A Long Way To The Back At Island Lake

For years I’ve heard stories of big fish coming through the ice at the back of Island Lake in Orangeville. “I caught the big crappie on the edge of that hole” I was told. “There are some monster pike back there” said others. This one deep hole in the entire…

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Fishy Fun For February

If you’re stuck digging out from the latest dumping of snow and wishing for warmer weather, take heart, there are lots of great fishing-related events going on in Southern Ontario this February, both inside and outside. Toronto Sportsmen’s Show – The event started on February 7th and runs until tomorrow,…

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Ice Conditions – January 19, 2013

Even though I had yet to fulfill my end of a bargain with Darrell – completing all my homework so I could spend Sunday fishing – we did get out to have a look at the ice today. What we found wasn’t very surprising, but was still disappointing. I won’t be fishing…

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Ice Conditions – December 31, 2012

It looks like the nights haven’t been cold enough around to here to produce safe ice yet. Here is a rundown on some regular ice fishing spots in this area of Southern Ontario: Fairy Lake (Acton) – Unsafe. There has been very little improvement in the ice. Holes drilled today were…

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