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 Pike-Filled Bass Opener 2015

It took me longer than it should have to get the chickens back in their coop tonight. While I rushed through chores and brought my grateful horses into their dry stalls, the chickens delighted in splashing through the puddles and took no notice of the water dropping on their heads.…

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A Pike And Panfish Kind Of Weekend

It may have been opening weekend for bass in many areas of Ontario this past weekend, but those of us in Zone 16 have to wait it out for another week. It wasn’t a hardship to forego bass and spend another weekend chasing pike. After spending Saturday morning running errands,…

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A Pike Kind Of Weekend

Last weekend Darrell and I had planned to make the drive to Belwood and take part in the annual Belwood Lions Pike Derby. However, as often seems to be the case these days, we got busy doing chores around the house and it was mid-afternoon on Saturday before we were even…

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