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Five floats to fit your panfish needs

by Justin Hoffman

Not all floats are created equal. Here’s a sample of what to stock in your panfish box. Read more

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The spring approach to Long Point Bay

Plenty of perch and pike if you know where to look Read more

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Spring crappies – when the wind can be your friend

Coping with conditions can be key to fishing success Read more


Master Your Cast

Go further and hit your target with these tips. Read more

8-year-old Kolton's first time ice fishing for perch on beautiful Lake Simcoe

Photo Friday – April 18

Ready to kiss the ice and snow goodbye? We’re not too sure 8-year-old Kolton is. He had a great time ice fishing for perch on Lake Simcoe this winter. Do … Read more

There's a large assortment of tiny jigs that will entice winter panfish.

Itty-Bitty Ice Baits for Panfish

Include these minuscule decoys in your tackle box this winter. Read more

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Perch and Walleye down on Erie

A further cut in the Total Allowable Catch for Lake Erie perch and walleye is a sign of the declining health of the resource. Read more


Western Lake Erie: Good Bet for Perch

Rigged and ready for perch, we’re heading for Grubb’s Reef, a shoal off Point Pelee where 10-foot shallows rise from the surrounding 30-plus foot depths… Read more

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Drop Moves For Panfish

When it comes to piquing panfish interest, a bait’s motion must have an attractive action, but also be an easy target. Regardless of the style of lure, paying attention to its sinking speed will increase your catch. Read more


Sighting in on Bluegills

Many of us got hooked on fishing because of sunfish, and the start of the open water season is the perfect time to rekindle your relationship with them. I particularly … Read more