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Ice Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Pixabay

On a recent half-day ice-fishing adventure with our son, I got to experience some of the benefits of a portable burn barrel that he has been using for the past five or six years. He puts it to use throughout the year, but spring/autumn hunts and... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Yvonne Mueller

From the day we came to Whitehorse it was my partner’s dream to catch a burbot; the only freshwater member of the cod family is found in most Yukon lakes and large rivers. We were told that they are easily caught overnight on baited set lines, as... more

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Sandra Grace Storey’s Words Like Birds exhibit digs deep into all that we struggle to express. It finds a great tenderness there. Storey has created an exhibition of small, focussed sculptures for the solo show room at the Yukon Artists @ Work... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

Steop Outside Ice Fishing Part One

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In southern Canada’s ice-fishing season, lakes have been traditionally dotted with wooden ice huts or shanties. These are frozen in places with propane or home-built oil drip stoves to keep the anglers warm. more

Dec 24, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

Sitting at a fish hole in the dark on the Porcupine River, in the Yukon at Old Crow in the fall, is not unusual. Excitement stirs when the ice begins to freeze on the Porcupine River. My friends and I begin to prepare ice augers, fishing lines, more

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Old Crow

With warm weather things change quickly, as we have seen this year. By mid-December there was a great freeze on most lakes, with little snow. Then the pineapple express brought warm weather and bad ice. But as the weather cooled, the winds came up, more

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

Leaning against the counter at my wife Heather's staff party, I listened to tales of hiking trips, caribou hunts, broken ATVs and fishing trips good and bad. With the plethora of personalities involved we heard many perspectives of a similar story, u more

Jan 23, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

When some of us see snow on the hills, they quiver and start to sink into their couches for the winter. Then there are a few of us, like my wife and I, that think it's almost time for ice fishing. more

Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2012-04-19

As Oliver Barker tells it, fish taught him how to walk. "My family had this fish tank balanced on a crate in our living room," he explains. "I used to haul myself up using the edge of the crate to see the fish—but every time I did that the fish... more

Apr 19, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Active

"Skis?" you say. I say, "Yup, that was me out there in a snowmobile suit, a fly rod and a set of cross-country skis, need I mention on some very thin ice on Fox Lake." more

Nov 19, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

Rather, I was preoccupied with first negotiating the time away from family obligations and, secondly, preparing for my first ice fishing trip of the year. The destination was Squanga Lake and the objective was jigging for Pike and Burbot. more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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