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.

Recent Posts

Why Gord Pyzer wants summertime walleye anglers to "come over to the dark side"
Jul 20, 2018
To land fish on the brightest days, follow the shadows. Here’s how
Why these hot, humid dog days of summer actually mean great fishing
Jul 10, 2018
Bass, walleye, northern pike, perch and crappies love the stifling heat—if you know how to find 'em
On the Water Online
Can't find any smallmouth bass? Start by locating their spawning nests
Jul 9, 2018
Bronzebacks are year-round homebodies—especially if there’s food nearby
National Fishing Week - Join The Tradition
Jun 29, 2018
I was doing my weekly Fish Talk With The Doc segment on the Outdoor Journal Radio Show with Angelo Viola a couple of weeks ago on Father's Day weekend, and out of the blue Ang asked if I was doing...
On the Water Online
For the wildest walleye action, hit the water after dark. Here's how
Jun 27, 2018
Night fishing: What you need to know about the science, timing, tactics and spots
Night and day changes
Jun 16, 2018
So much of what we do when we enjoy a successful day of fishing is instinctive and intuitive. I always think it is important, too, that we don't over think or complicate a problem, when the solution is often staring...
On the Water Online
Why the world's top muskie anglers use small baits in the early season
Jun 13, 2018
6” to 8” lures are tops on opening day—but not for the reason you think
Heating up the action: How water temperature upsets the walleye apple cart
Jun 9, 2018
The day you stop learning about fishing is the day you start falling behind, and last Saturday was a walleye lesson for the ages on Falcon Lake, Manitoba
These black crappie spots are incredible, but no one fishes them
Jun 5, 2018
How to pull slab crappies out of the gnarliest wood piles
6 Canadian trout experts reveal their secret fishing techniques
May 25, 2018
Try these tactics to land more—and bigger—rainbows, brookies and lake trout
Dating your line: How to keep track of how old the fishing line is on each of your reels
May 19, 2018
Use this trick and you'll never forget when it's time to replace your line
On the Water Online
How to catch the northern pike of a lifetime... this long weekend!
May 18, 2018
Gord Pyzer reveals his top tactic for hooking monster early-season pike in the shallows
How to catch walleye all year long with the jigging minnow
May 11, 2018
Gord Pyzer says this ice-fishing lure is lethal in every season—if you know these secret strategies
The evil eye: Can fish stick their heads out of the water and size up the situation?
May 9, 2018
Some expert anglers and scientists think savvy fish really can see you, and react to the danger
On the Water Online
Don't' be fooled by fish colouration
Apr 30, 2018
Gord Pyzer explains why some species show such remarkable variation in colours and patterns
On the Water Online
Why sometimes the best fishing strategy is to just be yourself
Apr 21, 2018
Exclusive video: Gord Pyzer says you can never go wrong by leading with your angling strength
On the Water Online
Tackle Week 2018: The year's must-have new angling accessories
Apr 18, 2018
You’ll wonder how you ever fished without these sonars, lines, tackle totes, lights and more
Tackle Week 2018: The best new rods, reels and combos for Canadian anglers
Apr 17, 2018
Great new hardware, including value outfits, tactic-specific rods and really cool reels
Tackle Week 2018: 14 new lures for walleye, bass, trout, muskies and more
Apr 16, 2018
The latest swimbaits, topwaters, soft-plastics, spinners, jerkbaits and jigs for Canadian anglers
Product review: Rapala Concept Multiplier Ice Reel
Apr 7, 2018
We overuse the term "game changer" to describe fishing products, but this is one
On the Water Online
Down by the River: A book you're going to want to read to your children
Mar 30, 2018
When my daughters were young I wish I could have read them books like this delightful fishing story
On the Water Online
Pro secret: The #1 rig for slaying early-season yellow perch
Mar 27, 2018
Gord Pyzer shares his simple, lethal twist on the classic drop-shot set-up
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