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Pea-brained autumn smallmouth
Blogs, On The Water Online

Pea-brained autumn smallmouth

I am always amused when I hear someone mention the fact that bass have brains the size of the pea.  As though that somehow suggests we should have no trouble understanding their habits, tracking them down and catching them. I mention it today, on the cusp of the fall equinox,...

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The great outdoor magazine hunting cover show-down!
Field Findings, News

The great outdoor magazine hunting cover show-down!

Who has the best Hunting issue cover, Outdoor Canada or Ontario Outdoor of Doors?

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Are lake trout releasable? .
Blogs, On The Water Online

Are lake trout releasable? .

 I was recording an upcoming episode of the Outdoor Adventures radio show the other day with host Ken Wychopen, for broadcast this Saturday and Sunday on Cold Lake, Alberta radio station 953 KROCK and during our conversation, Ken mentioned how well the lake trout were biting in...

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A trophy salmon and trout trick worth trying
Blogs, On The Water Online

A trophy salmon and trout trick worth trying

I've been at this game for an awfully long time and have witnessed a lot of fishy things.  Indeed, earlier this year, I wrote in the Spring edition of Outdoor Canada Magazine, about a salmon and trout technique that a good friend, Mark Stiffel and I have been refining for some...

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Lighten up for walleye
Blogs, On The Water Online

Lighten up for walleye

Usually, when friends drop by to spend a few days fishing with you, Mr. Murphy - you know, Murphy's Law - hops into the boat with you and the activity level heads south.  Not so last week, though, as buddy Gary Mantil discovered when he flew up to spend a few days walleye...

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From the archives: Record waiting time
Blogs, Weird, Wild and Wacky

From the archives: Record waiting time

Hunters know a thing or two about patience, but perhaps none more than Yukon guide Paul Deuling, who waited more than two decades to be recognized as the shooter of the world’s biggest mountain caribou. When Deuling first saw a huge mountain caribou while solo hunting for...

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This gives new meaning to the term “toothy critters”
Blogs, On The Water Online

This gives new meaning to the term “toothy critters”

Okay, it is confession time.   Whenever I read Gary Larson's Far Side comic strip in the newspaper it usually breaks me up, brings tears to my eyes and I can't stop laughing.  Especially, the ones that put animals and humans on an equal footing, or reverse roles so that the...

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New LiveTarget Yearling
Blogs, Gear, On The Water Online

New LiveTarget Yearling

There was a product at this year's ICAST show that I wanted to tell you about before I folded up my tent and headed for home.  In fact, I wrote the following at 6:00 in the morning, in the Orlando, Florida airport, as I waited to board the plane for the flight home.  I figured...

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Young anglers rescue drowning baby moose
Blogs, Weird, Wild and Wacky

Young anglers rescue drowning baby moose

A quartet of anglers fishing a lake near Thunder Bay caught a lot more than they bargained for this past spring. Their unexpected catch? Two baby moose.  On the Sunday of the May long weekend, Niall McKee, 25, and his friend Claire Polari, 24, were in one boat jigging for...

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On the water with Outdoor Canada
Field Findings

On the water with Outdoor Canada

A video snapshot of Outdoor Canada's summer of fishing (so far!) about our Alumacraft Dominator 185 LD

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