On June 6 I left Jo and the motor home at the RV park in Colona IL and drove the Jeep 400 miles north to join Cousin Ken at his home in Eagle River WI for his annual fishing trip to Canada. The fishing camp is a 500 mile drive from Eagle River and is located on Indian Lake north of Ignace Ontario. Ken and Linda’s son Tim joined us at their home Friday afternoon and the three of us departed early Sat AM.
On Friday I helped Ken to roll his fishing boat and trailer out of his garage to prepare it for the trip. The boat has a Suzuki 4 stroke 140 hp outboard motor. It was ideally equipped for the kinds of fishing we did.
Ken and I loaded the back of his GMC as much as we could before Tim arrived. Among other things, he took a special propane stove on which sat a large tank for oil for deep fat frying the walleyes we were to catch and eat.
From left, Linda, Ken and Tim Strong
Here is our first fuel stop at Duluth MN.
And here is the last fuel stop at Grand Portage MN just before crossing the border into Canada.
It was a clear sunny day, so Ken stopped at the Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park in Ontario. Here is part of the upper falls.
And here is the lower part of the falls.
Entrance to our fishing camp. For more info, Google the name to reach their web site. Indian Lake’s outflow forms the Agimac River near the camp.
Here are the buildings for the camp as seen from our boat. Our cabin is the left half of the nearest brown building.
Closeup of our porch and part of our cabin. I was told that the buildings’ first use was as barracks for the Canadian army.
Finally, here is our dock and the boats of our party. The other members of our party (who fished out of the red boat) were Dale Ingram (a retired fire dept. captain), his son Ed and 13 year old grandson Lucas. They are from Ohio and arrived at the camp ahead of us. Dale was our cook and had a spaghetti dinner ready for us when we arrived. Dale bought all of the supplies in Ohio, transported them to the camp and did all of the great cooking. For desserts he made a cake, baked two pies and brought lots of ice cream!