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

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
Black Spot Disease
May 26, 2016
I am digging into the email box this week and interestingly, two anglers from Manitoba have sent me images of northern pike they caught recently, asking the same question.  The first angler was Marcel Laferriere, who I had the pleasure of...
On the Water Online
5 crucial tips for consistently catching giant black crappies
May 26, 2016
What you need to know about finding—and catching—spring and early-summer slabs
Early-season walleye tricks from a top fishing guide
May 21, 2016
When Ontario guide Taro Murata absolutely has to put clients on walleye, here's how he does it
On the Water Online
Would you rather be a Canadian or an American Smallmouth Bass?
May 11, 2016
U.S. smallies live hot and fast, while our bass live life at a slow burn. Find out why it matters
On the Water Online
Video tip: Land more lunkers by learning how to read a fish's body language
May 5, 2016
When you spot a fish in the shallows, its behavior tells you how to catch it. Find out how
On the Water Online
This simple rig catches walleye, panfish and trout like crazy—and you’re not using it!
Apr 29, 2016
How to catch almost any Canadian fish that swims on a drop-shot rig
Why this champion angler says seeing is believing
Apr 21, 2016
Legendary Canadian tournament pro Dave Chong's secret fishing weapon: polarized shades
On the Water Online
Tackle week 2016: 8 essential new angling accessories
Apr 6, 2016
The latest fishing electronics and high-tech lines, plus gear for anchoring, trolling and trailering
Tackle week 2016: The year’s best new rods and reels
Apr 5, 2016
New hardware for baitcasting, spinning and helping physically challenged anglers
Tackle Week 2016: 10 must-have new lures for Canadian anglers
Apr 4, 2016
The hottest new jigs, topwaters, swimbaits, cranks and more for walleye, muskie, bass, pike and trout
How to catch the biggest fish of your life this year
Mar 28, 2016
Fishing editor Gord Pyzer shares his four-point plan for landing trophy fish
Excel Bucket Caddy: Love at first sight
Mar 25, 2016
I am not usually impulsive.  Okay, who am I kidding?  I can't pass by anything that looks new and exciting and fishing /  hunting related, without playing with it like a kid.  Sometimes the product pans out as advertised and sometimes...
On the Water Online
Why confidence in your lure is more important than its colour
Mar 17, 2016
Are these huge Manitoba walleyes colour-blind? Nope. They just don’t care about lure colour
On the Water Online
Late-season secret: How to target walleye during March Madness
Mar 12, 2016
Last-ice promises the winter's hottest walleye action... if you hit the right spots
Ice Fishing
Ice-fishing Friday: Essential tricks for tempting cautious crappies
Mar 11, 2016
Fire up wintertime slabs with this sneaky “surf and turf” set-up
Ice Fishing
Why Canadian families who fish together could end up doing time together
Mar 8, 2016
New private member’s bill boosting animal rights could criminalize fishing and hunting
On the Water Online
Ice-fishing Friday: Why you should hit the ice for Canada’s most underrated gamefish: burbot
Mar 4, 2016
An in-depth Q&Q with Saskatchewan ling expert Jeff Matity
Ice Fishing
Making winter lemonade: Multi-species magic during the February doldrums
Feb 29, 2016
When the mid-season ice-fishing gets tough, it’s time to get a little creative
On the Water Online
The BaitCloud breakthrough: A new way to up your ice fishing odds
Feb 22, 2016
This unusual attractant may be the year’s best new hardwater bait
On the Water Online
Ice-fishing Friday: How to torment lake trout and whitefish into biting
Feb 12, 2016
Trigger these aggressive predators by making them work for your bait
Ice Fishing
Why you need to bring a cooler (or two!) when ice fishing
Feb 9, 2016
In this video blog, Gord Pyzer explains why a cooler may be important in winter than in summer
On the Water Online
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