It’s a common misconception that Canada Day celebrates the independence of Canada, when it in fact celebrates Canada’s birth. July 1st marks the joining of the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec) into a federation of four provinces in 1867.
Canadians typically celebrate their day off by drinking beer out of specially designed Canada Day cups.
Happy 142nd Canada!
Wow. It was a very intense weekend at Springwood Cottages for the opening of bass season. It was a very hot and sunny weekend overall, except for some light rain on Sunday afternoon, I think I even gave myself a good case of heat stroke. Nevertheless we fished Saturday to Sunday from almost dawn to dusk and didn’t get home until about 1-2am Monday morning. So while the heat stroke didn’t kill me you can imagine how I felt on my way to work a few hours later.
When I return from my brief coma I will have a full update about my weekend at Springwood Cottages and Kennebec Lake, but just to tease you a bit I will leave you with a few of my favorite scenery shots and a big frog that took a yellow slug-go.
Photo Gallery for Please Excuse My Cottage Recovery Coma
Its finally here folks, bass season! Makes me wish I still lived in Ontario so Jon and I could be fishing together again. Jon should be fishing at this very moment and hopefully he’ll be getting into some nice size bass. I’m sure he’ll have a report as soon as he gets back into the city. In the meantime, here are a few Ontario bass from previous seasons, submitted by Paul Williams.
7lb 3oz largemouth bass
With this fish, I wasn’t targeting bass at all. I was fishing for perch when I had a follow up from a big dark shadow after reeling in a small one. So I put on my big bobber and casted back out. To my amazement it took the giant balsa wood float straight under. Thinking it was probably a pike, I set the hook and loosened the drag to be ready for what usually takes place when you hook a nice northern. But much to my surprise, I watched my line start to rise quickly to the surface and then the biggest largemouth bass I have ever seen broke water with a giant leap.
That’s right we’ve invaded Twitter! I will be updating frequently (signal permitting) this weekend for bass opener. So be sure to check out or page and follow us if you’re on twitter!
I will work on integrating the two sites when I return from my trip. Until then Clive might post an update or two with a few photos from the twitter feed as I update this weekend, but I’m not sure what kind of family plans he has this weekend so it might not happen at all.
This is also a good time to let everyone know that we are looking for new contributors! Send us an email with some information about yourself, where you live, and what kind of fishing or fishing related topics you would like to write about. It’s not a paid gig, but you just might end up with some sweet free swag this summer…
Have a safe and exciting weekend every one!