Great fish, silly fish. Your little trout are smarter and warier.
Dumber than char, but also a great fish.
Don't forget the bears. I haven't done this in Quebec, but at Great Slave
Lake and points north, NWT. There's no shore lunch without bears. They keep
you from relaxing too much.
The 30-pound lake trout and the big Canadian trips are great. So are the
8-inch brook trout in the little brooks you can step across. Enjoy them all.
Right again, and we don't want to make decisions, we want to make money!!!
You want to see some decision making? Let somebody screw-up the ability to
make money of someboby with some power...you'll see some decisions, you
might see some funerals too.
Well I can not go out in my yard in summer without a chance of meeting a
bear . Good thing I am a ways from any Griz . I have never been very
concerned by the bears , in fact I kinda look forward to them each year
. When my youngest son was 8 he had a cougar get two feet behind him
while picking up potatoes in garden . My nieces husband was able to keep
him from running as it spit and snarled at them . By the time I got
there the cat was long gone . Not many brookies near me , mostly
rainbows . In winter lakers can be had on the surface with trolled plugs
. Funny thing but no one fishes for lakers here in summer . I suspect it
is they go so deep to get away from the heat . If you ever get out to
B.C. let me know . I can not garantee any big ones but it is still a
nice way to spend the day .
When you're cooking lake trout on an island and a half-dozen blackies get
wind of it, and the water is to your back and the boats are tied up, and the
blackies want to be friendly with your lake trout, you relationship with
them is different.
The grizzlies, fortunately, walk by and then you don't see them again for
days. They cruise a big territory. The blackies are like pets up there --
until they're not.
I was sleeping in a plywood cabin that was raised off the ground on stilts
one morning, about 90 miles east of Yellowknife, just as the sun was coming
up (2:00 AM), when a blackie decided to breakfast on the PVC water pipes
under the cabin -- for the third or fourth time. The camp manager was ready
for him. He didn't realize I was sleeping in (2:01 AM), so he shot the
blackie with a .30/30 just as he was under my bed, about five feet below.
Blackie jumped up when he was shot, damned near knocking me out of bed and
pounding the bottom of the cabin like a bass drum from hell.
Probably. I've fished for them in the summer in Lake Seneca in New York.
They're deep, you troll with lead-core or Monel line, you bring the fish in
belly-up and bloated from coming up too fast, and they have all the fight of
a dead carp. It's not worth it.
In Great Slave, which is a homogonized lake that never thermoclines, you can
catch them at any time at any depth. We caught them on surface plugs like
bass; trolling through a school of alewives with gulls circling overhead as
the trout slashed through the bait, like they were bluefish; and down at
100+ feet, on lead jigs. Fantastic fishing.
It sounds like it, Ken. I'd surely like a fishing trip out west. Maybe when
the manufacturing magazine business picks up.
I always bank a couple of rocks together on the way to the outhouse and
sing...I don't know which sounds worse to the bears, as long as they let me
read the "Enquirer" in peace. Now if I could keep the black flies away...
I'll grant you the beer, as long as you stay away from Labatt or
Molson (panther piss that it is).
So what makes you think we haven't already been taken over? Oh, sure,
the Gov't makes a stink about Canadian this and Canadian that, but
really. Besides, then my taxes would drop in half :-) Well, ok, we
say please and thank you, and excuse me even when it's not our fault
but there aren't _that_ many differences. Yes, our PM is elected but
it's not a very good system. He got in with fewer than half the votes
We have guns, if you consider a musket a gun that is. Our Army is
actually pretty good given the pea-shooters they're given.
So you guys would annex Quebec (please!)? Actually they have hydro
electric power - take 'em over. :-)
Most countries shoot traitors - Canada allows them to run in politics,
funds them and gives them a pension. We're just so darn nice :-)