Blue fish Radio, Lawrence Gunther sits down with Ritchie Falls Resort’s co-manager and guide Kyla Lee Owl to discuss her passion for hunting and fishing.
Blue Fish Radio Lawrence Gunther speaks to a pack crowd at the 2017 Toronto Sportsman Show
Bren Smith shifted from a career in commercial fishing to become a farmer of the ocean.
Frank Kuiack has been a fishing guide in Ontario’s Algonquin Park for over seven decades and has seen more than his fair-share of change and hardship. He’s a big fan of the Splake hybrid fish that now dominates the stocking process. Listen as Frank shares his observations that he believes offers proof positive that climate change is real. Frank also reveals the name of his favorite lake.
The U.S. and Canadian governments adopted a new Great Lakes water level management plan in December 2016 designed to create and sustain wetlands. After record rains this spring, the IJC is scrambling to explain what if any their new plan had to do with the flooding experienced on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence. This week on Blue fish Radio, Lawrence Gunther speaks with the IJC’s Engineer Advisor, David Fay, about the plan and what was tried to moderate the flooding.
Lake Ontario” Waterkeeper Mark Mattson is concerned over the increasing plastics found in the lake and what it means for fish health. In addition to fighting this growing blight, Mattson is busy promoting The water mark project responsible for gathering local knowledge in the form of people’s personal water stories, and the “Swim drink fish” initiative that includes the swim guide, an app for mobile devices to give real time updates on water quality for over 8,000 beaches around the world. This week on Blue Fish Radio Mark speaks with Lawrence about these and other projects underway designed to reconnect people with their water in positive ways, and how such personal connections are essential if we are to ensure the future sustainability of our rivers and lakes.
The Osgoode Township Fish, Game and Conservation Club is a charter organization of the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and operates within the city limits of Canada’s capital Ottawa. Blue Fish Radio interviews the club’s President, Barry Lancaster, to learn how a number of small outdoor clubs band together to fight for their right to fish and hunt traditional lands that suddenly were amalgamated under the newly expanded City of Ottawa. Not only is this club thriving, but it’s proactively working with youth and partner organizations to promote an appreciation and the conservation of the outdoors.
Robert Lennox is a PhD candidate at Carleton University and recently co-authored the report, “What Makes a Fish Catchable by Hook and Line”. Roberts this week’s guest on Blue Fish Radio because, who doesn’t want to know why fish aren’t biting. Lawrence and Robert discuss the origins of hooks and lines, and their various applications to recreational, commercial and subsistence fishing. The predator – prey dynamic is discussed, how fish move between vulnerability and invulnerability, and how certain fish learn to avoid capture. Of importance to us all, is the research Robert hopes to do next to create a stronger understanding about how hook and line fishing can increase catch efficiency and selectivity to improve the sustainability of our commercial fisheries.
Mike Miller, Host of Angler and Hunter TV, is this week’s guest on Blue Fish Radio. Mike reveals how his commitment to conservation started early, and what led him to pursue a career in the outdoors, from a tournament pro, to co-hosting “Fishing Canada TV”, and now host of his own show, “Angler and Hunter Television”. Mike reflects on the link between people and nature, and why we need to stay connected to the circle of life by respecting and participating in nature’s cycles. Turns out, both Mike and Lawrence have more than fishing in common, they’re both passionate about hunting Bear.