Oil Spills Finally Controlled

Canadian Angling.com: While today’s news that the oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has finally been capped, Canada has had its own oil spill to be concerned about on the St. Lawrence River. This is the first ever oil spill on the St. Lawrence Spillway and is expected to be cleaned up in 1 week if conditions remain the […]

Saber-Toothed Tigers

Canadian Angling.com for Kids: Scientists are still discovering facts about the Saber-toothed cats that roamed the world from 33.7 million years ago to 11,000 years ago. It is one of the more recognized animals that roamed the earth. There were many subspecies of the saber-toothed cat (like the Saber-Toothed Tiger in North and South America). Over the million of years […]

Small Freshwater Shrimp Health of Food Chain

Canadian Angling.com: Scientists are now using biological markers to determine the presence of toxic substance in the river and lakes. They are using the European method of using the small freshwater shrimp (Gammarus) as their biological marker. They can see the impact the contamination has on the shrimp’s biological functions and use this as a method of measuring the contamination. […]

Largemouth Bass Genetics: Vulnerability of being caught is a Heritable Trait

Canadian Angling.com Researchers at the University of Illinois recently concluded an experiment on largemouth bass lasting 20 years that found that vulnerability of being caught by fisherman is a heritable trait. The researchers used a resident population in Ridge Lake (Charleston). Fishing was restricted with fishermen having reserved fishing times allocated and all fish were placed in a live well. […]

Lake Huron Salmon Face More Challenges

Canadian Angling.com Every year brings new challenges to salmon fishing in Lake Huron and this year will be no different. “It has been a different system every three or four years for most of our lives,” Hewett (DNRE’s Fisheries Co-ordinator for Lake Huron and Erie) recently told a Port Huron fisheries workshop. The good news for Lake Huron’s predators is […]

Another Unwanted Guest in the Great Lakes

Canadian Angling.com : The Great Lakes have another invasive species ( the 188th) to worry about in the Great Lakes, the bloody red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala). They probably hitched a ride on a freighter, like all the other invasive species. It is a tiny crustacean, native to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. They strain tiny bits of plant and […]