November 26, 2011

Lake Superior Provincial Park

Right on the heels of my Wawa post, I thought it useful to mention Lake Superior Provincial Park.

If your fishing trip takes you anywhere near Lake Superior Provincial Park, do yourself a favor and plan some time for this most beautiful park.

Lake Superior Provincial Park is 1,600 square kilometers of raw and majestic beauty, accessed by highway 17 North out of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, just south of Wawa.

Artifacts uncovered in the park have been carbon dated as early as 500 BC and you can view Agawa Rock Pictographs estimated to be between 150 and 400 years old. The park's history includes hunting, trapping and lumbering.

In addition to hiking and canoeing, the park is open to hunting and fishing, including ice fishing. You can fish for trout, salmon, pike and walleye in the park, although trout and salmon are most common.

November 20, 2011

The Land of the Goose

Wawa, Ontario sits in a beautiful area that is considered the gateway to some of the most plentiful sporting areas in Northern Ontario.

The tourism division of the Municipality of Wawa is a great place to start your trip plans if you are heading north for some great fishing.

Many folks find Wawa a good overnight stay when their drive to their fishing spot will take more than one day. Others love the fishing in the Wawa area.

The Algoma Central Railway heads north out of Hawk Junction (a very short distance from Wawa) and takes many fishermen and women to their final destination.

Wawa has some outstanding snowmobiling and hiking trails.

Wawa is very close to Superior Provincial Park, one of the most dramatic parks in Ontario.

And there are several great places to get some very good Northern Ontario food.

And if you are flying into your fishing destination, there's a good chance you'll be flying out of the Wawa area with Hawk Air, Air-Dale or Watson's Skyways.

Bookmark Wawa's  Tourism Site. Sooner or later, you will be glad you've got it.

November 14, 2011

Ontario's Off Road Vehicle Regulations

Many of us use ORV's or "4-Wheelers" to get to our favorite fishing lake.

If you are planning to use an Off Road Vehicle while fishing in Ontario, it is in your best interest to know the regulations.

Do you know:
  1. When riding your ORV in town, the municipality has the authority. And the municipality must have a by law in place to allow ORV riding.
  2. Provincial ORV regulations apply to provincial highways only.
  3. There are specific provincial highways that cannot travel with your ORV.
  4. There are provincial highway speed limits for ORV's.
  5. There are parts of highways where ORV's are not allowed like, the median and construction zones.
  6. Most Provincial Parks do not allow ORV's. Some do. Know the rules for the area you are traveling.
  7. Helmet, license, registration and insurance are required.
  8. There are ORV speed, direction, trailer towing, passenger, and drug and alcohol rules in effect.
Information about these regulations can be found at Ontario's Ministry of Transportation

November 10, 2011

November 08, 2011

How to Fillet a Northern Pike

If you turn your nose up at eating Northern Pike because of the Y-bones, here's a video for you.

How to fillet a Northern Pike with no bones.

And while you're at it, check out South Shore Lodge on Eagle Lake in Northwest Ontario. Let them know you appreciate this video.

November 02, 2011

Giesler Boat Builders

Giesler Boats have been an Ontario tradition since 1921. Located in Powassan, Ontario, these boats can be seen on many Ontario lakes.

Who knew cedar and copper could be so beautiful.