Island Lake Crappie Fishing

There are days when you hit the lake with a plan in mind, only to change that plan when things don’t work quite as you hoped. Sometimes, that new plan works out even better. Darrell and I made our first visit to Island Lake in Orangeville this season with the…

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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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Getting Started At The Island Lake Ice Fishing Derby

After three days of being sick with the flu, I decreed that we couldn’t go fishing anywhere that required a long walk out on the ice. To his credit, Darrell took the decree in stride and we agreed that Island Lake in Orangeville was the place to head. With parking…

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Bass Opener 2013 & A Flare-Up Of Tackleitis

I suffer from a chronic disease known as tackleitis. Tackleitis, the inability to resist adding to one’s tackle collection, has no known cure, much to the chagrin of bank accounts and non-fishing spouses everywhere. My most recent flare-up of tackleitis occurred on Saturday night, when I was foolish enough to…

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