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Offline pike mike

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2014, 11:49:42 AM »
Hi my name is Mike or "Pike Mike" as I was soon called by my fishing crew after developing a knack enticing the big monsters to strike years ago .I live and work in Hamilton Ontario ,working as a trade specialist /millwright at Arcelor Mittal Dofasco(integrated steel mill) for the past 33 years .I have been very lucky to have had a family cottage at Peacock Point Lake Erie my entire life .Fishing for smallies from out 14 ft aluminum is something my boys,my elderly father and I love to do . Our Kipawa fishing crew was started by our leader Smurf who happens to work at Coca Cola Hamilton as a  maintenance technician ,thus we are known as the Coke Crew from the Hammer . We have been fishing out of 3 Seasons camp for the past 15 years loving every minute .This year Smurf ,Fro ,1/2 Inch ,Chucky and myself will be headed up again June 14-21 competed for the coveted "Spring Classic Invitational "trophy .Cant wait ..Heaven awaits

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2014, 12:01:06 PM »
For the new members, we all like to become a little better acquainted with everyone. Share a little about yourself.

Offline son of melvin

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« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2014, 02:57:48 PM »
Hi folks, here's my story.  I started fishing with my grandfather on small Quebec trout lakes.  When I was old enough to drink, I was allowed to tag along on my dad's annual fly-in trip for walleye (we called them "doré") at a club my grandfather founded with his buddies, just off the Gouin reservoir.  Was I ever lucky!  We went there for years until the cabin burned down.  Since then, my fishing has been mostly from a canoe, at the cottage or on trips to La Verendrye park, Temagami, and Zec Kipawa.  I live in Montreal with my partner Jane who more than willingly signs up for these adventures.  We decided to spoil ourselves this year and enjoy Kipawa a different way - with an outfitter.  Whispering Pines, here we come....

Howard 

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« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2014, 03:12:16 PM »
You'll love Whispering Pines...absolutely love it. What week are you going up? Here's your view from the front door...

Embrace every moment...you only get it once

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« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2014, 04:51:08 PM »
Ahhhhhhhhhh  8)
Thanks for that, T-Bone.  As if I wasn't already drooling with anticipation.
We head out August 9.  19 days to go!   

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« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2014, 11:56:48 AM »
Hi..My name is Gary Gauthier...aka Goach...I'm from Barrie Ontario and fish Kipawa at least twice per year...Once with the guys in the Spring , Mid summer and Fall with my wife....Been going for about 10 years now...Have always fished the south end of the lake and will start to fish from Alwaki in August....I have fished all over Ontario for just about anything that swims....Kipawa is one of my favourites for its beauty, cheap beer and its only a 4 hour drive from my door to the Government dock...Looking forward to being a part of the Kipawa discussions...

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« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2014, 12:33:18 PM »
Hi..My name is Gary Gauthier...aka Goach...I'm from Barrie Ontario and fish Kipawa at least twice per year...Once with the guys in the Spring , Mid summer and Fall with my wife....Been going for about 10 years now...Have always fished the south end of the lake and will start to fish from Alwaki in August....I have fished all over Ontario for just about anything that swims....Kipawa is one of my favourites for its beauty, cheap beer and its only a 4 hour drive from my door to the Government dock...Looking forward to being a part of the Kipawa discussions...
do you go up with Paul from Barrie?
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« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2014, 05:46:02 PM »
Hey Goach I lived about 25 yrs in the barrie area. Thornton for 20 yrs and Barrie for 5. I moved back to Toronto cause i got sick of the commute. My son and a daughter still live in barrie. I used to fish Geogian bay from Waubaushene to Midland.
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« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2014, 03:56:03 PM »
New to this site, I was wondering why there was so little action on the other when gearing up for my trip in a few weeks. Glad I found you.
Little about me. In my late 30s living in South Carolina for the last 12 years, so I've got a drive to make it up. From SE Ohio originally. Grew up fishing Ohio river mainly cats and bass, married into the walleye fishing of Canada eleven years ago and glad I was introduced to it. We take a family trip with the inlaws to Nipissing in the summer and go back to Kipawa in Sept with my father in law and a few other guys. Mainly jig for wallys, have tried some trolling and slip bobbering.
Away from canada I work in pharma, have gotten into deer hunting the last few years, married with a 15 month old son, Hap! and hope to be able to take him on a guys trip to Kipawa in the future. He did take his first trip to Nipissing a couple weeks ago.

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« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2014, 09:25:09 AM »
Welcome to the site.
Enjoy
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« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2014, 01:09:31 PM »
Hello all, I'm 46 and my name is Jeff. I'm married to my wonderful wife, best friend, hunting and fishing buddy. We have four children and seven grand children.

Started fishing Canada Lake Nipissing around 1973, was looking for a better place to fish next year. I started my searching in Quebec, liked the look of the Kipawa area and found this board.

I knew a couple people who fished in Quebec and really liked it. I have a friend Kevin who went fishing in 2010, to at what I knew at the time, north of North Bay.

I got in contact with him, he might join the forum soon. He is Johnny Walleye's Brother-n-law, I don't think John will mind me telling that. BTW pink is Kevin's color.

Anyway it just so happened that Johnny Walleye and Kevin had an open seat, man did I get lucky. So rather than wait till next year to explore the area, I jumped right on the offer. I am glad I did because I truly love the area and hope to make it an annual trip.

Thanks, Jeff


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« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2014, 05:53:30 PM »
Hello everybody, I'm from down in WV.  I really enjoy the site, I've been following along for some time on this site and the old one.  Never got around to registering and posting until now.  I am married with two teenage kids, between work and kids we don't have a lot of free time.  My first trip to Canada was close to thirty years ago now.  We went for several years to the Marten River/Temagami area off and on. Then in 2009 my son and I went with some guys at work to Lake Ogascanan .  Had a great time, love reading the trip reports from that lake. Last 4 years I've taken my wife and kids with another family we are friends with to some cabins on Lake Remigny.  Since the first year they have asked to go back, so we have.  I told them not to threaten me with a good time!!.  We also fish when we can at home. Mostly crappie and muskie.  In the fall and winter we hunt and trap.  Thanks again for a great site!!  Love the Kipawa area!!

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« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2015, 10:18:40 AM »
Hello all.  The name is Steve and I am born and raised in Ontario.  Having lived in Northern Ontario (Sault Ste Marie) for my younger years I grew to appreciate the wonders that fishing secluded lakes and rivers could bring.  Fast forward and I have lived in Southern Ontario (Guelph/Kitchener area) for more than 30 years now.  With a grown family (a son and daughter) my wife of 30+ years and I are starting to enjoy the wonders of grand kids with the birth of our first 18 months ago.  Another young soul to teach the fishing bug to, she has already caught on to seeing a boat, pointing at it and yelling "fishee's". 

I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the members here through the old board.  Others I have spoken with through postings.  In all I found the comments by Commander Crappie to be very true in that "there is a bug in the water" in lake Kipawa.  Once you get it you just cannot get rid of it.  My first excursion to the lake was to 3 Seasons with our previous host Jerry.  Since then I have had many good years of memories and have added Alwaki (Whispering Pines and the main lodge) to my list of great fishing spots.

This year I will be going back to 3 seasons after being away from the lake for 2 years.  I began the task of completing my advanced education 2 years ago and then suddenly life threw some small curves at me that just put the annual trip on the back burner.  A flood forced a major basement remodel, my daughter found that she was pregnant so we turned our basement woes into a positive by building an apartment down there for her baby.  I have one more year and I'll be done the courses but I just cannot let another year go by without visiting my favorite remote lake.

Over the years I have had the opportunity to fish Kipawa with many different people.  I have been there alone, with family, with friends as well as with complete strangers (people posting they are looking for someone to fish with) and I have never had an experience on Kipawa that I would say was bad.  Again, it must be the water, but even when I ended up with a fishing buddy that drove me mad (did someone say bear?) I still left the lake with memories that will last a lifetime.  Sharing a beverage at the fire, enjoying the freshly cooked catch of the day, watching the fireworks from the dock, or simply relaxing on the porch for an afternoon siesta makes all of the troubles fade away and seam just too trivial to worry about.

So, with that slightly long winded introduction, I'd like to say "Hey" to all of you and I look forward to reading and sharing.

Steve

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2015, 04:15:32 PM »
 Hi Steve welcome back. So glad you can join us again.
Days spent fishing don't count against life :)

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #44 on: February 06, 2015, 12:28:52 AM »
That "bug in the water" mcsteve and cc talk about really starts itching this time of the year !!!