Livin’ on the edge
Sep 22, 2009
Now tell me, honestly, how do you ever get excited again about catching 5 and 6 pound walleye, 3 and 4 pound smallmouth bass, even 20 and 30 pound northern pike, muskies, lake trout and salmon after you...
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Chasing late-November rainbows
Nov 26, 2009
When the president and the vice-president request your presence, you comply. So it was yesterday that I had no choice but to go fishing with Gord Deval and Jim Lloyd, president and vice-president respectively of the Scarborough...
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More woodcock for the pot!
Oct 19, 2009
I had another great morning hike through the blackberry canes on Saturday with my timberdoodle tutor Al Davy, putting two birds apiece in the game bag (that’s Al with our haul). Al, one of Outdoor Canada’s field...
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Finally, a bit of time for a bit of hunting
Oct 15, 2009
uge apologies to followers of this blog. I’ve been too bogged down to blog, what with the move to our new office digs and all. We’re settled in now at 54 St. Patrick Street in downtown TO,
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Fishing, poker and plinking: Round 2
Sep 29, 2009
The 2nd Bi-Annual Haverhill Boys’ Bass, Poker and Sharpshooting Tournament is all but history. Without getting into all the gory details, here are the “winners” of the three competitive categories. Fishing: Jon Baker and yours truly. Why’d we...
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Lake Simcoe, gobies & a boys’ getaway
Sep 24, 2009
This blog entry is a tad late, as I’ve been busy tying up loose ends here at our current office as we prepare to shift to our new, shared digs with Cottage Life and Explore magazines in downtown...
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Outdoor Canada on the move
Sep 18, 2009
I have some exciting news to report today: Outdoor Canada, along with sister Transcontinental Media magazine Canadian Home Workshop, has been sold to Quarto Communications, publishers of Cottage Life and explore magazines. The sale was announced late yesterday, and we’ll...
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Do you have a Pleasure Craft Operator Card?
Sep 16, 2009
Time’s up. Yesterday was the deadline for all boaters in Canada to secure their own Pleasure Craft Operator Card. From now on, if the cops catch you running any motorized vessel—including personal watercraft—without a card, your could face...
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Bass on the fly on Ontario’s Saugeen
Sep 11, 2009
I’ve drifted Ontario’s Maitland River twice now with fishing guide Mike Verhoef, so when he invited me to do a drift down the Saugeen yesterday, I of course jumped at the chance. There’s nothing like sliding down...
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What’s up with Lake Simcoe?
Sep 7, 2009
Apologies to regular readers of this blog, since this blog has been anything but regular of late. At the office, we’ve had two back-to-back magazines to kick out the door, which has kept me glued to my seat.
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My new French fishing buddies
Aug 19, 2009
The only thing better than getting on the fish is getting kids on the fish. I’m just back from a couple of nights on Leonard Lake near Bracebridge in Muskoka, Ontario. The smallmouth bass where hitting nicely...
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Where in the world is Walsh?
Aug 5, 2009
Apologies to regular readers of this blog. I’ve been on deadline at the office, hammering away to clear the decks for a family vacation down to the south Jersey coast and the Atlantic Ocean. We’re off tomorrow for...
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Back out on Lake Ontario for smallies
Jul 31, 2009
Well, I got a bit of a smallmouth bass fix yesterday, bombing around the east end of Lake Ontario with bass pro Derek Strub and Tom McMurray, the advertising and creative director from Normark. The trip was...
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Heading out for giant smallies
Jul 29, 2009
I’ve been chained to the desk the last few weeks, and other than a few jaunts to my local largemouth pond, there hasn’t been much fishing. And I have to tell you, it’s killing me. That’s why I’m...
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Check out our new Facebook fan page
Jul 24, 2009
To all you Facebookers out there, take a minute and check out Outdoor Canada’s new Facebook fan page. And it would be great if you joined us, too. It should prove to be a great way to meet...
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Checking out the best new tackle
Jul 17, 2009
For the die-hard angler, this is heaven on earth—at least when it comes to checking out new tackle. Our Fishing Editor, Gord Pyzer, is currently down in Orlando, Florida, attending the mammoth International Convention of Allied Sportfishing...
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Of boys and bass (and poker and shootin’)
Jul 13, 2009
Well, the 1st Annual Haverhill Boys’ Bass, Poker and Sharpshooting Tournament is now all but history. All went according to plan, which is to say no one followed the tournament rules (catch fish, tape fish, take photo,
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A good night for TV’s Fish’n Canada
Jul 10, 2009
The folks over at TV’s Fish’n Canada show have been sitting on this little nugget since mid-April, but decided to cast it out to the larger angling community just yesterday (or at least that’s when I received their...
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It’s National Fishing Week!
Jul 6, 2009
I’m sure most of you know this already, but we’re currently in the midst of National Fishing Week, which began on Saturday and runs through to July 12. Designed to encourage folks from all walks of life...
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Day six at Wolf Lake, Yukon
Jun 29, 2009
The lure of the Wolf River and its Arctic grayling was too great. So that’s where Gord and I spent our entire last day. We didn’t count the fish (here’s a photo of just one). I could tell...
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Day five at Wolf Lake, Yukon
Jun 27, 2009
When I first came up here, the thing that intrigued me most was the Arctic grayling fishing on the Wolf River. After that first taste a few days ago, I knew I had to go back. And...
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Days three & four at Wolf Lake, Yukon
Jun 27, 2009
Too much fishing to blog. Watch the March 2010 issue of Outdoor Canada for full details of this trip, but here’s a brief rundown of the last two days. After a slow morning on Wolf (just one laker), Day 3’s...
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