Canada Fly In Fishing Trip – Part 4

The next morning we awoke to a cool cabin, gey skies and a little drizzle, but it was pretty tough to get depressed about it, when you stop and look around and see and hear nothing but nature. It will bring a sense of peace and relaxation to you every time.That morning we quickly got the wood stove fired up and decided to cook breakfast over it using the cast iron frying pan that was hanging on the wall. I’m not sure if it was the atmosphere or that old cast iron frying pan but breakfast never tasted so good.

We slipped into our rain gear and fired up the boat and headed out towards a portage trail not far from the cabin.The setup of the outpost is quite spectacular, your cabin is the only one situated on this prestige lake which is about 1 to 2 miles long and about a mile wide. Not far from the cabin is a fairly well maintained portage trail to another lake which is about a 15 minute walk. When you get to the other lake, a boat, motor and gas are waiting for you, so the only thing you need to bring in is your fishing gear. So that is exactly what we did.

As we launched the boat into the portage lake I quickly through my line in the water, I had a good feeling something big was waiting for a good meal to come swimming by and I was right. Just about 500 feet from the launch point a got a bite and boy did it feel like a good sized walleye. Not putting up to big of a fight I reeled the fish in and as it got to the boat I realized that I had a monster Northern Pike on the line, it was massive!! My dad quickly got the net out and netted him leaving the net in the water until he could get my hook untangled from the net. With little effort the northern pike broke the net the hook and swam free. Wow, what a start to a second great day of fishing.

The rest of the day didn’t bring nearly as much excitment as that morning, but we ended up pulling about 20 to 30 walleye each out of the portage lake and 2 or 3 northern pike. We were having some much fun that day, that we spent almost the entire day on the lake. From sunrise to near sunset we spent on the portage lake.

Getting back from the days long fish we cracked open a few beers and started to prepare for the nights supper. After the spectacular meal we had the night before, we couldn’t help but make it again. After supper we setup the gigantic cribbage board that was leaning against the wall in the cabin and played a few rounds of cribbage and drank some beer. Time based by so fast, that before we knew it, it was midnight and if we had any intentions of getting up in the morning we had better go to sleep.

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