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  1. That’s awesome. Congrats on the new venture Andrew
  2. A few weeks myself and some good friends did a quick one night canoe trip in the Halliburton Highlands. We got some crazy weather, may have lost a phone, caught some fish and had a great time https://www.northernjacks.com/post/the-busted-loop-haliburton-water-trails-report Cheers Andrew
  3. Thanks again all. Sounds like my issue was not using a bearing swivel Appreciate the help! Andrew
  4. Thanks all Used both a spoon and a diving crankbait. Vibration mainly when using the crank bait cheers Andrew
  5. Managed to head out for a 1 night let last weekend. this was my first time trolling in a canoe using a clamp on rod holder(Scotty) as previous trips I just held it After trolling and casting from shore my line was knotting like crazy. Has never happened before so fairly certain it was from the vibration of the lure while in the rod holder. Rods were set fairly high and was using 15 power pro on a spinning set up and lure clipper on via a snap swivel, no bearings So. Anyone else have this issue? Fix is using different line? Positioning the rod lower so it’s almost parallel with the water? Use a swivel with the barrel? thanks in advance for any tips Andrew
  6. I am 1 month out from this summers fly in with Slate Falls Outposts. We will be fishing Miniss lake I am so pumped and with a few of these trips under my belt I am less stressed than my first one for sure. Worrying about weight, catching enough fish for meals and so on. Here are a few of the things I wish I knew ahead of time https://www.northernjacks.com/post/things-i-knew-before-my-first-fly-in-trip Cheers Andrew
  7. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great trip at a great resort Andrew
  8. Fishing season is in full swing and I am seeing lists of posts about people heading out on fly in trips. With that in mind here are my top 5 tactics for catching walleye on a remote lake. https://www.northernjacks.com/post/top-5-tactics-for-fly-in-walleye Cheers Andrew
  9. For sure. We did the flight to Tbay thing last time around and was much better. Felt like a human when I got home vs our drive through the night from Nakina in 2018 lol
  10. Lady Evelyn May fit your bill 3 full service lodges on the lake, one self serve and another which is on the river Good to great walleye fishing, great small mouth fishing. There is pike but we didn’t target them on our trips People also camp on the lake. Just need to pay to get over the dam Cheers Andrew
  11. Looks like a great trip. Air Dale is definitely on my must try list. Driving to Wawa much better than our upcoming trip which is fly to TBay and then drive To Sioux lookout thanks for sharing! Andrew
  12. I have been watching used boats (specifically 16 foot tillers) for about 3 years now via Facebook and kijiji alerts. I am in the it’s mixed group. Some fair to good deals out there but also a lot of over priced models as well. Part of it I’m sure is listings are free or very cheap. Put it up for what you paid and see what happens. I also think that sooner rather than later it will fully correct. At some point supply will outpace demand and prices will need to get cut. Sidebar I am always amazed at how many boats are sold under power. My gut says 60% of the boats I see listed are under the max. Assuming it’s is or was to keep price point at a certain spot cheers Andrew
  13. This summer has been pretty quiet on the fishing trip front but that’s about to change soon. I have a weekend at the cottage for bass opener, a fly in trip to Miniss Lake and one or two canoe trips. It’s got me riddled with Lake Fever. The anticipation of all of the things I love about these trips https://www.northernjacks.com/post/lake-fever Cheers Andrew
  14. I was hoping this would have been a Spring trout fishing report post but sadly we had to postpone. Some unexpected illness and a surgery got in the way I have been slowly adding some new gear for the upcoming season. Ideally to help me land some more fish, stay hydrated and make life on the portage easier https://www.northernjacks.com/post/new-year-new-gear Cheers Andrew
  15. Yup. Facebook recently changed the button placement which has improved it slightly but I know I have been guilty of this embarrassing when some replies yes this $200,000 RV is still available
  16. Another book review post. I read a lot during the winter months, a lot of it about the outdoors This book reels the story of Ernest Shackeltons expedition to Antarctica. It’s part journal, part adventure story and I really enjoyed it. Full write up here https://www.northernjacks.com/post/endurance-shakletons-incredible-journey-a-book-review Cheers Andrew
  17. On our last few trips I have been using a new saw, the Agawa Canyon Boreal 21. Hugely popular for hiking, paddling and camping trips it’s a light weight work horse. Full review here: https://www.northernjacks.com/post/product-review-agawa-canyon-boreal21 Cheers Andrew
  18. Thinking about my own fishing style I started to think about all the people I have shared a boat or a bank with. My Dad was a soaker and my Pop a fish whisperer I ended up somewhere in between I think I could have added a lot more I think but these are some of the most common in my experience https://www.northernjacks.com/post/fishing-styles Cheers Andrew
  19. Some good adds here - spybaiting is interesting On the cottage lake I fish I think smallies suspend quite a bit in open water (feeding on minnows I assume) - from what I have read/watched spybaiting may be the thing Cheers Andrew
  20. I do love a Mepps Black Fury and when I used to fish a river a lot I also loved the wee crawfish. Packing one for my trout trip this summer as I have heard a few people talk about them for brook trout some good adds for sure Andrew
  21. While I have love for all species the small mouth bass holds a special place in my heart. They fight well above their weight class, attack lures with reckless abandon and many times when you catch one others will follow It’s also the species I most associate with fishing as a kid I remember fishing at the bridge in Rosedale on Balsam lake slinging top waters or Mepps Fury spinners as a kid My top 5 choices for shield lake smallies is up. The lures I would feel confident taking for bronze backs should I only be allowed 5 There are lots of other lures and techniques I like or want to try more of but these are my go tos https://www.northernjacks.com/post/top-5-lures-for-northern-ontario-smallmouth Cheers Andrew
  22. Congrats on the move - have spent a few weekends around Gooderham this winter ice fishing and have also spent time there in the summer Nice little town and a lot of great fishing and outdoor opportunities around for sure Cheers Andrew
  23. For sure. I have started using Duolingo to learn some Spanish. In my dreams I see myself wintering there in retirement! Just need this lotto max ticket to come through! cheers Andrew
  24. Sweet looks like a good time and those are some beauty fish Andrew
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