One of the first bug events in the spring that gets trout looking up for their food. Watch for Hendrickson mayflies beginning to emerge early in May. Expect spinner falls to begin within a few days depending on the weather. Hendrickson action should last until late May or even early June depending on where you fish in Ontario.
Father’s Day is fast approaching. For some reason, dads seem to be the hardest people to buy for. So we decided to help you out with a list of items for the dad that is an avid fly fisherman. For the Outhouse: The perfect book for beside the loo is a book of short stories, and the king of short stories for fly-anglers is John Gierach. John’s latest book All Fishermen are Liars does not disappoint. Fly-tying Material: Fly-anglers prefer to customize their selection to the rivers and fish they target, so don’t buy a kit for the experienced angler. However, there are some tried and true items that need to be in every fly-tyer’s hoard. These items run out quickly, so it doesn’t
Green Drakes are becoming a very rare occurrence in Ontario. They have all but disappeared from many waterbodies. The Credit river has seen a very rapid decline in the species in the last decade or so. These spinners were found on an early June evening in 2015 on a tributary of the Saugeen River.
Choosing Your First Fly Fishing Rod and Reel Where to begin? Fly fishing can’t be done without a fly rod. So ask yourself these questions in no particular order. 1. What do I want to catch? 2. Where am I going to catch these fish? A pond, a small brush-lined stream, a large river or lake. In my case, the answers are all of the above. Most publications do say to start with between a 8 or 9 foot rod. Preferably a 5 or 6 wt (I know… sounds confusing). I agree with this. But the 6 wt will handle many fishing situations. Good enough for bass and not terribly overpowering for smaller fish like bluegill or resident trout. Bluegill
Nestled on a country road, near the hamlet of St. Augustine is where you will find this quaint little cottage that is a quiet Bed and Breakfast. Located just minutes from the Bayfield river, the Maitland river and the Nine Mile river, fishing opportunities are plentiful in the area. Guided fly fishing trips and Bow hunting adventures are available through the Bed and Breakfast as well. Number of Rooms : 1 Breakfast Service : Full, Beds Available : Twin, Double, Bathrooms Available : Private, Ensuite, Pricing per night from $100 (discount available on bookings of 3 nights or more) Our B&B is a totally separate building containing some artifacts of the communal slaughter house it once was, in
Information for fly fishing the Beaver River in Southern Ontario. Mainly looked at as a cold water stream, the Beaver river and its pristine tributaries are host to several species of trout and salmon as well as bass and other warm water species in the lower sections. The Beaver River in southern Ontario flows from the Niagara Escarpment and empties into Nottawasaga Bay, an inlet of Georgian Bay, at the town of Thornbury, Ontario. A fish ladder near Thornbury allows migratory fish such as trout and salmon species to reach spawning areas up river. Flowing through The Beaver Valley, which is a deep wedge on the western side of the Niagara escarpment, formed by a much larger ancestor of this
Grand River and Conestogo River Brown Trout Stocking Brown Trout stocking in the Grand River, Ontario and the Conestogo River, Ontario tail waters is set to continue once again this year. 23,000 browns will be stocked in the Grand river alone. Grand River Brown Trout Stocking Dates Grand River: May 11 and 12 – Meet at the Zehrs Parking Lot in Fergus at 10:30am; 23,000 browns Conestogo River Brown Trout Stocking Dates Conestogo River: May 13 and 14 – The Connie stocking will meet at 10 Am at the Macton site.Volunteers for these are always appreciated, especially on the second days. It is also good chance to learn about the river (re: new access points) and give a little back
After several successful years, the Grand Opportunities forum is continuing this year on Saturday June 5th at Belwood Conservation area. This event offers a look into the history of brown trout on the Grand River tailwater, as well as free seminars both on land and in the river. The seminars start out at about 10:30am, followed by a BBQ steak lunch and afternoon seminars. Details can be found below or by visiting the Friends of the Grand River website.
Grand River Spey Clave June 26, 2010 – Bean Park, Paris Ontario 8:00am to 4:00pm Into its 3rd year now, the Grand River Spey Clave has grown to be one of the largest gatherings of single and double hand fly fishing enthusiasts in the Great Lakes Region. Randy has once again managed to put together an impressive roster of Spey and Fly Fishing professionals.
In this episode of Bingo Bango Fly Fishing, the crew heads out to several Ontario Steelhead Fly Fishing Destinations to hunt migratory steelhead rainbow trout as well as Brown trout, Chinook Salmon and Coho salmon.Finally released, the first episode of season two – Bingo Bango Fly Fishing. Its fishmas eve, and the Bingo Bango folks are at it once again for some small stream resident trout action, and then a few days on great lakes tributaries for Ontario Steelhead.