James Smedley

Professional photographer and writer James Smedley’s contributions—more than 400 pieces and close to 1,000 images—to U.S. and Canadian books, magazines, and newspapers have earned him over 40 national and international awards. In addition to teaching photography workshops, James is the travel editor at Ontario OUT of DOORS magazine. James has fly-fished for brook trout and arctic grayling in far northern rivers and continues to cast for trout, bass, and steelhead near his home in the northern Ontario town of Wawa where he lives with his wife Francine and daughters Islay and Lillian.

Visit James at www.jamessmedleyoutdoors.com

More Articles By James Smedley

Family Fun at a Fishing Lodge

Family-friendly places to fish in Northern Ontario.

Algoma from the Air

Helicopter Provides Perspective

Canoeing the Coast of Lake Superior

4 types of coastal accommodations paddlers can expect on the Big Lake

North Shore Road Trip

Discover the Group of Seven Touring Route

Strike gold under ice

It's not just a 10-pounder on the line; it's a winning prize!

Path to Adventure

Experience Ontario's Group of Seven Driving Route.

Setting Foot in Group Of Seven Country

Observing and Creating in Algoma

Scratching the Surface

Landing winter walleye on Lake Abitibi.

A Whitewater Awakening

Teaming up on the Brightsands River

A Dryden Buck

Hunting Trophy Bucks in Dryden, Ontario

Spot and Stalk

Chance Encounter Leads to Exciting Hunt

Smoked Fish: A Do-It-Yourself Delicacy

Catching and eating fish from the cold, clear waters is one of the perks of living in Northern Ontario.

The Northern Ontario Moose Hunt

Much More Than Pulling the Trigger

Fly Fishing Basics

Learn Tips from an Avid Angler Towards Initial Fly FIshing Success

Unwinding in Obatanga

Obatanga Provincial Park provides accessible wilderness and established campsites.

Fly-in Fishing Vacation

The Time Has Never Been Better

Capturing the Northern Lights

A Father-Daughter Bonding Experience

Overnight Lake Nipissing Ice Fishing Trip

The Rut

Hunting for Deer & Moose in Northern Ontario

Turkey Tales and Turkey Fails

Anticipating what these tasty game birds will do is one of the most challenging aspects of the hunt.