Great Bear Lake Journal - July 14 to 23, 2011

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While our stay at Trophy Lodge would “officially” run from the 16h to the 23rd, we were compelled by circumstances to gather in Edmonton on the 14th. This was a precursor to flying to Yellowknife on the 15th where we would then catch the Plummer’s Lodge charter to Great Bear on the 16th.

Sound a bit confusing?

 

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The TRUGLO Switchback Watch

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After ten years of reliable service, my Timex Expedition watch was finally starting to show its age. To be honest, it was not just the watch that was showing a bit of wear and tear, my eyesight not being what it once was, I was having trouble making out what appeared to be the ever shrinking digital numbers on the watch face, particularly in bright sunlight.

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Pike Heaven

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Heading back to the lodge after yet another day of remarkable Pike fishing on the Whitefish River, my fishing partner and I decided this was not the time to turn our backs to the wind, so we spun our seats around so we could watch the splendor of Great Bear Lake unfold in front of us as our boat cut a path across the glass like surface of the water.

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Tackling Tackle

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While buying fishing tackle can be a very enjoyable experience, it can also be darn frustrating at times. The selections are mind numbing, everyone claims that their stuff will out fish and out last everyone else’s, and prices range from downright cheap, to the ridiculously expensive.

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The Coleman Portable Camp Oven

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“Don’t let life put you back on your heels. Lean into it.”

Sheldon Coleman - Founder

 

You wouldn’t think that the Coleman Portable Camp Oven has much in common with a B17 or B29 bomber, but nevertheless they share a common history.

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Mike's Esnagami Lake Lodge Adventure

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This blog entry, which was written by my nephew, Michael Brettell, describes his trip to Esnagami Lake Lodge this past June.

 

Mikes parents gave him this trip for his 13th birthday and, once he got over the initial disappointment of not getting an iPad, Mike had what he described as an “awesome” time.

 

He out fished and out ate all of us, and even learned a couple of new jokes that he could tell his mom and sisters without getting him, or his dad into too much trouble.

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