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Top Ten Fall Fishing Stories from 2013

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Top Ten Fall Fishing Stories from 2013

Top 10 Fall Fishin' stories from 2013. • Credit: Northern Ontario Travel

Read these top blogs for fall fishing tips and advice to catch your trophy in Ontario



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You would be hard pressed to find better fishing than in Northern Ontario during the fall. To celebrate the season being upon us once again, and to help our readers improve their fall fishing skills, we have collected our top ten fishing articles from fall 2013. These articles, written by some true masters of Ontario fishing, are a treasure trove of inside tips, tricks, and secret fishing hot spots for you to enjoy.

Gord Pyzer with a Massive Ontario Musky(Photo credit: Gord Pyzer)

1. How to Pattern Giant Ontario Muskies by Gord Pyzer

Twice over the past few weeks I've been contacted by outdoor writers who were preparing magazine features about muskie fishing in Ontario and both times, they confessed at the end of the interviews that I had surprised them with a couple of my answers, especially my proposition that muskies -- the legendary "fish of ten thousands casts" -- are one of the easiest critters in Northern Ontario to pattern... Read More

Doug Stange and Gord Pyzer with a huge Musky Caught in Northwestern Ontario(Photo credit: Gord Pyzer)

2. Homing in on Fall Muskies by Gord Pyzer

With so many marquee muskie waters at our doorstep, deciding where to go is almost as difficult as what to throw. And there is no better time to plan a trip to one of these legendary Ontario muskie bastions than... Read More 

Saskatchewans Jason Matity with his trophy lake trout from northern ontario(Photo credit: Gord Pyzer)

3. Ontario's Lake Trout Countdown by Gord Pyzer

It is official -- the countdown is underway. No, I am not talking about the number of shopping days left until Christmas, but rather the lead up to January 1st. And it has nothing to do with partying, either, at least, not the kind you're likely considering… Read More

Muskie expert Wally Robins caught this beautiful fish (Photo credit: Gord Pyzer)

4. Jigging Up Fall Muskies by Gord Pyzer

Don't put your boat away just yet, especially, if you want to catch the musky of your dreams in Northern Ontario. The Perfect Storm of conditions is brewing -- water temperatures have dropped into the low 50s and even high 40s -- and the best places to fish are setting up perfectly… Read More

Kesagami Wilderness Lodge(Photo credit: Lonnie King)

5. Trophy Pike of Kesagami Wilderness Lodge by Lonnie King

As the float plane lifted from the Lake at Cochrane Air Base, I could feel the pressures of civilization melting away. For the next five days there would be no computer screens or phone calls. Every part of my brain focused on the beauty of Canada's northern landscape and the prospect of catching pike and walleye in a pristine wilderness lake… Read More

a fine brace of Brooktrout caught from south-central Ontario’s Algonquin Park(Photo credit: Kevin Callan)

6. Tackling Algonquin's Meanest Link (and Catching Trout with Every Cast) by Kevin Callan

Since boyhood, I've made an annual pilgrimage, casting for brookies in the deep pools of rivers like the Nippissing and the Tim, and trolling for lakers in the depths of Merchant, Happy Isle, BurntRoot and Hogan. But one place I had never cast a line or paddled a canoe in was… Read More

Jim Saric with a monster musky caught casting Lake St. Clair (Photo credit: Jim Saric)

7. Casting for Lake St. Clair Muskies by Jim Saric

For years, Lake St. Clair has always been considered a troller's paradise, since the muskies frequently roam large areas. Further, when trolling it's possible to contact giant schools or packs of muskies and catch a bunch of them in a hurry. There is no question that… Read More

Jim Saric with a monster musky caught casting Lake St. Clair (Photo credit: Gord Pyzer)

8. In The Swim For Giant Northern Ontario Walleye by Gord Pyzer

I've been spending the past few weeks with my nose to the grindstone, hard at work, catching giant Northern Ontario walleyes and preparing for an upcoming feature in the 2014 In-Fisherman Walleye Guide. Okay, so it's a stretch calling it "work", but the size of the fish is no exaggeration. I am talking about walleyes in the… Read More

3.5 pound plus speckled trout caught while ice fishing in Northwestern Ontario's Sunset Country(Photo credit: Gord Pyzer)

9. Ontario Speck-tacular by Gord Pyzer

You'll find a skiff of snow across much of the North-country now, as night time temperatures are dipping well below the freezing mark.  And we're into the start of the holiday season. This can only mean one thing: the hundreds of small speckled trout lakes strung out across Northern OntarioRead More

Author Gord Pyzer fights a beautiful walleye to the side of the boat and then proudly displays it for a quick photo(Photo credit: Gord Pyzer)

10. Ontario Walleyes - Self-Fulfilling Promises by Gord Pyzer

Making long casts, letting the jigs sink to the bottom and then swimming the Hollow Bellies back to the boat briskly, being careful to keep them wobbling within a foot or so of the bottom at all times, Bob nailed a nice walleye on only his third or fourth cast… Read More

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