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

How the Doc modifies his Williams Whitefish spoons
Oct 15, 2016
Exclusive video: Watch Gord Pyzer make this great all-Canadian lure even more lethal
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3 pro secrets for catching big fall walleye... anywhere in Canada!
Oct 13, 2016
Deadly, little-known tactics for prairie lakes, Shield lakes and rivers
Revealed: Kevin VanDam's secret fall smallmouth bass technique
Oct 5, 2016
To slay smallies, speed-retrieve a spinnerbait like the legendary pro. Here's how
Slow-, medium- and fast-retrieve ratio reels: The real deal on reel speed
Oct 1, 2016
Why reel speed matters, and how to pick the right one for every occasion
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Burn baby burn! Why you're fishing your autumn spinnerbaits way too slow
Sep 22, 2016
Video tip: The Kevin Van Dam plan drives bass, pike and muskies crazy in fall!
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How one Canadian bass pro hit the podium by “managing” the baitfish
Sep 19, 2016
To catch aggressive fall bass and walleye, monitor, match and manipulate their forage
The BOATSTIX is a marriage saver
Sep 12, 2016
I used to say that before a couple gets married they should go on a multi-day wilderness canoe camping trip together.  Especially, during unseasonably wet and cold weather and with a minimum of gear.  If they can endure long soggy...
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The Doc reveals the two key secrets of fishing docks
Aug 29, 2016
Video tip: Docks are probably the best form of man-made fishing cover ever constructed. Here's how to take advantage
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How to catch walleye anywhere, any time, with the most versatile lure of all
Aug 19, 2016
Gord Pyzer reveals his all-time top 5 jigging tactics for walleye
Everything you wanted to know about soft-plastic lures
Aug 16, 2016
Fishing editor Gord Pyzer gets some expert advice on the pros and cons of hand-poured and injection-moulded soft-plastic lures
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Going after summer lake trout? Put away the trolling gear!
Aug 12, 2016
For hottest laker bite, think like an ice angler and jig vertically. Here’s where and how to do it
Why New Brunswick’s striped bass bonanza is the East Coast’s hottest ticket
Aug 8, 2016
Take a break, Atlantic salmon—for non-stop angling action, try the Miramichi’s stripers
Summer walleye secret: How to find every fish in the lake
Aug 5, 2016
In this classic video tip, Gord Pyzer explains how to find hot-weather walleye, and the bait you need to catch ’em
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The topwater bass technique the pros don’t want you to know
Aug 4, 2016
In this video, Gord Pyzer reveals a trick for fishing soft-plastic stickbaits—on the surface!
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Catch more summer bass with this simple, yet amazingly effective set-up
Jul 15, 2016
How to rig and fish a soft-plastic worm so bass go totally wacky for it
Leapin' lizards: How to keep a jumping fish on the line
Jul 9, 2016
In this video blog, Gord Pyzer explains how to land a leaper
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Celebrate National Fishing Week with this rod and reel giveaway
Jun 23, 2016
Also, hear how Canada's awesome fishing could solve all the world's problems
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DaVinci Code Bucketmouths
Jun 22, 2016
One of the most challenging periods of the bass fishing season for many anglers is the post spawn phase that we're now entering. It is a time of major change when the males, in particular, are vacating their parental...
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5 more tips for slamming slab crappies all season
Jun 16, 2016
Finding these tasty panfish in summer can be tough, but not if you follow these tips from champion crappie anglers
Toothy Critter Time On Top
Jun 6, 2016
It is that time of the year again, when anglers who chase big toothy critters walk around with perpetual smiles on their faces.  The muskie season is opening up across the country, as we speak, and anglers who are fishing for...
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For a tough spring walleye bite, try this simple, deadly bobber rig
May 27, 2016
Walleye giving you the slip? Then it’s time to give them the slip bobber
The real truth about black spot disease, and how it affects fish
May 26, 2016
It's common across North America, and the science behind it is amazing
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