Before I stepped on my flight to western coast of Newfoundland, I had but a vague idea of what I wanted to see and do. What ultimately unfolded was an uncanny turn of events that left me in awe.
One thing simply led to another on this trip. Read more
I could name this one “The trip when we drove past 40 hours of farmland”, but that was only the means to the end of dabbling in the beauty of the Ozarks. Thanks to Ben’s great species-hunting intel and Ken’s impeccable trip planning skills, there I was yet again behind the wheel of the unstoppable beige Corolla. Read more
Springtime in Virginia brings with it the allure of Northern snakehead and a shad run into the Potomac River. On my last trip, I had failed at finding these snakehead and, while catching hickory shad, hadn’t found any blueback herring. Read more
There I was floating alone on my kayak, in the dark, and in the middle of nowhere as meteors pierced the sky overhead. Things were perfect.
Rewinding to earlier that day, I had left work on a Friday afternoon and pondered the six hour drive and two hour paddle in the dark I had ahead of me. Read more
With the salmon just beginning to make their appearance at Lake Ontario’s tributary mouths, I made one more camping trip to Georgian Bay before I would be swept away by salmon fever. Things began exactly as they did on my previous trip and I had camp set up by nightfall. Read more
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
Walked around the corner from home to do some bait catching for an upcoming trip to my friend’s cottage. Half the submerged shopping cart seemed good place to start!
I focused on the slack water just upstream that shopping cart.
I started with a #12ish hook but I wanted some smaller creek chubs, so I tied on a #22. 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
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
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
It was many months ago when Ken cordially invited me to join him on a road trip to Florida for some hard-core fishing. Our focus on this trip would be to add as many new fish species as possible to our ever-expanding lifelists. Read more