March 25, 2006 Cape Shore Ice Fishing: (42 Photos)

 

42.   After missing out on this trip last year, I was happy to return to the Cape Shore with Dad and Uncle Wilson for another great day ice fishing and spring riding.

 

41.   Once again we left the highway and headed across the wide open country to Green Island Pond where we set out our fishing lines. Mud trout are usually plentiful in this particular pond and this year we were not disappointed!

 

40.   I was riding my 1997 Grand Touring 500, Dad was on Project Cheyenne and Wilson was riding his 1993 Scandic 377.

 

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32.   There was a more snow this year then the last time I was here, and like before, I managed to find a few jumps and climbs. This area is so large, and open that you can easily ride for miles on untouched smooth spring snow.

 

31.   The day started out with overcast skies but quickly brightened up into a beautiful sunny day on the Cape Shore.

 

30.   The snow was hard packed but loose on top, and in many places was flatter then most of the groomed trails I've been on. Its no trouble to run at 100kph across the tundra as drifts are so gradual in nature you don't get bounced around at all.

 

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6.   We had a boil up for lunch and spent the afternoon much the same as the morning, Ice fishing and burning gas.

 

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4.   There are a lot of Caribou in this area, its almost like magic when they appear on the barrens. Unfortunately evidence of Coyote in the area may not bode well for the Caribou.

 

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1.   With the sun setting we made it back to the truck, loaded up and headed for home ending the day with a fine catch of trout, and an empty gas tank!

 

Cheers, MIKE

In memory of Wilson King January 30, 1942 to April 29, 2008

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