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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LOOK WHAT I FOUND

Reg, Les and Rejean
Jack and Sue

The Scott girls


Yes, he smoked way back then - taking a break from his work



I am on a cleaning binge thing - since we helped Stacey and Andrew with their move, I have been trying to purge stuff. While doing so, I came across these pictures that Joanne sent me for our Wall of Fame/Shame. They are pictures from my honeymoon!! From 1983!! And yes, all these people came along on my honeymoon. There was Joanne from Calgary, Sue and Jack from Listowel and Rejean's two older friends, Les and Reg Hudson.We were staying at Grand Falls Camp and were fishing at Red Rock dam and catching pink salmon. That was back in the day when there were schools of hundreds of fish swimming by - you could see them stop, turn around and come take your spoon right in the mouth. They are in spawning mode so it is kind of rare that they do that, but enough of them do so that the fishing is good. Sorry, was good. The runs recently have not been big so the fishing is a bit slow. They die soon after spawning so we weren't hurting taking some. We all went fishing together - I remember fishing was so good, poor Rejean couldn't fish because he was so busy taking the fish off the lines. And Joanne was reeling them in so fast, they were spiralling right out of the water when she was landing them.



The picture of them all strung up on the clothesline almost looks fake. But we caught all those fish that one day. We are pointing to the one's we caught in the Sister Photo. I think this was the event that kind of triggered our fishing gene. We have been having fun up here ever since. Who knew the Scott girls were like that, but we are.
See Ya Bye

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

The salmon do not die after coming up the river. The only fish that dies is Atlantic salmon. The Pinks and Coho that come up the rivers from the great lakes live as long as 10 - 12 years.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Should get the facts right ! Janet has her facts 100% correct ! The only multiple Spawners in the salmon Line are the steelhead and RARELY a Coho . EP

Stacey (aka Ultraprincess) said...

You guys were soooooo young!!! Like Joanne's HUGE glasses ;-)

northernbliss said...

They are big and now she wears contacts!! I wonder how big they are???

Stacey (aka Ultraprincess) said...

Just looking at dad's pic... where he is smoking. Who is the "Gorton's Fisherman' in the background? lol

Anonymous said...

I agree with Janet....I've seen the pink salmon far a river from the mouth of the lake.....the are decaying and if you touch them they feel like mush....they die shortly afterwards.

northernbliss said...

Stacey, that is either Reg or Les Hudson, Regean's friends, who were up there with us.

Steve said...

That's back in the days when Terry Carroll ran Grand Falls camp (after it was owned by Jack and Ruth). The fishing was great back then and seemed plentiful. The pike in Little Pickerel would bite on almost anything that moved. Walleye were easy to catch and even an occasional Whitefish out of Cummings lake. Of course we have been visiting Grand Falls since the late 60's, great times.

Anonymous said...

Who are Reg & Les? Never heard Ray mention them before Does Ray still see them?

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice the "stubbie" beer bottle I am holding!! Also, my glasses were the latest in style!! too bad i did not keep them!

northernbliss said...

WOW!! 10 comments!! That is the most I have ever had - must be you like the post. Yes, fishing was better back then - but it makes you appreciate the ones you do catch now a days. Pat and Terry were good friends and I miss Terry to this day. But Pat is still around and still as friendly as ever. Reg and Les passed away years ago - Rejean worked with Reg at Chryslers and Les was his brother - very nice people. I will try and post more stuff you guys like - it is always nice to get comments!! Thanks!!