Going Light and Going Small – Ice Fishing at Island Lake

When the forecast calls for little wind and nice temperatures, and it looks like the last weekend for good ice, going ice fishing becomes the number one priority. After a month where Darrell and I couldn’t seem to stay healthy, the ice fishing season blew by without us. We can count…

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Searching For A New Canoe

Several years ago I won a 12-foot Sportspal canoe at the Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular. It was a great little boat that allowed Darrell and I to get out on the water wherever, and whenever, we wanted. We took it to all our favorite local lakes, used it to drift…

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Hitting The Ice At Island Lake

Much of this winter has felt like a search for ice. Where, oh where are you, frozen water? Finally, we had enough of a cold snap to put a skim of ice on the lakes, and from there it was just a matter of biding time until the inches were…

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What Happened in 2015?

Reading through my Facebook the past two days is an interesting look at what has gone on for people in the past year. Some recaps are tragically sad, while others are humorously uplifting, but all of them have left me wondering, what the heck happened in 2015? I’ll start with…

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