Bass, walleye, trout — no matter what you’re fishing, Ontario OUT of DOORS has the latest tips and tricks.

Warming water not good for fish

by Jeff Helsdon | September 14, 2021

Climate change doesn't bode well for fish, researcher warns, as fish are losing habitat space at the bottom of lakes.

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Learning about the Wolverine

by Jason Bain | September 13, 2021

It wasn’t until my son Joseph and I were plying the weed-choked Scugog River just north of Lindsay during the this year’s bass opener that I really fully appreciated our newly refurbished Wolverine canoe.

fingerling fish being released into a waterway

Community hatcheries keep Ontario stocked

by Mike Beaudin | September 10, 2021

On a late fall morning, a dozen or so volunteers gather on a wooded hill with a magnificent view of Georgian Bay. This group has no interest in the autumn splendour, however.

a large cargo boat with ballasts

New ballast-water regulations applauded

by Jeff Helsdon | September 9, 2021

New ballast-water regulations aim to stop spread of invasive species in Canada. Sea-going vessels have been held responsible in the past.

Grouse on alert

September 2021 solunar calendar

by Editorial Staff | September 3, 2021

The solunar calendar for September 2021 is now available! Get the dates and times when fish and wildlife will be most active this month.

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Balloons cause concern on Lake Erie

by Jeff Helsdon | August 25, 2021

Though balloons usually mean happy times, sometimes the sight of them is no cause for celebration.

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Strategies for catching elusive smallmouth

by Tim Allard | August 23, 2021

Chinwag with smallmouth specialists and you can bet your favourite soft plastic they’ll tell you bass become conditioned to angling pressure.

Boat more walleye with artificial worms

by Tim Allard | August 16, 2021

When it comes to soft baits, worm profiles regularly put walleye in my boat. Fish can’t resist the thin silhouette and wispy action.

Rowan Lake: a fly-in muskie adventure

by Alyssa Lloyd | August 9, 2021

After watching my angling partners cast before making my own, I glanced down at my bucktail in time to catch a flash of white. The fish missed, but just as I planned to do a figure-8, it swiped again. This time, I wasn’t asleep at the wheel.