Help us maintain the Algonquin trout fishing tradition
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by Ontario Parks
1M ago
Today’s post comes from Nick Lacombe, fisheries biologist at Algonquin Provincial Park. For me, springtime in Algonquin means trout fishing. Many others share this feeling, as about 70% of backcountry campers fish for trout during their spring trips. Lakes containing Brook and Lake Trout are found throughout the Algonquin backcountry, with the best lakes often … The post Help us maintain the Algonquin trout fishing tradition appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Five spots to ice fish in Ontario Parks
Parks Blog » Fishing
by Ontario Parks
4M ago
Calling all anglers! Fishing season doesn’t end when the lake freezes over. Our parks are home to some world-class ice fishing opportunities. Here are some prime spots to drop a line this winter: Safety first! Before we get into our go-to ice fishing spots, let’s talk safety. When ice fishing, safety should always be number … The post Five spots to ice fish in Ontario Parks appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Ice fishing safety all season long
Parks Blog » Fishing
by Ontario Parks
4M ago
Today’s post comes from year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com. As the ice freezes up across the province, anglers will soon begin venturing out onto the hard water for some ice fishing action. Ice fishing is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors during our long, cold winters. Trust me, when … The post Ice fishing safety all season long appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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A Lake Trout to remember on Windy Lake
Parks Blog » Fishing
by Ontario Parks
4M ago
In today’s post, year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com recounts a killer 2018 trip. There’s nothing I love more than venturing off on a road trip to somewhere new. This week’s adventure began at my home in Ottawa. Eric and I loaded up our truck and headed off to Windy Lake Provincial Park. This … The post A Lake Trout to remember on Windy Lake appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Quetico’s trout ponds: hidden in plain sight
Parks Blog » Fishing
by Ontario Parks
9M ago
Today’s post comes from James Burns, a conservation officer and former Quetico Provincial Park interior ranger. Quetico Provincial Park is a cool place for a lot of reasons. If you’re reading this, you probably know that already. But this article is about something that may not be appreciated by those of you who are already … The post Quetico’s trout ponds: hidden in plain sight appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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5 reasons to visit Nagagamisis Provincial Park
Parks Blog » Fishing
by Ontario Parks
10M ago
Canada’s Boreal Forest Region stretches from the edge of the Yukon in the north, down and across the country all of the way to Newfoundland and Labrador. Ecologically rich and diverse, the boreal forest ecosystem captures the imagination with its towering trees, shimmering lakes, and breathtaking granite cliffs. It can be hard to choose where … The post 5 reasons to visit Nagagamisis Provincial Park appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Discover fall camping at Driftwood Provincial Park
Parks Blog » Fishing
by Ontario Parks
1y ago
This blog post comes from Emma Webb, Head Gate Attendant at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. Driftwood is my favourite provincial park. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Samuel de Champlain, but there’s something magical about Driftwood. It’s where I started my parks career. Although it may be smaller, the park has a lot of … The post Discover fall camping at Driftwood Provincial Park appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Health benefits of fishing
Parks Blog » Fishing
by Ontario Parks
2y ago
Fishing is an iconic Canadian pastime. There’s nothing like spending the day by the water with your friends and family, casting a line and enjoying the great outdoors. But did you know you can get more than a killer catch from a day of fishing? Fishing actually has benefits for your physical and mental health. … The post Health benefits of fishing appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Top 6 parks for canoe fishing in northern Ontario
Parks Blog » Fishing
by Ontario Parks
2y ago
Paddling into the wilderness, fishing from a canoe and then going back to camp to enjoy a backcountry fish fry is a special experience. If you’re up for a trip like this, check out our recommendations for the best backcountry fishing destinations in our northern parks.  Northwest Ontario Quetico Provincial Park For over 100 years, … The post Top 6 parks for canoe fishing in northern Ontario appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Muddying the water for Quetico’s spring Walleye
Parks Blog » Fishing
by Ontario Parks
2y ago
Today’s post comes from James Burns, a Conservation Officer, and former Quetico Park Interior Ranger from 2000-2013. If the water is too cold for you to look forward to a deep dive in the lake after a long portage, that means the water is too cold for most species of fish in Quetico Provincial Park’s … The post Muddying the water for Quetico’s spring Walleye appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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