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Drive-in Fishing Stories:

Embracing Cottage Life in Algoma

September 21, 2022 By Martin Lortz

Nothing says summer like time spent at a cottage, be it your own, with friends, family, or, like us, a lovely one-bedroom cabin rental on the shores of Spanish River North Channel; welcome to Blue Heron Resort. Located just a few minutes south of Trans Canada Highway 17, in Ontario’s Algoma region, Blue Heron Resort offers […]


Allure of the Splake

February 2, 2022 By James Smedley

There are many reasons to drill a hole in the ice in Algoma Country. As I stand on a midsized inland lake, where pine and cedar grip a rocky shoreline that plunges steeply through the lake’s icy surface, it’s clear that the dramatic snow-clad landscape is one of them. Other reasons dwell beneath the frozen […]


My First Ice Fishing Season

December 1, 2021 By The So Fly Crew

Hey. Hi. Hello. My name is Aldo. I live in downtown Toronto, and I’m a fly fisherman. During the winter I usually tie flies, and if the rivers close to the GTA stay unfrozen, I like to chase some Great Lakes Steelhead. This year though, I wanted to get into and learn more about ice […]


Algoma’s Alpha Bass

May 5, 2021 By Karl Kalonka

The meaning of the word “Alpha” according to the dictionary is described as (of an animal) having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy. Ontario’s Algoma Country is home to many sought-after species with fins but the smallmouth bass can be found just about everywhere or anywhere you fish throughout the entire region. For me […]


Smallmouth Bass on the Fly

April 20, 2021 By Colin McKeown

Bass, both smallmouth and largemouth, are arguably one of the most popular species of fish to target with a fishing rod. They are also, arguably, one of the strongest freshwater fish pound-for-pound anglers can catch and release. These are but two basic reasons why bass is so popular to target on a fly rod. That, […]


A Return Fishing Trip to Algoma

December 5, 2019 By Wil Wegman

It was our last morning fishing beautiful northern Lake Huron out from Blue Heron Resort on the Spanish River.  The rocky terrain was quite similar to that of this Great Lake’s Georgian Bay way to the south where fishing partner Doug Wadden and I have each spent far more time; yet in some respects it’s […]


An Early Bass Fishing Trip To Algoma

June 27, 2019 By Wil Wegman

For many years now, I have been fortunate enough to enjoy the early catch and release bass fishing season that New York State has to offer. Trips to lakes like Chautauqua or Oneida at the end of May or early June were a great way to get a head start on the late opener we […]


Drive-in Fishing Cottages

July 13, 2016 By Cory St. Pierre

Anglers from neighbouring states in Michigan and Ohio, as well as Ontarians from Southern Ontario, are catching on to Algoma’s best kept secret. These anglers are heading north to find world-class fishing at drive-in cottage resorts! Extending along Trans Canada Highway 17 East,  these trophy smallmouth bass and northern pike reside in secret lakes and […]


10 Fishing Tips for Algoma Walleye

February 5, 2016 By Mark Romanack

1) Walleye are found in shallow water more often than most anglers realize. Concentrate your search for walleye in water 15 feet deep or less and more often than not you’ll be zeroed in on the best walleye water in most lakes. 2) Low stretch super braids or fused fishing lines are ideal for walleye […]