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Old 07-04-2010, 04:59 AM   #1
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Default Home from the Canadian Wilderness!

I just walked in the door. I have a few bugbites, some sunburn, windburn, and about 1000 pictures of walleye and northern pike.

What did I miss? (Besides beer........ )

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Old 07-04-2010, 01:09 PM   #2
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Would love to see some pics. I love trips like that, but seldom go. My last "nature" vacation was four years ago out West.

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Old 07-04-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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Would love to see some pics. I love trips like that, but seldom go. My last "nature" vacation was four years ago out West.
We didn't "rough it" too much- we drove 12 hours, then flew on a float plane to NW Ontario to an outpost cabin. We saw four moose, a few bears, about 100,000 mice in the cabin, and had a great time. We dealt with some high winds, some rain, some cold weather, and some hot weather. It was awesome! Here are a couple of pictures:
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Absolutely beautiful. Looks like you had a great time. Hope the bear you saw was from afar That yellow bucket isn't a fermenter, is it?

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Nice Northern, what did it weigh...12-15 lbs?

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Old 07-04-2010, 05:01 PM   #6
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Nice Northern, what did it weigh...12-15 lbs?
No idea! He wasn't very big, but I didn't measure him. The tape measure on the side of the boat goes up to 30 inches, and he wasn't too much bigger than that. Maybe about 34-35 inches long? I haven't ever weighed a fish, but these northern seemed "skinnier" than the ones around here.

I hauled in maybe 100 northerns over the week, not counting the ones that broke off right many times! I didn't use a leader very often, since on the sunny days the walleyes seemed a bit spooked by a leader. Once a northern hit, my line broke right off.
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Well I know it pulled good!

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Absolutely beautiful. Looks like you had a great time. Hope the bear you saw was from afar That yellow bucket isn't a fermenter, is it?
The bears were seen from far off- I've seen them much closer at home (like in my yard). The yellow bucket was for the fish guts- we boated them out to an island for the eagles and gulls, and to keep the bears away from camp.

We ate walleye 8 days in a row. We had walleye pan fried, deep fried, BBQ'd, baked, honey fried, wrapped in bacon and grilled, in sandwiches, stirfried with greens and rice, etc.

We went with another couple, and had a blast. I'm sure we'll do it again next year. I really missed my dog, though!
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Well I know it pulled good!
Oh, yes, I fought him for about 5-6 minutes but it seemed like longer. Both arms were sore when I finally got him in the boat. He was released quite alive and well, none the worse for the experience.
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I need to find a place with some decent pike!a I miss fishing for them with dad. Good eatin too!

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