Strangest Catch Of The Year

During the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, I love getting together and visiting with family and friends. During the many visits throughout the holiday, it never fails that at some point the conversation always comes around to the past fishing season and each year I always get asked the same question: What was the strangest fish I caught during the year? I had the good fortune of fishing in three different states and four different provinces during the 2014 season and caught 42 different saltwater and freshwater fish species. I caught my first leopard shark, catfish, eel and a few … Read more »

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You Never Know What Will Come To The Surface

If your call the prairie provinces home, like I do, and you’ve dreamed of fishing Canada’s west coast, you need to do it now. I had the good fortune of fishing with Serengeti Fishing Charters during the month of June, with two good friends, and it was a trip of a lifetime – one I will never forget. Aside from the great company and friends I was with, fishing the west coast is nothing like targeting walleye, pike, perch or any of the many trout species for which the prairie provinces are famous. On the west coast, every time you … Read more »

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Just For The Halibut

I recently had the good fortune of fishing the west coast with Serengeti Fishing Charters. Myself, fellow outdoor writer Brad Fenson and good friend Cam Morison spent three days fishing for salmon, rock and bottom fish and, of course, halibut. The first morning, to say “the seas were angry” was an understatement. With 10 to 14-foot swells, it was making it tough to stay on the prime halibut spots. However, our guides Dave and Lane moved us between two small islands, which protected us from the rough waters and we were able to land lingcod, red snapper and a variety … Read more »

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Leopard Sharks Near Alcatraz

Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles about fishing for saltwater fish!   I consider myself a history fanatic, so when my wife said we’re going on a well-deserved five day family getaway to San Francisco, Calif., I quickly booked a guided tour to see the legendary and historic maximum security prison, Alcatraz. The tour of the prison and Alcatraz Island was everything I could have hoped for. Many of the country’s most dangerous criminals were incarcerated on the island during Alcatraz’s 29-year reign as the most feared prison in the country. And many areas of the prison still … Read more »

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Sockeye Returns Show Stronger Numbers

Predictions for this summer’s sockeye salmon returns in BC seem to be improving. Click here to read the entire article.

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Gear Review: Steez Flourocarbon Line

New for 2012 — Steez’s green coloured, super soft, super strong 100 per cent Fluorocarbon line that has the flexibility and castability of regular monofilament. Formulated exclusively for Steez spinning and casting reels, it is highly resistant to abrasion and offers a faster sink rate than monofilament. Parallel winding on the filler spool prevents dents and inconsistency in roundness that can reduce casting efficiency. Steez fluorocarbon line is available in pound-tests between five and 20, and come in 125-yard spools. Looking For More Fishing Line Info? CLICK HERE Join Us On Facebook! Do You Like What You’re Reading? Subscribe To … Read more »

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Your Guide To Understanding Fishing Line

Monofilament, flourocarbon, braided, superlines, copolymer — what’s the difference between the different fishing lines on the market? Two and a half hours into an epic struggle with a monster tarpon and the only connection that existed between it and me was a spool of 30-pound-test monofilament fishing line. I could not believe it had held this long. The battle had pushed my limits to the wall and had eaten up eight kilometres of Costa Rica’s Rio Colorado River. Thankfully, I was finally able to bring this 130-pound monster boatside and release it to fight another day. Unquestionably, this was a … Read more »

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Gear Review: Williams New 2012 Lure Lineup

Check out these new lures from Williams for the 2012 fishing season. Williams has two new lure series for 2012. The first, dubbed the Nipigon, is a slender bodied 2 1/2″, 1/3 oz spoon that imitates a baitfish in distress. Available in 8 colors, featuring a red treble hook and a red 3D eye with a chartreuse halo that is UV reactive. The second, dubbed the Yukon, is a wide bodied 1/2 oz casting spoon. Available in 6 colors, featuring a red treble hook with red UV reactive tube and a 3D eye with a chartreuse halo that is UV … Read more »

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