Well I am back from vacation and what a great time away I had!
Florida… NO! Vegas…. NO! European Cruise…. NO! A nice relaxing week on the Bay of Quinte! YES!!! In my opinion, Canada can provide the best kind of vacation for a guy like me.
I started off by heading down to my vacation place on the Bay of Quinte, boat in tow.
The Bay of Quinte is renowned for World Class Walleye fishing!
I was on the water every day, fishing weed lines mostly. This time of year the walleye tend to bury themselves in the shallow and newly emergin weeds. Casting Berkley Flicker Shad outside of the weeds was the perfect solution for hitting my limit each day!
A few weeks back I installed a new MinnKota Terrova 80 with I-Pilot on my boat (replacing a cable steer Maxxum 80). I had plenty of time to get to know this electric motor and LOVE it. In my opinion this motor is the BEST Accessory I could have added. For the type of fishing I do, the motor proved to be convenient, easy to use and provide better boat handling that I could do on my own (I never got the hang of cable steer, under power, while casting or trying to tie a line… LOL).
I have also upgraded my console Chartplotter/Sonar to a Humminbird 998Csi which is linked to a Humminbird 788CiHD on my bow! These are excellent units, providing bright sunlight-readable displays and top notch sonar views. Combined with the Navionics Platinum Plus and Navionics Hot Maps Canada Premium charts, I had the best information available to navigate safely and understand the underwater structure!
Later in the week I returned home, parked the boat and grabbed my trailer loaded with the ATV’s.
– 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel
with thanks to Durham Chrysler
– 2011 24′ Triton Lowboy with thanks to Triton Trailers and Alumite Enterprises
– (2) 2006 Arctic Cat 650 TRV from
Mike Ball at Snow City Cycle
A large group of us (19 riders) headed down to the bottom end of Prince Edward County (Point Petrie) and had a blast….
Yes this is me (the guy standing on the seat of his ATV on the left) with wet feet!
We did manage to dry off and have something to eat!
Lunch was Wild Boar and Bison Burgers and Venison Sausage compliments of Meat Monger Sean Kelly from Black Angus Meats and beer!
Now its back to work time!