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Hockey/Fishing week in Kenora

Well the ice fishing season has pretty much come to an end for me this week.  I'm sure if you really wanted to get out and catch a few pike or lake trout you could get out there but the ice conditions are not great for getting on in most places.  We had a good run the last few days on the ice this week and caught some beauty trout, pike and walleyes. 

The Allan Cup Hockey Tournament was going on in Kenora this past week.  I had a few buddies in town that were playing on the Fort Frances Thunderhawks team and we spent the day on the ice on Wednesday.  Also, got hooked up with three players from the Dundas team (from the Hamilton area) and got them out fishing on Wednesday evening.  Everyone had a blast!

Back row: Derek Hansberry, Josh Meyers (Fort Frances)  Front Row: Tom Brown, Cam Watson, Paul Lawson (Dundas) 


Josh Meyers with a nice laker  

Tom Brown with a big walleye

Marty Hanson (Fort Frances) with a big whitefish


Late ice giants!!!

We are starting to wind down the ice fishing season after a long winter here is Sunset Country.  Fortunately this brings some of the best fishing of the entire season.  Here are samples of some of the fish we have been catching this past week.  I anticipate a few more trips before calling it a year! 

A big walleye from a small lake last week.   

Kalan "Slab Daddy" Wagner  with a big crappie   

Dean Howard with a jumbo pike


Sunset Country TV Program

My buddy Jay Samsal and I were in front of the cameras for the guys that film the program REAL OUTDOORS ONTARIO earlier this winter.  We filmed the whole show in an afternoon on Lake of the Woods.  Watch us land a big lake trout, a GIANT pike and a few walleyes.


Radio Interview - Chauncey's Great Outdoors 

Check out this interview with Chauncey's Great Outdoors (ESPN Chicago) that I did recently.  My interview begins at around the 16:25 minute mark and goes for 11 or 12 minutes.  We talk about fishing, hunting and tournaments in Sunset Country.



Still ice fishing in Sunset Country

Cool weather over the past week or so has kept the ice in relatively good shape.  I have been spending to much time fishing and have been neglecting keeping my website up and posting new pictures...

Here are some photos from the past week and a half or so.

A nice crappie from a new little lake that my buddy Dave Bennett scouted out.  It is a snowmobile-access only lake and the fishing was excellent.  It's always fun to fish new places. 

My friend Dean Howard with a big walleye from the same little crappie lake.  We didn't catch many, but we did manage to find a couple of big fish. 

Pulling my Frabill Predator shelter behind my snowmobile to access some back lakes in Sunset Country

Some tip-ups and ciscos - the top option for catching big pike late in the ice season.  It's getting to be that time of year! 

Bryan Gustafson gets ready to put some tip-ups down on an exploratory mission for pike yesterday.  We did catch some fish, check back later for some big pike photos.  I'm still ice fishing for the next week or two as long as ice conditions stay good.  -Gussy