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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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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A Long Way To The Back At Island Lake

For years I’ve heard stories of big fish coming through the ice at the back of Island Lake in Orangeville. “I caught the big crappie on the edge of that hole” I was told. “There are some monster pike back there” said others. This one deep hole in the entire…

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Ice Fishing 101 For Women: Laughter, Good Times, Fish

What’s better than spending a day ice fishing on a great lake, in a heated hut, with a group of women anglers? It turns out, not much! This year the excellent Fishing 101 for Women program expanded into ice fishing and the first ever Ice Fishing 101 for Women event…

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