About a week ago I took a trip up to Springwood Cottages with a few friends. We planned this trip perfectly for the opening of bass season here in Ontario and wanted to visit a lake that wouldn’t see much boat traffic. Opening season on some lakes near Toronto can be brutal in terms of the number of anglers on the water. Since Springwood is about 4 hours from Toronto is was both close enough and far enough to provide good fishing and low angling pressure. On top of that Springwoods cottages and services were both top notch, I was so pleased that I decided to review them, which makes this the first cottage review we’ve ever posted.
Springwood Cottages is a beautiful cottage resort open all year, owned and maintained by Cezar Spirala, located on Kennebec Lake in the Land O’ Lakes region of Ontario (near Napanee about 4 hours from Toronto). There are several cottages spotted around this beautiful piece of Canadian Shield land and each is very well maintained and clean. Each cottage also has its own personality and extra amenities, some of which can get pretty luxurious including things like flat screen tv’s and jacuzzi. The decks surrounding the cottages were also in tip-top condition. The area is nicely landscaped and the staff are young, energetic and very friendly.
Continue reading my review of Springwood Cottages
After the review you should also check out the album of photos from my trip to Springwood Cottages.
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.
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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!
As many of you already know this Saturday marks the opening of Bass season here in Ontario. I doubt that any season opener is as highly valued among sport fisherman than Bass opener, in my opinion it truly marks the beginning of summer here in Ontario. Unfortunately we’ve had some crazy weather around here today and yesterday, including tornados, however this weekend’s outlook says Saturday should be beautiful.
Naturally I planned ahead making sure I wasn’t on call for work and that I had a good few friends willing to join me for a nice weekend out in cottage country fishing for bass. This weekend I will be fishing with David and Paul from the forums on Kennebec Lake about three hours from Toronto and we will be staying at Springwood Cottages right on the lake. David has stayed at this cottage before and is familiar with the lake so he will be a huge help. You may remember Paul from the high definition Toronto Island video where he caught a beautiful pike, as a native of France I doubt he’s ever experienced the excitement of bass season here in Ontario. Well tomorrow he will!
David tells me I’ll be waking up to this view Saturday morning, and that island looks like the perfect place to start looking for bass!
Also be sure to check out our new Fishing Fury Twitter page where I will (signal permitting) be updating live as the weekend progresses.
Check out Springwood Cottages website for more info on their services and Kennebec Lake!