As a young fishing fanatic growing up in Thunder Bay, I’d often dream about fishing the many bodies of water close to home. The mighty Nipigon River and its huge source lake were at the top of the list, due to the legendary brook trout that were said to reside there.
It was never my intention to be a part time guide. In fact, a couple early experiences with guiding actually scared me away from it for two decades.
In the early 1990s, I’d just begun my writing career and scored a couple nice features in some major outdoor magazines. One of
There is something about a canoe that allows for a great connection to water. In a canoe, you are practically sitting on the water, although there is always a small layer of separation. The canoe is an ancient form of watercraft, yet remains among the most portable, practical types of boat you can
There was a time when outfitting your fishing boat meant putting an anchor in it. Or maybe a life jacket. For many years, the basic fishing boat was nothing too fancy. It was not too big and the power on it generally wasn’t too impressive. When I was a kid, our family fishing boat was a modest 14-foot
There was a time when most fishing lures were made in a garage or basement. They were then sold in local sporting goods stores. But since the sport fishing boom of the 1970s and 1980s, angling has become big business. The majority of popular fishing lures are now made in huge factories and mass-marketed