Henry David Thoreau
That may be true. It is also true that many men and women go fishing all their lives and never catch the size of fish you'll find in the Boundary Waters and Quetico wilderness waters. For some of our outfitting trip clients, fishing is (need we say more) a passion.
Fishing certainly is a fun part of the canoe trip experience. Whether you practice catch and release or catch and eat, it has rewards that other sports do not. Fishing on your own can be a great time for reflection, relaxation and rendezvous with nature. Fishing with a friend combines all those and more. I've fished for hours with my friends and we've barely said a word. Those unsaid words spoke volumes. I've gone fishing on Father's Day with my Dad and treasured every piece of conversation we shared. I call those days the "no-limit" days.
Catching up with old friends in a canoe that I've not spent time with since high school is something I'll never forget. The catching those days didn't depend on whether the fish were biting or if they weren't.
"There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind." ~Washington Irving
"I love fishing. You put that line in the water and you don't know what's on the other end. Your imagination is under there." ~Robert Altman
"Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn." ~Chuck Clark
"Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish." ~Steven Wright
As promised, here are a couple pics from Brent and my most recent Quetico Adventures! I’ve got many, many pics – however, these are some good ones with really nice sized fish! The almost 30” lake trout is my biggest to date! Brent caught his biggest walleye and pike, and we both caught 20 inch smallmouth up and down Wicksteed’s bays. Great fishing this spring!
|Morning Fog on Glacier Lake|
|Cheri with 29" Lake Trout on Argo Lake|
|Brent with 20" Smallmouth on Wicksteed Lake|
|Cheri with 19" Smallmouth on Crooked Lake|
|Brent with 26" Lake Trout on Argo Lake|
|Moose on Darky River|
|Brent with 39" Pike on Wicksteed Lake|
|Brent with 25 inch (plus) walleye on Crooked Lake|