Jump to content
solopaddler

Walleye, Pike, Steelhead and Browns

Recommended Posts

I've been fishing like mad the last 3 weeks. Havn't had much time to post proper reports as beyond being busy my compter has been down for a while.

In any case I figured I'd combine a few of my recent trips into one report.

 

 

 

Walleye/Pike And A Mans Love For A Woman

 

 

Thanksgiving weekend I closed the cottage and managed to squeeze in a days fishing with my dad and uncle on my favourite back lake.

Fishing with 3-4" live shiners on a simple Lindy rig in 30' of water we scratched out a bunch of decent fish:

 

CottageClosingOct2009001.jpg

 

CottageClosingOct2009013.jpg

 

We kept 3 of them and enjoyed a perfect shore lunch:

 

CottageClosingOct2009002.jpg

 

CottageClosingOct2009009.jpg

 

CottageClosingOct2009010.jpg

 

Doesn't get any better than that and it was a perfect capper to the cottage season.

 

On the way back across my uncles lake he told us an interesting tale.

Apparantly back in the late 40's, early 50's a gentleman from southern ON aquired a lease and built a cottage on an island.

His wife was crippled and loved to swim but because of the rocky nature of the shoreline was unable to.

Not wanting his better half to suffer the man built a concrete swimming pool on the island.

Even more amazing was how he supplied it with water.

A km up on the hill across from his camp is a tiny spring fed lake.

He ran a water line all the way from the lake, down the hillside, under the water over to his island.

Need clean, cold water? No problem, just turn on the tap!

 

We went over to the island to investigate.

Supposedly his better half passed away in the late 60's. The lease expired and the mnr went in and tore the camp down.

 

The old dock pilings and path to the cottage are still visible:

 

CottageClosingOct2009017.jpg

 

There were no signs of the camp but the concrete pool was still in great shape. There were trees growing up through it, but it was still quite intact:

 

CottageClosingOct2009018.jpg

 

I thought it was a great story...

 

 

 

The Fall Steelhead Season Begins

 

With conditions being prime almost everywhere, both north and south, I've been racking up the miles on the truck.

Here's a handful of pic's from a variety of locations including some scenery shots from what I consider to be steelhead paradise. :)

 

Oct2009steelhead003.jpg

 

Oct2009steelhead005.jpg

 

Oct2009steelhead009.jpg

 

Oct2009steelhead010.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown001.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown002.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown003.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown004.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown005.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown006.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown009.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown010.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown014.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown016.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown019.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown022.jpg

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown024.jpg

 

 

 

My Favourite October Moment

 

 

My son just turned 3 this month. His entire interests revolve around fishing.

Me? I'm amazed and cautiously optimistic.

My wife Joanne just rolls her eyes. LOL!

 

When asked what kind of birthday party he wanted he said "Fishing party!"

What kind of cake? "Fishing cake!"

What kind of presents? "Fishing!!"

What do you want to be for Halloween? "A Fisherman!!"

Every night at bedtime he runs into my room and grabs one of my fishing mag's from a stack. That's what he insists I read to him for a bedtime story.

If I'm not around he forces Jo to do the same much to her amusement. :)

 

 

I've had him out a couple of times without much success. Recently however we launched the boat locally and tried our hands at some browns.

He picked out the lure himself and did a pretty fair job helping to reel the fish in:

 

October2009Steelhead-Brown027.jpg

 

 

That's my boy! B)

 

 

Things are swinging into high gear now, the next month should be as good as it gets.

 

 

Cheers, Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whatever, show-off!

 

If nothing else you're consistant!

 

Just another day at the office :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Solo,

 

Your posts are always welcomed and truly appreciated.

 

Some of us just do not have the opportunity and or the knowledge, be it when or where so keep on posting, as I, for one always look forward to reading your posts.

 

FLEX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great report Mike. Fantastic pics as well. Thanks for taking the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Why are you still here?

 

why not ? I posted a smiley on another guys post....seen you do that 100 times, although sometimes you will add "I completly agree" or something like that......what's your problem ?

 

Cheers

 

RR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty amazing stories, man. The miles on the truck are well worth it to know all the locations!

I hope I can get to that point!

Looks like you'll have another generation to post about too!

Congrats!!

 

P.S. What a perfect lunch! The epitome of fresh and simple. Fantastic!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Why not? I could write an essay on the topic. :rolleyes:

At this point I think I'll let it ride.

 

 

gee thanks!.......

 

P.S. you mean this post wasn't an essay ? LOL !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fantastic report Solo(mike),

 

That was a really good story...true to boot!

 

Those fish are awesome....and the scenery...wow...those ravines are cool looking!

 

Now tell me how you got your kid hooked (pun intended) i'm working on my little guy, but tips from a success would be appreciated.

 

Cheers

 

Simon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Noice dude!!

 

I've got that drivetest site as my home page... Once this whole mess clears up, the first thing I'm gonna do is call you up!

 

cheers budday

HD

Edited by Highdrifter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, the steelhead season has begun. They always seem to kick off with your reports. As always, enjoyed the report and pics. Thanks for taking the time...Keep 'em coming.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Solo,

 

Your posts are always welcomed and truly appreciated.

 

Some of us just do not have the opportunity and or the knowledge, be it when or where so keep on posting, as I, for one always look forward to reading your posts.

 

FLEX

My thoughts as well.

 

You will always benefit from sharing these remarkable reports!

 

Some great pictures, fishing and family all wrapped in one. Thanks for this!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×