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Fishnhunt
Posted: Aug 14, 2018 - 08:02 pm


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I took a two week holiday at the cottage at the end of July and early August. The smallmouth bass fishing always seems to slow down for me at this time of year in our lake so it’s a great time to put the canoe on the 4-wheeler and try out some new backcountry lakes. My son and I tried a new lake that had good weed beds and a good largemouth population. We landed seven bass all around 1.5-2 pounds . We lost at least that many in the weeds as we only had light spinning tackle and couldn’t horse them out.After 4 hours of fishing we packed up for the 45 minute ride out and halfway home a big bull moose steps onto the trail. It ran down the trail ahead of the 4 wheeler for 100 yards and turned straight into the bush at full gallop. We could hear sticks and trees breaking for a full minute. Exciting stuff for a 13 year old kid who is interested in the outdoors.
My nephew also came to visit for a few days and I took him fishing for pike and bass. We put a couple big chub minnows under floats and played the waiting game. After an hour the float with the biggest minnow went down and stayed down. He set the hook into some solid weight and the fight was on.After a few minutes the pike was boat side and after a couple fumbled nettings we were lucky to hoist it into the boat. He was a happy camper!!
We also picked some raspberries as they are prolific on the old logging roads well off the beaten path . On our drive out ,there was a grouse on the road with her half grown chicks in the ditch on the side of the road . I had my springer along and I wanted her to get some bird experience so I let her out of the truck. She immmediately flushed the hen off the road so I sent her into the ditch . She caught scent and flushed three birds but the third one flew directly at my head so I caught it with my hands. I find them hard enough to get with a gun so maybe next time I’ll bring along a baseball glove. The bird settled down quickly so I showed it to our berry pickers and then let it go in the direction the rest of the brood flew. It happily flew off to join its family wondering what had just happened.
Some other first time guests also caught fish , explored warefalls jumped off cliffs and generally had a good time. We had a couple fish fries but no campfires because of the fire ban on at the time. We sure have been easy on firewood this year!
Hers a couple pictures also

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Posted: Aug 14, 2018 - 08:04 pm


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Largemouth

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Fishnhunt
Posted: Aug 14, 2018 - 08:05 pm


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Nephew’s pike

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Fishnhunt
Posted: Aug 14, 2018 - 08:06 pm


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A bird in the hand

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Fishnhunt
Posted: Aug 14, 2018 - 08:07 pm


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Cliff jumping

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Drew
Posted: Aug 14, 2018 - 08:08 pm


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I enjoyed reading your report...sounds like fun times!

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Fishnhunt
Posted: Aug 14, 2018 - 08:09 pm


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Waterfall massage

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Fishnhunt
Posted: Aug 14, 2018 - 08:10 pm


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First fish

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Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 06:07 am


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Great report...looks like a good time!

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Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 08:25 am


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Sounds like a great adventure

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Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 08:38 am


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Looks and sounds like a great vacation, beauty pike landed by your nephew

Looks like a great area where your cottage is located, lots to keep the kids busy.

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Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 08:53 am


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Nice to see all had a great time and fishing was also great.

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Fossy47
Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 03:40 pm


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Well Fishnhunt, looks like you really know how to have fun.

Times on the water with our families are memories we will relive yr after yr when everyone gets together.
The great outdoors is wonderful way to keep our families close us.

A great post!

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Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 04:40 pm


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Thanks for the report with pictures. It sounds like a great time.

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metalbuckle
Posted: Aug 17, 2018 - 03:48 pm


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Very nice report and pictures...

Gotta love summer and great to see the youth having fun in the outdoors.

Memories for life..

Thank-you for the report.

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