I’m not into ice fishing, nor am I what you would consider an outdoorsperson, but I do know there are a lot of people in and around Thunder Bay who are. As we enter the season for winter outdoor activities, it’s a great time to revisit Tim Allard’s comprehensive ice fishing guide. The book covers everything you need to know to get started, from choosing the right gear—including the latest in technological gadgets like fish finders, cameras, and GPSs—as well as techniques and tips for finding each type of fish. There are great photos, including some from Thunder Bay’s own legend in the outdoors, Gord Ellis, along with some from other regional enthusiasts. If you want to tackle (no pun intended!) ice fishing this winter, then this book is a must-have.

-Barb Philip