Friday, June 22, 2012

Le Massif de Charlevoix Train

The train of Le Massif de Charlevoix has started its spring-summer season on the 140-kilometre route between Quebec City and the resort town of La Malbaie in Canada. Created from restored 1950s railcars, the train runs along the St Lawrence River and passes waterfalls, seaside towns and mountain scenery. Same-day return rail packages include the Escape to La Malbaie, which leaves Montreal at 9am and returns at 8.25pm. The package costs $C275 ($265) and includes sightseeing at Baie-Saint-Paul, breakfast and a four-course dinner. It's also possible to stay overnight along the route.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thousand Islands. Smallmouth

The term, "black bass," is generic, including both smallmouth and largemouth bass, but excluding some other species known as "bass," such as rock bass. The black bass is a member of the perch family. Distinctions between smallmouth and largemouth bass may seem slight, but anglers appreciate differences in behavior and habitat. Smallmouth bass tend to jump more and fight aggressively on the surface when hooked, in order to throw the hook. Generally, the smallmouth bass is more prized--at least here--and is more characteristic of Thousand Islands. Smallmouth bass prefer cool, deeper, swift water and rocky shorelines, where it cruises in the shadows. Smallmouth are most often found in runs and pools, and a frequent succession of riffles, runs, and pools is an indicator of a good smallmouth site. On the river, bass congregate where narrow channels with fairly fast currents open into broader reaches of slower water--just as they do at the inlet from a faster stream to a lake, or where there is an under-water "waterfall," where faster moving surface water drops into a deeper pool. The "hot spots" of course provide more abundant food supply, concentrated in a small area. Bass will especially favor such a a hot spot if it provides fairly deep water near to broken, rocky contours that offer cover, where the flow is steady and cool.

Monday, June 4, 2012

St.Lawrence River Fishing

Mike is one of the nations most knowledgeble smallmouth bass angler. Mike has been guiding for over 30 years in Northern Wisconsin. His expertise spans the bounty of rivers, reservoirs and natural lakes. Mike is also the contributing author to many national and regional fishing publications. Along with giving seminars and clinics accross the Midwest, Mike also hosted the popular TV Show "Fishing With Northwoods Guide Mike Mladenik."
Renowned fly fishing master Harry Murray introduces viewers to the exciting, but often overlooked world of fly fishing for small mouth bass. When the water gets too warm for trout, fishermen can expand their focus and target these spectacular game fish. Ounce for ounce, no North American gamefish offers more excitement for anglers than bass. Any angler who has landed a feisty, ferocious two-pounder after 30 minutes of play remains hooked for life. No wonder 19.5 million anglers regularly fish for bass in the U.S, Canada, and central America. Bass fishing is now so popular that bass-catching tournaments have become a leading spectator sport across the continent and St. lawrence River.  Smallmouth Bass Fishing Books and DVD

The Rideau Canal:

Natural beauty is a venue that can’t be faked. The Rideau Canal Waterway is a stretch of Canadian wilderness that exhibits incredible landscapes and amazing ingenuity. A series of more than 40 locks and 200 kilometers (125 miles) of waterway takes a boater from the Ottawa River in Ottawa to Kingston where Lake Ontario flows into the St Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands begin.
Boating is not the only way to enjoy this attraction. Many of the lockstations are easily accessible by car and have exhibits to educate the visitor and enhance the experience. Picnic areas are a standard amenity while towns like Merrickville, Smith Falls, and Ottawa have restaurants nearby as well. Other lockstations providing exhibits include Jones Falls, Kingston Mills and Chaffey’s Locks. Most of these attractions are best visited between mid-May to mid-October when the locks are in operation.