It’s a quiet, still morning on a lake in Ontario, the last of the fog hugging the water. The air has a slight chill, but your skin is warm from the rising sun. A grizzly bear and her hungry cubs prowl the shoreline. Colorful mountains fade off into the distance. A bird chirps somewhere. It’s picturesque Canada fishing, and it’s gorgeous out. It’s here that the backwards hat-wearing Mitch Dupuis is giggling with glee because he just got a trout to bite.
You know that after just one look at Mitch — the long beard, the Canadian charm, the childish smile after catching a fish or telling a joke, his contagious laughter, and his Bass Tracker boat that is conveniently missing the letter “B” on both sides — you just know that you’re going to have a good time.
Mitch grew up in the small town of Nipigon, Ontario, so small that if you blink on the highway, you might miss it. Despite its size, it is a great town for anything outdoors: hunting, fishing, hiking, and more. Mitch’s father put him on a boat when he was only 1 year old, and that sparked his love for the great outdoors.
Of course, fishing is a great hobby of his, and Mitch loves catching trout of all kinds: brook, bulls, lake, and brown are some that he loves to catch, but he also loves catching big pike and other species of fish. If there’s a big fish to be caught, he’s going to give it his all to find them. But Mitch has something that the rest of the world doesn’t, and it’s the natural wilderness and beauty that is Canada. Catching beautiful fish is fun, but the views are really what keeps him hooked. Seeing beautiful mountain views in places like Kananaskis, grizzly bears on the hunt, moose and deer roaming around and even swimming by; Mitch sees all of this from the front row seat of his boat. Every fishing adventure for him is also a chance at watching a real life documentary of the wild.
Mitch’s favorite SA gear is by far the long-sleeve performance hooded shirts. They’re breathable and both cool and warm depending on when you need it, and help to keep him protected from the sun and bugs, but Mitch has to have a backwards SA hat and a matching clown Face Shield to top off his outfit.
He now lives in Calgary, Alberta and tries to experience the outdoors as much as he can. Check out Mitch for beautiful pictures, big fish, and funny videos.