I often find myself daydreaming about taking a couple of weeks off work for an epic fishing adventure. As much as I love fishing warm southern waters, traveling north and fishing cold water virtually untouched by man is what really piques my interests. This video, Kayaking the Great Bear, is exactly the type of trip I’d love to do!
After discussing the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline–which would carry bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to the Great Bear rainforest of northern British Columbia, three friends decided to go see the area for themselves. Having heard that hidden in the rainforest which surrounds the twisting pacific channels are tiny abandoned trappers’ cabins, the group packed everything they would need for eight days into their kayaks and headed out into the world’s largest temperate rainforest in search of something which is becoming increasingly rare: wilderness.
The group was made up of: Spencer Taft, masters ecology student Daniel Robb, extreme outdoor adventurer and guide Paul Manning-Hunter, Canadian National Whitewater Kayak Slalom team member
We’ve covered the Wavewalk kayaksbefore, and this video is just as impressive as the last, if not just for the guy’s cardio. I feel tired just watching him! Definitely looks like a great fishing kayak that could handle some really big fish. I’d love to have one of these on the Toronto Islands, or better yet dropped out of a helicopter on to Little Vermilion. But now I’m just dreaming…
OK, I really don’t like shopping, but I do like spending money, which is really unfortunate, because I don’t have a lot. I did however, make two big purchases this week, and they cost me nothing. I got a new underwater video camera (the same one Jon just purchased, the Sanyo WH1), which was a late birthday/Fathers day present and a new kayak.
Some of you may remember I picked up a used canoe last year and had hoped to use it regularly. I’m ashamed to say it, but I haven’t used it once this year. It was a pretty beat up canoe, but despite its looks, it worked just fine. The reason I never used it is because no one would go canoing with me, and since the canoe was a good 80+lbs, transporting it to and from the roof of my car wasn’t an option. Well today I sold it, and with the money I received I was able to buy myself a new entry level kayak that was on sale because its an older model. I don’t have an excuses not to be using this new toy, its half the length of the old canoe, and weighs only 26 pounds!
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]
My XTRATUF II boots have been the footwear of choice for winter fishing this year and they’ve been fantastic on every outing. I’m sad that they’ll be put away in the next few weeks as summer approaches, but I’m very happy knowing they’re ready and waiting for next winter. When [...]
Earth Day 2013 is here! When is Earth Day? Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series [...]