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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.