Coastal Fishing at Nootka Lodge – Guest Post

I’ve always thought a Pacific salmon fishing trip would be something to experience at least once…lucky for me I got an opportunity to take part in the first annual Trout Unlimited Canada derby with Nootka Marine Adventures. After carefully packing the trophy, a beautiful hand blown glass salmon from Bavin Glassworks, we boarded the plane…

Stampeding in Style

Imagine our surprise when we found out that Rogers Communications generously offered us two VIP passes to attend Calgary Stampede and to boot (cowboy of course) it was for the day and night of the final chuckwagon races!  We graciously accepted and then went shopping for some new cowboy gear so we could blend in…

Early Morning on the Bow

The summer of 2017 has proved to be an extremely hot and dry.  Not too dissimilar to the last couple of years, but with noticeably less flow in the nearby rivers and in the Bow River in particular.  Increasing water temperatures and decreasing flow conditions place a lot of stress on many fish species including the trout of…

The “Battle” of Pigeon Lake

It is hard to focus on ones work calendar at the beginning of the week when you notice that there is an “on-the-water” meeting scheduled for the end of the week.  The days immediately start to drag on and periodic, angling daydreams emerge from the subconscious.  The meeting location was set for Pigeon Lake and…

Happy Sesquicentennial Canada!!!

Canada’s 150th birthday was celebrated from coast to coast this year for Canada Day, so we decided to celebrate with the rest of Calgary on this historic day. While the suburbs were quiet, the down town core was a bustling with throngs of people taking in the festivities clad in the patriotic red and white.  Buskers of…

Perfect Conditions for Newell

During the open water season we try to get out on as many lakes as we can to continue our pursuit for walleye because it is fun of course but also to learn about the lakes so we can use the experience to better inform our hardwater pursuits. Lake Newel has presented the biggest challenge…

Forget Love, I’d Rather Fall in Chocolate

When I was young, I distinctly remember mom spending hours trying to figure out how to properly temper chocolate.  There seemed to be some sort of magic to it that eluded her despite the numerous attempts.  When it comes to baking and frankly any cooking, this woman can figure out anything, so the enigma that is tempering has plagued…