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Articles by Fred Noddin

Articles by Fred Noddin

What Fishing Means to Me

What Fishing Means to Me

Call it gratitude.  Fishing has provided me countless memories, moments that make me smile, that are meaningful, and have been the backbone for many amazing connections to wonderful people...

3 months ago
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The Perch and Pike bug

The Perch and Pike bug

Happily I am driving north, more than two hours’ worth, smiling all the way. I’ve caught the perch bug, and I’m happier than stink about it...
3 months ago
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Is it time to go electric?

Is it time to go electric?

The short answer, in my opinion, is yes.  There are advantages to a gas auger, especially for people that have a habit of drilling many, many holes, especially if these people are drilling many, many holes, through thick ice, using a big 10 inch flight...

7 months ago
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Praise the Local Trout Scene

Praise the Local Trout Scene

I do a mental checklist. The JawJacker rods are ready. The lines are refreshed. The hooks are tied and sharpened, and the batteries for the auger are charged. I pack the rest of the gear into the truck ...

7 months ago
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In Town Fishing Adventures

In Town Fishing Adventures

I grab a pack of worms and a tub of frozen minnows.  “That’s everything,” I say to myself, and yell out, “I’m heading to the minivan,” letting our crew of little people know that it is time to jump in and buckle up.

10 months ago
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Getting set up for the North Saskatchewan River

Getting set up for the North Saskatchewan River

Fishing the river is a lot of fun.  There are lots of places to fish, plus there are lots of different kinds of fish to catch.  All these fish can be caught with the same gear and the same baits ...

10 months ago
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Packing light, back pack trout fishing

Packing light, back pack trout fishing

Weight and space are the biggest considerations when going on back pack fishing trips. For the occasion, there are lightweight tents, lightweight sleeping bags, freeze dried meals, and such. Packing fishing gear follows the same idea.....

1 year ago
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Backcountry adventure and fishing on the Brazeau Lake Loop

Backcountry adventure and fishing on the Brazeau Lake Loop

"You have to see this!" Both Leonie and my daughter Angela excitedly motion to us, their eyes shining with anticipation. Chris and I smile and follow them along the edge of a trail to a rocky lookout. We are at Nigel Pass and in that moment, I am exactly where I want to be. The best of the Canadian Rockies are on display...

1 year ago
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The Jewel at First Ice

The Jewel at First Ice

It's November and with each day the ice gets thicker and now the smallest of ponds and lakes are locked up with enough new ice, it is strong enough to hold a person. This is a golden time. And while there are several possibilities, we have our hearts set on trying to catch one of the prettiest trout that swims, and that is the brook trout.

2 years ago
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Going Light for Spooky Fish

Going Light for Spooky Fish

Sometimes conditions mean that fish are on high alert and very spooky.  Ultra-clear water, or super-shallow fish can manifest itself into very hard to catch fish.  When presented with trying conditions, the best approach is to minimize noise, movement, and go light.

2 years ago
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