Northern Trails

Northern Trails

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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Canoe Fishing in Small Lakes

Canoes allow people to access some of the north’s most beautiful lakes. | GORD ELLIS

If you like to fish small lakes, whether it be for bass, walleye, trout or pike, it’s pretty tough to beat fishing from a canoe. I know kayaks are fun too, and they have become all the rage. But I really haven’t had a lot of experience fishing from them. One of these days…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Fishing

Fishing is a fun and relaxing pastime that is easy to learn. | GORD ELLIS

Starting out any kind of new pursuit is full of challenges. Everything is new and you may not always know what basic gear is required.Yes, the Internet can provide advice, as can sales people.However, a lot of the time you will be upsold, especially when it comes to fishing. Every year Continue Reading...