A visit to Canada !
Fishing in Canada has become a fairly regular thing for me for the past thirty years or so. At first it was a dream come true and still remains that way each and every time. Accommodations have included sleeping in the back of my truck for three days, staying at a friends rustic cabin and a regular old motel. Whatever way you do it is fine but the best way is to book a stay with one of the Fishing Lodges that are on the lake of your choice. There are a good many pictures here and one video so please take your time and click through them for the total experience. FYI: The video may take a little time to load properly.
The days of roughing it are over for me. No longer do I desire to live by the light of a propane lantern, hunt for the outhouse with a flashlight in the middle of the night, take a bath in the cold water of the lake or worry about snakes, spiders and mice in my sleeping quarters There were times when this was considered fun but now being pampered is more my style.
This time around I chose to arrange for three days at "The Poplars" fishing lodge in Newboro, Ontario. I had been there many years ago but it was considered a special occasion. Located on Newboro Lake which is part of the the Rideau Lake chain that I have been fishing for many, many years.The pampering begins upon arrival by having your vehicle unloaded and brought to your room by the staff. From that point on all you need to do is eat, sleep and go fishing. Maintaining the rustic feel is not lost but gone are the regular chores of housekeeping. Just one hour over the border makes it a total trip of about seven and a half hours. I have include a few pictures of the waterfront lodge and here is the link for the Poplars: http://www.poplarsresort.com/
I met up with my childhood fishing friend, Rick, on Thursday morning last week and checked in for a three day stay. After a quick but filling lunch in the dinning room we headed out in his sixteen foot Lund to hunt down the bass, pike and crappies that are numerous in these lakes. Rick, now a permanent resident of the area, even enjoyed the break from his daily routine. Needless to say we caught many fish but being August they were not in the normal shallow areas that you would find them in the spring. Fishing off or around deep structure was the key to success. Also there was a short lived "evening bite" that provided some top water action on bass and a good load of crappies near the deeper weed beds. The accompanying pictures will give you a feel for the catch that we enjoyed.
If you have never been to Canada you should go. It is a possible dream for anyone that has "Fishing Fever". So no matter where you go or stay you will find great fishing and fantastic scenery that will be a lifetime memory. Here is a link for the general area that I have enjoyed year after year. http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/