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

Ice-fishing Friday: Catch 4 times more fish with this simple tackle hack
Mar 16, 2018
A spring bobber can save the day when they’re biting light. Here’s how
Ice Fishing
Ice-fishing Friday: These perch lures aren't nationally famous—but they should be
Mar 9, 2018
Beaded spoons (aka Russian hooks) trigger yellow perch bites like no other lure
Ice Fishing
Gord Pyzer's Celebrity Chef-winning recipe: Decadent Almond-Crusted Walleye
Mar 8, 2018
At last week’s Mid-Canada Boat Show, judges were blown away by this simple, sumptuous fish dish
On the Water Online
Why swingers catch more fish than any other ice anglers
Mar 7, 2018
The simple, lethal lure hack OC's fishing editor tried (but failed) to keep secret
Ice Fishing
Solving the mysteries of springtime walleye
Feb 28, 2018
Why are there more male walleye than females in the spring, and how do you tell them apart?
On the Water Online
Ice-fishing Friday: If you only own a single ice-fishing lure, make it this one
Feb 23, 2018
Horizontal jigging minnows are the all-time great hardwater bait. Here's why
Ice Fishing
Ice-fishing Friday: The most effective way to rig and use live bait
Feb 16, 2018
Gord Pyzer reveals 4 secret tricks for making your minnows irresistible to perch and walleye
Ice Fishing
Manitoba's Master Angler Awards: Why this is a tourism—and conservation—program worth imitating
Feb 8, 2018
For more than 50 years, this program has inspired anglers, collected data and promoted catch-and-release
On the Water Online
Ice-fishing Friday: The lethal attract-and-trigger trick for hooking walleye, perch and northern pike
Feb 2, 2018
The secret is a two-phase presentation. Here’s how to do it (+ a bonus tip!)
Ice Fishing
How to pick the right ice-fishing rod for every situation
Jan 30, 2018
If you want to ice big fish, make sure you're not bringing a knife to a gunfight
On the Water Online
Ice-fishing Friday: How to catch more walleye by "pounding" your baits
Jan 26, 2018
Originally developed for burbot, this simple, easy-to-learn trick is irresistible to winter walleye
Ice Fishing
Why ice fishing requires a sharp mind—and sharper hooks
Jan 23, 2018
Or how even Gord Pyzer sometimes forgets to follow this crucial rule about tackle
On the Water Online
The simple, easy way to repair soft-plastic baits
Jan 13, 2018
Exclusive video: New product is perfect for gluing grubs, worms and swimbaits back together
On the Water Online
Ice-fishing Friday: The never-fail trick for locating early-season fish
Jan 12, 2018
Gord Pyzer explains why trout, walleye, pike and perch are easier to find than you think
Why you should always, always, ALWAYS release big fish
Jan 10, 2018
The science is conclusive: Eat the little ones, and let the lunkers keep spawning
Ice-fishing Friday: The #1 factor for locating lake trout
Dec 29, 2017
To find suspended lakers, you need to find their food. Here's how
Ice Fishing
Why you should try ice fishing for splake this winter
Dec 27, 2017
Gord Pyzer's top baits and locations for catching these super-cool hybrid trout
On the Water Online
Drumming up burbot: New science explains this lethal ice-fishing tactic
Dec 7, 2017
The hottest hardwater trick for icing burbot is banging big jigs on the bottom. Here's why it works
On the Water Online
Want to land a monster fall muskie? Toss a giant bait into moving water
Dec 7, 2017
Fishing editor Gord Pyzer reveals his top fall muskie spots—and why they’re all rivers
Why fish just might hold the secret to treating heart disease!
Nov 29, 2017
New discoveries about the hearts of rainbow trout offer incredible possibilities for human cardiac care
On the Water Online
Secret tackle hack: How to give your jig incredible action
Nov 21, 2017
This simple, brilliant and extremely lethal trick makes jigs wobble and kick like a crankbait
On the Water Online
4 secrets for locating late-fall walleye, bass, northern pike, muskies and yellow perch
Nov 17, 2017
As water temperatures drop, the fish move—a lot. Here's how Gord Pyzer finds 'em
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