The FAC Yeah Team on September 30th, 2009

Would this be strike 3?  After fishing the Trent-Severn in 2007 and 2008 and coming up short both times, we were surely due for a great day of fishing during this late season trip in 2009!  If we did poorly, we were going to do it in style this time – by renting a pontoon boat for just the two of us!  The benefits of a pontoon boat are easy to see.  Look at the amount of fishable surface area on one of these things!  Not only did we upgrade our boat, but we brought a good lunch to prepare on the water!  Check out the pictures below to see how we fared – both with fishing and eating!

Location: Trent-Severn Waterway, Ontario (44.098465° N, 77.572317° W)
Target:
Largemouth Bass
Temperature/Conditions: 24°C / Clear and sunny
Results: See below

Pictures:

Like in 2007 and in 2008, the day looked very promising…

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The first catch of the day was a big, fat frog!  It was kind of strange considering we were using a fake frog to entice largemouth strikes in the lily pads…maybe he thought it was attractive?  We hope he made it back to safety without getting swallowed… IMG_3878

Walter’s first non-amphibious catch of the day…a nice Northern Pike.
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Steve’s first catch of the day…a nice Northern Pike, which decided to take a spinner bait in the lily pads.
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Look at the size of the teeth on this thing!
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Mmm…lunch time!  Freshly cooked on the portable Coleman stove.  What else were we supposed to do when we had so much area to work with on the boat?  Pick up a meal from the local Tim Horton’s like usual?  Don’t think so…
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Steve lands a fairly small pike…but he’s sporting the Fyshing.ca official gear!IMG_3900
Walter showing off the fine fyshing.ca gear…FAC Yeah!
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A shot of the fishing conditions…not bad at all!
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Where would we be without our good friend, Tim?
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Walter, mid-cast showcasing the back of the fyshing.ca t-shirt.  Couldn’t have said it better ourselves ;-)
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Macro shot of a little spinner that made it onto the pontoon boat…too bad we didn’t have our fly rods with us.  Maybe we would have had better luck…
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Finally!  Our first bass of the day!
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The second and LAST bass of the day, which Steve caught on his ‘last’ cast of the day…
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Well, the 2009 trip wasn’t a total write-off, especially since we only spent one day on the Trent-Severn, compared to multiple days in 2007 and 2008.  We by no means caught a lot of fish, but it was a great day on the water regardless of our success.  Looking forward to the Trent-Severn in 2010.  FAC Yeah!

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