Fishing Basics

Eat What You Catch

For most anglers fishing is about the fun and excitement of heading out for a day on the water, with some friends and just having a good time. I strongly encourage the “catch and release” policy when fishing, but from time to time it doesn’t hurt to keep a few of the fish you catch to enjoy a great shore lunch. Luckily I live in Southern Ontario where most of our lakes and rivers are clean and in turn the fish are healthy which makes them great to eat

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Bass Fishing, Big Business

There are two major tours in bass fishing the B.A.S.S. Tour (The Bass Anglers Sportsman Society) and the Wal-Mart FLW Tour. These tours have the best anglers in the world all competing for millions of dollars in prize money, ya that’s right it’s not a typo, millions of dollars for catching fish. This is just the tip of the iceberg, the money these anglers earn by winning is peanuts compared to the money they earn from sponsors. Just how much money they earn from sponsors is not known since all of these contracts are confidential, but these guys, their boats, and their trucks are all completely covered in ads, not to mention all the commercials, tv shows, seminars, and different trade shows they attend. It all seems pretty easy, getting paid to fish, but it’s far from it. If these guys don’t perform consistently then they fall out of the standings and they can kiss ….

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Fishing with Minnows

The quick, easy, and surefire way to catch fish.

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Gear: The Basics

Learn about the basic gear you need when you head out on your first fishing trip.

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Freeing Up a Snag

When you get snagged, try these methods and hopefully get freed up.

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The Different Reel Types

Learn about the different types of reels on the market.

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Ice fishing 201: Lures and Techniques

Check out Ice Fishing 101: The Basics, and now you can learn about some ice fishing lures and techniques.

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Ice Fishing 101: The Basics

Learn about the first 5 things you need to go ice fishing.

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What Line Do I Need

Learn about the 3 major types of fishing lines, how they work, and when to use them.

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Fishing License, A Must Have For All Anglers

Learn about they types of fishing licenses you can get in Ontario and how to get them.

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