Saturday, June 16, 2012

fishing in the mist


jambaloney here!!

here is a nice pic of the back of the manor i shot the other afternoon.. well it's nice enough, clouds and all, but there is some junk, the atv and a bit of vandura in it ;-)



here is the yesterday morning - amazing!! there was a real heavy fog and a perfect morning for fishing... it was 7:00 AM when i snapped this pic, the sun had been up for 2 hours already!


the dew hung heavy - look at all the spider webs!!!


here is a close-up - the work that goes into something like this astounds me...


now i am at the water's edge...those ripples are trout feeding - YUM!!! i mean, yum for us ;-)) i caught 3 nice ones for breakfast...


quite a sight this, very surreal, like in one of those fantasy movies in a mystical land!!


kymber thought i had gotten a picture of the moon and it's reflection, but that is the sun  and if it weren't for the fog, the light would be blinding!!!


for a while, the fog actually got a little thicker...


making it all the more like a dream...if you look closely in the middle of this pic, you can see the loons, they are out fishing every morning i am... they seem to be used to me by now, a good thing about a canoe is how quiet you can be on the water... i don't really disturb the wildlife..


here we are, further on our travels...


around the bend  - it is magic still!!!


 rewind two weeks ago... here is the back yard, the day before...


and here is the next morning at 5:30...it dropped to just above freezing the night before..


so while there is no fog, there is a mist on the water and awesome clouds!!


 the mist is less like yesterday's dream land and more like an early morning in the life of a trapper


the loons were out that morning... on cold mornings the mist rises from the water, the fog we had yesterday descends.. totally different, yet equally amazing!


that is the mouth of stacchens brook as it empties into the framboise river... those ripples are american shad going upstream to spawn, i spent 1/2 hour with the fly rod trying to catch one...no dice, i did get a few trout later. the shad are gone now, they are in the river for maybe two weeks at most.. apparently the trout gorge themselves on the eggs, i will have to admit, the past week or two the trout have been nibbling more than biting... i have to set the hook just right... i will be glad when things are back to normal and the "free lunch buffet" of shad roe is gone and the trout are hungry again... LOL!


7:00 AM and time to go home, as usual, the breathtaking view never fails to disappoint!!!


hope you all enjoyed another couple of trips into the wilds, i guess these posts are my version of kymber's sky pics...it is our blog after all ;-)))

cheers everyone!

43 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. thanks gorges - we really do!

      i am the only one out there (except for the occasional weekend fishermen) and i feel a bit selfish - this is the best way i can think of to share.

      cheers!

      Delete
  2. Hey Jambaloney - These pics are incredible ! I've just been on a tour of Heaven on Earth ... thank you for sharing !

    Cheers - Helga xoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks helga!

      it was my pleasure, i am glad you enjoyed the ride ;-)))

      cheers!

      Delete
  3. Now I understand my confusion. I've been getting mixed up between your blog and kymber's!

    Nice to meet you jambaloney. Now I'm off to see kymber's sky photos, but yours certainly deliver on tranquility! (and fog)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Okay. Now my clarity has been messed up again. This blog is SHARED by the two of you, right? Or is this the beginning of a stroke....must go see if the right side of my face looks like the left now.....I was really in the Twilight Zone for a minute..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. you got it right this time LOL!

      yes - this blog is shared by the both of us - as is framboise manor - nice to meet you too!!

      Delete
  5. I don't remember who said " a man that knows he has enough is rich" but the quote popped in my head. You are blessed to live where you live, how you live and with someone to love. the rat

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks rat - blessed is how i feel - love the quote, i take that as a high compliment - cheers!

      Delete
  6. Jambaloney and Sweet Kymber,
    3 fish for breakfast, sounds good to me.
    WOW....WOW....WOW... Those are beautiful pictures of the sky, water, mist, sun,and property. Some of those pictures you could make larger and sell. With the sun behind the mist and the canoe. It's just a thought!!!
    When I look at the pictures you both post, it's as if you own a piece of heaven :-)
    Your Friend, Sandy xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks sandy - glad you love the pics - they were free so i think i will just give 'em away here ;-))

      we do feel like it is heaven - those misty mornings don't seem real, but neither does the sky, air, etc..

      cheers!!

      Delete
  7. I am now even more jealous. Those pictures are something from a National Geographic! Fishin for us starting next week for a couple weeks again. Can't wait!

    Question? Do you all have bearberry growing on the property?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. yeah - i feel pretty lucky, don't blame you for being jealous... what kind of fishing starts next week??

      i looked up bearberry - haven't seen any of them on our property, yet anyway - i will keep an eye out for them... you looking for seeds?

      cheers!

      Delete
    2. actually dried leaves and seeds makes a kinnikinnick tea which is wonderful for sore joints. Thanks for looking for me.

      We are heading to the northwoods of Wisconsin so probably bass, northern pike and muskee(sp)

      Delete
    3. we have a swath of different berries here so let me know what you might want/need..

      you should get small mouth, musky, pickerel and pike up there - brook trout too and hey will be bigger than here... good luck and make sure to have fresh line and sharpen your hooks!!

      Delete
  8. Thanks Jamie, beautiful photo's from a beautiful land. We can't wait to get back to MN sometime in the next year and head to the North Woods.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. my pleasure!

      i have always been wishing for you to get back to MINN asap rob... ottawa and the surrounding area is very similar - i can imagine you miss it terribly.. fingers and toes crossed for you!

      Delete
  9. Beautiful pictures, you are lucky to be living your dream!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. we soooooo are lucky - thanks swamp dog and cheers!!

      Delete
  10. Jam and Kymber, Thank you for sharing this window into the lovely fairy tale home that you share. It is a beautiful setting, with nature's bounty in abundance, but made all the more special by the creative and loving approach you both have to life there. I always enjoy all of your posts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. awww jane - i don't know what to say but thank you!

      i am glad you enjoy the posts - sharing the pics only seems fair..

      cheers to you!!

      Delete
  11. MMMMMM Trout fishing especially where they live naturally is the best fishing. Being able to trout fish with no one else around and an unlimited body of water just makes it that much better. When I get to go trout fishing I am either always near others or limited to stream typically only ten yards or narrower across.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. it really is! i have done a lot of creek fishing and fishing in such solitude is really something else... come up anytime, i will take you out.

      cheers!

      Delete
  12. Stunning! Reminds me of Ray Mears "Northern Wilderness" series on BBC Knowledge channel :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks dani!

      i don't know that show, but if it has cool water and lotsa evergreens - then if fits the bill ;-)

      thansk for stopping by!

      Delete
  13. Wow, just wow. I might not wait until the SHTF to head North! LOL! Beautiful...no other words....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hahaha - why wait, it's not just about SHTF, it is great up here period - you and 2nd man can come anytime!!

      Delete
  14. Beautiful! And I have to admit that your commentary made me look closer :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. i am glad you found the loons ;-))

      thanks for stopping by sue - cheers!!

      Delete
  15. you live in such a nice dreamy place

    may you stay foever

    Wildflower

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow I love the way the landscape changes all the time under different weather conditions. Beautiful shots.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks cooljoe..

      you would be amazed at how it changes - even a single day can bring 4 or five "seasons"

      cheers!!

      Delete
  17. That seemed so like Leatherstocking Tales...fishing in the canoe...morning mist...alone.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. pp:

      i had to look those up - i LOVED "The Last of the Mohicans", even thought the movie did it some justice..

      i will be sure to get the rest for this winter..

      thanks!!!!!!

      Delete
  18. Replies
    1. it really is - the pics don't really capture the moment, but they make a good blog post ;-))

      cheers!

      Delete
  19. Jam, after see this lake on the several occasions you've posted photos about it, the only thing keeping me from visiting there is that once I got up there, you wouldn't be able to get rid of me... :^D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. matt:

      come anytime... if you stay, trust me, there is no shortage of work for you to do to earn your keep... but there also will be time for fishing too... sound good??

      cheers!!

      Delete
    2. 3 words. DON'T TEMPT ME.

      Delete
  20. great shots! I haven't even had my freeking canoe out yet!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks pal!!

      ya gotta get the canoe out man... do you fish the stillwater??

      Delete