Have you ever been out fishing and seen the sign for “Stop Invasive Species” (usually around the boat launch area) or driving down the highway and seen the mandatory water craft inspection stations? Well this is for Dreissena Polymorpha or what we call the Zebra Mussel is a small freshwater mussel that was originally […]

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When is the best time of the day to catch fish? There has always been a lot of back and forth when it comes to fishing on whether fishing is the morning produces more fish or fishing in the evening. In my opinion they are very similar and really just comes down to whether or […]

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If you are new to fishing you might be wondering what type of rod and reel should I be using? I am going to tell you about the different types of reels out there along with the pros and cons of each of them. Spin Casting Reel This is what most anglers start out fishing […]

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The whole Dolly Varden and Bull trout saga has been going on for quite some time now. The big question has always been how do you tell them apart? Dolly Varden and Bull Trout look so alike but they are not as closely related as some of us might think. In fact they didn’t even […]

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Most fishing line is non-biodegradable and can last hundreds of years in landfills. Line is often left in nature because people get their lines snagged on something and then have to cut the line, or are pulling too hard and the line snaps after time with currents in the water this line washes up on […]

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It’s my second favourite time of the year, anytime I am out fishing is my favourite of course! With Christmas getting closer I thought it would be fun to put together a few products that I think would be perfect for the angler in your life or even yourself. These are all products I have […]

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Sometimes the best fishing spots are the ones we never plan on going to and just kind of end up there. That’s exactly what happened to us while in Manitoba this past September! My son had his heart set on going to a certain lake and after lots of research (because that is what we […]

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Fishing with kids is definitely no easy task, especially if they don’t know what they are doing. In reality we spend most of our time baiting hooks, untangling line (I am a pro at this one) or casting out for them. But fishing with kids can also be extremely rewarding at the same time. You […]

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Did you know you could get paid for catching fish in BC? There are actually many lakes around BC that offer anglers rewards just for catching a tagged fish, and here are a few. Kootenay Lake The survival rate of Kokanee, a land locked salmon in Kootenay Lake has drastically gone down over the years […]

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There is doubt that ice fishing is cold, but it doesn’t have to be if you are dressed appropriately and have the right gear with you. I am a firm believer in there is no bad weather just poor clothing choices. Ice fishing gear has changed a lot over the years. You can get thermal […]

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Have you ever wanted to catch a trophy size fish and get recognition for it? Manitoba just so happens to have an amazing program that does just that! The Manitoba Master Angler Program has been around for 62 years now making it home to the oldest master angler program in North America! Last year alone, […]

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One of our first times out fishing at Charlie Lake we were fishing off the dock and there was this guy on shore just slaying the pike. Every few casts he would be pulling in a new pike releasing it then pulling another one in. This went on for the whole time we were there. […]

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Many retailers have been seeing a rise in sales of fishing and outdoor equipment especially starter rod and reel combos since the Pandemic hit. Many people were not able to enjoy other outdoor activities with social distancing measures put into place so lots took up  trying out fishing for the first time or getting back […]

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Hello, my name is Rene Coatta, and I am so excited and honoured to be a part of the Women’s Fishing Network! I am 42 years old, and grew up in Winnipeg Manitoba. I moved out to BC when I was 19. I always had a love for the mountains and ocean. I lived in […]

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