Tackle Week 2017: Awesome new must-have accessories for Canadian anglers

Catching Canada: The accessories

Excellent new goodies and gizmos for boat safety and control, plus eyewear, tackle organization and more

Best new electric trolling motor



For years, anglers have had two choices when it comes to electric trolling motors: the deep-water benefits of wireless motors featuring Spot-Lock, iTracks and remote steering capabilities, or the shallow-water precision and responsiveness of foot-controlled, cable-driven units. The new MinnKota Ultrex combines the best of both worlds, merging the body of the legendary Fortrex foot-control motor with the brains of i-Pilot. Available in both 24-volt, 80-pound-thrust and 36-volt, 112-pound-thrust versions, the Ultrex is a game changer.

Johnson Outdoors, (905) 634-0023;

Gord Pyzer

Gord Pyzer

Fishing Editor Gord Pyzer is widely regarded as Canada's most scientific angler. Known in fishing circles as Doctor Pyzer, he worked for 30 years as a senior manager with Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources before devoting all his energies to fishing. A member of the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, the award-winning writer is also an internationally sought out speaker, tournament angler and field editor with In-Fisherman Magazine and Television. As well, he co-hosts the Real Fishing Radio Show with Bob Izumi. Catch Gord on the Outdoor Journal Radio Show live every Saturday morning 8:05AM EST. If you're in southern Ontario, tune your radio to Sportsnet 590 The FAN AM or visit and listen live online.

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