• Josh Choronzey Outdoors

    by Published on 12-07-2012 11:10 AM
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    It has been an incredible past two weeks for those in southern Ontario. Temperature records have been broken across the province. Highs in the mid 20’s and bright sunshine have the turkeys gobbling and the trees in local forests starting to bloom foliage. ...
    by Published on 12-07-2012 11:08 AM
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    There are few things in the outdoor world that are more stunning to the eye than the wood duck. Those who are avid birders, waterfowl conservationists, or hardcore duck hunters all agree that the crown for the prettiest of migratory waterfowl should ...
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    Bring up the topic of coyotes among a group of a dozen outdoorsman and you are likely to get some emotional responses. Coyotes have been a hot topic in the media over the past couple of years. A popular Toronto newspaper recently devoted a couple of pages and some headlines to the wily creature’s appearances in the GTA. Yes, that is right, coyotes in the GTA; someone ...

    I suffer from a serious addiction. My drug of choice? Chasing steelhead migrations across the Great Lakes. When autumn rains bring the first hint of fall steelhead, I’m off to cure my summer withdrawal symptoms. By the time late winter turns to early spring, I am strung out on Mykiss like a hippie backpacking through Amsterdam. I crave the pursuit of these silver bullets as they undergo their magical migrations. The ultimate high for me comes at the start of snowmelt. Road tripping the Great Lakes coasts during the period of early spring migration takes up all of my available free time from early March to mid April. Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, Michigan and Ontario have all been destinations on the sort of pilgrimages undertaken by myself and my steelhead junkie buddies. Being homegrown Ontario lads, we seem to relish the fact that the Trillium ...

    Float fishing plastic baits is slowly catching-on amongst anglers in the know….but it is not a new thing. That lovely morning ten years ago opened my eyes to the options that steelheaders have for drifting Great Lakes rivers. Spawn catches fish, no doubt, but it is not the Holy Grail when it comes to putting fish on the bank. When I started float fishing nearly two decades ago, fresh roe was the only bait I used. Nowadays, ...
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    By Josh Choronzey

    The readers of this newspaper live in a region which is home to a vast numbers of outdoor enthusiasts. Ample hunting opportunities, the incredible sport fishery, and the green-space available during all four seasons, all contribute to the sense that this region has it all. In decades past, outdoor columns have accompanied the pages of the Owen ...

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