When the weather is nice and you still have the means to get out to a remote cabin out of cell service where there are good drinks, good food, good fishing and good fishing stuff like best marine battery and good people, you just have to go.
Took a friend, Joe of Chasing Pisces, out to Hidden Lake to for a day of ice fishing. He was on a mission to catch a lake trout. Well, he caught one. Then caught another. And another. We found a sweet spot.
Preparing the ciscos started off the day, along with a big breakfast. With two lines set and the third hole drilled we were setting a line when the fish started to bite like crazy. one, two, three, four fish later we finally were able to leave to try for some whitefish. A venture which didn’t pan out.
While lounging around the next morning I thought to myself, Yellowknife is a place where you can start up until three in the morning swapping fish stories only to get up the next morning to make new ones. It is a beauty.
One my way back into town from the lake I stopped into the Scouts cabin on Pontoon Lake where an ice road was plowed into. The Scouts Cabin was a popular place for friends and I back eight years ago now. It is a little run down and is in need a major clean and renovation, but bits of history still hang on the walls.