Legendary Canadian country/folk singer-songwriter Tom Connors died at the age of 77 in his home in Ballinafad, Ontario. Tom’s personality and music are an inspiration to people around the world.
Feb 9, 1936 – Mar 6, 2013
His memorial service will be held on March 13, 2013 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario.
via CBC News
This report comes from Tristan MacRae and was submitted as part of our 2012 Contributor Contest.
My Dad and I headed down to the Lake. We have a little dinghy that we paddled into the deeper part of the basin and anchored. We were casting for about 20 minutes, when a massive hit on a spoon made me jump. I gripped it hard as the fish tried to get away. I think I fought it for about 10 minutes. The fish went around the dinghy and tried many short runs, but my drag was pretty firm, so he didn’t go too far. It’s bad when they go under the boats, because then they snap the line. Once it tired, I reeled it closer to the boat and my Dad netted it for me. My arms were so tired afterwards. That was the hardest fighting fish I have ever caught and the biggest. It was 37″ and 22.5 lbs. I couldn’t fish anymore after that.
- Tristan MacRae
Photo Gallery for The King by Tristan MacRae
If you haven’t been following our Twitter or Instagram feeds you’ve missed out on some fantastic winter fishing. Don’t worry, we’ve uploaded all of our best photos to our winter steelhead fishing gallery and we’ll continue to update it as the remaining weeks of winter pass. Clive was also in attendance this trip, but we couldn’t put him on his first fish of the year.
View the “Winter Steelhead Fishing” gallery now!
It’s not every day that you catch a 46 inch lake trout. It’s even rarer to catch one through the ice, but that’s exactly what Bruce Sederberg did back in mid January! This massive lake trout is the largest ever caught through the ice on a rod and reel!
Caught in White Otter Lake, just northwest of Atikokan, Ontario.
Neither angler had a measuring tape. Wanting to get the fish back into the lake as soon as possible, Sederberg laid the behemoth in a fresh patch of snow and made impressions at the tips of its nose and tail. “There are fish to eat and fish to release. I knew right away while fighting this fish that as soon as I landed it, she would go right back in.”
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