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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Speed Tree Planting In Orangeville

Planting trees is one of the best all-round activities a person can partake in. The physical act of digging in the earth is great exercise, the time outdoors does wonders for your mental health, and planting a tree gives you a connection to nature. In return, the planted trees provide us…

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Fish Everywhere, With Frozen Mouths

Despite waking up to a -38C windchill yesterday, Darrell and I felt the need to hit the ice. After days of snow squalls, high winds, and blowing snow, the sunshine and the gentle breeze were a welcome change. Having time to fish during the week is a rarity for us;…

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