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I'll start on the eyes
Both places have slot limit as much of Canada now has. 13.7 to 19.7 All 4 keepers have to be in the slot

Trent river
Eyes
Was at its best this yr. PLENTY of slot fish.Avg was 15 to 17. One of our better yrs for sure on numbers. Our two largest was at 25 and 28 with a few 20's in the mix. Pull our limits every day.

Smallies and lgs
Smallies rule the water here. Al though for size we had a off yr. We usually manage few 5 and 6'lbers but not this yr. But 3lbers keeps us busy. Nephew did land a very fat 6lb lg mouth

Pan fish
We did not hit them hard this year but still brought home a few hundred.

Pike/muskie
Shame on me for not putting much of a effort in this yr. Nephew got a few pike think the biggest was 36 No skis landed

I did land a 27inch carp when casting for eyes..LOL.

Rice Lake
I trailer here for a change of scenery every yr a few times.
We only target eyes
again the slot limit is here also.
Numbers not as good as the Trent but the avg slot was better. We limited every day we went Avg slot fish were 17 to 19 . Caught more 20's here also but nothing over 22.


Two high lites of the trip was my daughter Tori (9) and buddy Scott

1st Tori
Tori watched me land the carp early that day. She says i would drop my pole and scream if i ever hook one of those. Sooooo Dad was on a mission. Bout two hrs later i saw a big pod of carp skimming the top of the water. I got as close to them as i could and casted my jig right in the middle.WHAM it was on I handed the pole to Tori and watched a 10min. fight .no screaming but a lot of moaning as her arm was about to fall off..LOL It was great seeing that smile as we netted the fish.. best part was it went 27.5 inches making it 1/2 inch bigger than mine... She loved that.:D


Now on to Scott
As we were drifting and casting for eyes we were picking up some nice gills along the way. i look over and see Scott set the hook. He says another gill as i look away. two seconds later i hear GET THE NET GET THE NET this anit no gill His pole is doubled over drag a sreaming..Then WHAM this huge Muskie busts the surface letting go... As Scott reels in his slag line he finds a 8inch on the end.This thing was mangled ... That gill bite he had was just that until Mr Muskie had his way.. To bad my camera batteries were dead. Not sure who got the worse of the deal that gill or the sad look of I cant' believe what just happen on Scotts face.,

Canada to me isn't all about catching fish. Its about the great times, stories and friendships that have grown over the yrs.
Thanks to Catharine and Don at www.terracelawncottages.ca for putting up with us another year.



My buddy Scott and niece Emma with a morning catch

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Fish fry night Hmmm Hmmm







A nice Eye from the Trent Yeah I'm sucking it in to make the fish look bigger






Tori and her 27.5 carp.. What a blast that was watching her





As Tori puts it the smaller carp caught during the trip

 

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Another great trip Mike!!! Awesome report and pics. I enjoyed reading this post! It a heart stopper for sure when those muskie come out of no where :) Looks like you and the crew did very well with the walleyes. Your right about Canada - it's the adventure not the fish and one your daughter will not forget.

Gas will rise and cost will increase but it's all worth it :)
 

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Where did you guys stay. The first years I went to Canada it was to the Trent River. We stayed at the Hi-Lo Lodge. Every year we were there it was fa-nominal blue gill and rock bass fishing. We use to tie off to the big concrete channel markers and fish below them and nail hand sized blue gill all day long! I went up from 1996-2000 and we were usually up there the 3rd week of July. Thanks for Sharing!
 

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I been staying at www.terracelawncottages.ca for years Click on the link to check it out. Quiet as 95% of the area is Canadian owned cottages.
The best place to stay on the river by far. Its not all tucked away in a cove. Great river view and on its deepest area.

jfarkus stayed here last yr and a few weeks ago.

I also know where the hi/lo coattges are or were.
 
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