Friday, March 14, 2008

Fresh Trout for Dinner!

I received an email this morning from a friend of mine in Ontario and it reminded me of the incredible trip he took me on last summer.
He lives on Longbow Lake and him & I took his two-seater float plane north for about a one-hour flight to Lennon Lake for some trout fishing. There are no roads leading to this lake and thus can only be reached by air, or by traveling through the bush for miles and miles.

I have never experienced anything like this before. We touched down on the water and there was obviously no one else around - we had the whole lake to ourselves and it couldn't have been a more prestine day. As we climbed out of the plane and positioned ourselves on the floats with rods in hand, we discussed that we would assess the length of our stay dependent upon how long it took us to catch our limit of 2 trout each. Well, needless to say that we caught our limit (pictured above) within 28 minutes of touching down on the water!

Obviously not ready to go back just yet, we pinched the burbs on our lures and caught & released for the next couple of hours. The fishing was amazing as trout have this instinct to attack any fast moving object going past them. We would drop our heavy weighted lure into the water and let it sink all the way to the bottom, before reeling it up as fast as we could. Needless to say the trout we biting like crazy when our lures zipped past them!
After a short rest for a box lunch on the shoreline, our luck seemed to have died off and decided to fly back.
Dinner of trout that night was incredible as we served it up to family with a side dish of incredible memories that we shared with all.

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