Georgian Bay is quite the destination here in Ontario. It’s a massive bay of Lake Huron with swiss-cheese-like shorelines studded with countless islands, shoals and channels. It could take well over a lifetime to explore the limitless bays and back bays of this geographical marvel. Read more
There was a great deal of diversity planned into this road trip. From obscure sunfish, to voracious catfish this would be one to keep us on our toes.
After an endeavoring drive south, Ken and I found ourselves poking around a salty, sandy area of Sandy Hook, NJ, for some tiny new life list entries. 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
Last year I had quite the blunder trying for my lifer rainbow darters. Lots of wind and freezing water.
Today I had my revenge! Armed with some sampling information, I went out in search of a lifer Redside Dace… instead I found something just as colourful darting around! Read more
Another year, another road trip down to Florida with Ken. This time, we’d be joining forces with another avid species hunter, Ben, in our quest to pillage Florida’s spoils of diversity. I don’t think I have ever used the phrase “What is that?” with such fervor and frequency. 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
Here’s a report that hails from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada. I’ve recently been exploring fishing from my “new” Tarpon 140 kayak.
The water outflow from a nearby factory is a magnet for a wide array of species in the spring and fall, but it’s not a popular fishing destination in the summer. Read more
Heading home from the cottage this weekend, I decided to try for some blondes. I had no craft, but I brought my inflatable beach toy…
As my friend put it, I was one headshake away from disaster.
I began by paddling myself out to likely structures and chucking live minnows in them. Read more
After work today (yes, work on a stat holiday), I headed out to the same small pool that produced my lifer rainbow darter last week. There were many other darters around, and I figured I’d try to catch them… plus… this area is known to have “abundant” redside dace. Read more
I headed out on Saturday with a single target in mind: longnose gar. To aid me in my journey to another lifelist entry, Ken had been generous enough to share both his technique and location with me.
I arrived with plans to do some wading, but then had a better idea. Read more
10 months and 6 days ago I set out for my first ever attempt at microfishing. It was the the day I first began tracking my fishing species lifelist.
The target on that day was sticklebacks and I had returned empty-handed. Read more
Lake whitefish are finally mine!
I drove up north on Wednesday for another “one last stab” at knabbing my first lake whitefish through the ice. I arrived at my spot in the afternoon to find large schools of baitfish from 80 fow to 30 fow. Read more