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Thunder Bay Steelhead Run Starting Early This Spring

By: Tom Armstrong Unseasonably warm weather has put us ahead of schedule in the greater Thunder Bay area. At this time last year we had snow along Superior’s north shore. This spring we're in t-shirts steelhead fishing. Ironically, as I’m writing this snowflakes started falling. Regardless of the weather, steelhead have started to migrate into [...]

Fire Dye Suckers – Boosting Action on Ontario Ice

By: Tom Armstrong After being introduced to Pautzke's Fire Dye last winter when brook trout fishing, (https://youtu.be/XSt7YeHxFjY) it’s become something I use every time I’m on the ice. Most recently we used it in Northern Ontario for walleye and burbot. It’s a cool product that adds intense colour to your bait, increasing the baits reflective [...]

Spring Creek Trout Finicky With Heavy Pressure

By: Tom Armstrong Following a Northern Ontario to Pennsylvania for a fishing/sports weekend this FireBlog has a different twist. I flew south late last week and teamed up with Chris Shaffer of Pautzke to catch golden rainbows and steelhead while also hitting a slough of sporting events (Penguins, WVU football & Penn State hockey). I’ve [...]

Steelhead Alley Creeks Producing Chromers

By: Tom Armstrong For nearly two decades I’ve fished steelhead on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes. Meanwhile, yesterday was my first time casting to steelhead in Pennsylvania’s Steelhead Alley on Lake Erie's south shore. I was with Chris Shaffer of Pautzke, on the fourth of a five-day sports/fishing expedition. After catching a college [...]

Northern Ontario Brook Trout Grabbing Fire Dye Minnows & Worms

By: Tom Armstrong Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources stocks hundreds of lakes in Northern Ontario with brook trout, splake and rainbows. Brook trout are the most abundant. Meanwhile, fishing stocked brookies can be a hit or miss. No matter how good the lake or how large of a stocking it receives catching brooks is never [...]

Ontario Ice Anglers Catching Lings on Brined Bait

By: Tom Armstrong It’s been a different year for ice anglers in Northwestern Ontario. We’ve had less cold weather than usual and much less snow. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of ice fishing opportunities that should last through March. Actually, it’s been a nice change. The more mild weather had anglers sporting t-shirts at times in February, [...]

Ontario’s Nipigon Salmon: A Few Weeks Left in the Action

By: Tom Armstrong It’s fall salmon season on the north shore of Lake Superior where we are enjoying another consistent Chinook run on the Nipigon River, our most popular river, and many of the smaller, lesser known tributaries. There’s nothing more beautiful than wading a river amongst the fall colours of Northwestern Ontario and fishing [...]