who owns the fish?
Usually the letters I receive are, well, "happy ones," from keen anglers wanting to talk about a recent fishing experience, share a big fish photo, or discuss a new technique. But there are exceptions.
Case in point: Buddy Bob...
3 tactics for catching bigger walleye in summer
Slow your roll: As water temperatures warm and spring gives way to summer, walleye go on a tear, eating up to three per cent of their body weight daily. When that happens, it’s time to try the slow-death method, which I consider...
Fishing for walleye in cold water
Walleye season was underway across Northern Ontario this past weekend and, as predicted, the bite was "different," given the fact that the ice had only vacated lakes in the area a day or two prior. In some regions, anglers even...
The best brown trout fishing on Earth
If you've seen me the last few days, you know I have been wearing a smile that stretches from one ear to the other, thanks to one of those pleasant "out of the blue" emails that one receives every now and again.
This email was...
Time to “bulk up” for walleyes
Depending where you happen to live in Canada, the walleye season is either now open, about to get underway this weekend or will be the one following. And here is a simple trick you can almost count on to put more and bigger fish...
3 tactics for catching bigger walleye in spring
1. Fish where they spawn: Walleye fishing is first and foremost about location. You can’t catch what isn’t there, so you need to put yourself in the middle of the biggest concentration of hungry fish. And when the season...