Entries by Lawrence

Feeling Around for Some Bay of Quinte Beauties

With Scott Campbell doing the driving and taking the photos, the two of us set off for the Bay of Quinte to meet up with the Quinte Ice Fishing Team. I wanted to feel for myself the magnificent Walleyes that fishers routinely pluck out from under the ice. We met up with Jeff Chisholm and […]

Five Steps to Selecting the Right Bait

Over the past ten years fishing has witnessed a revolution brought on by the merger of technological innovation, scientific research and knowledge passed on by generations of fishers. The result has been ever-more innovative baits. Manufacturers are also working closer than ever with their field staff to fine-tune new offerings, and are publishing increasingly detailed […]

Ontario Bass Nation Qualifier

I just fished my first Provincial B.A.S.S. qualifier among 199 other competitors. It was an individual event with boaters and non-boaters rotated daily. The event is hosted each year by a local club selected by the presidents of the 21 clubs that make up the Ontario Bass Nation. This year the event was held on […]

Jenda Paddle Sports Kayak Fishing Derby

Each year Jenda Paddle Sports in Ottawa kick off the summer with a kayak fishing tournament. Held on the Rideau River, winners are determined by the longest fish for each species, including a prize for smallest fish over-all. The format is catch, photograph and release, and then turn in your digital camera’s card at the […]

New Ranger 620 Fisherman / 250 HP High-Output E-Tech!

Continuing through 2013 as a Pro Staff member for both Ranger Boats and Evinrude E-Tech, I recently took delivery of my 2013 fishing boat that I’ll be using to both introduce blind people to the sport of fishing, and to take part in the roughly 25 fishing tournaments I compete in each year. Thanks to […]

Multi-Species Tournament

To kick off each year’s tournament season, the Ottawa Valley South Bass Masters club organizes a fun tournament in which seven species of fish need to be caught, with the total length determining the winner. Species include: Northern Pike, Walleye, Crappie, Rock Bass, Perch, Bluegill and Pumpkinseed. This year we held the event on the […]

Girl Guides Go Fishing!

Part of my role as the Conservation Director for the Ottawa Valley South Bass Masters club is to find ways to pass on knowledge to others on fishing sustainably. What better way to accomplish this than to bring 38 Girl Guides ranging in age from 5 to 17 shore fishing after school. Management at the […]

CTV’s Amazing People

Following the evening news on CTV there’s a segment called “Amazing People” hosted by Kimothy Walker. Candidates are nominated by the viewing audience. Kimothy and her producer then select stories of people they think might inspire others. In February a formal celebration dinner is hosted by CTV at which time the top amazing person of […]

2013 Speaking / Show Events

The past couple months were nuts as usual, but thankfully outdoor show season is coming to an end. My presentations have ranged from speaking about the different senses fish use to find food, to Minn Kota’s I-Pilot technology. When you have the privilege of sharing booth space with a Ranger Fisherman 619 and HobieCat’s new […]

2013 Spring Sponsorship News

Each winter I find my time divided between ice fishing and preparing reports to sponsors on the past year’s activities. I’ve been lucky over the years in that my sponsorship support has been amazingly stable, with the exception being a very small number of companies that either “folded tent” or were absorbed by others in […]