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Greg Peck: Video reflects on Canadian fishing trip

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Greg Peck
August 26, 2014

Since the 1980s, I've fished more than 20 times in Ontario and stayed at 13 different camps/resorts. My favorite is the one that keeps us coming back these recent years—Pickerel Arm Camp near Sioux Lookout. It helps that a Janesville couple, Lee and Julie Edwardson, own the resort. While my buddies and I are fishing in Canada, we're helping support a local family's business. Besides that, the Edwardsons are likable people and run a good operation.

This year, my buddy Brian McGraw of Muscoda and I joined four other fishing friends from the Janesville area—Bill D. Simmons, Scott Breckling, Terry Connors and Dale Herion.

I spent a little time on this trip manning a video recorder. You'll see a plane flying to one of the Edwardsons' remote cabins in one scene. Many fishermen enjoy fly-in trips. Through all of my trips to Canada, however, I've always stayed at base camps you can reach by driving. I've never felt the need to hop aboard a plane to find good fishing.

Scenes from a Canadian fishing trip (2:22)

I hope you enjoy the scenes I recorded. And if you're interested in a trip to the resort or one of its fly-in outposts, contact the Edwardsons at Pickerel Arm Camp, Box 458, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada, P8T 1A8; phone 1-807-737-2499. Off season, Nov. 1-April 30, call 608-758-0128 or 1-800-872-7403.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook.



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