Looking for your next online angling inspiration? Look no further than this list of anglers that live in or frequently visit Sunset Country for it's fishing opportunities. If you're looking for fishing tips, how-to's, boat hacks, or just a good laugh, this list should have you covered. What's even better about it all, they love Sunset Country as much as we do.
As a Sunset Country local, Jeff Gustafson got his start bass fishing multiple lakes in the Kenora area. Currently a FLW Tour professional angler, Gustafson also guides right here in Sunset Country. Known as Gussy to his hometown collegues and now fans across the globe, Gustafson does an excellent job of promoting our region and all it has to offer anglers.
This online web series first started by Aaron Wiebe and Jay Siemens, has now grown into a viral mecca of how-to videos, giant fish, impressive footage and just plain fun entertainment. If you haven't subscribed to this channel already, be warned, it is a giant rabbit hole of online angling entertainment.
Lindner's Angling Edge
Even if you've just began fishing, the name Lindner should ring a bell. As one of the biggest families in the fishing industry, they need no introduction.
Even though they've been in this business a long time, they are constantly changing up the game with new series, publications and social media platforms. Their latest project, The Ontario Experience is in it's first year of airing and making big waves. Be sure to follow along here:
Another born and raised Sunset Country local! If you’re familiar with reality television you may recognize Baker from Bachelor Canada. However these days, you’re more likely to find her fishing her home waters here in Sunset Country. Baker is an accomplished angler who also happens to run a family business at Cedar Island Lodge. If you follow her Instagram account (and you should) you can follow along on her pursuit to land a 50” muskie on her home waters of Pipestone Lake.
The New Fly Fisher
There are several hosts of The New Fly Fisher; Colin McKeown, Bill Spicer, Jenna McKeown, Mark Melnyk and Phil Rowley and Ontario is a favourite destination for them all!
The cast and camera crews for TNFF do a marvellous job showing off the beauty of our wild terrain while also highlighting our bountiful fish species and beautiful lodges. They also produce some super helpful videos for those looking to pick up a fly rod and give it a go.
A muskie maniac. Pete Maina has earned his place in the muskie greats by being able to target and succeed everywhere he makes a cast. Which just happens to be in northwestern Ontario's Sunset Country quite a bit!
Youtube sensation "apbassing" recently did a Canadian Tour with his crew in Sunset Country targetting multiple species, but their main goal was muskie. This Canadian mini-series was entertaining to say the least and offered some pretty cool footage of our lakes, our fish and our landscapes!
Jay is an accomplished videographer and photographer from Manitoba, now residing in Ontario. He ran Jay Siemens Productions until recently he's created Thrive Visuals, a team of video producers. As impressive as that is, we're here for the vlogs. Jay's vlogs are entertaining, helpful, and over all light-hearted and fun. Especially ones involving his now fiance, Sam.
Mike Borger runs Canada Fishing Guide. An interactive publication that highlights lodges and their facilities for those looking to plan trips. Borger also does a lot of canoe tripping, and often times these adventure include his son, Brendan. Watching this young lad enjoy time in the outdoors with his dad is a very pure and happy way to start your day. We recommend watching these videos with your morning coffee to start your day right and inspire you to fish your heart out.
Rebekka Redd is a Thunder Bay, Ontario native and travels regularly for fly angling all over the world. We may be bias when we say her Sunset Country region videos are our favourite content, but it certainly is nice to see the beauty and the attention she undoubtedly brings back to her homewaters of Northwestern Ontario.
The Extreme Angler, Karl Kalonka visits Sunset Country regularly. Dubbed the crappie king, his visits to this unlikely crappie factory that is northwest Ontario, are welcome and looked forward to but he certainly enjoys our bass fishing opportunities as well!