Saturday, June 29, 2013

trip #3: Bass fishing season opening on the Crab Lake in Kawartas with Ivan Thursday-Friday, June 20-21, 2013...

It's our tradition already to open Bass fishing season on the Crab Lake. This year they shifted opening date to third Saturday of June (from fourth) and due to the fact that June 1st was Saturday it became TWO weeks earlier than usually. To avoid weekend crowds we went on Thursday, June 20. Even so all the campsites but two were booked already and our preferred #313 too. So this time we stayed on the #316 in the furthest Eastern inlet and found it quite satisfactory. Due to using my cell phone GPS + RunKeeper software we tracked our route and know for sure now that the distance is 6 km (including 107 m portage between Wolf and Crab lakes). 

At the launch  place at the Wolf Lake. 

It's exactly the same perch as I used to catch in Belorussia in my childhood. Such a nostalgia!

trip #2: Long Lake in Kawartas again: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 with Tanya

trip #1: Season opening on the Long Lake in Kawarthas: Thursday, May 30, 2013

This year season opening was done with Ivan on the Long Lake in Kawarthas. This route is ideal for an opening: no portages, straight paddling, good fishing, a few campsites to rest during the day. Even Irina likes this lake. It wasn't about speed - it was mainly about relaxation, fishing and checking the gear and ourselves after a long winter and cold spring. We covered 12 (6+6) km this day, spent 9 hrs on the water with short snack on the site #401 (see picture) and about 6 hrs driving there and back (departure from Caledon at 7:30, arriving at the lake 10:10, 10:50 - 19:40 on the water, 20:00-23:00 driving home. As always warms at Port Perry, fast look at the Burleigh Falls and Tiom Hortons in Port Perry on the way back. Nice beginning for the 2013 season.

Site 401

Waiting for the rock bass.

View from the site #401 toward hwy 28 (to the East).