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Early Spring Fishing In Canada

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Vancouver, British Columbia, to Halifax, Nova Scotia is almost 4000 miles. Kayak Fishing is popular in British Columbia, Calgary Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. A few of the kayak anglers from these provinces were able to get out in March.

Early Spring Fishing


British Columbia

Sturgeonrod and Fishwisperer both hit the Harrison River for early cutthroat. Both are members of a Kayak Wars team and anxious to get their first points on the board.

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Great Lakes Region – Ontario/Michigan

Dave from Woodstock, Ontario prides his achievement of trying to get out every month of the year, even if it is in some tough conditions.

Here is an outing from around the beginning of March on the Grand River near Cambridge, Ontario

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On March 15, Craig and I ventured out on the Mid Detroit River out of LaSalle, Ontario to see if the walleye were hungry yet. Though water temperatures were in the mid-30s and we didn't mark any fish, it was still nice to get out after what seemed like a long winter.

Early Spring Fishing

March 30, Salmax and Fisheater from the KFGL Michigan forum and I tried our luck out of Lakeport, MI on lower Lake Huron. It was 25° F when we launched and the water was 35°F. We didn't mark any fish, but it was a nice day on the water.

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Maritimes – Nova Scotia

Transplant from Nova Scotia tackled Fish Lake in mid-March where he had been ice fishing only a few weeks earlier. Fighting the wind and snow, he was still able to find some fish.

Early Spring Fishing

Voltom had just moved from Eastern Ontario to Sydney, Nova Scotia and hit the water to catch species of fish he has never targeted before. Also competing in Kayak Wars this year, he wanted to get out and try for some team points. He was able to find some trout - not sure of which species of troutn but he will learn quickly.

Early Spring Fishing

There are areas of Canada that are still frozen, and for most of the country you need to be properly equipped with cold water gear to get out in the early months. I live in the Southern parts of Canada, where the water temperatures won't get comfortable and safe until the middle of May - early June.

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Richard Ofner

Richard Ofner started fishing in the fall of 2008 from a kayak, targeting all freshwater species. He has fished all over the Great Lakes Region from Lake Michigan, Lake Superior to the French River,  and Bay of Quinte in Eastern Ontario. Taking advantage of all the opportunities Southwestern Ontario has to offer, Richard seeks out trophy Muskie, Walleye and Bass which can all be caught minutes away from where he lives.  The last few years Richard has ventured into Kentucky, Louisiana, and Texas participating in several Kayak Fishing Tournaments.

He has organized the Border City Classic, in Windsor, Ontario which has grown to become one of  the Great Lakes Region’s largest Kayak Fishing Events. It is also one of the Hobie World Qualifiers since 2014. 

During the winter months where he can't get on the water he will do seminars, work fishing and boat shows, and write for blogs to help promote the areas vast resource of fishing opportunities and helping others to discover the sport of kayak fishing. Taking videos and pictures on the water of other people fishing in kayaks has also expanded into his kayak fishing experience.  
As a Hobie Fishing Team Member you may see Richard out in one of his Mirage Driven Kayaks mainly targeting Walleye, Bass, and Muskie, and will travel a few hours to target Salmon, Trout, and Sturgeon.

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# SleepyD 2013-04-18 00:33
Makes me realize I need to man up during the winter and go!
# Richard jones 2013-10-13 11:19
Hi I live in the uk s Wales call swansea we got nice beaches and the sconded big s tides rang in the world iv got a hobie rev 11 I in a kayaking club it's call swka.ourguk I the legend in the Club I enjob my hobie rev , fish, bass , place gurnard , markrull ,gillheadbream, flounder,dab,co dling,pollock ,mullet thorn back ray .i enjod the Hanes free as well so my ant live in van cover victory love to go out there but down ££££ cost I just saying hollow

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