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Fishing Spot Review: Black Lake


What is Black Lake? Black Lake, home to some of my best and worst fishing and camping trips. This lake holds a special place in my heart, and every time I think it’s hit a low point and get fed up with it, it draws me back in with a new high. Located in Nopiming Provincial Park, Black Lake is…

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tooth lake review

Fishing Spot Review: Tooth Lake


What is Tooth Lake? One of my favorite lakes, Tooth Lake is located in Nopiming Provincial Park. A very clear lake with loads of structure for its local inhabitants, it is approximately a 2 hour trip from Winnipeg. Once there, you can either portage or drive in the 1 km to the water. The drive in is rough (but not…

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the Red River catfish

Fishing Spot Review: The Red River


Ah the Red River. I grew up seeing this River almost every day, but never really appreciated it until recently. Fishing the Red River is an extremely common pastime here. Despite the large angling pressure it receives throughout the year, however, it still provides a productive and accessible fishing experience. What is the Red River? A big river with some…

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5 Tips for Back Country Fishing


Spring has arrived, which means I’ve been spending as much time as possible in remote areas, camping and back country fishing. Remote lakes certainly have their perks, among them low angling pressure and healthy fish populations. Indeed, if you plan it out properly, it can sometimes feel like cheating. Back country fishing also has it’s own set of challenges, however,…

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ice fishing

Ice Fishing, my First Real Hardwater Season


Winter of 2018-2019 has been my first real ice fishing season. Of course, I’ve ice fished before, but I’ve always relied on other people and their gear. This was the first season I was able to actually go ice fishing on my own, with all my own gear, and even take other people with me! Though the season is not…

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Brereton Lake, Big Space, Tough Ice Fishing


This week I had the opportunity to go ice fishing on Brereton Lake with Dave, Evan, and Ben. While I’ve obviously known Dave for awhile, this would be my first time meeting either Ben or Evan. We would be targeting crappie in particular, although I know from experience that there are also walleye and pike. I was looking forward to…

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elite walleye

Random Lure of the Month: Elite Walleye Slam


It’s slamming time, and this month it’s the Elite Walleye box from Simple Fishing. For those unfamiliar, a slam involves taking the box out and attempting to catch a fish on each lure. You can see my previous slam with the pike box here. This month’s slam turned out to be a little silly and a lot of fun.  …

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