Popcorn Walleye

Posted by on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:07 am

One week today, May 16 is equivalent to Christmas Eve to an Ontario angler.  Walleye season opens on May 17 this year and even though we are not sure ice will be out, we can always be optimistic.  Analogous to kids in late December, anglers in this area will go to sleep on Friday with visions of lunkers and shore ...read more.


Sign of spring

Posted by on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:45 am

A long winter does really funny things to people.  Seseganaga Joe who rarely likes to venture to a population center larger than Ignace had enough of winter this year and drove 4000 km to visit to other end of our province.  I think the whole trip was an excuse to see new faces – some of the faces around here ...read more.


Snow is melting

Posted by on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:54 pm

The snow is melting quickly now.  I finally figured out why I haven’t seen Randy for the last few months.

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We are still hopeful for iceout soon.  Now that we’ve found Randy, and the walleye are hungry and the northern pike are well trained, we are ready for opener.

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Location, location, location

Posted by on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Last week I was in Toronto to attend a couple of days of meetings.  I sit on a volunteer advisory committee.  As I sat in an office building in downtown Toronto, I couldn’t help but notice the irony.  Our committee is focused on promoting tourism in Northern Ontario, yet here we were in Toronto. 

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Make time

Posted by on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:43 pm


Sometimes we have to just sit down and figure out why we are so busy.  If making a living becomes more important than having a life, I think we have to adjust some priorities.   I doubt that at the end of it all our last thoughts will be “I wish I had worked a few more days”.

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The Bright Side

Posted by on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:43 am

This has been a brutally cold and long winter.  The media has in their zeal of naming winter storms, now come up with something to call the weather when it is not a storm.  They have invented the term “polar vortex”.  I guess it sound ominous enough to have more viewers tune in but to those of us who live ...read more.