Temagami 2011: Day 6, Thursday, July 21
Today is the day that Stacy arrives for our canoe trip on Saturday!
We set the alarm for 6 AM, but decided to skip the morning fishing because of a severe storm around 3:30 in the morning. We didn’t feel like dealing with a wet boat, so we went back to sleep for a couple more hours.
After breakfast we went to the municipal building to get a map of the local provincial park - Finlayson Park – where Stacy and I will stay when we leave the lake next Sunday. I marked all the available sites for that night and dad and I went to take a look at them. There is a path from the dock at Temagami Shores over to the campground. We walked around the whole campground, probably about two miles. It was a nice walk, and dad and I definitely got our exercise in for the day. I finally settled on two campsites that I liked and settled on one after going back to the campground in the car to look at them both again.
After our walk we went for a swim in the lake. Today was hot, hot, hot – definitely the hottest day of the week. I fished for a little off the dock and caught two small bass. We went back to the cottage to wait for Stacy’s arrival. I had a headache and felt sick, mostly because of the heat and because I went too long between meals.
Stacy got here around 5pm and we had fish, fried potatoes, and fresh sweet corn for dinner. Stacy was pretty tired, but he came out on the boat with us. Unfortunately, it was incredibly windy and hard to troll out by the island. I caught a small bass and a walleye was the 19 ½ inches (in the slot), so we went home without any fish.
During the evening fishing Stacy fussed around with the old 8-track player that is in the boat, and we listened to some of Grandma and Papa’s old 8 track tapes. It was a blast! We couldn’t beleve the player still worked, and the speakers sounded pretty good for a boat that is from 1968.
Fish Count (Keepers): 0 (Boo!!!!)
Where: Island 4
Bait: worm harness
Fish Count (Throw Backs):
1 – Walleye (Gina)
where: Island 4
bait: worm harness
size: 19 ½ - “slotters”
Fish Count (Total):
6 – Walleye
3 – Bass
12 – Walleye (throw back)
2 little ones
10 in the slot