Canada offers anglers a wide variety of fishing opportunities, from the hard-charging steelhead to the popular walleye. With all the rivers, lakes and streams found in this beautiful country, there are some specific lures that work well for the multitude of species in each province.
The famous red and white Dardevle spoon produced by Eppinger Manufacturing has probably produced more northern pike in Canada than any other lure. But this famous spoon is not only phenomenal for pike, it produces great catches of trophy walleye, bass and lake trout as well. Bring along a five of diamonds pattern if you are near a stream, as this yellow and red spoon has been a hot producer of steelhead in the streams of Ontario. Suggested retail price: $7.99.
The Rapala minnow is a hand-crafted balsa wood lure made in Finland with an action that many types of fish cannot ignore. Bass anglers across Canada do well with these floating lures by twitching them on the surface to draw a strike. Musky anglers troll large versions of this wiggling plug along weed beds looking for that trophy of a lifetime, while trout anglers have great success casting and retrieving this lure through a quiet pool. No matter where you fish in Canada, make sure to bring along a few Rapala minnows. Suggested retail price: $8.99.
The famous french blade of the Mepps spinner produces a vibration that drives fish crazy. Trout and steelhead anglers have used this spinning lure with great results in streams from British Columbia to Quebec. Cast the lure slightly upstream and reel it back fast enough to keep the blade spinning. There is no mistaking when a large trout takes this lure with a jolting strike.
Anglers searching for northern pike and muskies do well casting large-sized Mepps spinners outfitted with a bright buck tail. Cast these big spinners near a weed bed and hang on tight as these trophy fish like to inhale a Mepps spinner. Suggested retail price: $4.99.
Article Written By Brian M. Kelly
Brian M. Kelly has been freelance writing since 2003. His work has been published in respected outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Life, Great Lakes Angler and Salmon Trout Steelheader. He holds an associate's degree in automated machine design from Macomb College.