Parenthood, Loon-style

We saw this adult loon and two chicks swimming together on Agnes Lake in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park on Aug. 3. A week later, on a second trip, we came upon the same two chicks, but they were swimming and feeding far from the two adults. It must have been time for them to begin…
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A Hint Of Fall

     About this time in August, the nights begin to cool down, offering a hint of what’s to come. Two of us were camped on Sunday Lake in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park on Saturday night, and we awoke to a fog-enshrouded lake. As it burned off, I took a few photos. They reminded me of…
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Real Or Imagined?

A week ago, I wrote a column in which I questioned the truth of an alleged 58- or 59-inch muskie that had reportedly been caught on Lake Vermilion. To date, I’ve received no verification of that catch. While away on vacation over the past 10 days, I received an e-mail from Paul Pollock, a muskie…
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Wilderness Whirlpool

Grant Cook cools off in a plunge pool in Louisa Falls between Louisa Lake and Agnes Lake in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park. The falls are a 91-foot cascade between the two lakes, but about 20 feet down from the top, the falls take a short break and collect in a rock-rimmed pool. Sitting or swimming…
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Improving Muskie Action

   Paul Pollock of Tower submitted this photo of a 55-inch muskie he caught recently on Lake Vermilion.   I’m starting to get a few photos of big muskies from anglers, but it seems like the muskie fishing has been challenging this summer. Doug Ellis of Virginia Surplus, who puts on a muskie contest on…
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