June 4, 2019

Anticipation was at an all-time high as I recently got my hands on the new Rattlin Sting suspending jerkbait by Salmo.

I had a great initial impression of the bait as I opened one from the package; they come with an amazing finish and are equipped with high quality Must...

May 14, 2019

There are several milestone trips for me as the open water season progresses and just so happens that the first one is a lake trout trip as soon as Mother Nature releases us from her icy grip.

Not only are lake trout one of the sportiest fish to catch, they also present...

April 8, 2019

Last Saturday was officially the last time I’ll stand on the water for this hardwater season and it did not disappoint.

The forecast was favorable in terms of weather, so a plan was put in action to target walleyes on Rainy Lake. Due to the recent warming trend, most of...

August 8, 2018

I was recently preparing to practice for a smallmouth tournament and was going over a few things boat wise before leaving for the ramp in the morning.

June 1, 2018

Spring can be a magical time to be on the water and today was no exception. Tom Batiuk and I had planned to take advantage of a pre-spawn smallmouth bite on Rainy Lake and the anticipation was high.

Mother Nature decided to reign thunder and lightning in the morning, so...

March 29, 2018

With warm weather pushing into Sunset Country this week, we decided to take the opportunity to target some spring walleyes on Rainy Lake. We found a decent concentration of fish holding on main lake structure in 28-32 FOW. The only issue was with the unstable weather,...

February 28, 2018

I made the trek back to Fort Frances last weekend and had the urge to hit the ice as it had been nearly a month since wetting a line due to a busy schedule. The temperatures were favorable, hovering right around freezing with little to no wind forecasted.

January 23, 2018

With warm temperatures in the forecast this past week-end, there was no doubt that I’d be drilling ice somewhere. A buddy from work and I decided to stay close to home and the allure of the Lake Winnipeg greenback walleye was too much to resist. Last season was my firs...

January 10, 2018

With some warmer weather finally arriving in Sunset Country, Tom Batiuk and I decided to seize the opportunity and chase some remote Lake Trout. 

Upon arriving to the final portage trail to the lake, Mother Nature greeted us with a bit of a surprise. The trail was blown...

October 24, 2017

Last week-end brought unseasonably warm temperatures to Sunset Country and was too much to resist the temptation to head onto the lake.

A buddy of mine had recently been on the water doing a bit of scouting for waterfowl and fishing. The report was one to get excited ab...

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