On Lake Nipissing – Road Trip 2012

As we continue our Summer 2012 rod trip Duke and I have stayed in one place for four nights! After moving to a new place almost every night for four weeks staying in one place would have been a nice change but staying at our cabin on Lake Nipissing has been idyllic. I say our cabin which is not strictly true.

Last Wednesday we left Ottawa knowing that we wanted to find a place to fish. We didn't have a destination but decided to explore a left turn off the trans canada highway. It was raining pretty hard. We checked out a couple of places but didn't find anything we liked. As we continued down the road I saw a place with freshly painted cabins. Duke did a u-turn and we checked them out. The place in called Lakair Lodge. The lady at the counter was very friendly and showed us a spotlessly clean two bedroom cabin right on the lake. We took it.

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Above is our cabin and below is the view out our front door.

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We woke up the next day. and went fishing. Lakair rented us a wooden boat and a motor and loaned us a map, net, and life jackets. We caught a few fish but only kept this one for dinner.

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This is Duke's biggest fish that first day.

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We packed a picnic lunch and found a sunny point to enjoy our lunch and relax.

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Day two was overcast with a prediction of rain. The morning turned out to be great fishing weather. We caught and kept four fish. Duke caught a monster northern pike. It turned out to be by far the biggest fish of the trip.

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I caught a clam!

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In the afternoon it started to rain and we headed back to the cabin to nap, read and play cribbage.

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The wind was really blowing and a large branch came down from a tree in front of our cabin.

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On day three it was still raining but the wind had gone down. Instead of going out in the motor boat we rented a canoe and explored some inlets. We caught a few small fish but we already had enough big fish to eat for dinner so we didn't keep any of them.

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 We left lake Nipissing this morning. I loved Lakair Lodge. Check out their website here..

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

2 thoughts on “On Lake Nipissing – Road Trip 2012”

  1. Linda, No, we didn’t eat the clam. We threw him back. The pike was very good although pike do have a lot of bones. Thanks so much for the encouragement!
    Marion

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