This weekend was definitely an enjoyable one! What is better than helping kids fish, and then spending the rest of the weekend on the water fishing myself? I guess it was my kind of weekend.
Saturday I was at the Kids Perch Derby held in Kingston, Ontario at Portsmouth Olympic Harbor. I was there walking around, taking photos, and helping out. Here are a few of my favourite photos:
The forecast called for rain in the morning, but I didn’t see a drop and the Harbor was packed with families! It started to rain just after 2, when the event ended. Such a great event put on by the community and volunteers to help kids get into fishing! No shortage of prizes either thanks to all the sponsors! I will definitely be there next year.
After the derby I headed out to my favourite spot for the weekend, Sydenham Lake – kayak style!
I caught more rock bass than I can count! They were hitting Xzone Swammers and some of the rockies were pretty decent in size. Fun to catch!
No shortage of pike either, although they were a bit harder to find.
As always, I released all fish.
Sunday – caught a mudcat on a spoon! That was a first.
Letting the cat out of the ‘yak!
A headshot – thanks to Chris for taking great photos and also for being an excellent kayaking partner!
Another pike in the ‘yak!
I really REALLY enjoy my kayak! Such great exercise while fishing, and seeing so much wildlife due to how quiet it is. I would peddle into a bay and see all kinds of fish swimming around me, curious about what I was. I also had many fish hit right beside me and it was really neat to see them inhale the bait. It was my first time really using a swim bait, but I forced myself to get comfortable with it. I will definitely be throwing it in the near future as it worked well.
Special thanks to Mustang Survival! I just received the 2012 Catalogue in the mail.. and my photo is included! Unreal 🙂
Have a great week!