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Quetico Provincial Park

Discussion in 'Places to Paddle' started by Dave Wermuth, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    I was recently very fortunate to paddle Quetico Provincial Park with Dave Osborn (aka Davey-O), Dale Remmers (aka-Dale ARRRRR!), and national treasure, Ferdy Goode (aka the Ferdinator). We spent 7 days and entered at Dawson Trail. It was wilderness lake travel at its best. The band of brothers camped at three locations on Pickerell Lake, which is a very large body of water. Fire wood was plentiful. Temps ranged from 35 to 80 f. Fishing was awesome. (I caught Walter). As far as wildlife, we saw all the usual suspects. The scenery was breath taking. Dave Osborn was expedition leader and chief cook. Ferdy also pitched in with some cooking. We ate very well. There was one mishap with a plate of noodles and venison tenderloin. Ask Ferdy about it. We ate fresh fish just about every day. Dave's beautiful Thompson Indian and my 18' Penn Yan Guide replica, my fifth canoe, performed well.
     

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  2. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    That's it? One photo? I don't see any fish, or anything else to eat for that matter. And I'd be willing to guess the Ferdinator travelled in a traditional craft.
     
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    Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    It was my honor to have Ferdy paddle bow in my 18' w/c canoe. And there are photos. Tons of them. I'll post more once I get them looked over and organized. I'll see what I can do tonight. Pretty nice province you got there.
     
  4. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder


    We got FISH
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    Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Here's a few more

    A few more shots.
    1. Our canoes
    2. Ferdy solo in my canoe.
    3. Ferdy landing 'my walter'. And we did release him. Caught on Pearl Zonker on 6wt Orvis 9' rod.
    4. Fresh fish was a daily event. Awesome!
    5. Reflections of a bent tree island.

    The wood canvas canoes added so much to the experience.
     

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  6. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    Dave, thanks for sharing. The photo of the smallmouth on the popper is priceless. Glad you went and had such a great time.
     
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    Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Hi Gil, we got photos of Northerns and Smallies with poppers in their mouths. I got bit off a couple times but 15# flourocarbon line generally held up well. Dave O. has a photo of my nicest smallie. I made poppers from flip flop foam. End of season Florida flip flops are cheap. I call it the End of Season Sale Florida Flip Flop Foam Fly.
     
  8. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

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    A Wermuth dandy!!
     
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  9. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

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    1. "Big Red"...Thompson Indian loaded w/ gear
    2. Canoe builder and wreck restorer, Dave Wermuth, in "Ol NO. 5"
    3. Ferdy's favorite...Lake Trout!
    4. da Ferdinator and Dave Wermuth, (who somehow escaped without a nick name) "smoothing it in da nort contree".
     
  10. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

  11. MackyM

    MackyM LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Beautiful pictures. Looks like you guys had a great time. Thanks for sharing, Macky
     
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    Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    It was a wonderful trip. It was my first. Ferdy, Dave, and Dale have been many times before. I kept saying, "look at that". And "wow". The fishing was very good. Temps ranged from 35 to 80 f. Wind and rain came and went. It was much fun. restorative to the soul.
     
  13. woodcanoenut

    woodcanoenut 1914 Old Town Charles River

    Just beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing! The scenery is so lovely and the fish huge! You could make a nice calender!
     
  14. robin

    robin LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Nice trip, thanks for sharing, Quetico is a wonderful place and your pictures show it best with those wood canvas canoes.
     
  15. wanderlustjake

    wanderlustjake Beginner Canoeist

    Fantastic pictures guys, looks like a great trip. Thank You for sharing.
     
  16. beaver

    beaver Birchbark CanoeingBuilder

    Reflections from the Quetico with de Music


    It just keeps getting better every time!

    http://vimeo.com/26966025
     
  17. cedarboater

    cedarboater cedarboater

    Dave, the trip looks great, never been to Pukasaw, but just got back from a week "in da bush" at Killarney Prov Park with our scout troop....ahh the education of yound men and canoes!!
    These trips restore my soul...even if vicariously through you fellows, wish I could have been there as well. Randy
     

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