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I am just a guy who uses fishing and playing guitar to keep myself sane...or at least try to.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The long wait...


Summer is here and the Steelies are somewhere in the deep.

Only three more months or so...

I hope they are packing on the pounds.

'Til then I have been filling my days with Bass fishing, the Walleye harvest and diaper changes.


Morin and I did a little Bass fishing today and it was fun.

I figure I am Bob Izumi and he is Roland.

There are worse ways to spend a morning.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

My New Fishing Partner..

Yesterday my Daughter surprised me by asking to go fishing!!!
I guess I had been watching quite a bit of fishing on TV. Kimi is still a wee bit laid up so I have been sticking around the house quite a bit Ella and were able to skip out for a few hours and beat up on the Bluegills a bit.
She showed great patience and a genuine interest.

My son is only interested in Spiderman at present and won't fish with me even if I beg him.

Rotten kid.

Oh well..maybe Ella will be hittin the tribs with her old dad.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Oh YaH!!! JFL and I are crazy to think there is a CAT in there.....

Shame on all of you!!!
I may have to start packing heat this fall.


Bear Sightings - Thu. June 12 07:52 am
Huron O.P.P. officers are working with the Ministry of Natural Resources investigating several reported sightings of bears in the area. Police say that not all sightings have been confirmed, but say some are valid. The latest unconfirmed report came yesterday in Bayfield.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

And then there were three...

Sunday June 8th 13:42 Avery Elizabeth Norland was born in to this mad world and I love her.

I had come home from work Saturday night exhausted after working three horiffic 12 hr shifts in a row in the worst heat imaginable. The last thing I had said to my co- workers on our walk out to the parking lot was "you watch,..tonight will be the night".

Kimi was due on the 15th ...so we knew it was close and our other two kids were a week early as well.
Oh well....thats about how it usually goes.
Baby is here ...all is now well...or on the road to well and the good news is that I am off for right around 39 weeks.
I am not sure what I am more excited about....the baby ...or the time away from work.
Kids are a blessing and I am going to try my hardest to savour this year and take advantage of something that most parents ...particularly fathers ...don't get the opportunity to do.

The fishy side of things has been very slow.

I did take Owen down to the hatchery on kids day. This is the day where the club members release the pond fish to the wild(lol)..and before they do that they let some of the kids in the neighbourhood catch them.

It kind of gives me the creeps but smiling kids can make anything sweet.
Some of the Steelhead in the pond were easily in the teens and there were a couple that were an honest twenty.

Owen caught a Brown Trout for his fish and it went around 15 lbs....3 pounds bigger than my biggest...

We should start the assault on the Walleye shortly.
The water just needs to warm up a bit on the Canadian side.

The word from the commercial fishermen is that the numbers and size are even greater this year...although I don't see how that is possible.

Any way....I hope we get some sleep tonight.