Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Temperature and pike fishing both hot

Our friend Dan McConaughy snapped this Disney-like scene of a mother and her cubs eating wildflowers along Highway 105, the Red Lake Road, on the way to camp this week
Kleve Granger watches chopper working on the fire east of Sadler Bay
This is our Family Week where we are closed to all but our family and friends.
We have been reveling in the sunny weather and having a ball fishing for northern pike which are our favourites for eating.
Pike fishing has been exceptional. The average size is much larger than normal and all of the fish are very muscular and powerful.
No sooner did a thunderstorm pass yesterday evening then we smelled fresh wood smoke. Within 30 minutes there was an Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources helicopter on the scene, just east of Sadler Bay. A lightning strike had started a forest fire there, a few miles from camp.
We all moved closer to see the action but alas, it was far back from the waterline. All we could see was the helicopter, apparently keeping an eye on ground crews that were extinguishing the blaze. They had it out within an hour!
Everything is very dry and with the hot temperatures we have been getting, I expect the MNR to call a fire ban any day now.

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