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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Moose & Bears on First Agawa Canyon Train Tour of our Season

Bull Moose in Northern Ontario Canada
Magnificently Tall and Powerful Young Bull Moose
Bull Boose in Northern Ontario Canada
Bull Moose in Velvet Ontario Canada
Diane and Roger Reynolds vacationed with us on our first Agawa Canyon 2-Day Train Tour of the season yesterday and today, and it was a very auspicious start to our train-in wildlife and nature tours. Besides seeing many loons, some with newly hatched chicks, and both mature and immature bald eagles, we sat on the pontoon boat at the end of Long-Time-no-See-Um Bay for almost an hour watching this magnificent Bull Moose. This Young Bull Moose's antlers are about 2/3 grown and at least 4 feet across, the paddles will grow a bit more through next month and he will grow more points. The lines and layers in the velvet fur on his antlers are formed by the antlers rapid growth. Basically Bull moose grow these antlers in a little over 2 months. The antlers stop growing about the end of July and the then start scraping off the velvet so they are ready to impress the lady moose in the fall. The antlers fall off in late November to December after mating season. This bull Moose is probably just coming into prime age about 6 years old.
Black Bears in Northern Ontario Canada
Young Black Bears "Playing?"

This morning Roger and Diane went on our morning Pontoon Boat tour over to Bear Point and these two young bears were "playing?".  A great start to this years train-n Nature and Wildlife Tours.

From Errington's Wilderness Island

Walleye makes Grandpa Proud

Canadian Trophy Walleye Fishing Ontario Canada
Chris Myles caught and released this 29 inch Walleye Friday while fishing with his grandfather Wally and father Bob. This was Chris's second big Walleye of the week, he had also released a 26 inch Walleye on Sunday. 
Wally felt this was the best fishing trip he had ever had with over 500 fish caught between their boat and their friends Mark and Ben Althoff.
From Errington's Wilderness Island

Friday, 24 June 2011

Expectant Nature Mothers

Great Day on Lake Wabatongushi for George & Christine Cook. George & Christine do a little fishing, enough for shore lunch, but their passion is nature. Today they got wonderful videos of a pregnant moose at the end of Long-Time-No-See-Um Bay, and a loon sitting on and turning her eggs on the sand bar off the East Point of Big Sandy Beach Island.

Both the Loons and the Moose should be having their babies in the next few days. We have already seen on Moose with a new-born calf as well as a few Loons with chicks already.
From Errington's Wilderness Island

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Trophy Walleye Memories with a Replica

Replica of Pete Buley's Trophy Walleye
Pete Buley with 2010 Trophy Walleye
Pete Buley Caught & Released a 30-1/2 inch Walleye last spring, the second largest Walleye released last year. Pete's brother Bob had a replica made of Pete's Walleye and gave it to him for Christmas. What a great gift of a timeless memory.
Replicas of trophy Walleyes are great. They generally look more like the real fish than a real mount does, replicas last forever unlike real mounts where the skin dries, shrinks and cracks over time, and the large Walleye that is a prime female spawner almost 30 years old is released.

From Errington's Wilderness Island

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Tom Holden Walleyes-Up Again!

Canadian Trophy Walleye Fishing Ontario Canada
Tom Holden with Trophy Walleye
 Tom Holden did it again. First night of his fishing vacation with his brothers and other family members and he catches this 28-1/2 inch Walleye, off the dock at their cabin. Largest Walleye Caught & Relesed so far this year. Needless to say this kind of put a challenging damper on the Largest Walleye bet for the rest of his family's vacation.
It wouldn't be so bad but Tom caught & Released the largest Walleye of their vacation back in 2008 as well with a 31-1/2 inch Walleye that ended up being the Largest Walleye Caught & Released in 2008.
But Tom should know that you have to be careful in the Holden Clan fishing as Tom's brother Mike found out last year after playing a prank on the rest of the clan. Read the 2010 post - Revenge is so sweet.
From Errington's Wilderness Island

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Conquering Cunninghams

Jerry Cunningham with 35 1/4 Northern Pike

Pike not smiling, wants back in water
Jerry Cunningham and his father, Bill, arrived full of smiles and determination. They took on both sun and rain in a catch-and-release search for trophy pike and walleye. All of their hard work paid off when Bill reeled in a 22" Walleye, and Jerry a 28" Pike. If that weren't enough, Jerry fought a 35 1/4" Northern Pike and won! I think his smile says it all! 
What I'll remember most about the Cunningham's is the amount of fish they caught, as I'm the lucky girl who got to clean and package a good number of them!

From Errington's Wilderness Island

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Great vacation [wildlife & awesome scenery] great fishing, and great friends. Thanks to Team Tomas assistance, I went home with these 2 nice pike (32.5" and 22"). Just a sample of the great fishing and wonderful experience at Errington' just doesn't get any better than this.

From Errington's Wilderness Island