JP Bushey, Contributor – North/Central Ontario

JP Bushey, Contributor – North/Central Ontario

JP Bushey, Contributor – North/Central Ontario

by December 31, 2012


 Based in Barrie, Ontario, JP has been a 365 day per year, multi-species fisherman since childhood. Spending the bulk of his time on the province’s big bodies of water, Georgian Bay is his home. He also regularly fishes Lake Nipissing, The French River and Lake Ontario’s Bay of Quinte.


JP’s approach centers on the intelligent and efficient combing of large chunks of water, looking for the biggest specimens available. Not surprisingly, deep water and trolling methods are some of his most productive. GPS-enabled electronics and detailed knowledge of structure, forage and seasonal movements form the bedrock of his fishing.


Muskie and pike are JP’s favorite species to target, along with lake trout and walleye. He also ice fishes hard all winter.


JP has been a fishing guide, writer, speaker, photojournalist and news reporter for over fifteen years. His greatest sense of pride comes from helping others find their own fishing success through the information he shares. JP is an avid lure-maker also, tying his own muskie/pike spinners and carving wood trolling baits, jerkbaits and surface baits.


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Currently, JP regularly contributes with Angling Authority, Hooked Magazine, Ontario OUT OF DOORS, Time On The Water Canada, The Ontario Fishing Community and a handful of online publications. He tries to keep readers engaged on his Facebook page, The Bushey Angle, and website,



JP is an extremely proud supporter of Off Shore Tackle, St. Croix Rods, Frabill, Maxima Fishing Lines, Reef Runner Lures, Williams Lures, Mepps, Mister Twister and Due North Tackle. He’s fished with confidence out of Lund boats outfitted with Yamaha Outboards, Minn Kota Trolling Motors and Lowrance Electronics his entire life.








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