when i was a kid - i would always wait eagerly for opening day of the fishing season. it would change depending on species and location... opening day on the Framboise river is April 15th - i was ready, here is my license - i ALWAYS have a fishing license - my dad used to say that they'll take your gear, boat and vehicle if you don't - that was in Quebec, mind you ;-)
here is the rest of the gear - rod, knapsack with lures etc, jacket, hip waders, water and a bucket for the catch:
off i go down the road to the river...
and when i look back, there is the manor...
it was a frosty morning, you can see the effect of frost on the rocks in the mud - water expands when it freezes and then contracts when it thaws leaving these spaces around the rocks that then "sink in" to the ground. it's pretty cool!
the river's edge - spectacular morning!!!!
the canoe has been waiting patiently for this day since last fall...
so in the water and off we go!!
as i paddle out and away, i look back at home - the manor is the white dot in the middle of the red circle..
there is some beautiful rugged shore - it is early in the year the shore isn't green yet..
in a bay around the corner, i found this clay deposit in two feet of water...
perfect for making an outdoor cob oven that kymber has always wanted, i'll be back!!
next i am off the the place where two small rivers empty into the Framboise..
it is a bright sunny day!!
up the river i go..
it is breathtakingly clean and crisp!
it's all about having a good selection of lures - this is my trout kit.. - small lures i fish on light spinning gear with 4 lb test line...
the morning was amazing and the fish delicious - there is nothing like fresh caught trout. i am proud to be able to go get food and feed my woman ;-))