by Lamar Kahler (
and Cas Smerroskie)
We arrived at Customs 10:40. At Dutyfree purchased liquid refreshments.
Currency exchange was 107.50. Ski was socializing with Customs agent while
there were about 15 cars behind us.
1:45 PM we stopped at Subway in Three Rivers. Back on the road at 2:00 PM.
5:30 PM we arrived at Mike's restaurant in Robervale. Depart Mikes' at 6:10.
Called home, got good reception on Captain's cell phone. Next stop Le Dore
arriving at 7:00 PM. At that point we drove 828 miles. Gas in Canada
119.9 cents Canadian per liter.
We got a motel room, cost with tax $72Can for 2 people.
8-5 Saturday. Cas and I checked out of motel at 5:40 AM. Temp 52-degree F.
Arrived at Lake at 7:32 AM. We drove 913 miles.
We had coffee with Andre while we checked in, Eric got our gear to our cabin
at 11:35 AM. Capt. Ski caught three pike 26-in, 28-in and 25-in.
L.K. caught 19-in walleye. Back at the cabin by 3:15.
Had the usual franks and beans for supper. Went back out at 4:20.
Capt. 2 pike, 1 walleye. Lamar 2 walleye (one 22-in). Came back to camp
Cocktail hour 9 - 10 PM, then went to bed.
8-6 Sunday. Left camp at 6:15 AM. Went souuth to Hot Spot (aka Bear Bay).
Capt. caught 5 walleyes, Lamar caught 2 walleye and 2 pike. Kept 3 walleyes.
Returned to cabin at 12:15. We encountered 2 boats who were residents of
Reading, PA. We went back out at 1:30 PM. We went to the Back Bay. Lamar
2 pike, one was 22-in. Wind was getting stronger. We couldn't finf a
location to avoid wind. Were back at 4:45 PM. No evening fishing.
Cocktail, snacks & bed.
Breeze picked up. Turned to wind (again). Went to main camp for bottle of
propane for grill. Came back to cabin 1:30 PM. Started to rain. We were back
out at 2:10, clear & calm for ten minutes, then wind, heavy rain. Back at
cabin at 2:45 PM. Dined on spagette, took power nap 4 to 5:30 PM. Woke up
to storm. Wind and downpour. Storm over we went back out to fishing at 6:30.
"Fun time" - we went to cove just north of cabin and began to cast #5 Mepps.
Lamar's first cast with new Mepps hooked large pike with spare rod.
Fish broke line - old line! MUST CHANGE LINE!.
Capt. 5 pike, Lamar 2 pike.
Back to cabin at 8 PM. Snack & cocktails till 11:30, then bed.
8-8 Tuesday. We got up at 5:00 AM. Out at 5:45. Went south, clear and sunny
Capt. 5 walleyes
Lamar 2 walleye, 1 pike.
Brought back 5 walleye. Back at 12:55 PM.
Had supper and went back out at 3:15 PM. We went up Normandie River to the
Capt. 1 walleye
Lamar 4 walleye, 3 pike (Wow!)
Kept 4 walleye. Back to cabin 7:30.
(Humor of the day) While the Capt filleted the fish from morning catch the
remains were in a bucket on dock to be dumped when we go back out. We were
grilling our steaks when a seagull flew on the dock reaching into the bucket
head first grabbed a fish carcase and took it to a big rock at the dock.
It dined for a few minutes and left. Meanwhile Ski kicked (what the gull
left behind) into the water. Seagull returned took a head, first dive into
the water. It swam up the lake and lost it in deep water, a short while
later it returned again and did a beautiful straight down dive from about
10 feet and got the fish. We judged it a 9.9 by the Olympic scoring system.
8-9 Wednesday. We got out about 5:45. We went to Lake Baud.
Capt. 4 walleye 1 pike
Lamar 1 walleye 3 pike - nice size for supper.
Back at 2:10 PM. Out again at 3:15 PM. Wind died down, rain picked up.
Returned to cabin 4:10 (no fish). Plan to take 1 hour power nap till rain
stops. Power nap over. Rain turns into a monsoon, it is now 7:30 PM.
Rain letting up, but too late for fishing. Very long cocktail & snack
time before bed. "Hoping for a good day tomorrow". Day's time going too fast.
8-10 Thursday. We left camp 6:00 AM. Went south in around Hop Spot. Wind
not too bad. Conditions favarable for jigging.
Capt. 8 walleyes 1 pike
Lamar 7 walleye 1 pike
Wind grew strong, long rough ride back to cabin. Now 3 PM. Ate supper,
showered. Wind howling. No evening fishing (again).
(Cas writing ...) "When we got close to dock waves were still pretty high.
I got the boat in to dock and Lamar grabbed the dock and so did I. And a
wave came in and pushed the boat away from the dock and I went into the lake.
I had a hard time. Getting my stuff together I was slipping on the stones
in front of the dock. Finally I stood up my glasses were gone. Also my hat.
I grabbed the boat and tied it up and got out of the lake and went back to
the cabin and got out of the wet clothes. Came back to the dock
and Lamar and I started to look in the water if we could see my glasses. We could see
something shinning under the boat. So I moved the boat and
got a better look. Sure enough, there they were. I got out of the boat,
got undressed and went back in to make the recovery. When I got out I said
to Lamar that's enough for today, so we stayed in for the rest of the day."
8-11 Friday, last day. Left cabin at 6:00 AM. Weather fair. Good day for
Ski 8 walleyes one of which was a trophy size 25-inch, 2 pike
Lamar 2 walleye
Wind turned up as morning progressed. Hampered fishing due to strong winds
We feel catch would be much higher had conditions stayed favorable as they
were earlier in the day. Walleye were actively hitting on white grubbs.
Back at cabin 1:30 PM. We did not go back out after supper - too windy.
Began packing for trip home.
While total catch was less than expected. Average size of fish was much
larger than previous trips. Also should be noted we lost about 15 hours
of fishing time due to extreme windy conditions which would have resulted
in a much larger catch (P.S. Missed Walt).
8-12 Saturday. Capt & I (L.K.) left camp at 8:30 AM. Arrived at Mike's 10:30.
We had our great breakfast and left at 11:15. Arrived at Three Rivers bridge
at 3 PM. We were stuck in traffic for 1 hour due to construction. Arrived at
Customs 6 PM (also stopped in Duty Free). Stopped for gas (USA), then
McDonald's for snack. Left at 7 PM. Arrived at Albany 10 PM. Binhamtom
at midnight. Stopped at Penn Cam for traditional banana cream pie and coffee.
Left there at 1:00 AM. Home at 3:00 AM Sunday morning.
All in all a great trip.
Link to Andre and Eric Cauchon's website, outfitters for Domaine Poutrincourt
Links to our previous trip reports to Lac Poutrincourt
our Trip report 2002 ,
August 24, 2006
photos by Cas Smerroskie and Lamar Kahler
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