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The late great Roger “Elliot” Lepine enjoying some early-season trout fishing in Montebello, Quebec.

Spring, a magical time of rebirth outdoors

With ice huts soon flying south for the summer and wild turkey season around the corner, the smell of spring is definitely in the air.I don’t know about you, but the arrival of spring cannot come soon enough for me! Winter has its merit, I suppose, but after four months of snow and freezing rain, enough is enough. To hear the thumping drum of the f

Avid ice-fisherman Grant Bailey with a nice winter walleye.

Family ice-fishing weekend

Ice-fishing enthusiasts are busy gathering their tip-ups and ice-augers for perhaps the most exciting weekend of the season.This weekend, Feb. 17-19, residents of Ontario will be out (on the ice) in full force, enjoying the merits of Family Fishing Weekend - a province-wide initiative celebrating the sport of winter angling, and without the otherwi

Local ice fishing fanatic; Grant Bailey’s portable ice hut with a couple of dandy walleye, at an undisclosed lake.

Winter fishing has arrived

With our region’s ice-fishing season well under way, winter anglers are being reminded that safety is of utmost importance.Ice anglers who venture out on area lakes and rivers should always tell someone where they will be fishing, and when they plan to return. Appropriate clothing and equipment are also important for safety and comfort. Some ice-fi