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In Eastern Canada
Digby Pines Nova Scotia's leading summer resort.  Salt-water swimming in open-air
Digby, N.S. swimming pool, 18-hole golf course, tennis, fishing, bungalows.  Trips
to Annapolis Valley.   Open summer months.   American plan.
Cornwallis Inn, A charming hostelry in the centre of the Annapolis Valley.   Trips to
Kentville/ N.S. Grand Pre in the Land of Evangeline.    Fine golf.    Open all year.
American plan.
Lakeside Inn/ For yachting, fishing, swimming, as well as tennis and golf.   Close to
Digby, N.S. famous Tuna grounds.  Open summer months.  American plan.
Lord Nelson A modern hotel in Nova Scotia's capital, facing the Public Gardens.
Halifax, N.S. Suited equally to tourist or commercial visitor. Openallyear. European
plan. (Operated by the Lord Nelson Hotel Co.)
The Algonquin Social centre of Canada's famous seashore resort, charmingly situated
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea   overlooking-Passamaquoddy Bay.  Two golf courses (18 and 9 holes),
N.B. sea bathing, yachting, boating, deep-sea and fresh-water fishing, tennis,
etc.    Open summer months.    American plan.
McAdam Hotel
McAdam, N.B.
Chateau Frontenac
Quebec, P.Q.
Royal York Hotel
Toronto, Ont.
The Roya! Alexandra
Winnipeg, Man.
Hotel Saskatchewan
Regina, Sask.
Hotel Palliser
Calgary, Alberta ,
A commercial hotel at 6n important junction point. Centre for excursions into a magnificent fishing and big game country. Open all year.
American pvah.
Social centre of the most historic city in North America, the Chateau
Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace, overlooks the majestic St. Lawrence River.
Besides Quebec's great historic interest, golf and easily-reached
fishing are available. Headquarters for winter sports. Open all year.
European plan*
The Royal York — The largest hotel in the British Empire. Open all
year.    European plan.
Canadian Pacific Hotels on the Prairies
A popular hotel in Western Canada, and the centre of Winnipeg's social life. Open
all year.    European plan.
*1n the capital of the Province of Saskatchewan.    Golf.    Open all year.    European
A handsome hotel of metropolitan standard. Ideal headquarters for the business man
or the tourist travelling to and from the Canadian Rockies, or beyond. Open all year.
European plan.
Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Alberta
Chateau Lake Louise,
Lake Louise, Alta.
Empress Hotel
Victoria, B.C.
Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, B.C.
Canadian Pacific Hotels in the Rockies
In the heart of Banff National Park. Mountain climbing, golf, bathing, hot sulphur
springs, tennis, fishing, boating, hiking and riding. Open summer months. European
Mountain trails/ magnificent scenery, lakes, glaciers, and the luxury of a metropolitan
hotel. Centre for rides and drives, 40 miles from Banff. Open summer months. European
Canadian Pacific Hotels on the Pacific Coast
A charming hotel in Canada's Evergreen Playground,
resort. Yachting, fishing, shooting and all-year golf,
and music.    Open all year. ' European plan.
a favorite summer and winter
Crystal Garden for swimming
Largest hotel on the North Pacific Coast, for business man and tourist. Open all year.
European plan. (Operated by the Vancouver Hotel Co., Limited, on behalf of the
Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways.)
For information and reservations apply to hotel managers or any Canadian Pacific agent. fishing waters
game haunts
in eastern Canada
a guide to some of the dominion's
finest sporting country — easiest
reached by comfortable trains of the
The net result INDEX
Albany Cross  5
Annapolis Royal  6
Aylesf ord  5
Digby  7
Goldboro  5
Grand Lake  5
Head Chezzetcook  5
Kedgemakooge  8
Lawrencetown  5
Liverpool River  7
Middleton  5
Musquodoboit Harbour .. 5
Salmon River  5
Sheet Harbour  5
Sherbrooke  5
Smithfield  5
South Milford  8
Wedgeport  6
West Quoddy  5
White Point Beach  7
Yarmouth  7
Cains River  12
Campobello  11
Chamcook Lake  10
Fredericton  12
Gibson Lake  10
Grand Manan Island .... 10
Keswick  12
Campbell's Bay  23
Domaine d'Esterel  17
Flood Creek  18
Fort Coulonge  23
Gatineau District  19
Gracefield  19
Hunter's Point  23
Kipawa Lake  23
Bala  26
Barlow Lake  27
Bobcaygeon  26
Bobs Lake  25
Burleigh Falls  26
Byng Inlet  26
Chapleau  31
Christie Lake  25
Crow Lake  25
Devil's Gap Lodge  32
Dinorwic  32
Eagle Lake  32
French River Chalet-
Bungalow Camp  27
Georgian Bay  26
Ignace  32
Jackfish  32
Kawartha Lakes  25
Kawigamog Lake  26
Cains River  34
Emerald Circle  36
French River  35
Lake Penage  35
Lake of the Woods  36
Limeburner Lake  10
Magaguadavic  10
McAdam Jet  10
Miramichi (Northwest) . . 12
Miramichi (Southwest)... 10
Plaster Rock  11
QUEBEC, Page 14
Lake Megantic  17
Lake St. John District... 16
Laurentian Mountains... 17
Laurentide Park  15
Lower Lievre Valley  19
Maniwaki  22
Megantic District  17
ONTARIO, Page 24
Kenora  33
Lake Huron  26
Lake Nipissing.......... 28
Lake Penage  . . . 28
Lake Superior... .*. . . .... 3*1
Lake Temiskaming ..... . *28
Lake of the Woods ...... 32
Magnetawan  ... 26
Manitoulin  29
Mattawa River .....  28
Metagama  30
Muskoka Lakes  26
Nicholson  31
Nipigon River  32
Noelville  27
Parry Sound  26
Peterborough  25
Pine Rapids  27
Maniwaki-Angliers   34
Missanabie to Lake
Superior   37
Missanabie to James Bay 37
Mississauga River   35
Restigouche River  9
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea . . 10
St. Croix  10
Sisson Lake  11
Tobique River  10
Wheaton Lake  10
Mont Laurier  18
Mont Tremblant  17
Pontiac District  22
St. Jovite  18
Senneterre Reserve  18
Waltham  22
White Deer  19
Pointe au Baril  26
Rideau Lakes  24
Rutter  27
Schreiber  32
Sharbot Lake  25
Shawanaga  26
Smith's Falls  25
Spanish River  30
Steel River  31
Sturgeon Falls  28
Sudbury  30
Superior Game Preserve.. 31
Temagami Forest Reserve 28
Tichborne  25
Trout Lake District  27
Wabigoon  32
Whitefish  29
White River  31
Mont Laurier-Maniwaki.. 34
Montreal River  36
Steel River  37
Tobique-Nepisiquit  34
Camera Hunting, Page 37
Rods, Lures, Guns, Page 38
[2] invitation
to you
Come to Eastern Canada this year.   Bring
your rods, sporting weapons and, above all,
bring your camera.
Come prepared to revel in the clear days
and brilliant nights for which Canada's wood,
lake and stream country is famous.
Come prepared to enjoy the welcome that
awaits you beyond the friendly border
that unites two great countries.
Come prepared to meet new friends among
the woodland guides, to savour the salty
companionship of deep-sea fishermen who
know the haunts of Broadbill and Bluefin.
Come prepared to find a country
well-stocked with fish and game thanks to
sportsmanship and wise conservation measures.
Come prepared for the finest hunting and
fishing you have ever known, for extended
canoe trips through almost virgin territory,
for the real great outdoors.
Come to Eastern Canada secure in the
knowledge that whether you take your
limit with rod, gun or camera, your
sportsmanship in obeying the rules is
helping to ensure the future.
And before you come—if there is anything
you want to know about any particular area,
or if Canadian Pacific can help with your
planning—drop a line or wire:
General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific Railway,
— 3 nova scoti a
Zane Grey
and his
758 lb.
Nova Scotian
Three centuries ago, Samuel de Champlain, the
famous French explorer, founded a settlement at
Port Royal, on the west coast of Nova Scotia.
The little colony, which included a sprinkling of
French nobles, organized the "Order of the Good
Time" to relieve the monotony of waiting till
spring to break soil.
Each day one was appointed Grand Master and
he was responsible for enlivening the day and
gladdening the hearts of the intrepid little band.
So successful was the experiment that stories come
down to us of gay, roistering nights of song and
revelry, and laughter'filled days to banish bleak
Much of the fine spirit of those indomitable souls
reached through those later Acadians of Long-
fellow's 'Land of Evangeline1 to the Nova Scotians
of to'day who will guide you or be your hosts
in one of the better fish and game domains on the
It has been estimated that three-quarters of
Nova Scotia's 21,000 square miles remain forest'
Hardwood ridges predominate. Its lumbering
operations have been restricted, and constantly
maintained moisture has promoted a heavy growth.
Nova Scotia's forests are laced with lake and
stream, and hundreds of miles of coastline washed
by Atlantic tides to the east and the huge Bay of
Fundy to the west provide a diversity of fishing
to challenge the angler. Anything from a two to
seven'pound speckled trout to a tuna weighing
nearly half a ton! A 956'pound bluefin was taken
off Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in 1934 by Thomas
Howell, noted Chicago sportsman. For the fly
and bait fishermen Nova Scotia offers a wide range
including Atlantic and landlocked salmon, speckled
trout and lake trout. Even the rainbow trout is
found in gradually increasing numbers as a result
of carefully studied government'Stocking operations.
4 — Nova Scotia is particularly notable for its ruffed
grouse, more commonly known as the partridge.
Good bags of woodcock, snipe, wild geese, black
duck and other varieties of waterfowl are the rule.
Big game trophies include black bear, deer and
moose—the monarch of them all. The lordly
moose may be 'shot' only with a camera at present.
Deer are found everywhere in the Province, but
range more freely in the southern areas. Wildcats,
hares, foxes, and raccoons are among the many
species of small game to be found in numbers in
many places.
All Salmon Rivers Free
The salmon is king of Nova Scotia's streams,
which are free to all armed with a provincial
fishing licence. The angler of moderate means may
roam throughout the length and breadth of this
region where fish run up to 40 pounds.
The average is 15 to 20 pounds. Numerous
coastal rivers, flowing into the Atlantic and the
Bay of Fundy, admit a large run of salmon each
year, and the angler who is properly directed can
look forward to thrilling experiences. The rivers
are mostly short and narrow; and with such
inexhaustible reservoirs no dearth of salmon or sea
trout need be feared.
The following list includes the most favoured
salmon regions:—
Middleton.—On the Dominion Atlantic Rail'
way.  Rivers—Annapolis and Nictaux.
Albany Cross.—Via Dominion Atlantic Rail'
way to Middleton, thence by motor 15 miles.
Rivers—Nictaux and Med way.
Lawrencetown.—Six miles west of Middleton.
Annapolis River.
Greenfield.—Sixty miles from Annapolis Royal.
Bridgewater.—Le Have river.
Salmon River.—Eight miles by motor from
Hectanooga Station.
Aylesford.—On Dominion Atlantic Railway.
Annapolis River.
Musquodoboit Harbour.—Good salmon fishing
in Musquodoboit River.
Head Chezzet Cook.—Good Salmon fishing right
at the village.
Sheet Harbour.—East and West Rivers.
West Quoddy.—Quoddy River, Mosher River,
and other streams.
Sherbrooke.—St. Mary's River.
Goldboro.—Isaacs Harbour River, Seal Harbour,
Coddles Harbour River, New Harbour River.
Stillwater.—St. Marks River.
CAPE BRETON.—Contains some of the best
rivers known, among which are the famous Margaree
waters, where the largest salmon ever taken in
Nova Scotia was caught in 1927 by Percy McKenzie
of Saint John, N.B.  It weighed 523^ lbs.
Miscellaneous Fishing
Landlocked salmon, striped bass, specked trout, sea
trout, gray trout, rainbow trout.
In Grand Lake, Halifax County, the landlocked
salmon is to be found along with speckled trout and
striped bass—all plentiful.
The Digby Pines Hotel, Digby, N.S.
— 5 — The wrecker
of the
grub pack
Annapolis Royal, at the mouth of the Annapolis
River, has recently come to the fore as a centre for
striped bass fishing. These waters afford good
sport for this species.
Sunken Lake, one of the best habitats of the
rainbow trout, is adjacent to either Kentville or
Wolfville. Well'filled creels are generally the rule
and even better results are anticipated from
intensive restocking operations.
Lake trout are numerous in Sherbrooke Lake,
which is reached  from  Middleton  or  Kentville.
Salt Water Angling
Few areas of the North Atlantic provide better
salt'Water Angling than Nova Scotia, a peninsula
with a long coast line, indented with bays and coves,
fed by spring'fed streams. Here are found all the
conditions favorable to fish propagation and growth,
evidenced by the fact that lobster is more numerous
here than in any other part of the world.
While many varieties are to be found the chief
game fish offered are pollock, striped bass, broadbill
swordfish, white shark and tuna.
Tuna Fishing
Nova Scotia challenges the entire world for
superior tuna fishing. More and more anglers
each succeeding year discover these fabulous tuna
waters, returning to city club to amaze, not with
mere 'fish stories', but with proof of savage battles
which lasted hours with these silver giants of the
Have you ever experienced the thrill of a fifteen
minute tussle with a muskie on a casting rod?
Multiply it a hundredfold and you haven't approx'
imated the terrific struggle that one of these
mammoth bluefins will give you.
The first tuna caught by angling in Nova Scotia
waters was landed at St. Ann Bay, Cape Breton, in
1909, by the late J. K. L. Ross, well known Montreal
sportsman, who in the previous year had hooked
19 of these monsters without being able to bring
one to gaff, a condition attributable to inefficient
At first it was believed that the tuna frequented
only Cape Breton waters, but in 1924 Zane Grey,
author and world'renowned angler for big game'
fish, landed a 758 pound fish off Liverpool, on the
Atlantic Coast west of Halifax, which exceeded
the weight of Commander Ross' largest fish by
nearly 50 pounds. Thos. Howell's 956'pound
trophy, was also caught off Liverpool. It towed his
boat for many hours.
Since those days the range of the fish has
gradually extended till tO'day it is sought all up and
down the Nova Scotian Atlantic coast, with special
preference given to southwestern waters ranging
as far round as Brier Island near Digby.
Lobster Bay, in this vicinity, is properly known
as the 'hot spot' for the bluefin. About 15 miles
from Yarmouth, it yielded, in 1946 over 228,350
pounds of tuna taken with rod and reel. The
average weight was over 500 pounds. Among
the large fish landed were—one of 836 pounds by
E. Le Blanc, a local guide. Outstanding feature
of the 1946 season was the boating of 43 tuna,
weighing over 25,000 pounds, by Mr. and Mrs.
John Manning, of Los Angeles, while Mrs. John
Randolph, of Cincinnati, captured an 800 pound
giant after a long battle. Setting a new world's
record for women anglers, Mrs. S. Kip Farrington,
of Easthampton, N.Y., using 24'thread line, brought
to gaff a 673 pounder. Yarmouth is a convenient
base from which to fish this remarkable tuna range.
A special bulletin has been prepared which gives
detailed information on this region. Write the
General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific Railway,
Montreal, Que.
Another valuable source of information is Elson
Boudreau, Sec'y Manager, Wedgeport Tuna
Guides Assn., Wedgeport, N.S.    He will cheerfully furnish dependable and up'tO'date data to those
Owl's Head Tuna Camps, Chester, N.S., is in
another bluefin angling region. Phil H. Moore,
who operates this resort, is an enthusiast and
authority on the sport. He has boats, guides and
tackle readily available; and, keeps constantly in
touch with the more favoured coastal points whence
he receives accurate reports on the whereabouts of
the tuna; thus saving the sportsman invaluable
time. (Incidentally, should you desire a respite
from tuna, there is some easily accessible country
nearby, offering good inland fishing—trout and
salmon—and deer hunting. Mr. Moore is well
equipped to cater to parties desiring such diversion).
This resort may be reached from Digby, N.S.
The Digby Pines Hotel at Digby presents a
smart up'tO'date headquarters for the fisherman who
prefers to take his holiday amid comfortable
surroundings, with a good golf course thrown in.
Sea'fishing is excellent and porpoise hunting might
be mentioned as a unique and exciting sport at
times. Trolling and fly fishing for pollock is
always dependable, and for trout fishing, a short
drive inland to readily accessible waters brings
handsome rewards to the angler. Boats are available
at reasonable rates.
Of particular interest to gunners whose greatest
delight is a day spent in woodcock covers, is the
fact that this sporty migrant converges in large
numbers in the Yarmouth area on its southern
flight. The thickets in this district provide a
resting and feeding place for woodcock which pause
before taking up the next leg of their journey
across the Atlantic to points in the Southern
United States. Naturally, the large quantities of
birds congregating in this sector hold promise to the
wildfowler of ample opportunity for fine sport over
a  trained  dog.     Duck'shooting is  also excellent.
Coupling such outstanding sport as angling for
that massive trophy—the bluefin tuna—with a
high degree of comfort, the Lakeside Inn at
Yarmouth    affords    the    sportsman   this   unique
combination. Arrangements may be made with the
management for boats, tackle and guides long
experienced in the taking of these huge fish.
Attractive surroundings and a restful atmosphere
provide relaxation after a day of strenuous sport.
This hostelry offers, in addition, golf, tennis and
water sports.
Braemar Lodge—At Braemar the sportsman
will find much of interest in the line of fishing and
hunting. Deer and ruffed grouse offer exciting sport
and excellent woodcock shooting is available in
neighboring covers. Local streams and lakes provide
good angling for speckled brook trout while the
Atlantic salmon promises a lively tussle in the nearby
Tusket and Salmon Rivers. There is comfortable
accommodation in the main lodge and bungalows.
Anangements for a holiday here may be made by
writing Braemar Lodge Ltd., Yarmouth, N.S.
Hackmatack Inn—At Chester, on Nova
Scotia's south coast, Hackmatack Inn overlooks
Mahone Bay. Bluefin tuna and other deep sea
fish are the outstanding sporting attractions while
lakes, rivers and streams, easily accessible from the
Inn, have runs of salmon and offer angling for
brook trout. Relaxation facilities include a nine
hole golf course. Fresh sea food dinners are a
specialty and local gardens and farms provide
ingredients for other meals for which Hackmatack
is well known. There is opportunity for yachting
and other water sports. Parties crossing the Bay of
Fundy from Saint John to Digby can be met by
prior arrangement at Digby and motored to the
Inn. Information and rates may be obtained by
writing—Hackmatack Inn, Chester, N.S.
White Point Beach Lodge—Five miles west of
Liverpool and handy for bluefin tuna angling, this
resort offers, in addition, trout and salmon fishing,
golf and other activities. A main lodge and separate
sleeping cabins provide accommodation within
convenient access of the various sporting activities
for which this section is so well known. Write the
Manager, White Point Beach Lodge, White Point
Beach, N.S.
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Nova Scotian
A half'hour's run by motor car from Annapolis,
South Milford is the centre of one of the most
extensive chains of rivers and lakes in Nova Scotia—
the Liverpool system. Milford House, the local
headquarters for sportsmen desiring to range the
waterways, is operated by Dr. R. B. Thomas.
If notified in advance, he will arrange transportation
from Annapolis. Write Dr. Thomas direct, de'
scribing the sort of sport and conditions you desire.
Guides, canoes, camp equipment and provisions
are available, at short notice.
In the midst of the best big game and trout'
fishing districts of Nova Scotia, Lake Kedgema'
kooge is one of the most accessible of the real
wilderness havens of game life. Its fifty'four
square miles of lake reaches are dotted with three
hundred islands about whose shores, as well as in
the lake's many tributary streams, brook trout up to
four pounds are by no means uncommon. One
of the principal reasons for the abundance of game
and fish in this region lies in the fact that it adjoins
the Provincial Reserve set apart by the Government
of Nova Scotia for the protection of wild life. In the
vast forests of birch, spruce and pine bordering
this lake district, moose (protected) and deer
abound, and convenient water routes penetrate
the more remote game haunts in every direction.
Some fine heads are taken out of Kedgemakooge
every year and guides are available at Ked'Ge
Ked'Ge Lodge—Situated in the forested interior
of Nova Scotia, this resort is 22 miles from Digby,
terminus of the Canadian Pacific Bay of Fundy
steamship service from Saint John, N.B. The
main lodge has lounges, bedrooms and library.
Comfortable sleeping cabins for from two to six
are scattered along the lake front. The resort
stands on a thickly wooded peninsula jutting out
into Lake Kedgemakooge. Adjoining the Tobeatic
Game Sanctuary, the natural overflow from which
feeds the territory hard by, deer, bear, partridge
and ducks provide sport for hunters. Brook and
lake trout offer the anglers many a thrill. Enquiries
should be directed to Ked'Ge Lodge Ltd., Kedgema'
kooge, N.S. From November ist to April 30th—
Lawrencetown, N.S.
In addition to the sources of information men'
tioned in the foregoing pages, the General Freight
and Passenger Agent, The Dominion Atlantic
Railway, Halifax, N.S., cordially welcomes enquiries
from anyone desiring further information regarding
sport in Nova Scotia.
Remember, also, that the General Tourist
Department, Canadian Pacific, Montreal, is at your
service to recommend the fishing waters and game
haunts best suited to your requirements.
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Nova Scotia's
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The province of New Brunswick has nearly
14,000,000 acres cf virgin forest and stream for the
propagation of fish and game. No wonder many
enthusiastic outdoorsmen return year after year to
enjoy their full quota of sport.
Of course, in such seemingly unlimited stands of
untouched timber, it is only natural that New
Brunswick's game resources are bountiful. There
are plenty of deer, bear, grouse and woodcock, and
waterfowl shooting on the marshes, the bays and
inlets along its rugged sea coasts. (Note—moose
hunting is closed but many of these forest giants
freely roam New Brunswick woods. This tern'
porary precaution is to insure their natural
There is an extraordinary scenic appeal to this
largest of Canada's maritime provinces—forest,
hill, valley, lake, stream and cataract. Although
not directly on the ocean there is a seacoast 600 miles
along the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of
Fundy, at whose junction with the Atlantic is
situated the renowned watering place, St. Andrew's'
Inland, in the forests, are found the headwaters
of the ocean'drained rivers that web New
Brunswick; and here, in peaceful solitude, breed
speckled trout in surprising numbers. Here, also,
in some of the western lakes, the much'sought'
after ouananiche (landlocked salmon) is to be found.
These rivers reach into the hunting areas to the
north which are protected from the west by the
Maine woods. The whole of this region is so
sparsely settled that many deer find their way
down from Quebec.
An occasional trapper or fire ranger is the only
human to be met in many of these reaches of forest
where brule, swamps, lakes and streams provide
ideal conditions for game.
The Canadian Pacific crosses many of the streams
at or near their headwaters and a number of
attractive canoe trips can be taken by paddling
down these waterways—camping, hunting, fishing
and using camera along the way. This is an ideal
form of holiday which is rapidly growing in
In addition to speckled trout and ouananiche,
notable fishing for sea trout, bass and pickerel is to
be had along these alluring water highways. And
Salmon Fishing
kAnd salmon!' because this superlative sport is
at its very best in New Brunswick. Look at a map.
600 miles of its coastline are washed by the Atlantic
tides of the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of St.
Lawrence. Look again at the number of feeders
thrusting back into the hinterland. They are, of
course, the famous salmon rivers; and from such an
ocean reservoir a mighty annual migration of salmon
surges up turbulent waters to the spawning
The longest of New Brunswick's salmon waters
is the St. John River with the famous Reversing
Falls at its mouth. Owing to an unusually shallow
spot that reaches from bank to bank here, and
an abnormal tide, the Falls presents the unusual
phenomena of dropping upstream at high tide and
downstream at low. On the upper waters of
the St. John is a cataract 74 feet high—Grand Falls.
This river, 450 miles long, rises in Maine.
Other famous salmon streams in New Brunswick
include the Restigouche, (rendezvous for fishermen
— 9 Still too frisky
for the net
from all over the world for over half a century) the
Upsalquitch, the Nepisiguit, the Miramichi and
its tributaries — the Little Southwest Miramichi,
the Sevogle, Renous, Dungarvon and Cains. The
upper stretch of the Nepisiguit, noted for its
trout, is reached via the Tobique River from Plaster
Rock on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Although quite a few of the salmon pools in the
Province are under lease to clubs and private
individuals, much good water is available to the
public in Government reserves or those controlled
by camps where the salmon enthusiast may obtain
good fishing as a paying guest. Of the latter more
than fifty pools are on the St. John River, among
the most renowned being Hartt's Island Pool, a few
miles west of Fredericton. Other fine pools are to be
found at Woodstock, Hartland, Bristol, Bath, and
the mouth of the Tobique, all conveniently reached
by the Canadian Pacific.
The Government has reserved a select stretch,
for public salmon fishing, four and a half miles long
on the Restigouche River. Fish up to thirty pounds
are taken from these waters each year. The limit
is six rods per day with first class camp accommodation for that number. The Northwest Upsalquitch, a tributary of the Restigouche, is another
available salmon water of excellent possibilities.
Both these open stretches are accessible by way of
St. Leonard on the Canadian Pacific. Application for
licences to fish the Restigouche and the Northwest
Upsalquitch should be made to the Deputy
Minister of Lands and Mines, Fredericton, N.B.
In addition to its salmon rivers, New Brunswick
has many streams in which speckled trout, land'
locked salmon, and bass abound, notable among
them being the St. Croix and Magaguadavic, the
former for trout, the latter for bass. Both of these
are reached from McAdam, where the Canadian
Pacific Railway maintains a small but well appointed
Equally beautiful are the lakes of New Brunswick,
ranging in size from Grand Lake, 29 miles long, to
humble pond.    Some of the best known are: Big
and Little Magaguadavic, McDougall, Spednic,
Chamcook, Becaguimec, Big Kedron, Quimic and
Washademoak. Grand and Washademoak Lakes
afford good bags of duck. Deer are plentiful in the
surrounding districts.
For the man who prefers his sport from a world-
famous summer resort, there is St. Andrews'by'the-
Sea and the Algonquin Hotel.
To the trout fisherman who has spent the day
on the lakes, in the forest beyond, or down at the
sea to take pollock with artificial lures, or for
haddock; or back to Wheaton Lake, nine miles away,
for bass, the quiet luxury of the Algonquin is the
acme of comfort after a day's sport. There is still
time for nine holes before dinner with the choice of
two golf courses. Or a stroll through the serene
streets of old St. Andrews. Recently, however,
some good salmon 'kills' have been reported in
Pine Tree Pool, fourteen miles from the Algonquin.
Within twenty miles a wide variety of inland
fishing offers opportunities, and the enthusiast can
find lakes or streams where his favorite sport is
Speckled TROUT—Gibson Lake, Limeburner
Lake, Welch Lake, Stein Lake, Kerr Lake, St.
Patrick's Lake, Crecy Lake and  Bonaparte Lake.
Black Bass—Wheaton Lake.
Ouananiche (landlocked salmon)—Gibson Lake,
Chamcook Lake.
It is seldom that comparable sport is to be had
so close to such excellent accommodation. Therein
lies the universal appeal of New Brunswick: that
it offers everything, from roughing it in a primitive
backwoods camp, to fishing with the exclusive
Algonquin Hotel as your base.
Off the coast of New Brunswick, about thirty
miles down the Bay of Fundy from St. Andrews'by'
the'Sea lies Grand Manan Island, a haven for the
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sportsman who desires a tranquil holiday in the
leisurely atmosphere of bygone days. A complete
escape from the modern tempo is the boon to be
found in this hospitable easygoing community.
Yet excitement enough is near in the depths of the
great Atlantic.
Some sixteen miles long by six wide, the island is
protected from the mighty ocean rollers by a fringe
of smaller ones.
Here you may go to sea for pollock, hake, halibut,
cod, haddock, skate, dogfish or silver hake, running
according to species from 3 pounds to 200 pounds.
In the company of one of the salt'bitten, jovial
natives, such an outing may include the possibility
of a blue shark or a tuna.
Inland there is some deer hunting and trout
fishing. Outside of sea angling, Grand Manan's
serenity and scenic beauty are its chief appeal.
Its rocky shores (400 feet high in places) are fretted
with fantastic caves and grottoes.
Write Saint John Marine Transports Ltd., Saint
John, N.B., for further information.
Another entrancing island in this vicinity is
Campobello, about eleven miles from St. Andrews
in Passamaquoddy Bay. It is similar to Grand
Manan, but not as rugged. Some trout fishing is to
be found but the chief claim to fame is the visits
of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the
family summer home near the village of Welchpool.
One other recommendation, and that very important
to the sportsman, it is immune from mosquitoes,
black flies and hay fever.
(The moose season is closed)
It is perhaps in the calibre of its guides that New
Brunswick excels. A governing body, known as the
New Brunswick Guides Association, working
closely with the Government and organized to look
after the interests of visiting sportsmen and guides
alike, has done much to establish the reputation of
these men in the public mind.
New Brunswick guides are not only capable
and experienced, but enjoy their work and take a
lively interest in pleasing hunters and anglers. They
are good companions in the bush.
Many have comfortable log cabins at favorable
points throughout the territory in which they
operate, and can supply complete camping equip'
While there are many first class guides and out'
fitters in different parts of the Province who are
equally worthy of mention, space will only permit
of the tabulation of a few of the better known
Excellent bear and deer hunting may be antic'
ipated in season by sportsmen who place themselves
in the hands of any of the undermentioned.
Western District
A. A. Anderson (New Denmark, N.B.). Main'
tains one single and one double log cabin on the
shore of Lake Edward. Additional accommodation
is available at the main house. Surrounding territory,
which includes Lake Edward, Little River and
wooded ridges and valleys, offers deer and bear
hunting for the big game enthusiast while the
gunner can anticipate sport in the partridge
shooting available.
Many attractive canoe trips of varying duration and conditions are available (see page 34) and intending
canoeists are invited to write (stating
preference as to type of trip, time
available and other details) to A. O.
Seymour, General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific, Montreal, Que.
E. R. Irvine (Plaster Rock, N.B.) has a good salmon i
lease on the Tobique River. His parties have always
been completely satisfied with the sport obtained
11 — in his pools. Three miles from the station, Mr.
Irvine has a couple of cottages available for pro'
longed holidays.
Charles Wright (Arthurette, Victoria, Co.,
N.B.) has five good camps on the North branch
of the Miramichi where lakes and dead water make
ideal feeding grounds for bear and deer. He does
not cater to fishing parties in this district preferring
to let the game roam undisturbed during closed
season. But he operates a cabin camp on the
Tobique with splendid salmon pools adjacent and
better than usual trout yields available.
Gordon C. Tweedie (In summer — Juniper Station
in winter — Bath, Carleton Co., N.B.). One set
of camps for hunting only, in the Tobique region —
deer, bear, wildcats and partridge. Trout fishing in
Beadle Brook. Another set of camps on the North
branch of the S. W. Miramichi River, close to some
really good salmon fishing.
Central District
R. /. Connor (Millville, N.B.). Two camps, at
Lawrence Peak in the vicinity of Otter Lake, and
Fish Lake brook, each for six persons. Another log
cabin at Taffy Lake, three miles from Millville.
The country has deer and bear hunting, and
woodcock, duck and partridge shooting. During
May and June early salmon and trout angling is
Walter R. Allen and Son (Stone Ridge, York
County, N.B.) is well equipped for trout fishing and
deer hunting parties. The upper Keswick is well
suited to stream fishing. Has three camps to serve
an area of eighty thousand acres.
Raymond Currie, (175 Westmorland St., Frede'
ricton, N.B.) makes a specialty of catering to salmon
fishing parties. His associated guides are experienced.
He can also show you some excellent grouse and
woodcock covers as well as deer and bear hunting
Donald S. Ferguson, (204 Brunswick St.,
Fredericton, Roland Wheeler, R. R. No. 6,
Fredericton, and G. Frank Seely of Hartland, N.B.,)
also organize salmon fishing expeditions.
F. Cedric Cooper (Fredericton, N.B.) operates
Wulastook Lodge, overlooking Long Creek Salmon
Pool on the St. John River, eighteen miles above
Fredericton. Limited accommodation with Atlantic
salmon, landlocked salmon, black bass, trout, bear,
deer, woodcock, grouse and duck all plentiful in
Geo. T. Allen (Penniac, N.B.) has six camps
scattered over good game and fishing as well as
deer and bear country. Has lease of Cains River
which yields fine salmon and trout fishing in season.
Cains River affords a fascinating canoe trip.
Charlie Wade (Penniac, N.B.) has leased territory
near the confluence of the Miramichi and Cains
Rivers for salmon and trout; deer, bear, grouse and
woodcock. Comfortable camps, electrically lighted
and equipped with modern plumbing, at various
points, experienced guides and efficient camp staffs
are on hand to assist the sportsman.
Raymond A. Pringle (Cross Creek, R.R. No. 1).
His parties have been successful in the upper
reaches of the Northwest Miramichi River where
some of the best salmon fishing in New Brunswick
is to be found. He has built new camps for deer
on the Nashwaak River easily reached from
Wm. T. Griffin and Son (Boiestown, N.B.)
fishing   and   hunting   camps   on   the   Southwest
A black bear on the prowl
— 12 — Miramichi River— leased waters that provide
salmon and trout fishing—good country for bear
and deer.
Jack Russell, lessee of several pools on the Main
Southwest Miramichi River, gives assurance of
good salmon fishing. Deer and bear hunting.
Canoe trips arranged. Address Mr. Russell at
Ludlow, New Brunswick.
C. J. Barton (Cumberland Bay, N.B.) has two
camps, near the north forks and south forks of
Cumberland Bay stream. There is also accommo'
dation at the main house. The territory offers deer
and bear hunting and shooting for duck, partridge
and woodcock. The angler will find brook trout and
Southern District
C. W. Denner (Prince William, N.B.) has a main
lodge and ten camps on the Upper Magaguadavic
Lake with accommodation for twenty. Many other
waters within reach offer landlocked salmon,
trout and bass fishing. Deer, bear, partridge and
black ducks offer sport for the hunters and oppor'
tunities for photographing moose and other wild
game are afforded.
Maurice Phillips (Tracy, N.B.) hunts a big game
section close to the borders of a game preserve.
Speckled trout fishing and bear hunting in early
spring. Has a string of comfortable log cabin camps
at convenient points. Offers good deer hunting as
well as woodcock and grouse shooting.
Archie Brawn (Wirral Station, Queens Co.,
N.B.) has a string of fourteen comfortable log
cabins in a good deer and bear hunting and trout
fishing district.   Base camp is on Pearly Brook and
Mr. Brawn hunts the region in the vicinity of
Oromocto Lake.
E. B. Tapley (Royal Hotel, Saint John, N.B.)
operates Wolf Lodge with accommodation for 16,
reached through Clarendon Station. Deer and bear
hunting; partridge and duck shooting. Angling
opportunities for trout and landlocked salmon.
C. P. T. Lomax (Lepreau, N.B.) is located 26 miles
from Saint John in country affording good deer
hunting and waterfowl shooting. Trout angling
is specially recommended in the spring. Arrange'
ments can be made for deep sea fishing. Several
completely equipped and well located cabins are
available for sportsmen near Lepreau River and
Mace Bay.
Frank MacJ^ichol (Box 98, St. George, N.B.)
is the proprietor of Windsor Lodge on MacDougall
Lake in good country for deer, bear, grouse, and
woodcock. Lakes in the vicinity offer trout, land'
locked salmon and bass fishing, while the Maga'
guadavic River, five miles distant, provides salmon
angling. Lodge accommodates twelve and is
equipped with running water and electric lighting.
Canadian Pacific
Will Help You Plan
Constant touch with the game and fishing
situation is maintained by the Canadian
Pacific. Do not hesitate to call upon any
office of the company for assistance in
planning your trip. And remember, if
your jumping-off place involves special
arrangements—-advise    your    agent    early.
A striking camera trophy
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If the name Quebec conjures up four and one
half centuries of richly colourful history, if it
reminds you more of daring explorers, les grands
seigneurs, chateaux, or Indian wars than hunting
or fishing, give hearty thanks as a sportsman.
Quebec's allure for the tourist has been publicized
mere than its attraction for hunter and fisherman.
Much of it, therefore, offers inviting opportunities
to the outdoorsman. With Nova Scotia and New
Brunswick closed to moose'hunting, Quebec is a
Mecca for moose hunters. The map shows why
these magnificent animals are so plentiful. Stretches
of unbroken timberlands ranging up to the Arctic
barrens provide ideal breeding grounds for bulls
with spreads that are eye'Openers even to old'
Of this vast area, (larger than California, Minne'
sota, Florida, and all New England) only 5% is
populated, and much less than half its 600,000 square
miles under cultivation. These figures give some
indication of the freedom of fish and game to breed
unhampered by man and machine.
Really choice hunting and fishing regions are
never found along main highways. So Canadian
Pacific provides branch lines deep into the fish and
game haunts.
Quebec offers a variety offish and game. Take, for
example, that rare prize, the caribou. Owing to
wise protective laws, these stately nomads of the
north have shown a modest increase. They are
protected at present except in certain areas of the
Gaspe peninsula.
Deer, perhaps to avoid their most vicious enemy,
the wclf, generally skirt the less remote haunts of
man—one reason why they are better known and
oftener seen than any other species of wild life.
Along the fringe of civilization in Quebec they are
Quebec particularly excels in black bear in the
spring. After hibernating they hunt far and wide
for a time, owing to scarcity of food and long
fasting.   In springtime the fur is exceptionally fine.
In the great stretches of marshlands along the
St. Lawrence water systems no duck'shooter need
leave with an empty bag. And farther north, the
partridge provide many a brace for the 20'gauge.
Quebec's opportunities for taking salmon,
ouananiche (land'locked salmon), speckled brook
trout, black bass, maskinonge, wall-eyes, Great
Northern pike and lake trout are excellent.
Although many of them are under lease, the
streams entering the north shore of the Gulf of
St. Lawrence present superb salmon fishing possi'
bilities. The fish are very plentiful and some run in
excess of 45 and 50 pounds. These wild waters
find their source in the wilderness and the fish are
vigorous and gamy, putting up spirited fights.
Ouananiche (landlocked salmon) are well distri'
buted in the Lake St. John area; and the battles put
up by these sporty fish provide the angler with a
succession of thrills.   Ouananiche sometimes jump
14 six and seven feet into the air and break water
twenty times before exhaustion subdues them.
Speckled brook trout are found almost every'
where in the Province and attract a host of anglers
each season. If you want stream fishing or lake
fishing, Quebec can provide the best of sport
under the conditions you most enjoy.
Fighting black bass, vicious maskinonge, vora'
cious pike and walleyes also can all be depended
on to provide good sport in the localities that
harbour them.
Few sporting areas in North America offer such
a long open season as Quebec. Add to this its
infinite variety of good fishing and hunting, and
it is no wonder that year after year satisfied sports'
men sing its praises. Early dates allow you to reach
remote and isolated regions by canoe, without the
danger of being "frozen in", and, since calling for
moose usually begins the last week in September,
Quebec gives the hunter a week's advantage in this
Of course, hunting can be carried on after the
ice has "taken" on lake and stream. In fact, many
sportsmen prefer to track their quarry in the snow.
Quebec affords any amount of opportunity for this
To conserve game, Quebec has a policy of
leasing territories to clubs and individuals, with
exclusive rights to the hunting and fishing in such
areas. Lessees are required to employ guardians who
must patrol the preserve and see that game laws are
respected. In summer these guardians act as fire
There is, of course, only a comparatively limited
section under lease and Quebec's vast extent of
game country is virtually wide'Open to the public.
In fact, the Provincial Government has set aside the
Laurentide Park within the triangle of the Saguenay
and St. Lawrence Rivers, and a line from Lake St.
John to Quebec City, as public domain. This tract
of forest is readily accessible by Canadian Pacific
to Quebec and thence by the Park Highway—■
a few miles by car through quaint old French'
Canadian villages—and you are in the heart of
4,000 square miles of the choicest fish and game
territory in the Province. The charm of the
Laurentian Mountains, with thousands of lakes and
streams makes the Park a most inviting game
sanctuary. The Government prohibits the carrying
of firearms in its confines under heavy penalty.
Here moose, deer and black bear have increased
Fishing, however, is very much open, the species
being confined to the speckled brook trout of Quebec
—all native and wild. Five pounders have been
taken.    They may be caught only with the fly.
Some camps are maintained by the Government,
conveniences in most being all that could be desired,
including open fireplaces and hot and cold running
water. Most of the camps are run on the American
Plan and attended by a resident guardian and a staff
Close enough
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Plan and the resident guardians will act as guides
and cook if desired.
Special permit to enter the Park may be obtained
from the Department of Fish and Game, Quebec,
Que. That department has issued a comprehensive
booklet covering all aspects of the Park as an
attraction to sportsmen. It will be supplied on
The Little Cascapedia River, on the south
shore of the Gaspe Peninsula, is directly controlled
by the Department of Fish and Game and is open
to salmon fishermen. A motor trip of some seventy
miles is made to the upper reaches of the river
which is then run down for a distance of fifty'two
miles. The outing generally occupies five days and
plenty of time is afforded for angling. Camps are
available at the various pools en route. Arrange'
ments for fishing this interesting stream should be
made through the General Superintendent of Parks,
Department   of  Fish   and   Game,   Quebec,  Que.
St. Vincent Club, twenty'seven miles northeast
of Quebec City lies the gateway to a fishing and
hunting territory known as the St. Vincent Club.
Embracing 38 lakes laced together by streams, this
section offers trout waters hard to beat. Judicious
stocking in addition to natural environment has
given these lakes a reputation for fly fishing. Moose
hunting may also be had. For further information
write to Jos Bastien, 4 ave. Tache, Quebec, Que.
In addition, Mr. Bastien has the entire 30 mile
length of the Petit Pabos River in the Gaspe penin'
sula under lease for Atlantic salmon fishing. Early
reservation is essential as space is limited.
At the headwaters of the Saguenay River lies a
region that has become favourably known to
hunters and fishermen.   Lake St. John is the centre
of a country that shelters moose and black bear.
Deer, too, have increased remarkably. Long
recognized as the original habitat for ouananiche
(landlocked salmon) these waters harbour trout as
well, some running up to six pounds with the
average about three.
Before the Government ban on caribou in the
district between Lake St. John and Lake Mistassini
some particularly fine specimens were taken. Even
now they occasionally provide striking shots for
the wild life photographer.
J. Leonce Hamel, Roberval, Que., who operates
Club Panache, has a number of camps in this country
where moose, deer and bear are plentiful; and his
organized fly'fishing expeditions north of Lake St.
John are notable for their catches of ouananiche and
trout. Moose and bear hunting are the major attraC'
tions with some partridge shooting. A few deer are
taken each season but the territory does not offer
many—its main appeal is the large moose it produces
as evidenced by trophies taken each season since this
section was first opened. Bear, too, are numerous.
Gamy speckled brook trout ranging up to four and
five pounds provide sport for the fly fisherman. In
the larger lakes lake trout running from 15 to 20
pounds offer lively battles, particularly in the spring
when, shortly after the ice goes out, they are
surface feeding and strike readily at light casting
In addition to the foregoing, Mr. Hamel has
recently surveyed another new section to the north
—the Homano which is reached from Roberval to
Chicoutimi, thence north by road, and finally
paddle and portage. It takes less than 60 minutes by
air. Brook trout enthusiasts, accustomed to the
modest size of the Salvelinus fontinalis of eastern
streams, will revel in the fishing in this section
where they have been taken up to nine pounds, with
three and four pounders not at all uncommon.
With only a few trappers in this vast area, moose
and bear have been little disturbed and good trophies
await the big game hunter.
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Robertson & Son, Pointe Bleue, Que., operate
in another area north of Lake St. John and can
completely outfit hunters and anglers. Ouananiche,
pike and 'walleyes' offer some worthwhile fishing
opportunities. Brook trout up to 7 lbs. have been
taken in Lac Serpent. The cabins are roomy and
very comfortable.
► Mr. Albert Thibault, Lac Bouchette Club, Lac
Bouchette, Que., controls a wide sweep of territory
offering good fishing for speckled brook and lake
trout, dore, pike and that peerless fighter, the
ouananiche. For the big game hunter there is moose,
bear, deer and some birds. In addition to the main
building, a number of fishing camps are scattered
throughout this inviting section.
To the south of the St. Lawrence River, the
Megantic district has a worthy claim to the
attention of the 'outdoorsman'. The name Megantic
is an old Abenaki Indian word meaning 'the abode
of fishes', and many of these waters justify this
appropriate description. There are large tracts of
game country where deer and bear are the reward
of a clean 'bead' on a sporting rifle.
Lake Megantic is a clear, deep lake twelve miles
in length and at places four miles wide. It is con'
nected with a string of lakes and streams which
water a wide expanse of surrounding country. The
waters contain brook trout which run to a large
size and are exceedingly gamy. Fly fishing offers
fine sport in season.
A few clubs have leased small areas, but much
inviting country is still open. Bass, lake trout and
other varieties of game fish are found.
Megantic is a good point from which to carry
out a deer hunt, as the country is heavily timbered
in many places and overrun with deer. Black bear
are often brought in from outlying points.
The Megantic district holds much in store for
those who will investigate its hunting and fishing
opportunities. L. L. Mercure, whose address is in
care of C.P.R., Megantic, Que., can be depended
upon to direct intending visitors to their satis'
Already well known, the Laurentian Mountain
district, particularly that area reached by the
Canadian Pacific Railway northwest of Montreal,
is recognized as a summer and winter playground
for many out 'of-door enthusiasts. At many points
close to the railway, resorts are operated. There
is good sport for those who push farther afield.
Generally speaking, waters close to the railway
have been overfished, but restocking operations
and other methods of conservation have maintained
reasonable sport. At some places resorts have under
lease certain lakes and carefully control the fishing
in them by limiting the catch, or requiring the
angler to return all uninjured fish to the water.
In other cases, fish and game clubs protect their
waters, and those who are able to arrange visitors'
privileges will find good fishing.
Recent lumbering operations and pioneer settle'
ment have pushed rough roads along valleys
to outlying fishing spots which compare favourably
with the best in the Province. At such points there
is good deer hunting, with an occasional moose
ranging through the section.
Arthur Beauvais, Esterel, Que., arranges for plane
transportation from Lac Masson into an undeveloped
hinterland where moose and bear offer reasonable
assurance of a successful hunt. For the angler, large
speckled brook trout, lake trout, dore and savage
Great Northern pike assure a lively tussle in these
cold northern waters. Domaine d'Esterel, at Lac
Masson, provides comfortable accommodation at
Hotel de la Pointe Bleue and Esterel Lodge and is a
good base for sportsmen.
This fish and game area, reached through St.
Jovite or Mont Tremblant, stations on the Canadian
Pacific, is a rugged and beautiful section of the
Laurentians. Between the Rouge and Devil's
Rivers and dominated by towering Mont
Tremblant, loftiest Laurentian peak, it extends to
the far North, its forests, streams and lakes offering
17 — opportunities to the sportsman except in the
restricted area constituting Mont Tremblant Park,
which although open to the angler, is a game refuge.
Only the fringe of this vast country has been
tapped; and beyond that fringe lies a wilderness
wealth of fish and game. Penetration of such
territory requires courage, patience and preparation;
but the rich rewards awaiting the sportsman whose
endurance at paddle and portage will carry him
through are well worth the effort.
Moose and bear are plentiful in the country
north of St. Jovite and in the lakes and streams
speckled brook trout, lake trout, 'wall-eyes arid
Great Northern pike of large average size are freely
taken. For those who wish to take their sport m
easier doses, aeroplane service is available t. il.
Wheeler, St. Jovite Station, will furnish full information upon request.
The Mont Tremblant Region is noted for trout
but in the larger lakes of the great plateau north ol
the Tremblant Range and the lower portions or its
main waterways Great Northern pike and dore are
also plentiful. In a few of its lakes and in parts of the
Devil's and Rouge rivers, bass are found a good
place being the falls of the Rouge, at Brebceuf,
six miles southwest of St. Jovite.
Mainly virgin forest, the Mont Laurier region of
the Laurentians, rates highly for its fishing.
An inviting section for the angler is the Flood
Creek area, in the township of Riyard, County
of Labelle, privately controlled in part but accessible
to sportsmen through permission. It is situated
20 miles south of Mont Laurier, but can be reached
Ouananiche—Lake St. John District
also from Val Barrette, which is four miles nearer
Flood Creek rises near the height of land in Lac
Travers, and empties into Lac du Cerf, notable for
its lake trout, which, in turn, flows into the Lievre
Murphy Creek, about 14 miles long, rises in
Big and Little Murphy lakes and flows through
lakes Corbeau, Serpent, Eagle into the Lievre The
three lakes are noted for lake trout and Great
Northern pike. All of Murphy Creek and its 15
lakes, including the important Lac des Isles is
good speckled trout territory with iV2 pounds
a fair average. In the lower Murphy section comfortable log cabins are available. Write Rosano
Wester at Lac du Cerf, Quebec, for additional
Further sources of information, guides and>ut-
fitters are as follows:
/ B Scott, Mont Laurier, Que., outfits moose
hunting and fishing parties. He can show you some
good bass and trout waters in the north.
Charlie's Hunting and Fishing Club, Inc., north
of Mont Laurier, Que., offers a modern clubhouse
and cabins accessible to more than 100 lakes and
numerous streams for trout. Moose, deer and black
bear are plentiful. P.O. address 3445 Park Ave.,
Montreal, Que.
Santa Maria Club, Inc. (S. Pf™. Mont
Laurier, Que., Secretary) is in a good brook trout
area. It has twenty lakes under lease, and good deer
and bear hunting.
Mont Laurier, railhead of the Canadian Pacific
Laurentian Line, is an outfitting centre for the
sporting country beyond Here, many of the old
tote-roads and trails of lumbering days still exist
beckoning on into the 'blue'. In this hunting and
fishing territory many canoe trips can be planned
for an enjoyable holiday.
North of Mont Laurier is a sweep of country
which formerly could only be reached by paddle and
portage but is now easier of access by recent road
construction.   This is the Mont Laurier-Senneterre
Fishing Reserve—a section of some 2,600 square
miles—which the Provincial Government has set
aside as a game refuge and fishing reserve. Spreading
for ten miles on each side of the highway, this wild
life sanctuary acts as a feeder for the surrounding
country. Within its confines, moose, deer, bear ana
game birds multiply and provide the camera hunter
with good opportunities for still and movie shots.
During the open season good bags of all species
may bl taken outside the Reserve borders. Anglers
will find  exciting  sport in  these  cold northern
waters fer bass, lake trout, Great Northern pike and
dore (wall'eyes).
The O'Connell Lodge, situated at Lac des Loups,
Que. in the heart of the territory, is a good base
from which to fish. The Lodge provides com;
fortable accommodation and the management will
arrange for guides, canoes, boats, outboard motors
camp equipment, etc. Sportsmen detraining at
Mont Laurier station are met (on prior arrange-
ment) by station wagon. For further ^formation
write the Lodge at 509 Canada Cement Building,
Montreal, Que.
— 18 — A likely spot for speckled beauties
At Lac Rapide the Quebec Department of
Game and Fisheries has established housekeeping
cabins under control of a resident guardian. These,
together with boats and canoes, may be rented.
Reservations for a stay at Lac Rapide should be
made through the Park Service, Department of
Game and Fisheries, Quebec, Que.
Well off the beaten track, the Lower Lievre
valley has an enviable reputation for fishing and
hunting. Less than five miles from White Deer
Lodge are 35 lakes offering speckled and lake trout,
'wall'eyes', small mouth black bass and Great
Northern pike of large size and satisfactory numbers.
Leased grounds of seven and a half square miles
assure guests of good trout fishing in specially
stocked private lakes.
Twenty square miles of hunting territory offer
deer, bear and a few moose and small game—prin'
cipally partridge and rabbits. Here three large log
cabins are used for hunting parties, the guests
meeting no one but lodge hunters.
Write J. A. Anderson, owner of White Deer
Lodge, White Deer, Que.
South of the White Deer section and also in the
Lievre River valley, is Rudall Lodge, a main lodge
and group of cabins. Deer, bear and ducks are to be
found. The angler, too, will have his innings in
surrounding lakes where lurk fighting bass, wall'
eyes, Great Northern pike, brook and lake trout.
Write R. Tanse, Rudall Lodge, High Falls, Que. .
In the Region above Ottawa, the Gatineau River
has been famous for many a year in shanty songs of
French'Canadian lumberjacks as they deftly ran the
rapids in their clumsy bateaux. Nowadays, lumber-
ing has moved on, leaving the Gatineau to primeval
silence, and fish and game to their original inherit'
ance. But the old tote'roads remain, providing
well'beaten trails into a wilderness for the sports-
About sixty miles north of Ottawa, on the
Canadian Pacific, Gracefield leads into a fish and
game sector webbed with many waterways for
trout and bass fishing. It is also popular with deer
hunters in the autumn.
Five miles from Gracefield, at Lake Victoria, is
Victoria Lodge, a modern and well furnished main
house with separate log cabins. Bass, lake trout,
"wall'eyes" and Great Northern pike provide
excellent sport for the angler. Write Duffy
Lafreniere, the proprietor, Gracefield, Que.
Adelard Lafreniere, Whitefish Lodge, Gracefield,
Que., operates in a good bass fishing section and
has a main building and individual cabins.
Another interesting area of the Gatineau is
Lac Cay a man t, fourteen miles west of Gracefield,
where Paul Dontigny, Cayamant, Que., operates
Cayamant Lodge. This hostelry offers accommo-
dation and meals, complete equipment and service.
For the hunter, there are deer and bear, partridge
and ducks, small mouth black bass, wall'eyes,
Great Northern pike. Lake and some speckled trout
attract the fisherman.
F. W. Hazelwood operates Hazelwood Lodge,
Point Comfort, Que., five miles north of Gracefield.
On the shores of Lac St. Laurent and surrounded by
nine other lakes, the Lodge is a base from which
— 19- fishing waters and game haunts in eastern canada
His first big one . . . and is he proud?
— 20 —
You might get one like this
21 'Til bet he goes 41/2 pounds"
to fish waters offering bass, wall'eyes, lake trout and
pan fish. Deer and bear roam the nearby wooded
country. Partridge and ducks provide sport for the
shotgun enthusiast.
To the north, about the Gatineau's headwaters,
lie stretches of forest and stream seldom visited by
man. The Canadian Pacific railhead at Maniwaki
brings you fairly close to this unspoiled region.
It is possible, by travelling north from Lake
Baskatong with canoe and outboard motor, to
reach a section where guides can safely guarantee
a fair shot at a moose or deer in a short hunt; but
difficulty in bringing out the meat deters many
from attempting the trip. Care will have to be
taken in planning any trip which is undertaken
without a guide. The rewards of this more or less
hazardous country fully justify the efforts of the
experienced sportsman in his quest for prize trophies.
Within easier reach are a number of preserves
under lease to clubs. But the territory beyond gives
access to any amount of splendid hunting and
fishing wide'Open to the individual. In certain
waters, bass'fishing is particularly good, and
numerous deer, moose and bear are found.
J. H. Poirier &* Son or W. B. Bainbridge, Mani'
waki, Que., welcome inquiries and will give full
details regarding this country.
The Gatineau Rod and Gun Club, on the
Gatineau River just above Lake Baskatong, is a
base from which to fish or hunt the surrounding
territory. Speckled brook trout, lake trout, 'wall'
eyes', bass and Great Northern pike are all plentiful.
Moose, deer and bear range freely through the
region. Going in point is Maniwaki, Que. Millard
R. Gow (post office address Maniwaki, Que.) will
give any particulars desired. Winter address
Endicott, N.Y.
In the country extending north from the Ottawa
River above Ottawa, known as the Pontiac
District, there is much of interest to those who
delight in the lure of the out 'of-doors. While the
Ottawa itself is well stocked with bass, 'walleyes' and pike, it is the 'back country' which offers
the best sport. This territory was lumbered over
a number of years ago and many of the old tote
roads are still kept open. These lead through retreats
where deer are plentiful and easily approached.
Many of the roads skirt the shores of nameless
little lakes full of speckled trout, while an occasional
moose ranges through the forest. Along these same
old lumber roads good partridge shooting may be
had. Some of the territory is taken up by private
clubs, but there are still large areas of country
which furnish sport to both hunter and fisherman.
Convenient gateways to this section are Campbell's
Bay,  Fort  Coulonge and  Waltham.     Sources  of
22 — Great Northern pike fight savagely in cold northern waters
information listed below will assist you to plan a
trip, or give you information.
Campbell's Bay, Que.—Lawn Bros., or R. R.
Poisson, Moyie Hotel.
Fort Coulonge, Que.—Coulonge Supply Co.,
R. Labine and Leo Bertrand, game warden, from
whom fishing and hunting licences are procurable.
Waltham, Que.—Reuben Robinson and Ed.
Durocher, who run a camp in the heart of good fish
and game country reached by motor twenty miles
from Waltham.   Labelle 6? Johnson carry supplies.
Western Quebec offers excellent opportunities
for the hunting of moose and deer. Black bear, too,
are to be found. For the fisherman there are large
lake trout and hard'hitting Great Northern pike.
From Moor Lake Station in Ontario, the route is
north across the Ottawa River to a sweep of
country little touched by sportsmen. Charles F.
Johnson, Rowanton, Que., has 55 square miles of
this desirable territory under lease. He can furnish
guides and complete outfit.
Although mainly a moose country the Kipawa
lake system offers a combination of opportunities to
big game hunters.
Hunter's Point is the last outpost of this frontier
and is an operational base for the back country
where fish and game are plentiful.   Garfield Jones
maintains a trading post at Hunter's Point and is an
outfitter who has corps of guides and will arrange
hunting, fishing or camping trips in this territory.
Comfortable accommodation is available.
Deer are numerous in the area surrounding Bois
Franc Lake. There is no better place in the Kipawa
district, and the choice of hunting ground can be
left to the decision of the guide. The fishing
consists of 'wall'eyes', lake trout, bass and Great
Northern pike. Running rapids, photographing
wild life, surprising a feeding moose, the catching
of game fish or the making of camps on pine'Covered
points—these all help to make the days much too
short. Hunting and fishing camps are extremely few
throughout this primitive region. Garfield Jones
owns and operates the Kipawa Hotel (P.Q.
address Kipawa, Que.)
Make New Friends
In Old Quebec
One of the joys of fishing or hunting in
the inviting and well-stocked woods of the
Province de Quebec is getting to know
the friendly woodsmen who guide you.
They will help you polish up your French,
tell you many century-old folk tales, sing
the canoe songs of the old days.
— 23 — Ontario
Micmac Indian Guide
and a fine trophy
Ontario is an expanse of country spread over
407,000 square miles, more than half of which is
heavily wooded and contains more than 42,000
square miles of fresh water. Almost inexhaustible
big game resources are sheltered by its forested
areas. Moose, red deer, and black bear are plentiful.
Myriad lakes and streams flow at random
throughout its entire length and width, eventually
falling into the main tributaries of Hudson's Bay,
or rushing down from the Height of Land to the
2,500 mile shore line which fringes four of the five
Great Lakes. Surveying parties, working for years,
have mapped only a comparatively small portion of
this domain of wild life. Aerial surveyors tell of
regions of great natural beauty, containing thou'
sands of lakes over which a rod has never been
waved. Practically fifty percent of Ontario consti'
tutes a natural fish and game sanctuary where wild
life multiplies and replenishes districts which might
otherwise have been seriously affected by the
inroads of hunters. This has been borne out even
at points where hundreds of trophies are taken
out year after year. Speckled brook trout in count'
less lakes spawn undisturbed each season—thus
restocking tributary waters.
Georgian Bay, natural home of the black bass,
furnishes a large quota of fish to connecting water'
ways. Sturdy muskies breed in many un visited
lakes, while lake trout attain astounding proportions
in some of the larger waters. The fish and game
resources of Ontario are conceded to be exception'
ally good. If caribou seem to be somewhat over'
looked in these pages, it is only because the Ontario
Government has prohibited hunting them for the
time being.
One hundred and seven miles west of Ottawa,
on the transcontinental line of the Canadian
Pacific, is Pembroke, the centre of some interesting
sporting country, the rugged beauty of which is
noteworthy. Here is a Crown Game Preserve
where you will be interested in the millions of fry
being propagated for restocking the surrounding
waters. Let the camera enthusiast take along his
best equipment, for the Preserve boasts a fine herd
of elk—a rarity indeed.
The Petawawa River, nearby, which flows into
the Ottawa, yields good catches of practically all
the Ontario game fish. Not far away is Algonquin
Park covering 2,271 square miles and containing
1,200 lakes in which speckled and lake trout, pike,
pickerel and black bass abound.
Write the Board of Trade, Pembroke, Ont. for
further information.
Old Ontario, embracing the area south of an
imaginary line from the lower end of the Georgian
Bay to Ottawa, is perhaps better known to summer
visitors than those wilder regions to the north. The
Rideau Lakes, for instance, extending from Kingston
to Smith's Falls, are the objective of many lovers of
the out'of-doors each season. Although much
fished, there are hundreds of landlocked and connected lakes where anglers have no difficulty in
taking their limits each day.
Game fish in these waters are large and small
mouth bass, and salmon trout. Other species
include pike and 'wall-eyes' (pickerel). The install*
24 ation of locks for the passage of motor boats created
drowned lands of considerable extent and there are
many miles of shore line consisting of stumps and
fallen trees with a fringe of splatter docks and
other weeds, making ideal casting grounds.
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North of Lake Superior
And, of course, in such a variety of waters, the
rice beds provide excellent food and cover for
ducks in the fall. Although deer are hunted in
this section, it is not an important hunting area
for big game.
These waters are best reached by Canadian
Pacific to Smith's Falls. The Secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce there, will be glad to plan
a trip.
Of the better fishing waters, Christie Lake is
one to be reckoned with. It is constantly restocked
with 'wall-eyes' and bass, and the rapids of the
River Tay running into it provide excellent spawn'
ing grounds. The Lake is dotted with islands.
Write Robt. J. Marks, Red Cedar Inn, Christie
Lake, R. R. No. 4, Perth, Ont.
Another expanse of water is Sharbot Lake
which contains nearly one hundred islands. Large
and small mouth black bass are plentiful, while
salmon trout of generous size are freely taken in
its cool depths. Some deer hunting is to be had
in the 'back country' beyond the lake. H. J. Thomp*
son, Sharbot Lake, Ont., will supply details to those
A little farther west of Sharbot Lake on the
Canadian Pacific lies Tichborne which is a good
base from which to fish the surrounding country.
It is in the heart of a network of lakes.
Of the more important waters, Eagle, Green Bay,
Bobs and Crow Lakes provide a variety of fishing.
Garnett S. Shillington, R. R. No. 1, Harrowsmith,
Ont., will give detailed information.
The Indian, in his terse, cryptic prose, packs a
world of meaning into his word 'Kawartha' in
naming this far-flung system of lakes and rivers—
'Bright Waters and Happy Lands'. And he is
no less than accurate in his description.
It is possible to traverse, by canoe, the whole
of Southern Ontario from Lake Ontario, at Trenton,
to Georgian Bay—250 miles of one of Canada's
most desirable playgrounds. On such waterways
an extensive variety of fish and game is to be
expected. You will find black bass, muskies, trout
and 'wall-eyes' (pickerel), partridge and duck. Deer
are largely confined to the northern sections of this
Extensive and intelligent re-stocking operations of
the Government hatchery maintain a high standard
of sport for bass and muskie fishing. In fact, some
taken out in recent years have won highly competi-
tive angling tournaments. Drowned land and
widespread weed beds in these lakes and rivers
means ideal conditions for casting. In addition profuse
rice beds provide excellent feeding grounds, for ducks.
Peterborough, eastern gateway to this region, is
76 miles east of Toronto on the Canadian Pacific
between Toronto and Montreal. It is the head'
quarters  for outfitters  as  well  as  the  Kawartha
Who wouldn't grin?
Lakes Tourist Association and the Haliburton
Tourist Association, Haliburton, Ont., whose
secretaries invite enquiries.
Twenty miles north of Peterborough, by local
bus operated in conjunction  with the Canadian
25 Pacific, is Forest Hill Lodge (formerly the Burleigh
Falls Fishing Club). Its bungalow'central'dining'
room plan provides good family accommodation.
Muskie and bass fishing are available. Write for
information to Forest Hill Lodge, Burleigh Falls,
Ont. Winter address 400 North Gay St., Mt.
Vernon, Ohio.
Bobcaygeon, the western entry to the Kawarthas,
is reached direct from Toronto by Canadian Pacific.
It is from these waters that the muskie spawn
is taken for the Government hatchery. There is
fair deer hunting in the surrounding region, and in
Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes there is bass fishing.
Write Miss Viola S. Beck, Stony hurst Inn, Bobcay'
geon, Ont., for further information.
The wild sweep of ruggedly beautiful country
from the east and north shores of Georgian Bay
and Lake Huron invites special consideration of
its sporting possibilities. The Muskoka Lakes,
reached through their western gateway at Bala,
have fascinated thousands of visitors with their
scenic loveliness. These waters still yield fair
catches to persistent anglers, but Muskoka is
better known as a district in which to spend an
enjoyable summer holiday at one of many resorts.
But there is good fishing here. Several interesting
canoe cruises are available to outlying points where
bass and muskies can be found in fair numbers.
W. F. Cunningham, who lives the year round at
Bala, will supply further information on request.
Farther northward along the arc are Parry Sound,
Shawanaga and Pointe au Baril. The 'Sound' opens
into Georgian Bay and is a convenient base for
cruises through the islands along its shores. Within
easy reach of Parry Sound are inland fishing waters
—Crane Lake with 55 miles of bays harbouring
monster muskies; Otter Lake for bass and pickerel;
and Mill Lake for bass, pickerel and occasional
muskies. A. J. Gentles of Parry Sound, Ont.,
will supply further details.
Shawanaga, a short distance north, is the start
of an interesting canoe trip up the Shawanaga
River, crossing a chain of lakes and ending at
Byng Inlet on the Magnetawan River. There is
good fishing for large and small mouth bass, muskies
and Great Northern pike in lakes along the route.
E. O. Finley, at Pointe au Baril, Ont., will undertake
local arrangements if desired.
Pointe au Baril,Thirty Thousand Islands! Thirty
thousand channels, thousands of bays and rocky
inlets in which lurk black bass. There could be
no more natural home than this strikingly beautiful
archipelago off Pointe au Baril in Georgian Bay.
Granite shoal and ledges and clear cool water suit
black bass; and they persist in surprising numbers
in this increasingly popular resort district. Here
is an expanse of inland sea peppered with islands
and the angler who is willing to push off into their
maze will be well rewarded. In the fall a few miles
inland will offer you some good deer hunting terri'
tory. An enquiry addressed to E. O. Finley at
Pointe au Baril, Ont., will bring further information.
The French River system has an evergreen
reputation among sportsmen. Draining Lake
Nipissing to the east, it flows westerly into Georgian
Bay through a district long renowned for fish and
game. Outlying lakes and streams offer good bass
and muskie fishing; and very few hunters fail to
get their deer. Recently, eight bear were taken off
one island alone. Partridge are to be found in
satisfactory numbers.
Many canoe cruises may be taken through these
waterways. The several channels of the French
River, spattered with islands, interest the adven'
turous, particularly in that section near Lake
Nipissing. The Pickerel River, stretching from
Kawigamog Lake to the Magnetawan and Shawa'
naga Rivers, is an alternative. Either route opens
fresh vistas to the explorer'minded, and the
sporting possibilities are good.
There are
more in
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There is no better base than French River
station for this water system. Within 200 yards
of the station is French River Chalet'Bungalow
Camp, where in the heart of fine fishing country
all your needs are catered to, even to a sporty 9'hole
golf course. Comfortable, cozy cabins with every
modern convenience and a central clubhouse for
dining and recreational purposes are the arrange'
ment. For the family man this camp is an ideal
headquarters for fishing excursions, a camp where
his family will enjoy every minute of their holiday.
About 20 miles up river Pine Rapids Camp is
operated in conjunction with French River Camp
for sportsmen who range farther afield for their
fishing. The cruise to Pine Rapids Camp is by
motor boat which tows canoes to Five Mile Rapids
whence they are used for the ascent to the Camp.
The six easy portages are well worth the effort, as
the streams radiating from Pine Rapids Camp
afford excellent bass and muskie fishing.
A special folder—French River Chalet'Bungalow
Camp—will be forwarded on request to the nearest
agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway (see list at
back of booklet).
Guides (both white and Indian), a fleet of canoes,
motorboats and camping equipment are available.
Further local information may be obtained from the
manager, French River Chalet-Bungalow Camp,
French River, Ont., in summer; or in winter in care
of Split Rock Lodge, R. D. Whitehaven, Pa.
"Lift the Latch" is the name given to a resort
perched high on a point of land where the French
River emerges from Dry Pine Bay. The cabins
are comfortable and a sporty 9-hole golf course is
only a few hundred yards along the shore. It is a
jumping-off place to fish the waters of the French
River district. Information, rates and other detailed
particulars are available from the manager—address
French River, Ont. In winter D. Pit\ethly, 285
McNaught Terrace, Sudbury, Ont.
— 27
Pine Cove Camp (38 cabins) combines modern
facilities with a rugged and picturesque location.
On Wolseley Bay, which empties into the French
River west of Lake Nipissing, it offers angling in
surrounding waters for black bass, 'wall'eyes', lake
trout and muskies. For the fisherman keen to reach
out of the way lakes, air service is maintained.
Write E. F. Rioux, Pine Cove Camp, Noelville,
Ont. Guests arriving by rail are met at Rutter on
the Canadian Pacific.
In the foregoing, reference was made to some
choice lakes to the north of French River. Among
these, Trout Lake and its companion waters provide
a wide variety of fishing for the man who enjoys a
little punishment with his recreation.
A canoe cruise of the rarer sort may be made
through this wilderness by journeying up from
Trout Lake through the Barlow Lakes to Aginiwassi
Lake and return. Large and small mouth bass, lake
trout, 'wall'eyes', Great Northern pike, and muskies
await the man fortunate enough to dare this trip.
And in the surrounding forest red deer are plentiful
to an extent that will please the most exacting.
Even an occasional moose may be encountered.
Accommodation, canoes, guides, outfits and
further information are procurable. Write Edna
Mayer, Noelville, Ont.
Northern Ontario, a wild and rugged sweep of
country describes thousands of square miles north
and west of the French River system. Here moose,
deer, black bear and other wild life are undisturbed
by man.
Many of its lakes and streams are still almost
inaccessible. In the remote solitudes of its forests
the sheltered waters produce a tremendous supply
of game fish each year.
Countless streams flowing down from the Height
of Land across the Canadian Pacific lines give access
to this wonderland, strategically located camps
provide excellent bases for fine fishing and hunting. The close of
an eventful
day's fishing
Camp Champlain is one of the most comfortable
camps at the headwaters of the Mattawa River
and gives access to some 25 lakes which offer a
variety of good fishing. Good deer hunting is
available in season. Len Hughes, the proprietor,
has recently opened up new territory which provides
good speckled trout fishing, although it is somewhat
off the beaten track. He also arranges to fly moose
hunters into territory to the north where good
opportunities abound. Mr. Hughes will furnish
full information upon request. His address is
Trout Mills, Ont.
Moosehead Lodge, Mattawa, Ontario, is a lodge
for sportsmen close to good hunting and fishing
country. It is on the OntariO'Quebec border so
open seasons in both Provinces may be availed of.
Deer, some moose, partridge and ducks afford good
sport for the gunner. A network of lakes and
streams offer the angler lake trout, 'wall'eyes', bass,
pike and muskies nearby. There are speckled brook
trout waters not far away. A line to the manager
will bring details.
Temagami Forest Reserve consists of 3,750,000
acres of forest lakeland. Lake Temagami itself
covers more than 100 square miles and contains
more than 1,600 islands. Nine arms spanning the
Reserve offer access to the most desirable areas.
You can reach waters, after a paddle of ten miles
or so, that are stocked with gamy fish, too remote
from the haunts of man to become bait shy. By
thus venturing a little farther afield, good fishing,
and hunting for moose and deer, is the reward of
Temagami Station on the OntariO'Northland
Railway is the going'in point just a few hours run
from North Bay. The Northern Terminal of this
Railway is Moosonee on the South Western shore
of James Bay, an inlet of Hudson Bay.
A few miles northeast Lake Temiskaming" boasts
rock'rimmed and forest'dad shores 164 miles in
extent. This impressive sheet of water defines the
eastern boundary of Ontario. Its chief interest to
the angler lies in its ready access to the western
shores of seldom visited bass waters along the
border of the Temagami Forest Reserve.
Lake Nipissing, on the fringe of this extensive
fish and game range, is a popular centre. Sturgeon
Falls and Rutter (both on the Canadian Pacific)
are the entry points to this great lake where bass
and muskies abound in the channels among its
many islands. And some well'conducted camps
are at your disposal. Among these, in the western
arm of the lake, is Memquisit Lodge with log
cabins. Prior to May ist application for details
should be made to Mrs. A. E. Trivett, North East,
Pa. After that date her address is Monetville, Ont.
From Kervin Bros., Sturgeon Falls, well'equipped
houseboats for large or small parties may be
chartered and will be towed to the fishing grounds
on the lake. They also operate a comfortable camp.
Kervin Bros, activities include the Upper French
River for anglers who prefer to go farther afield
for fishing in territory which is seldom visited.
The many sheltered bays in Lake Nipissing
provide excellent feeding grounds for large flights
of ducks in the fall. And in the surrounding forests
there is deer hunting.
Lake Penage presents a combination of fishing
attractions to exacting anglers who are content
with resorts of a modest, comfortable character.
The lake is 26 miles long, has an irregular and
indented shoreline, and contains over 500 islands.
Hundreds of lakes scattered through the forest
surrounding its shores extend through to Georgian
Bay.   Many of these lakes are visited, some occa'
28 Wild life is
plentiful in
sionally; but many more have not been visited.
Recently, new trails have been cut to formerly
inaccessible lakes offering the thrill of casting over
virgin lakes and streams. Bass, lake trout, Great
Northern pike and 'wall'eyes' predominate.
The Lake Penage northwoods harbour an abundance of wild life, deer in particular. They thrive
in numbers to satisfy the most critical hunter,
largely because they are so little hunted. The
few taken out each year do not begin to keep pace
with the natural increase.
Comfortable camp accommodation is offered at
Lake Penage by Sheehan's Camp—Geo. E. Brown,
Manager, and Bonniview Camp, Mrs. H. G. Hut'
chinson, Manager. An enquiry to either at Lake
Penage via White Fish, Ont., will bring valuable
information concerning Lake Penage and outlying
waters. Guides, outfits and canoes are procurable
from both.
At Lake Penage, and within reach of many
other fine bodies of water, Penage Lodge (proprietor
W. S. Gemmell, Whitefish, Ont.) is a good point
for anglers seeking small mouth bass, 'wall'eyes',
lake trout and Great Northern pike. Hunters,
too, will find deer, partridge and ducks. The main
lodge (log construction) and separate sleeping cabins
are comfortably appointed.
Somewhat difficult of access (except by air),
Hotti's Camp on Three Narrows Lake (P. O.
address McGregor Bay, Ontario) is right in the
midst of wild and unspoiled terrain for tackle -
testing small mouths, 'wall-eyes' and lake trout.
There are deer, bear and moose in the forested
hinterland. Separate sleeping cabins of log construction and a main building are amongst the
facilities, as are tents, sleeping bags and equipment
for canoe trips.
A group of twenty-five buildings surrounding
the main lodge where meals are taken, Moredolphton
Camp offers comfort and convenience.     Nearby
waters have small mouth black bass, 'wall-eyes',
lake trout, Great Northern pike and maskinonge.
There is a fleet of watercraft of various types-
canoes, dories, rowboats, etc. Outboard motors
are available. Camp season extends from June 24th
until October ist. Write H. A. Heineman, 500
Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburg, Pa., or during
camp period at Birch Island, Ontario.
The angler who enjoys a tangle with black bass,
'wall-eyes', lake trout and the occasional muskie
for variety, will enjoy Birch Island Lodge. Boats,
canoes, outboards, guides and live bait are provided
by the management. The main lodge is on an
island, connected by a short bridge to the mainland
separate sleeping cabins. Write Mrs. S. F. Cork,
Birch Island Lodge, Little Current, Ont., or between
September and June at 173 Indian Road, Toronto,
This, the largest fresh water island in the world
lies near the north shore of Lake Huron, protecting
the North Channel from the inland sea and giving
refuge to bass, pickerel and pike and occasional
muskies of large size. About roo miles long and
40 miles wide at one point, the island is fretted
with bays and inlets; while inland, its streams
provide good speckled trout as well as some bass
and muskie fishing.
Little Current, the Canadian Pacific detraining
point, is a famous rendez-vous for yachtsmen the
world over. From 20'footers to oceangoing cruisers,
the magnetism of Manitoulin seems to draw them
For those who demand comfort, within reach
of good fishing, Manitowaning Lodge provides
the answer. This resort affords comfortable accom'
modation and good meals, and a fleet of many types
of watercraft plus experienced guides assure the
fisherman transport to the most productive waters.
29 Sources of information,  for more detail, are:—
The Board of Trade, Little Current or Gore
Bay, Ont. or Capt.  W. Robt.  Commins, Mani-
towaning Lodge (address, Manitowaning, Ont.)
It took 45  minutes to  land this muscalunge
Working west from Sudbury we get into less
visited fishing and hunting territories. So numerous
are they in fact, in this great expanse of wilderness,
that it is possible to mention only a few.
Onaping Camp
68 miles northwest of Sudbury in a good hunting
and fishing territory Onaping Camp accommodates
a limited number. Big game available are moose,
deer and bear, while ducks and partridge in satisfying numbers await the gunner. Anglers have
full scope at Onaping Lake and surrounding waters
with a choice of fighting fish such as Great Northern
pike, 'wall-eyes', bass and lake trout. Enquiries
should be directed to R. A. Smith, Manager,
Onaping Camp, Benny, Ontario.
Pogamasing Lodge
Reached only by rail (Sheahan Station), this
lodge is situated on Pogamasing Lake from which
a number of other waters may be r adily reached.
These offer plenty of lake trout and Great Northern
pike—the former species being particularly recommended in May and early June, also some brook
trout fishing. For the hunter, moose, deer, black
bear, ducks and partridge are in goodly numbers in
territory accessible from the Lodge. Write Pogamasing Lodge, Sheahan Station, Ontario. Telegrams
via Pogamasing,  Ont.,
At Metagama, one can outfit for any one of a
dozen hunting or fishing trips through waterways
threading wild trails and sporting territory. Most
of these find their way into the tributaries of the
Spanish River at its headwaters. Moose range
freely in these northwoods and the yield of Great
Northern pike in the lakes and rivers is high, some
being caught in excess of twenty pounds.
The Spanish River is one of the old water
highways of the Hudson's Bay Co. But today it is
little travelled, an occasional trapper being the only
human encountered on a canoe trip. There are,
however, log cabin camps here, maintained by
M. U. Bates of Metagama, Ont., strategically
situated so as to drop the sportsman into the heart
of the hunting and fishing. Five moose have been
seen from a cabin door in one day, one big bull
venturing to within ten feet of the building. As
to fishing, the pike in these streams and lake trout
in the lakes are numerous. 'Wall-eyes' ranging up
to six pounds may be caught in the Spanish River
with good Black Bass waters nearby. The cabins
for one to eight persons are clean and comfortable.
All a guest need bring with him is fishing or hunting
outfit and personal effects including blankets.
Canoes and guides are procurable through Mr.
Bates, who will supply fuller details.
The Mississauga cruise is described in the section
on canoe trips (page 35). This cruise starts from
Biscotasing on the Canadian Pacific a few miles
west of Metagama, and gives the outdoor enthusiast
275 miles of ever-changing primitive beauty. Not
the least of its attractions is the fishing in its
various waters—trout, 'wall-eyes', bass and pike.
Pratt & Shanacy Ltd., Biscotasing, Ont., are outfitters and a valuable source of information.
The largest natural game refuge in North
America—the Chapleau Game Preserve—is the dom'
inant feature of this area of Northern Ontario. Much
of the five thousand square miles of wild, lake'
dotted territory, is still in its virgin state. Many
of its lakes and rivers have never been fished and,
with hunting and trapping rigidly prohibited, this
natural reservoir of big game and furbearers assures
a steady stream of migrants to stock and restock
the areas surrounding it. No motor roads lead to
its gateways, and the few fishermen, canoeists and
camera hunters who know it are loud in their
praises, including guides. Going'in point is Chapleau
on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Complete outfitting is undertaken by Smith &
Chappie Ltd., Chapleau, Ont. They have been in
this district for years and will advise and direct
enquiring sportsmen.
Within and outside the Preserve limits are
speckled brook and lake trout, Great Northern
pike and 'wall'eyes'. Hunting country (outside
the boundaries) is the stamping ground of moose,
deer and bear.
Three exciting cruises beckon the canoeist—
the Mississauga, the Emerald Circle and the
Montreal River— and offer good angling en route.
See Canoe Trips, page 36.
Another source of information on this terrain is
D. M. Stuart, Missanabie, Ont., who also outfits
sporting parties for trips into the Preserve.
An attractive fish and game area is reached
through Nicholson on the main line of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, a short distance west of Chapleau.
H. L. Goodwin operates a string of comfortable
log cabin camps on lakes throughout this section.
'Wall'eyes', Great Northern pike and lake trout are
freely taken from most of the waters in this district
while some lakes offer speckled trout of large size.
A letter to Mr. Goodwin at Nicholson will bring
interesting information.
Missanabie offers plenty of angling for speckled
brook and lake trout, small mouth black bass,
Great Northern pike and 'wall'eyes' in many neigh'
boring lakes and streams. Moose, deer and bear,
wandering from the sanctuary of the tremendous
country that is the Chapleau Game Preserve, invade
the district and offer exciting sport in season. Fully
equipped housekeeping cabins are located in good
territory and may be rented through D. M. Stuart,
general merchant, Missanabie, Ontario, who will
answer queries regarding the sporting opportunities
in this area.
At Missanabie, 600 miles northwest of Toronto,
is Joe's Camp. Inaccessible by road and on the
south border of the Chapleau Game Preserve
(largest in North America), the main lodge and a
few cabins at Dog Lake provide a headquarters.
There are additional camps at other points in the
territory. Fishing is permitted in the Preserve, but
camera hunting only is allowed. Moose, deer and
bear, roaming unmolested, range across the borders
offering excellent chances for hunters in open
country beyond. Brook and lake trout, 'wall'eyes',
black bass and Great Northern pike grow big and
scrappy in this country. Address: Joe's Camp, Missa'
nabie, Ont.
Franz, Ontario, where the Canadian Pacific main
line is crossed by the Algoma Central Railway,
has not been well organized to receive sportsmen in
the past. A newly erected main lodge and two
sleeping cabins on Esnagi Lake now assure the visit'
ing hunter and fisherman of accommodations.
Owner is J. H. Rousseau, Box 357, Franz, Ontario,
who will give full information on this favorable
section upon request. He has complete equipment.
Speckled brook trout, Great Northern pike and
'wall'eyes' grow large and scrappy, and the hunter
will find moose, bear, ducks and partridge in the
surrounding district.
West of Chapleau and bordering the Preserve,
is Lochalsh on the Canadian Pacific main line. The
Prospect Hotel operated by J. W. Robichaud,
Lochalsh, Ontario, provides accommodation close
to good hunting. Boats, guides and other services
are available and a line to Mr. Robichaud will bring
additional information.
Mrs. C. D. J<[ewcombe, Chapleau, Ont., operates
several log cabin camps on a string of beautiful
lakes just east of Amyot, Ont., on the Canadian
Pacific. In summer reconnoitering sportsmen have
seen five moose in one day besides evidence of
caribou. Bear were so numerous that a resident
guardian of one of the camps had shot seven in the
spring. Nipigon trout running from 33^ to 6 lbs.
are taken during May, June, July and early Septem'
ber. Small mouth bass, pike and pickerel are fre'
quently caught in the lakes.
The camps provide all the simple comforts
necessary to pleasant hunting and fishing trips.
Write Mrs. J^ewcombe for complete information.
This sparsely settled region offers real sport to
those willing to tote their packs into the unknown,
and sleep in the woods. Fish and game north of
Lake Superior have scarcely been touched. Here, the
Ontario Government has set aside the Superior
Game Preserve to ensure fine sport for all time.
There is brook trout fishing. Moose and deer that
roam the territory at will provide prized trophies.
One factor which has contributed to the preservation of fish and game in part of northern
Ontario is that few of its rivers are navigable. The
Canadian Pacific presents several entry-points so
that the sportsman can reach good fishing and hunting areas with comparative ease.
White River is a good base for the Kwinkwaga
Lake or Pokei Lake districts where moose and deer
are plentiful. D. V. Rumsey of White River, Ont.,
will help to plan hunting, fishing, or canoe trips.
He has a camp north of White River. Flies are
unusually bad here until late in July.
Jack Fi^ serves a region which is already known
to many outdoorsmen. | It is the starting point for
the Steel River canoe cruise (see page 37) which
31 threads its way in a northerly circle through a
chain of lakes and streams for about 175 miles,
falling into Lake Superior' five miles east of Jack
Fish. This cruise passes through particularly fine
game country and one can usually see moose, deer
and black bear during August. Speckled and rainbow trout are plentiful in the wild waters of the
lower Steel. Arnold Almos, local outfitter, Jack
Fish, Ont., can arrange for guides, canoes and outfit.
A bulletin prepared by the General Tourist Department, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que.,
gives full information.   Write for a copy.
Fish and game are plentiful in the Bear Lake
district north of Schreiber. From Schreiber, you
can motor over a rough but passable road to within
a hundred yards of a dam at Cook Lake. Thence
by waterways a canoe trip may be made through
a country that offers moose, deer and black bear.
Pike up to 20 lbs. are common and bass often
scaling 5 lbs. are plentiful in Little Cook Lake
and other waters. Speckled trout abound in many
of the streams and lakes. It is a good district for
'square tails'. There are several portages, some
fairly stiff, but the sport makes them worthwhile.
Geo. Singleton (Schreiber, Ont.) has camps on
several lakes and outfits parties. He has recently
opened up some new territory to the north and will
supply further particulars to anyone interested in
this region.
Owing to lumbering and other industrial activities in this vicinity, fishing for the famous Nipigon
trout is not good but 'coasters', the speckled
trout which remain in the cold waters of Lake
Superior at the mouth of the river offer rare sport.
They run to big sizes and are usually found around
the islands that are scattered through the bay as
are rainbow and lake trout.
There is some good hunting to be had in the
Nipigon district—at the headwaters of Jack Fish
and Black Sturgeon Rivers in particular.
D. M. Gapen, manager of Chalet'Bungalow Lod'
ge, a former Canadian Pacific resort, handy to
good fishing and hunting country, can look after
outfitting requirements for fishing or hunting trips.
Canada's "Twin Cities", Port Arthur and Fort
William, are on the edge of a range of heavily
wooded country extending north and westward,
where moose, deer and bear roam practically
Its many lakes and rivers are liberally stocked
with great northern pike, 'wall'eyes', and lake
trout.   Bass and maskinonge are also to be found.
From Wabigoon and Dinorwic, sportsmen have
met with success in this challenging wilderness.
Chas. Merrill, Wabigoon, Ont., and/. S. Ridgway
and J. W. Ovenstone, Dinorwic, Ont., are the local
sources of information.
In a territory so rarely visited by sportsmen as
that surrounding Ignace, it is natural that moose,
deer, and black bear should continue to thrive
prolifically. A Canadian Pacific scout, checking
the district for sportsmen, found plenty of evidence
of big game—mainly deer, moose and bear. For
the canoe trip enthusiast there is a long tough
cruise in unspoiled country from Ignace to Lake
of the Woods. Fishing in this virginal country
promises much. A. Berglund of Ignace, Ont., will
supply complete information.
To the sportsman fond of the deep woods who
does not mind a long trip to reach virgin territory,
Camp Tievoli offers primitive hunting and fishing
country. Deer, bear and grouse are the local
varieties of game, and moose hunting trips can be
arranged. For the angler there are maskinonge,
lake trout, black bass, Great Northern pike and
'wall'eyes'. Camp is reached by a water route
from the Canadian Pacific station of Wabigoon.
Write C. J. Wright, Camp Tievoli, Gold Rock,
Eagle River and Eagle Lake, reached through Eagle River and Vermilion Bay stations have attracted
wide attention through the excellence of the muskie fishing in that area. In 1940 some 243 muskies
in excess of 20 pounds were caught in these waters.
There are few sections which offer as consistently
good angling for large muskies as Eagle Lake. In
1939 the world's record muscalunge (60K pounds)
was taken from its waters. Victor B. Hall, of Ellsworth, Wisconsin, later boated a 47'pounder. Lome
MacKenzie, manager, Big Eagle Muskie Camp, Eagle
River, Ont. can furnish complete equipment,
guides, etc., and provides accommodation at his
Vermilion Bay is another jumping'off place for
the muskie, Great Northern pike and lake trout
waters to the north, including Clay Lake, Cliff
Lake and Cedar Lake and a host of others, some of
which have scarcely been fished.
Near the western frontier of Ontario is Lake
of the Woods, a large body of water of beauty and
charm. Its rugged and indented shoreline is covered
with pine, spruce and birch. Twelve thousand
islands dot its surface, and provide a maze of
channels in which bass and muskies   hold sway.
For sportsmen uninterested in territory which
is easily reached, and eager to try more distant
fields, there are hundreds of lake systems radiating
from the main body.
As soon as the bounds of limited civilization are
passed, a wide sweep of excellent hunting is open,
and there is no difficulty in selecting an area. Red
deer and moose are plentiful and an occasional
caribou is to be seen; but the season on caribou
is closed in this section except for "shooting"
with a camera.
Near Kenora, on the Lake of the Woods, has
been established a resort from which to range these
fishing  waters  and return  to the comfort  of a
32 — A corner of Devil's Gap Lodge — Lake of the Woods
bungalow camp at evening, and a game of golf.
Devil's Gap Lodge was built as much for the
sportsman as for the debutante, because its location
puts a man within a paddle stroke of sport. Its indi'
vidual bungalows are pleasantly furnished and the
social life is all that could be desired. Each morning
anglers and guides with their boats and outboards
assemble at the dock and board a cruiser launch
which carries them quickly and comfortably to
bass and muskie fishing waters. Boats spread out
to favored haunts returning to the cruiser for shore
lunch. In the evening the boats reassemble for
the trip back to the Lodge.
A special folder, describing in detail Devil's
Gap Lodge, is available on application to the
nearest agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway (see
list at back of booklet).
Camp Canuck, under the direction of J. E.
Ferguson, Box 109, Kenora, Ontario, offers very good
angling for small mouth black bass, 'wall'eyes',
lake trout and Great Northern pike. Productive
muskie waters are within access of the main camp
on Blindfold Lake not far from Kenora. Good
deer and bear hunting can be enjoyed locally and
the management will arrange trips into territory
where moose range freely. Airplane travel can be
Close to the borders of the Lake of the Woods
game preserve, Dryberry Lodge and Berry Lodge
(on lakes of the same names, south of Kenora),
offer interesting sport. First is good deer and bear
hunting and the partridge and duck shooting in
the immediate vicinity. Muskies, lake trout, Great
Northern   pike,   black   bass   and   'wall'eyes',   are
common and some very large specimens have been
taken from the two lakes. Further particulars from
Art Vick, Berry Lodge, Kenora, Ontario.
Roy A. Shelton, Kenora, Ontario, operates roomy
cottages at two points outside Kenora. Muskies,
bass, 'wall'eyes' and Great Northern pike fishing is
to be had in this area. Deer and bear provide
opportunities for the hunter. Another camp
situated to the north is in country where sportsmen
can expect to meet moose.
D. E. Hook, Kenora, Ontario, operates Hook's
Muskie Camps featuring fishing for muskie and
other Lake of the Woods species. He also maintains
plane service to an outlying camp for moose hunters.
Cameron's Camps, Kenora, Ontario, is a resort
in this area. Waters in the immediate vicinity offer
muskies, bass, 'wall'eyes', etc., and plane service
to their Stork Lake Camp to the north is available
for moose hunters.
Another hunting and fishing camp in the Lake
of the Woods district is Gold Point Farm Camp on
Shoal Lake. Anglers will find muskies, bass, 'wall'
eyes' and Great Northern pike. Deer and ducks
tempt the hunter. Moose hunting trips can be
arranged. The Log cabin camp at Gold Point is
an hour and a half by the camp launch from Kenora
station. Information from I. F. Machin, P.O. Box
581, Kenora, Ontario.
Virgin fishing and hunting country which may
be reached only by air is served by Ball Lake
Lodge, fifty miles north of Kenora. A main lodge
and nine sleeping cabins are fully equipped with
electric light. There are baths and showers in the
main lodge, a threcroom freezing plant cares for
fish and game. Lake trout, 'wall'eyes', Great
Northern pike and bass and a few muskies are
33 — A glimpse of
available in nearby waters. There is good hunting
for moose, deer and bear. Boats, outboards and
canoes are available at the camp. Write Barney
Lamm, Barney's Ball Lake Lodge, Box 550, Kenora.
In addition, the Lake of the Woods Tourist
Bureau, Kenora, Ont., invites sportsmen interested
in the surrounding country to write for suggestions
as to complete arrangements or other information.
canoe trips
The best known canoe cruise in New Brunswick
lies in the northern part of the province in the
shadow of rugged mountainous peaks from 2,000
to 2,700 feet in height. From Plaster Rock on the
Canadian Pacific, you motor to Miller's at the forks
of the Tobique, ard pole the Left or Little Tobique
Fork to Nictau Lake, portage to Nepisiquit Lake
and run the Nepisiquit River to the Mines; or
pole back from Indian Falls and run the Tobique
to the railroad, as it is undesirable to portage the
Grand Falls and continue to Bathurst, because of
'bad waters'.
Trout fishing from June to September is excellent,
3-pounders being hooked quite frequently in the
pools. If the trip is taken in September, gcod
bear hunting is to be expected. Three weeks is the
accepted time for this cruise, with a fourth added if
hunting is planned.
The trip down the Cains River is one of the
most accessible and comfortable in New Brunswick,
with no dangerous rapids to be run. Going in from
Bantalor, when the water is sufficiently high, or
from Doaktown at 'low' water, you run the Cains
to Blackville on the Main S. W. Miramichi River,
returning thence to Fredericton by train. The
Doaktown run offers about 40 miles of splendid
cruising; while the Bantalor run adds another 25—
•65 miles in all.
Geo. T. Allen, Penniac, N.B., is the lessee of the
Cains River, and can provide complete outfits and
guides for the trip which offers some good trout
fishing as well as salmon in season.
For those who plan holidays on the streams and
lakes of Nova Scotia by canoe the following sources
cf information will be found valuable:—
Dr. R. B. Thomas, South Milford, N.S., C. W.
Mills, Annapolis, N.S. 01 write the General Tourist
Agent, Canadian Pacific, Montreal.
Go Canadian Pacific to Mont Laurier. Thence
down the Riviere Lievre and cruise to Whitefish
Lake where you turn north and traverse a lake
system emerging into the Gatineau River. Your
journey ends at Maniwaki, 82 miles north of
Ottawa on the Canadian Pacific. Portages are
infrequent, except near Maniwaki where there
are five in rapid succession. But none of these are
'heartbreakers', and most provide camping sites
where you may sleep to the harmony of nearby
rapids. Fish for breakfast! Trout! And, rounding
the first headland a deer or moose may swim across
the bow of your canoe.
If you can afford the time, a very interesting
cruise is the 350'mile jaunt from Maniwaki to
Angliers—through a country that has scarcely
been touched by sportsmen, a country of lakes and
rivers filled with bass and trout, where moose and
deer range freely.
— 34 — Detraining at the Canadian Pacific terminus,
Maniwaki (where you can outfit), it is better to
drive to Lepine's Farm on the Gens'de-Terre
River than attempt the ascent of the turbulent
Gatineau. From Bark Lake and Lake Kakabonga
you cruise miles upon miles of inviting scenery.
Of course there are portages; but the trip being
mostly downstream there is much leisurely paddling
to compensate for them.
Write the General Tourist Agent, Canadian
Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que. for information.
From the junction of the Ottawa and Mattawa
Rivers through Mattawa, Lake Nipissing and the
French River to Georgian Bay, lies the French
River system, known as the 'Champlain Trail'
because it was the route taken by the French
explorer more than three centuries ago. Nearly
130 miles of beautiful waterways offer keen sport
most of the way. Thanks to Canadian Pacific
entry points at French River, North Bay and
Mattawa along the route this canoe cruise may be
broken up into many shorter trips. A map reference
will quickly illustrate their variety.
Lake trout, bass, muskies, pickerel and pike are
all on the list of game fishes found in these waters.
The man who relishes a little tough going will
be more than repaid for his cruise up the Murdock
River from French River Station to Trout Lake
and into the cluster of smaller lakes beyond, where
small and large mouth bass are plentiful. The
region is also notable for its excellent deer hunting.
Outfitting can be arranged at any number of
points along the Champlain Trail. And an enquiry
to the General Tourist Department, Canadian
Pacific Railway, Montreal, Que., will produce up to
date information.
It is not easy to list the many canoe trips that
radiate from Penage. It is much easier to tell of the
excellent sporting possibilities offered.
Feeding Penage are nearly one hundred smaller
lakes, reached by stream and portage, and the
fishing in most is good for bass, 'wall-eyes' and
Great Northern pike. There is also good deer
hunting in this region, and it is a fair bet for moose
and bear.
Perhaps the most picturesque and promising
cruise is to Lake Tyson, peculiarly shaped like a
letter "H", where large and small mouth bass run
to more than average size.
Sheehan's Camp (G. E. Brown) and Bonniview
(Mrs. H. G. Hutchinson) are simple but good
centres for the canoe-trip enthusiast. Address
the last two at Lake Penage via Whitefish (Soo
Line), Ont.
Two hundred and seventy-five miles of canoe
trip famous with artists, sporting writers and
sportsmen the continent over describes this trip.
Go in at Biscotasing 348 miles northwest of Toronto
on the main line of the Canadian Pacific, where
you may provision and outfit completely, even to
guides and canoes, from Pratt and Shanacy.
By steady, comfortable travel, the trip can be
made in two weeks, though six can be profitably
spent exploring by-streams and lakes. Shorter trips
are, of course, available and are described in a
Bulletin which contains a good map and much fuller
information about the Mississauga. Apply to the
General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific Railway,
Montreal, Que.
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A good wild life photo is a worth while prize
For the Montreal River cruise start at Chapleau
on the Canadian Pacific, where guides and outfits
are supplied by Smith 6? Chappie Ltd., who will
give complete information to interested sportsmen.
A chain of lakes leads to the Height of Land, then to
Summit Lake, the headwaters of the Montreal
River by which the Algoma Central Railway is
reached after a succession of rapids. Portages are
numerous but not difficult; and they are compensated for by the scenery, especially the rockbound
gorges on the lower reaches of the river. A few
Indians, who have remained 'native', still roam this
country. You may find them shy, even timid.
A sportsman, recently making this trip, came
across a forked stick planted on a mud flat. Attached
to the stick was a piece of birch bark inscribed with
Indian signs—three suns, three men in a canoe and
a fish, indicating to their companions that three of
them had gone a three days' journey farther inland
to fish—perhaps because the fishing in Montreal
waters is mostly confined to lake trout and pike.
However, the hardy sportsman who doesn't object
to work will be well rewarded with speckled trout
by making the portage over to the Batchawana
Among canoe cruises, lesser known, and for that
reason more desirable from a standpoint of good
fishing and hunting, is the Emerald Circle which
takes its name from the waters of Emerald Lake.
There is a decided green tinge to it, although it
seems to change colour with every slight breeze.
The Emerald Circle flanks the Chapleau Game
Preserve, an immense tract of wild country set aside
for fish and game to propagate unmolested. The
overflow into the Emerald Circle region includes
even the caribou, which is occasionally seen.
Deer, bear and moose are commonplace here, the
latter having established, near Island Falls portage,
a frequently used moose wallow, a rarity in these
days. The beaver finds a haven in some of these
streams which yield pike, grey and speckled trout,
and pickerel in good numbers.
Roughly elliptical, the Emerald Cruise follows a
series of lakes and rivers approximately 75 miles to
Kapuskasing Lake whence the return is made
through different waters to Loon Lake. Here, you
may return to Chapleau, Ont., the starting point,
by truck, or portage i-M miles to Mulligan Bay and
thence down the Chapleau River. Portages through
out the trip are numerous but not arduous and are
well defined, being kept constantly cleared by fire
rangers and wardens.
In such a country, wild life photography opportunities are at their best. A bulletin issued by the
General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific, Montreal,
about this cruise will be supplied on request.
Kenora, at the head of the Lake of the Woods, is
a famous rallying point for canoe-trip enthusiasts
because of the numerous cruises radiating from it.
Practically all the lake's tributaries offer water
routes into an untamed region for fishing and
hunting. Although the Lake of the Woods is a
large body of water, fast motorboats will tow your
canoe to distant rivers where there is plenty of
fishing for the active angler. Bass, muskies, trout
and pickerel are to be found; and deer and moose
abound in the nearby forests. American sportsmen,
residing in Central United States should travel via
Winnipeg from which point fast Canadian Pacific
trains or aircraft will take them to Kenora.
36 — This cub is not camera shy
A real he-man's canoe cruise of marvelous possi'
bilities is that via Dog Lake, Missanabie Lake,
Whitefish Lake and Michipicoten River, to Lake
Superior, coming out at the Algoma Central
Railway. At Missanabie, on the Canadian Pacific
you detrain on the shore of Dog Lake. And the
man who likes excitement with his sport is in for a
58'mile feast of good fishing—both speckled and
lake trout running to generous size and quantity.
There is only one difficult portage. But the guides
available at Missanabie simplify such matters
expertly. D. M. Stuart, Missanabie, will settle
your outfitting problems.
Conjuring up visions of bygone fur traders, trappers
and coureurs'de'bois whose moccasined feet blazed
the trail of this, one of the oldest canoe routes in
Canada, the trip from Missanabie to James Bay
offers much to the canoeist. The jumping'off point
is Missanabie on the Canadian Pacific main line
and a chain of connecting waterways to the Missanabie River is followed, thence to Moosonee (Moose
Factory) on James Bay. Excellent fishing through a
route of outstanding scenic beauty.
The Steel River trip begins at Jack Fish on the
main line of the Canadian Pacific and follows a
chain of lakes to the head of Steel Lake, whence the
return is made by an entirely different route—down
the Steel River and its companion waters to Lake
Superior where a few well'merited lazy days in
camp will reward the angler with some excellent
'coaster' fishing, after 175 miles of speckled trout,
lake trout and pike.
— 37
Guides, canoes, provisions and complete outfits
are procurable from Arnold Almos at Jack Fish,
Ont., who will furnish fuller information on
camera hunting
The enthusiastic photographer comes into his
own in the northwoods. Restrictions and preserves
do not apply to his "shooting". Wild life, scenery,
everything Nature has to offer is his target.
Consider the possibilities of the Laurentide Park
in Quebec where no gun is permitted; or the Tema'
garni or Superior Game areas in Ontario.
Read the description of some of the more notable
canoe cruises, pages 34 to 37. Take the Mississauga
River, the Montreal River, Mont Laurier to
Maniwaki, or the trips in the Maritimes. Any of
them will bring you to within feet of outstanding
An excellent ruse for 'catching' big game is to
set your camera up at a 'water hole' or salt lick,
connect a long thread to the shutter release, and
conceal yourself some distance away. The advantage
is obvious.
Procure a waterproof case and avoid the bitter
disappointment of drenching your camera and your
most treasured set of exposures. The only hope of
saving a sodden exposed film is to keep it saturated
till it is turned in for development.
The man whose wild life album excited your
greatest admiration probably kept his camera belted
to his person at all times! rods, lures, guns
Virgin Falls—
Nipigon River
Rods for Bait-casting and Trolling
Since the water resistance of the average (% oz.)
modern 'plug' varies greatly from that of the
bucktail spinner porkrind affair, it would seem
that a dozen variously weighted rods would be
necessary to accommodate all the different baits
accurately. Of course, if you want to split hairs,
this is strictly true. But who wants to 'tote' a
dozen rods around. Apart from the expense, think
of the misery of the man on a portage with twelve
rods to worry about. Experts have reached a
fairly unanimous agreement on the 53^ ft. rod,
although some insist that 3K ft. rod produces the
best results. Stick to the former. And, if you care
to, you can take along a &y2 ft. rod for the lighter
lures, although it is not absolutely necessary when
you have mastered the 53^ ft. standard model.
Trolling rods vary according to personal prefer'
ence, from the 4^ ft. variety to the more flexible
8}4 footer. But don't use your casting rod for
trolling, else an unsightly bow will soon appear,
rendering it absolutely unfit for accurate casting.
A 4 or 5 oz. rod from 8y2 ft. to 9 or 9K ft. with
'soft' or hard, as is preferred, fly and bass bug
casting action (flexibility) will be found to suit the
average angler perfectly whenever fly'fishing for
bass or trout is contemplated. A 'hard' action rod
of 5% oz. similar measurements will be found very
effective with large Atlantic salmon when a sufficiently large reel is used in order to carry plenty of
supplementary line beside the fly line.
Most of the hard-braided lines on the market
today will be found infinitely superior to the soft-
braided ones. True, they require a little more
breaking in before they make for smooth casting;
but their tough wearing qualities make them the
choice of seasoned anglers in preference to the
soft'braids, which wear rapidly, especially if they
are not dried in the shade soon after use.
Nine to 15 lbs. test is the average weight/You'll
get a great kick out of using a light line, thereby
giving the fish an 'even break.' Infinite care has
brought some monster muskies to gaff on a 9'lb.
line in open water. Of course, in drowned land
and heavy wesds, you are justified in using i a line
of from 18 to 20 lbs. test.
Your only hope of getting a fly line to accurately
balance your rod is by experiment. The whole
business of fly casting is so delicate that the finest
variations make all the difference in the world. A
rod of 534 oz. weight usually takes a D line. Though
sometimes an E will suit it better. On the other
hand, if its action be hard, a C may even be neces'
sary. In any case, buy the best vacuum dressed
line available. With care, it will last you for years,
and is a money'saver in that it outlasts a gross of
cheap enamelled lines.
The subject of lures is so vastly complex that
whole volumes could be written on it. Most good
manufacturers'  catalogues  contain   reliable   tables
— 38 specifying carefully the lures best suited under
given conditions for your favourite fish. And you
will be well'advised to follow their lead, as this
information is compiled from the exhaustive
experience of experts over a period of a great
many years.
The Canadian'Pacific fly, invented by the late
Ozark Ripley, has been heartily endorsed by anglers
as a most effective lure for trout, bass and other
game fish. It has all the merits of a wet and a dry
fly. By a slight manipulation of the fly rod it
describes all the antics of a nymph which imparts
its killing qualities. Samuel G. Camp, noted angling
authority, says:
"Ripley's Canadian'Pacific fly is all to
the good for trout. I had unusually
good success with it, especially early
in the season fished wet."
Most fishermen by this time have fished success'
fully with surface lures and semi'surface lures. But
only your canny expert will "dig deep" when the
weather turns suddenly chilly or when bass and
big trout are feeding deep for any other reason.
Spoons (single or tandem), feathered minnows,
bucktail with spinners—especially with pork rind
attached, are often successful in taking out a
recalcitrant bass or two. When big trout are
sulking at depth, use a spoon or spinner weighted
with bucktail or rooster hackle trailer, and cast
beyond your objective; allow the lure to sink to
the bottom and retrieve slowly over the lair.
Something exciting is going to happen. This method
is gaining considerable favour all over Canada
because of the splendid fish taken by it. Big
speckled trout, you must remember, are minnow
Not a few bass fishermen are achieving consider'
able success and deriving additional kick from this
princely sport, by fishing this traditional battler
with the fly. Most catalogues to-day list an
assortment of bass lures of this description. And
here is one you can make yourself with the assurance
that it is a killer. If you've ever seen a bee, overladen
with pollen, fall into bass waters you may have
been startled to see the rapidity with which it
disappeared into the maw of a voracious small'
mouth. This home'made lure, then, is in the likeness
of a bee. Take a cork y2" long and whittle it egg
shape. Split it down the middle, then bind the two
halves together on a bass hook with black silk
thread. Next, tie two tiny canary feathers to the
cork to simulate the bee's wings. This lure is a
floater and the curve and barb of the hook hang
down in the water, so that the feathers should be
tied on that side of the cork opposite from the
curve and barb, i.e. so that the feathers ride above
the surface. The cast is made similar to that with
the fly and is retrieved in short, teasing jerks. In the
writer's experience rarely have fish under three
pounds been taken on this 'bug'.
BaiT'Casting.—If you stop to consider the enor'
mous amount of labour that one of these simple'
looking mechanisms performs, you will not be
cajoled into buying the low'priced article. For in
a year's time you will have to buy another unless
you have paid at least $5.00 for it. Of course,
they are priced all the way up to $60.00.    And
small wonder when you realize the infinite care
that goes into their making.
Unless you have mastered the art of thumbing a
reel, purchase one with the anti-backlash and level
winding features; be sure that it is made of german
silver and has phosphor bronze gears of extreme
hardness; oil bearings and vaseline the gears
once a year, and with careful manipulation, you will
get distance and accuracy with the best of them.
Important.—Insist on a quadruple-multiplying
action. Any other ratio will be found unsatisfactory.
Trolling.—Almost any good multiplying reel
will serve splendidly for trolling. Although the
level-winding anti-backlash variety will prevent a
good deal of consternation when fighting a mad
musky, he will keep you so profoundly absorbed
that a little artificial help of that nature will be
highly acceptable.
Fly Reels.—Since the fly reel is for the sole
purpose of storing the line, one of single action,
however plainly or cheaply manufactured, will
serve the purpose, provided it has enough room to
store a line larger than E. Gun metal finish is
preferable and a construction with perforated sides
to facilitate rapid drying. Avoid wide spools and
big handles as they are exceedingly cumbersome.
This Great Northern pike
will break tackle no more
— 39- Pine Rapids Camp, French River
Here, again, the subject is too complex and
technical for comprehensive treatment in these
pages. Some general advice will not come amiss,
however. Pay the price for good guns. The careless rifling and erratic sighting of cheap rifles mean
the difference between hit and miss. Whereas,
with the cheap shot-gun, 'lop-sided patterns' and
stringing shot make for bitter disappointment. A
rifle with a badly fouled bore is worse than no
rifle at all.
Treat your guns kindly.
Don't let them stand for
any length of time after
a shoot without clearing. Leave a thin film of
oil on all working parts,
as well as in the bore
when not in use. Simple
precautions such as these
will enable you to turn
over your guns to your
son some day in as good
conditions as the day you
bought them.
A word to the wise—
if you want more than a
handful of feathers left
after banging away at a
partridge don't use a 12-
gauge. A 20-gauge leaves
the bird intact.
Sportsmen will not take undersize fish — as much
for their own sake as anybody's. In the first place,
fish under the limit in most species are not adequate
pan fish. In the second, there is no honest to good'
ness sport in it. Thirdly, the small fish put back
this year may quite conceivably come back to your
tackle weighing several pounds in a season or two.
Remember, also, that unhooking a small fish to
return to the water involves certain necessary
precautions. The mucus
which covers the body of
a fish is absolutely vital to
its life. It protects him
against parasites, so that
any rubbed off in rough
or careless handling may
well mean destruction.
Wet the hands thoroughly
before removing from
the hook and handle with
the utmost gentleness.
One female thus preserved
means literally millions
of fry yet to be spawned
for your everlasting enjoyment. And it will
be everlasting when all
sportsmen honestly live
up to the name.
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