Walleye or Pickerel? and more…

       Today is the longest day of the year, which means we are about to enter the thick of summer in Northwestern Ontario. It also means the days start getting shorter. Second moose tag choices are in and I’m already thinking about the hunt…but I digress.

       I want to thank you for the kind reception to this web site. It was a labour of love. For those who made suggestions, thank you for helping to improve it. It is a work in progress. Digital Mammoth has been awesome to work with and I highly recommend them.

       Yesterday I grabbed a weekend edition of the Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal and the June 2021 edition of the Outdoors Guide. Yours truly was on the cover, holding one of my best brook trout ever. There are also a couple of my articles inside.

       My relationship with this publication goes back to the early 90s when it was called the Northern Ontario Angler and Hunter. It fell on me to help launch the magazine for CJ and I served as its editor for a time. Since then, I’ve written intermittently for what is now called the Outdoors Guide. After a few years break, I’m happy to be back. The June OG cover, by the way, is also my first in the 2020s.  So I’ve officially had outdoor magazine cover shots over five decades. That’s slightly disturbing, but also fun.

      On Friday, I shared some quality time with CBC Windsor talking about the walleye/pickerel debate. This is a conversation that has been going on for years and it still a hot topic. Here is the link.     https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-106-windsor-morning/clip/15850340-walleye-vs-pickerel

        In a few hours,  I will be on a plane to a remote location outside of Ontario to fish for pike and lake trout.  It’s an exciting opportunity, and my first time on a large a plane since the start of the pandemic.

      I’ll share more about the trip when I return.


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