Dragging the kayak from its winter slumber to its new summer home atop my vehicle is an event I look forward to all winter long. There it remains, until next winter, ready to propel me to new fishing adventures on any whim. Read more
Aside from catching my first gizzard shad, I wanted to share some other highlights of my fall-time fishing.
While most of my hours were spent in the kayak, I did spend a few sessions chasing steelhead in the open sections of Lake Ontario’s tributaries. Read more
There was a lot of surface activity yesterday morning. Just as in spring, the gizzard shad were making splashes. A species that had disappeared for the summer had returned in numbers to the outflow.
I haven’t been able to catch one fairly, until today. Read more
Over the past three years, fishing has meant quite a few different things to me. It has been a means to a multitude of ends. A means to adventure, exploration, solitude, and learning. A means to connect with something real in a world of invented entertainment. Read more
No matter how long I fish or how many fish I catch or fail to catch, there will be always be those special fish that will remain forever etched in my memory. This evening I had the pleasure of creating a new memory of the sort. Read more
Nearly 6 hours into my fish on Simcoe, searching for fish that were no longer around, I spotted a bunch of birds off in the distance. I decided to join them since it would more exciting than my current activities of skunkage. Read more
I had the chance to take the Tarpon out after work to the outflow. What I immediately noticed was that the water was covered in dead flies. There were no flies buzzing around, but the entire surface of the water was covered! Read more
It’s been a different kind of April. Last year I spent the spring looking for steelhead, suckers, and carp in Lake O’s tiny tributaries. This year I spent quite a bit of time zipping up the dry suit and paddling along Lake Ontario’s bland shoreline. Read more
I haven’t fished in ages. I’ve been pouring all of my time into preparing for my upcoming fishing vacation in Florida with Ken.
But, I finally got what I was wishing for, a calm day! This would be my first venture to the outflow under cold water conditions. Read more
What sort of fishing ate up the bulk of my September fishing time? Pier fishing for salmon of course! Thanks to tips from Ken, I was finally able to figure it out.
This was a code I failed to crack in August. Read more
Trolling… paddling a long way but not ending up anywhere. =)
Below are two more attempts to catch staging Chinook salmon from my kayak out on Lake Ontario.
I didn’t have too long this morning, since the wind was beginning to pick up. Read more
Well it’s that time of year in Ontario when I don’t feel so bad about living near Lake Ontario!
I feel a little lucky that my first Lake Ontario salmon (and also my first for-sure-fair-hooked salmon) was a Coho. It’s one for the lifelist as well, bringing me up to 121 I believe. Read more