Want to learn how to catch the big one the next time you head to your favorite lake or river? Or getting ready to try a new fishing spot for the first time? Don't leave until you have reached out the latest fishing tips and techniques from our pro fisherman.

Vous voulez apprendre à attraper le grand la prochaine fois que vous vous dirigez vers votre lac ou votre rivière préférée? Ou se préparer pour essayer un nouveau spot de pêche pour la première fois? Ne partez pas jusqu'à ce que vous ayez atteint les dernières astuces et techniques de pêche de notre pêcheur professionnel.

Are there any fish in there?

Posted on: January 20, 2014 by Bassassins

Are there any fish in there?

We have been asked NUMEROUS times in the past "are there any fish in there?" Mainly pertaining to our urban fishery here in Ottawa but could relate to your local pond, random bay on your lake or secluded channel in your neck of the woods that leads to nowhere.

Here are a couple of tips that can help you know if there are in fact fish in there. First thing to do is get on your computer and do some research - local forums, government sites, blogs, etc. are luxuries we have these days so a simple Google search could give you all the answers you are looking for.

If nothing is found online take a hike, spend some time down on that stretch of the water looking for evidence of fisherman; people in the water, bait containers, rod holders or even a walking path in the brush can suggest that this is a visited fishing hole. Also on this walk look for structure, current, water levels, pools, bait fish or any other indicator that there are in fact fish in there.

If all else fails wet a line because even a day out practicing casting is better than a day inside on the couch. Simply put time on the stretch will definitely give you the answer you were looking for. Are there any fish in there? You tell us!

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