Category Archives: Northern Trails



Late Summer Angling Options

The last lingering days of summer are bitter sweet for the angler in Northwestern Ontario. Shorter days and cooler nights means summer is winding down. The carefree afternoons casting in shorts and t-shirts become an increasingly rare commodity. But late summer is also a really great time to get on Continue Reading...



The Wolf

I’ve been asked to write about wolves and, I will be honest, they are a subject I have mixed emotions about. Growing up, I didn’t hear much good stuff about wolves. My Grandfather Ora, who I admired and looked up to, was an amazing hunter with an incredible ability to hit fast moving animals, Continue Reading...



A Big Birthday and a Look Back

Gord Ellis in June 2017 with a brookie. | GORD ELLIS

I marked a big birthday this year; yours truly turned 55 years old, or years young, if you are the optimistic type.

It’s a big number and carries some baggage with it. In some circles, 55 equals senior status. For others, it is a number that equals retirement. My father retired Continue Reading...



My Favourite Fish to Eat

Author Gord Ellis with a large northern pike. Good to eat, just lose the Y bones. | GORD ELLIS

Eating fish is something I’ve enjoyed throughout my life. It is both the perfect counterpoint to wild game and a great source of healthy protein that is full of good things. A meal of fresh fish is just one of the rewards an angler gets to enjoy after a day on the water.

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