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Wildlife » Moose in Camp » 1/15/2021 7:44 pm

Kevin
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About 10 years ago two of us were on the Western Uplands trail and had stopped for a rest. We were sitting against a tree right on the trail when I heard something and looked to my left. It was a big bull moose standing there looking at us. It was late September. My buddy lives near the park and I asked him if I should be afraid and he said no. He wasn't convincing but what could I do. I managed a few pictures. He walked by us at about 20 feet. At one point he stopped, looked directly at me, and shook like a dog does to shed water. I thought I was doomed. Thankfully, he then turned and walked off into the bush. Like trippythings said, it was both scary and exciting. Once is enough for me.

Skills » Permanent residents in APP » 1/13/2021 7:16 pm

Kevin
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Martin - that was an interesting article. Living in the park is definitely possible. Nothing I'd like to try for an exteneded period. Reminds me of a book, Stranger in The Woods:The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit. This guy lived in the woods in Maine for 27 years. One day he just parked his car and walked away.

Fishing » Just some corridor Brookie fishing. » 8/15/2018 10:05 pm

Kevin
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Rats! I was afraid you guys would say that. Had hoped the water up there would be cooler and I could try out the new 3 wt. Guess I’ll have to wait a bit to use it. I also have an old fiberglass 6 wt I may bring along with the 5 wt. Bass it will be. Decided to rack up the canoe too.

Thanks for the input.

Fishing » Just some corridor Brookie fishing. » 8/14/2018 9:41 pm

Kevin
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That’s a nice one!

I’ll be in the Huntsville area from Saturday the 18th until Thursday the 23rd. Any advice on where I could try my luck along the corridor in the Park? Won’t have my canoe this trip so will have to be near the road. Will have a 3 wt and 5 wt fly rod. Is the water cool enough to be looking for trout or should I be looking at bass?

Thanks

Catch-all Discussions » 2018 Ice Out Predictions? » 5/07/2018 2:35 pm

Kevin
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Satellite seems to be showing a lot of open water. Too late for me but hope the park allows access soon. Should not have to wait until Friday. Happy paddling/fishing/hiking everyone!

Catch-all Discussions » 2018 Ice Out Predictions? » 4/25/2018 6:13 pm

Kevin
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I, and I’m sure others, appreciate the eyes-on reports that are being posted here. I can read the weather forecasts and check the park website but it’s the guys on the ground that tell what’s really going on in and around the park. Will keep checking back to see what you guys are seeing. Thanks!

Catch-all Discussions » 2018 Ice Out Predictions? » 4/16/2018 7:40 pm

Kevin
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Really interesting stuff. Never heard about the P.O.W. camp. Reading material while we wait for the ice to go.

Catch-all Discussions » 2018 Ice Out Predictions? » 4/11/2018 4:20 pm

Kevin
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I’ve been watching Simcoe. Have heard it’s usually out about two weeks before Opeongo. Still looks pretty white on the satellite images.

Catch-all Discussions » 2018 Ice Out Predictions? » 4/03/2018 12:52 pm

Kevin
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Sounds like Env Canada is following after the forecasters down here in the States. If they expect between 3 and 15 inches of snow they go into hyper mode and tell everyone to get ready for a major storm. Then we get an inch. Drives me crazy.

Fishing » Maple lake fishing? » 4/01/2018 11:11 pm

Kevin
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Anybody know anything about fishing Rain Lake? If the roads are open and I can get in I’ll be up there May 5-7. Just got into fly fishing and thought I might try it out.

Trip Planning » Is it too early to talk about Ice Out? » 3/25/2018 7:34 am

Kevin
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Wondering when the roads to Rain Lake will be passable. Checked the Algonquin website but it doesn’t list any advisories or closures for that area. Don’t imagine they can be travelled yet. South of the border we’ve been getting days a little above freezing and cold nights. Everything is melting slowly and steadily
Hoping it’s the same up north.

Catch-all Discussions » 2018 Ice Out Predictions? » 3/14/2018 11:41 am

Kevin
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I’ll go with May 3 for ice out. Hoping for sooner but don’t expect to get up there until then for first put in of the season. Thinking about a trip on Smoke Lake. Would expect it would be open sooner than Opeongo.

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