Our most popular online stories of the year, as clicked on by you—our awesome readers!
Over the last 12 months, we’ve posted some 280 stories on OutdoorCanada.ca, packed with hunting, fishing and conservation know-how, hot spots and tales of exciting adventures, both close to home and across this great land.
This year’s most popular posts include perennial favourites such as our gear round-ups and gift guides. Our most popular how-to stories included fishing editor Gord Pyzer’s comprehensive guide to ice fishing for northern pike, and fishing baits you can find in grocery and pet stores. And coming in at #1 is something a little different for Outdoor Canada, but a story that obviously struck a chord with is combination of fishing, bootlegging, gambling and gangsters…
“The waves crash upon the limestone shores of Middle Island, a small, woody 18.5-hectare speck of land in Lake Erie, lying a mere half-kilometre from the U.S. border. Sitting atop a rocky shoreline outcropping, the rotted-out hull of a long-forgotten fishing boat overlooks the aquamarine shallows. And just inside the treeline, you’ll find the ruins of the once great Lake Erie Fishing Club, founded by Italian-American gangster Joe Roscoe from Toledo, Ohio. While some fishing definitely took place at the resort on Canada’s southernmost point of land, it mainly served as a notorious destination for lavish parties, a cover for illicit activities and a strategic waypoint for rum-running during Prohibition…”