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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:00 pm


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My son and I just got back from fishing the area around our cottage. Our goal was to fish as many different trout lakes as possible and try many new ones .
We started on Monday afternoon by driving as close as possible to a new lake but we ended up portaging the last kilometre. It was a new speck lake for us and we accessed it through a swampy pond. We fished the lake for three hours without a sniff so we headed out to fish an old favorite on the way out of the area. It is only about half a kilometre portage into this splake lake. There was very little action so I dragged a worm on a jig head. I got a solid strike and the fish felt heavy enough I couldnít do much with it. As it got close to the boat it took off under the canoe and the hook came free.
Day number two saw us go into a lake in the park I havenít been to in 20 years. It takes 3.5 kilometres of portaging to get to but it looks like trout heaven. After half an hour I had a strike and landed an 18.5 inch speckle. We trolled the shoreline while my son cast but we rimmed the lake without another hit. Just for a change we trolled down the centre and we started seeing bug casings on the water . We hadnt got far when we got our second and two more after working the area. These were an inch smaller than the first fish.
We had a shore lunch ,fished for another hour and lleft to fish another lake close to the road on the way home. This lake looked like it had seen a lot of use and abuse(litter) and we paddled and fished through it to try a small new lake 500 metres up a steep hill. This was a beautiful small lake with a hunt camp on it that gets a speck stocking every three years. We fished it hard but the fishing was tough. No luck so we headed for home at 8:30 for a well deserved supper
Day three saw us troll for lake trout across one of the bigger lakes in the area on the way to a small speck lake. The small lake was a beautiful pot lake with a sheer rock face. My son hooked our only fish off the rock face but it shook itself loose in the initial flurry. We portaged into another lake trout lake that has two speckle lakes an easy portage away. We explored all three lakes with only a small speckle to show for our efforts but we saw some new country that was impressive. The flies were also not biting but every day more numerous. Add that to great weather and you have the recipe for some great memories. We probably paddled 15 kilometres but we only portaged a couple kilometres in total.
Thursday was day four so we headed back into the park through two other lakes to access some speckles . In the first half hour my son caught a 17 inch speckle when he was playing with his lure beside the canoe after a long cast. He only had six feet of line out so the first bit of the fight was exciting to say the least! We fished another couple hours with no more luck so we had a great shore lunch of spaghetti and baked trout on an open fire. We fished another hour but the heat was wearing us down so we headed out . It took two and a half hours to get home and we were tired when we got there.

Friday we planned to start a little later and hit a lake close to home. This is one of our favourites and we were ready for a little familiarity after seeing so much new water. A couple years ago we caught a big splake here and we were hoping for another . I trolled and my son cast the shoreline and when we got halfway around the lake I got a solid strike. After a lot of give and take and several short runs my son netted it. It was about 23 inches long and just shy of four pounds. Our best fish of the week.
We only fished the one lake today as the rest of the family was coming to the cottage and we wanted to greet them. We did a shore lunch at our cottage and the fish was delicious.

My son is certainly becoming stronger and is starting to carry the canoe more and more. It sure is a welcome break.Heís becoming an avid fisherman and appreciates our beautiful country.

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:11 pm


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In five days we fished fifteen different lakes;twelve were new to us. Hereís a picture of day two.

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:12 pm


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Another of day two

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:14 pm


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One more

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:15 pm


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Scenery

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:17 pm


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Day four speck

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:18 pm


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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:19 pm


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Day five splake

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:20 pm


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Blue skies and unusual clouds

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:22 pm


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Paddle shot of splake

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:23 pm


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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:25 pm


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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 08:28 pm


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Our day five special guest....

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Posted: May 24, 2020 - 09:35 pm


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Sounds like a friggin awesome week! Nice catch, Congrats! You definitely deserve 'em!

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Posted: May 25, 2020 - 07:58 am


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Wow epic report.. Great read and fantastic fish porn...

Can you adopt me? LOL

Sounds like quite the adventure and a real good time..

Kudos to you!

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