Sunday, June 08, 2003

My May Fishing Break

Did I tell you I was headed to Northern Ontario the last week of May for some fishing? Well, I'm back, exhausted, sore, and very, very happy. A wonderful week, just me, the black flies and, of course, the fish. My count was about 160 fish in the boat, 3 lures lost, and probably another 40-50 fish escaped me before I landed them. A dozen portages, 8 lakes fished, 6 creeks paddled both up- and downstream and 7 waterfalls (viewed, not paddled). I ate fish every day and had moose stew one night. I saw one bear, countless grouse, woodcock and hummingbirds. I hit one beaver with my lure (he surfaced at the very moment my lure landed). We were both surprised and no damage done to either of us. And the whippoorwills were rowdy every night.

Speaking of waterfalls, last month's challenge was to find Plunge Falls in Northern Ontario. Dave Morgan took me up on the challenge and even sent me the map. I'm impressed, Dave!