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Drive-in Fishing Stories:

2023 Algoma Holiday Gift Guide

November 30, 2023 By Heather Bot

Welcome to the 2023 Algoma Country Holiday Gift Guide. A great way to buy local this holiday season. Use it as a shopping list for family, friends or a special someone in your life, or simply use it for yourself. No matter who is on the list, naughty or nice, you’ll find a special. The […]

Family Fishing in Algoma Country

August 8, 2023 By Mark Melnyk

I’ve been travelling through Algoma Country for years. Exploring the area for work, experiencing many of the activities, and fisheries the area has become so famous for. It wasn’t until I decided to take my family on a trip to Algoma that it hit me square in the face that I had been missing out […]

Bass and Walleye Combo Road Trips

August 6, 2023 By Karl Kalonka

I love fishing for bass and walleye. Lots of bass and walleye, so when we get the opportunity to visit Ontario’s Algoma Country, regardless of the time of year, spring, summer or fall, I always stock my boat with plenty of gear for both bass and walleye. Lake Structure It is amazing how many lakes […]

Drive-in Fishing Vacations

July 31, 2023 By Karl Kalonka

Do you really have to fly in to experience world-class fishing for bass, walleye, giant northern pike or trophy trout? Absolutely not. Fly-in fishing adventures are true bucket list experiences that should be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime. But a lot of those social media posts with folks holding huge fish caught across […]

Fab 4 Fishing Destinations

July 15, 2023 By Karl Kalonka

I get asked by a lot of people which ‘exact’ locations should they consider based on my own personal experiences fishing in Ontario’s Algoma Country for either smallmouth bass or walleye. This is not an easy question to answer because we have been blessed to be able to fish so many different lakes and river […]

Picking Your Fishing Trip

June 11, 2023 By Heather Bot

Algoma Country is known for outdoor adventure. It’s a landscape of 28,000 square miles with thousands of lakes, streams and rivers. The region is home to Ontario’s popular fish species: northern pike, walleye, bass, salmon, species of trout, and muskie. And panfish like whitefish and perch. The region has three types of trips you can […]

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 embracing cottage life in Algoma at Blue Heron Resort. Located just a few minutes south of Trans Canada Highway 17, in […]

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 (an animal) having the highest rank in a dominant 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 personally, […]

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 have throughout […]

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 jigging […]