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The Best Ice Fishing In the World Happens Here

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Big muskie caught in late fall
Want to catch a huge muskie? Use these muskie fishing tips to help you land a big one.   Here at Angling Edge we’ve got a crew of anglers that love fishing for anything that’s biting. We take advantage of the hottest bites going whether it’s crappies, bass, walleyes, pike, muskies, carp, cats, you name it we’ll fish for it. That said, many of us love to chase big fish, and no place is better for for freshwater big game than Northwest Ontario.  When thinking big fish in NW Ontario, muskies rise to the top. NW Ontario has more opportunity for numbers and size of muskies than anywhere else we’ve fished. The amount of water and fishable habitat is immense,…
The author's youngest son Jake holds a nice walleye caught using a tip up.
Tip ups rank as one of the most productive ways to target winter walleye across Algoma Country. It's hard to beat the feeling when something at the end of a fishing line makes its presence known. A tug on the end of the line is great, but this sensation isn't the only way to make the most of ice fishing. The time honored tip up is another excellent way to target a wealth of fish species including trout, walleye, pike and burbot. A tip up doesn't reward anglers with a sharp rap they can feel, but the colorful flag that pops up when a bite occurs is just as satisfying. The simple words "flag up" are enough to warm the…
A Wildlife Tour at Cedar Meadows Resort
The holiday season has arrived, and with it comes the pressure to buy the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There is almost always someone on your list who would prefer getting the next best gadget, or the practical home appliance. But I wonder, what could be better than giving the gift of an experience you can do together, or as a family? That way, you're giving the most valuable gift (time) and leaving them with the most valuable souvenirs (memories). Ontario Tourism is giving the gift of Ontario this year, and offering easy-to-purchase packages which will fit under your tree. We are taking it one step further, and offering the gift of Northern Ontario.   Snowshoeing at Pinewood…
Christmas is at Home at December Dreams
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Sunday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. C.L.E. Coliseum Building425 Northern Avenue, Thunder Bay$2.00 Admission – no charge for children under 12. With over 60 vendors to visit at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Coliseum by Silvercity Cinema, December Dreams is a huge event that hosts over a hundred artists, artisans, authors, bakers, etc. This is a great opportunity to purchase regionally hand-produced items of all kinds from their creators who come from as far away as Kenora West, Terrace Bay East, and points further North. Held every year since 2008, December Dreams is a big fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Thunder Bay where the minimal door fee of two dollars for…
The Fish ON-Line Interactive Map
Do you ever wonder which fish species are in your favourite lake in Ontario? Well, with the MNR's Fish ON-Line interactive map, it's easy to find out.   The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) first launched the Fish ON-Line tool in 2011. Anglers no longer need to find an in-the-know local fisherman or resort owner to gather information about the various fishing lakes in Northwest Ontario. It provides a lot of information that used to be hard to find. Now information about the various species of fish found in a certain lake, fish stocked in lakes, regulations for the lakes, and some information about the lake itself is available online. In an area like Ontario's Sunset Country where there…
A BIG contender for top fishing photo
Northeastern Ontario Tourism has a Fishing & Hunting Facebook page, where fans are free to share their love of fishing. And love, we do. Since the year is coming to an end, we're compiling our fan's favourite photos of 2014 based on the amount of likes the photo received. Of course, there are photos of BIG fish, but in some cases the stories are even bigger. Here they are, the biggest fishing photos of 2014: TEN ' 221 Likes Nik Birmingham posts some of our favourite fish on our Fish/Hunt Facebook. His beautiful brookie, pictured here, was caught somewhere outside of North Bay, ON.   NINE 226 Likes Michael caught this 47" pike outside of Sudbury. He was using a…
Seafood Curry with Basmati Rice.
You'll be delighted by the delectable selection of places where you can indulge your inner foodie in Algoma Country. From fine dining to beloved local hotspots, below are six restaurants and locations that offer tantalizing meals of ethnic flavours and new twists on old favourites, using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Red Top Motor Inn The Red Top Motor Inn is a very original landmark built in the classic 1960's centennial style. Located 120 km east of Sault Ste. Marie, the Red Top Motor Inn boasts an international modern bistro, using whenever possible, fresh and local produce, meat and fish. The vegetables, in season come from local farmers, the fresh water fish from commercial fisheries in Blind River, the smoked fish…
Westfort Village: Local Holiday Shopping at its Finest
  When you see the fully decorated Christmas trees on the roof of Janzen’s Pharmacy, you know it’s time to start thinking about holiday shopping. Frederica Street in the Thunder Bay neighbourhood of Westfort Village (also known simply as Westfort) offers a friendly retro vibe thanks to the many independent shops housed in historic buildings. Ready to shop? You can check off much of your list in Westfort Village. Start just east of the Edward cross-street and visit the locally owned Bulk Zone to pick up all the sugary delights you need to build a gingerbread house with the kids. The store also offers a range of attractively packaged Wildly Canadian products like apple cider vinegar and maple syrup (great teacher or…
Image Provided by Randy McAllister
 Check out a different kind of nightlife in Northwest Ontario!  Thunder Bay is home to two observatories and an astronomy club, and the long dark nights of winter are ideal for stargazing, catching a glimpse of a meteor and even, if you’re lucky, a sky filled with unforgettable northern lights. A time lapse video of the Northern Lights in Thunder Bay by local photographer DayVidZ/Ascension   1. Thunder Bay Observatory Image Provided by Randy McAllister Explore stunning views of the night sky with professional equipment that has the ability to view a billion “stellar objects” ranging from stars to meteors. There is also a 70-seat multiscreen “mini-planetarium” for viewing. Owner Randy McAllister (who keeps records of local UFO sightings) offers night…
The West Nipissing ATV Club
It's not unusual for a club to have a dress code. So when the email insisted I bring waterproof boots, warm clothing, rain gear and a helmet I thought nothing of it. When morning coffee conversation turned to chest waders, I became concerned. When my hosts began to don said chest waders, I began to second-guess my choice of boots. Next came bags of food stuffed into the top case of the ATV, and lastly, a chainsaw. Okay, now I’m intrigued. I've driven 388km (240 miles) northeast from Toronto to Mattawa in Northeastern Ontario and set up camp at the Voyageur Inn. Our ride to the trailhead after breakfast takes about 15 minutes. While the truck radio plays today’s latest hits my…


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