For our 2016 Fishing Special issue, Outdoor Canada recruited a supergroup of acclaimed Canadian recording artists, who also happen to be hard-core anglers. And these fishin’ musicians agreed to sing about their favourite Canadian fishing holes—74 in all. For the full list, see The Fishin’ Musicians.
As the drummer for Warner Music pop band Eleven Past One, Steve Patenaude should be on top of the world. In 2014, the group’s catchy “The World is Ours” hit gold-record status in Canada, and the band will debut new tunes later this year. But Bowmanville, Ontario’s Patenaude has a big worry—as the band gets bigger, he may have less time for fishing. “Ever since catching my first sunfish at age five, I’ve been addicted,” he says. How addicted? In 2015, Patenaude entered eight bass tournaments, placing in the top 10 in three of them. His hot spots cover the full southern Ontario season, from winter walleye to fall steelhead.