April 3, 2004 Cape Shore Ice Fishing: (9 Photos)
9. The Cape Shore area of the Southern Avalon Peninsula is simply beautiful. In this area the landscape is barren of trees and the vast expanse of reddish bog & tundra broken occasionally by a patch of stunted spruce or a large glacial boulder. It's comprised of soft rolling hills littered with small ponds, gullies and brooks. It has been quite a few years since I ventured back to this area of the province having spent my childhood here with Dad and my Uncles trouting and moose hunting.
8. On this day Dad and I loaded up his '92 Skidoo Cheyenne, my '97 Skidoo Grand Touring 500 and met up with my Uncle Wilson with his '92 Skidoo Scandic.
7. We offloaded the sleds on the side of the Cape Shore Highway and headed North West across country to Green Island Pond. As Winter was coming to a close the hill tops were bare, but there was still plenty of snow around so travelling was trouble free.
4. This day brought excellent 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.
3. We used to spend a lot of summers here as it was a nice run in our 6x6 Argo. This area is much more difficult to access in the summer now due to new regulations restricting ATV use on wetlands. This however made today's fishing great! We caught quite a few trout, one big enough to snap one of my sticks in half!
2. For lunch we boiled the kettle and baked kippers, beans, and bully beef over an open fire. I spent the afternoon cruising the country side on Skidoo playing on the hard packed snow.
1. It was a great ride and I managed to find a few jumps, flat smooth 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!
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