jambaloney here with guerrilla fishing!!
well not THAT guerrilla but still...
first off a story...
When i was 15, my dad and i went on an adventure fishing
trip to northern Ontario
in his old caprice classic. We drove for about 10-12 hours before finding a
camp spot somewhere north of timmins
(hi wendy!). the camp spot was at a little lake that was stocked with trout,
and although the dingy barely held us, we caught quite a bit of trout and had a
great fry-out. The next day we moved on to another camp site near a small
river. After 5 minutes of putting the tent together, the black flies drove us
to a nearby motel. The next day dad decided we needed to go for it, so he found
an ad in one of the papers (this was 1979) for fly-in fishing. So we went to
the dock, got on the float plane and took off. I was amazed at flying so low
over such a vast watery area! We dropped some people off at a remote camp
before the pilot took us to a place where the outfitter had stashed a canoe on
The Lady Evelyn River. We fished all day, caught some really nice trout and as
we were waiting for the plane to pick us up, there was a massive thunderhead
not far off in the distance. Dad told me we might have to spend the night under
the canoe. However, just before it looked hopeless, we saw a small black speck
coming in on the large still water. It was the plane and he picked us up JUST
IN TIME. It was quite an adventure and a good example of guerrilla fishing!
you all remember that last year a beaver built a damn at Strachan's brook and created a whole new lake right across the street from our property. this has created a guerrilla fishing opportunity for me, as there is no way for anyone to be able to get there easily. but, i borrowed my friend d's canoe and walked it across the road and into the new lake. it was fun! that white speck in the distance is the manor!!
here is a close-up -the only way you can see our house is from here!
here i am going up the narrow part..
further still, but the water is shallower here
so back to the still water...
our house is waaaaaaay off in the distance..
i often see trout surfacing there - the fishing was awesome - i got these 5 in 45 mins - the top trout is 13 inches and about a pound - 3rd largest i have caught here!!! these are for my dad in memory of that trip!
that evening the sun was blazing...
a few mornings later - i was up for the standard morning trip down to the river and the dew was heavy so the spider webs looked awesome...
i am always amazed at the shapes
and more - hey it is my blog ;-)
we have TONS of spiders here!
down to the river
a purple iris...
and some trout for sandy and pioneer p!!!
hope you are all enjoying some fine august weather!