April 3, 2004 Cape Shore Ice Fishing: (9 Photos)

 

9.   The Cape Shore area of the Southern Avalon Peninsula is simply beautiful. In most areas its barren of trees, the red underbrush brush broken occasionally by a patch of stunted spruce bushes or a large glacial boulder. Its relatively flat, littered with small ponds, gullies, brooks and soft rolling hills. Its been quite a few years since I ventured to this area of the province.

 

8.   Growing up, I spent a lot of time here with my Dad, Aunts and Uncles camping, moose hunting, trouting, and ice fishing, it felt great to be back.

 

7.   This morning Dad, Uncle Wilson and I offloaded the sleds on the side of the road and headed North West across country to Green Island Pond. As the winter season was coming to a close the hill tops were bare, but there was still plenty of snow around so travelling was great.

 

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4.   This day brought typical Spring riding conditions, consisting of mild weather and crusty snow loosened by the morning sun. Arriving at the pond we bored a few holes and started catching a few trout. This area is much more difficult to access Legally in the summer due to regulations restricting ATV use on wetlands, so the fishing was great. We caught quite a few trout, one big enough to snap one of my sticks in half!

 

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2.   For lunch we boiled the kettle and baked kippers, beans bully beef over our fire. I spent the afternoon cruising the country side playing on the hard packed snow.

 

1.   It was a great ride and I managed to find a few jumps, lots of flat smooth fast areas to run flat out, and a scattered small hill to climb. All in all it was a great day and I look forward to returning here soon!

Cheers, MIKE

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