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Array HAUNTS
CANADIAN   PACIFIC CANADIAN   PACIFIC   HOTELS
The Pines
Digby, N.S.
Lakeside Inn
Yarmouth, N.S.
Cornwallis Inn
Kentville, N.S.
The Lord Nelson
Halifax, N.S.
The Algonquin
St. Andrews, N.B.
McAdam Hotel
McAdam, N.B.
Chateau Frontenac
Quebec, Que.
The Place Viger
Montreal, Que.
Royal York Hotel
Toronto, Ont.
Royal Alexandra Hotel
Winnipeg, Man.
Hotel Saskatchewan
Regina, Sask.
Hotel Palliser
Calgary, Alta.
Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Alta.
Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Alta.
Emerald Lake Chalet
near Field, B.C.
Hotel Sicamous
Sicamous, B.C.
Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, B.C.
Empress Hotel
Victoria, B.C.
IN NOVA SCOTIA
Nova Scotia's premier summer resort. Golf, tennis, swimming
in a glass-enclosed sea-water pool, sailing, deep sea fishing, motor
trips to Annapolis Valley, etc. Open Summer months. American
plan.
Designed in the bungalow style, and set in one of the most
picturesque sections of Nova Scotia. Open summer months.
American plan.
A commercial and tourist hotel in the leading centre of the
Annapolis Valley. Motor rides to beaches and to Grand Pr6,
in Evangeline's country.    Open all year.    American plan.
Operated by the Lord Nelson Hotel Company.
A beautiful new hotel in Nova Scotia's capital, facing the Public
Gardens. Suited equally to the requirements of the tourist or of
the commercial visitor.    Open all year.    European plan,
IN NEW BRUNSWICK
The social centre of Canada's most fashionable seashore
summer resort. Two golf courses (18 and 9 holes), bathing,
yachting, boating, bowling green, deep sea and fresh water fishing,
tennis, etc. In summer has through sleeping car service to
Montreal.    Open Summer months.    American plan.
A commercial and sportsman's hotel at an important junction
point.    Open all year.    American plan.
IN QUEBEC
The social centre of the most historic city in North America.
Golf, motoring and easily reached fishing are available. Excursions
can be made to Montmorency Falls, the shrine of Ste. Anne de
Beaupre, etc.    Open all year.    European plan.
A charming hotel in Canada's largest city. The Place Viger
adjoins Place Viger Station and is \x/2 miles from Windsor
Station.    Open all year.    European plan.
IN ONTARIO
The largest hotel in the British Empire and one of the most
palatial in the world. Royal York Hotel Golf Club for guests'
convenience. Subway connection with Union Station. Open all
year.   European plan.
ON THE PRAIRIES
A popular hotel in the largest city of Western Canada. Open
all year.    European plan.    At station.
A new hotel in the old capital of the Northwest Territory.
Most central hotel for the prairies. Open all year. European plan.
A handsome hotel in this prosperous city of Southern Alberta.
Open all year.   European plan.  At station.
IN THE ROCKIES
A Scottish baronial hotel in the heart of Banff National Park.
Open Summer months.   (Special rates for longer term guests).
European plan.
A wonderful hotel facing an exquisite Alpine Lake. Open
Summer months.   American plan.
A charming chalet in Yoho National Park. Open Summer
months.    American plan.
Junction for the orchard districts of the Okanagan Valley.
Open all year.   American plan.
ON THE PACIFIC COAST
The largest hotel on the north Pacific coast. Open all year.
European plan.
A luxurious hotel in Canada's Evergreen Playground on the
Pacific coast. Crystal Garden for swimming and music. Open all
year.    European plan. Fishing Waters
and Game Haunts
©  P.N.G.
REACHED    BY
CANADIAN PACIFIC
PRINTED  IN CANADA Fishing    Waters    and    Game    Haunts
Foreword
CANADA!
Land of promise for the most exacting sportsman!    Land of
tingling nerves, vigorous health, unbounded opportunity. . . .
land of that great fellowship of forest and water trail—with
a feast of sport fit for the gods.
NOVA SCOTIA
Mellow country of Longfellow's Acadia.    Interlaced by a
thousand trout and salmon streams.    Nursing, in the deep
bosom of her forests, moose and deer; and, in the Atlantic
tides   that   wash   her   shores,   that   mighty   warrior — the
leaping tuna.
NEW BRUNSWICK
A forest empire of wild life—moose, deer and bear. Guides,
adept in their calling, who are good companions by trail or
campfire.    Silver salmon running in its broad seaward rivers
and trout in its inland waters.
QUEBEC
Many million acres left to the undisputed sway of Nature.
Inland waters wooded to the edge with vast reaches of uncut
timber.    The far-flung mountain ranges of the Laurentians.
Miles of lowland.    Tidal rivers and thousands of unmapped
smaller   streams   and   lakes.    Moose,   deer   and   bear   in
unharried environment.     Gamy speckled trout, fighting bass
and  savage  muskies.    International  Mecca  of hunters  and
anglers.
ONTARIO
Two hundred and sixty thousand square miles of heavily
wooded  fish   and   game  haunts!    Forty  thousand   miles of
enticing waterways, scent of pine  and  balsam,   clear   days
and  cool  nights in a wonderland  of water   trails  through
great forest areas.    Word-of-mouth testimony of moose, deer,
black bear, brook trout, small-mouthed black bass, maskinonge,
Great Northern pike and other game fish.
[ 2] INDEX
Page
Albany Cross  5
Aylesf ord  5
Digby  6
Goldboro  5
Grand Lake  5
Head Chezzetcook  5
Kedgemakooge  7
Cains River  12
Campobello  13
Chamcook Lake  13
Gaspereaux River  12
Gibson Lake  13
Grand Manan Island  13
Hartt's Island  10
NOVA SCOTIA, Page 4
Page
Lawrencetown  5
Liverpool River  7
Middleton  5
Musquodoboit Harbour. . . 5
New Grafton  5
Parrsboro  5
Rossignol  7
NEW BRUNSWICK, Page 9
Keswick  12
Lake Utopia  12
Limeburner Lake  13
Miramichi (Northwest)... 10
Miramichi (Southwest). ... 10
Oromocto Lake  12
Pearley Brook  12
Page
Salmon River  5
Sheet Harbour  5
Sherbrooke  5
Smithfield  5
South Milford  7
West Quoddy  5
White Point Beach  6
Restigouche River  10
St. Andrews-By-The-Sea. . 13
Serpentine River  12
Sisson Lake  13
Tobique River  12
Wheaton Lake  13
Buckingham  21
Campbell's Bay  18
Fort Coulonge  18
Gatineau District  17
Gracefield  18
Kazubazua  18
Kiamika Lake  20
Kipawa Lake  21
Amyot  33
Bala  27
Barlow Lake  30
Black Sturgeon River  35
Bobs Lake  26
Burleigh Falls  26
Byng Inlet  27
Chapleau  33
Christie Lake  25
Crowe Lake  26
Devil's Gap Bungalow
Camp  36
Dinorwic  35
Five Finger Rapids  29
Fort William  35
French River Bungalow
Camp  28
Georgian Bay  27
Ignace  35
Jackfish  34
Kawartha Lakes  26
Kawigamog Lake  28
Black Sturgeon  41
Cains River  38
French River  39
Jordan River  38
Kiamika  38
Lake Penage  39
Lake of the WToods  41
QUEBEC, Page 14
Lac aux Ecorces  20
Lac Brule  20
Lac Saguay  20
Lake Megantic  19
Lake St. John District. ... 17
Laurentian Mountains.... 20
Laurentides National Park 16
Maniwaki  18
ONTARIO, Page 24
Lake Helen  35
Lake Huron  27
Lake Nipissing  30
Lake Penage  30
Lake Polly.  35
Lake Superior  33
Lake Temiskaming  31
Lake of the Woods  36
Lovesick Lake  26
Maganetewan  27
Metagama  32
Muskoka Lakes  27
Nipigon River Bungalow
Camp  34
Noelville  30
Paget  30
Pakesley  28
Parry Sound  27
Peterborough.  26
Pine Rapids  29
Pointe au Baril  27
Port Arthur  35
CANOE CRUISES, Page 38
Maniwaki-Angliers  39
Missinabie to Lake
Superior  40
Mississauga River  39
Mont Laurier-Maniwaki.. . 38
Montreal River  40
McGregor Lake District... 18
Megantic District  19
Mont Laurier  20
Nominingue  20
Pontiac District  19
Waltham  19
White Deer  20
Rideau Lakes  25
Rutter  30
St. Ignace Island  35
Savanne  35
Schreiber  34
Sharbot Lake  25
Shawanaga  27
Smiths Falls  25
Spanish River  32
Steel River  34
Sturgeon Falls  30
Sudbury  32
Superior Game Preserve.. . 33
Temagami Forest Reserve. 31
Tichborne  26
Trent Valley  26
Trout Lake District  30
Wabigoon  35
Whitefish  32
White River  33
Nipigon River  41
Oba River  40
Steel River  41
Temagami  40
Tent Dwellers  38
Tobique-Nepisiguit  38
Wild Life Photography, Page 42
Rods, Guns, Lures, Page 42 Fishing    Waters    and    Game    Haunts
Will the lbig one' answer?
NOVA SCOTIA
Remember the throbbing excitement of that
tensely alert moment—of the answering call of a
big bull moose—the thrilling struggle with a
vigorous leaping salmon, or the gallant fight of the
speckled trout? This is the arresting challenge of
the sportlands of Nova Scotia.
Few provinces in Canada can match the un'
limited possibilities of Nova Scotia for fishing,
hunting and outdoor recreation. For its vast forests,
literally webbed with lake and stream—its far-flung
rock-ribbed coastline, washed by the tides and
breakers of the mighty Atlantic on one side, and
the great Bay of Fundy on the other, make its appeal
intensely universal.
Of course, it is impossible to mention all the
Nova Scotian haunts of fish and game within the
confines of this necessarily brief booklet. It should
be borne in mind, however, that the fyles of the
General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific Railway,
Montreal, contain up'tO'date information on many
desirable sporting sections not treated herein. An
enquiry will receive prompt and careful attention.
It has been estimated that three-quarters of Nova
Scotia's 21,000 square miles remain forest'dad,
owing, no doubt, to the fact that hardwood ridges
predominate; and, in consequence, lumbering
operations have been much more restricted than in
the other provinces. Moreover, its constantly
maintained moisture has promoted a heavy growth,
sparing it to a large extent from the scourge of
forest fires.
Thus Nova Scotia remains one of the few really
unspoiled haunts offish and game in North America;
and its wise and rigidly enforced game laws, re'
spected by resident and non'resident alike, have
produced astonishing results. For, despite the large
number of hunters who, for years past, have been
taking out thousands of trophies, big game shows
little evidence of diminishing. The abundance
of moose is no sportsman's idle legend, for in thirteen
counties out of eighteen they are plentiful. And
while deer range more freely over the southern
areas, they are to be found in all sections of the
Province.
Bear and caribou complete the list of big game;
but caribou are almost entirely confined to northern
Cape Breton and are protected. Wildcats, hares,
foxes and raccoons, among the many species of smaller
game, are found in goodly numbers almost every'
where.
And of game birds—ruffed grouse, commonly
known as birch partridge, are most eagerly sought.
Good bags of woodcock, snipe, wild geese, brant,
black ducks and most other varieties of water fowl
are to be obtained all up and down Nova Scotia,
without having to spend a night out of doors. In
the bays along the coast in particular, ducks provide
an interesting diversion. Can a man ask more of
such a prodigal gamcproducing province?
Fishing? Of course! Anything from a pound or
two of speckled trout, to 25 or 30 pounds of frantic
salmon, to 758 pounds of monster tuna—the latter
constituting the present world's record, captured
by Zane Grey off Liverpool, Nova Scotia.   That
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Atlantic Salmon—a silver flash in a shower of spray
is the royal bequest of this marvellous sporting
domain to the angler.
In the thousand and one lakes and rivers that are
strewn all over the province, speckled trout are
remarkably plentiful and of generous size. The
trout'fisherman does not have to seek reluctantly'
whispered tips here; for any one of the many com'
petent guides available will promptly see that his
trout'hunger is thoroughly appeased.
ALL SALMON RIVERS FREE
Nova Scotia is the only eastern province that
preserves the freedom of its rivers to the salmon
fisherman, all and sundry. Here, no salmon leases
whatever are sold; and the only prerequisite is a
fishing license. Consequently the angler may roam
at will, fishing any of the famous salmon streams.
These numerous coastal rivers, pouring 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 not long and for the most part are
narrow; and with such inexhaustible reservoirs to
replenish from as the Bay of Fundy and the Atlantic,
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 Middle'
ton.  Annapolis River.
Parrsboro.—Dominion Atlantic Railway to
Wolfville or Kingsport. Thence by motorboat
across the Basin of Minas. Situated amongst
several of the best salmon streams.
New Grafton.—Thirty'four miles by motor
from Annapolis Royal. Several rivers hereabouts.
Salmon River.—Eight miles by motor from
Hectanooga Station.
Aylesford.—On Dominion Atlantic Railway.
Annapolis River.
Musquodoboit Harbour.—Good salmon fish'
ing in Musquodoboit River.
Head Chezzetcook.—Good salmon fishing
right at the village.
Sheet Harbour.—East and West Rivers.
West Quoddy.—Quoddy River, Mosher
River, etc.
Sherbrooke.—St. Mary's River.
Goldboro.—Isaacs Harbour River, Seal Har'
bour,  Coddles Harbour River,  New Harbour
River.
Smithfield.—Several good salmon waters.
Cape Breton.—Contains some of the best
rivers  known,   among  which  are  the  famous
Margaree waters.
Or take the ouananiche, the land-locked salmon.
In the Grand Lake and its companion waters, in
Halifax County, this gamy fish affords excitement
par excellence.
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«**   Im,
The Tvjew Pines Hotel at Digby
TUNA FISHING
Imagine being swept through threshing seas at a
hair-raising speed in an open boat with several
hundred pounds of infuriated tuna as a towhorse!
Here's how an old timer describes it! 'When he
struck, the terrific surging drag pulled me clear off
my seat, and for the moment I thought I was in for
an unpremeditated ducking. But the monster gave
me a breather when he leapt several feet into the
air, poised and shook his tremendous head savagely
as though to free himself of the barb. '300 pounds,'
shouted my guide as he spat enthusiastically to star'
board. Then in a flashing arc the tuna split the
nearest green roller and was off with 200 feet of line
in a rush that set the reel a'screaming and the line
a'smoking as I braked him.  Slack! I thought
I'd lost him But he'd gone straight down for
a few hundred feet and I had to 'pump' him into
action again '
Repeat that for three or four hours and you will
have some idea of the battle royal to be expected of
this kingly sport awaiting the deep'sea fisherman off
the coast of Nova Scotia. Three times, recently,
the world's record has been broken in its waters.
Captain Laurie D. Mitchell held the coveted honour
for a long time with a fish weighing 710 pounds,
only to have it wrested from him by Commander
J. K. L. Ross of Montreal, with a fish running to
712 pounds. Commander Ross' record was short'
lived, however; for soon afterwards, Zane Grey,
noted writer and sportsman, fought a stirring battle
with one of these mighty fish which when landed
scaled the incredible weight of 758 pounds! This
present world's record is a worthy mark for the
tuna'fisherman to shoot at.
Mr. Phil Moore, who operates a delightful resort
at White Point Beach in Queen's County, N.S.,
himself an enthusiast and an authority on tuna
fishing, is a fund of valuable information. He has
boats, guides and tackle readily available to the
angler; and, more important, keeps in touch with
the various coastal points from which he receives
accurate reports on the whereabouts of the tuna,
thereby saving the sportsman much valuable time.
Of course, these ocean waters offer a wide variety
of fish in addition to the tuna. Swordfish are found
in the same waters, while cod, pollock and flounders
may be caught anywhere offshore. And in mid'
summer a school of mackerel, tackled with a hand'
line, will give the angler the most intensely busy
time of his life.
The New Pines Hotel at Digby presents a smart
up'tcdate headquarters for the fisherman who pre
fers to take his holiday amid comfortable surround'
ings, with a good golf course thrown in. Sea'fishing,
with the exception of tuna, is excellent and porpoise
hunting might be mentioned as a unique and exciting
sport at times. Trawling and fly fishing for pollock
is always dependable, and for trout fishing, a short
drive inland to readily accessible waters brings
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handsome rewards to the angler. Boats are available
at reasonable rates.
There are no finer covers for woodcock in the
Province. Duck'shooting is excellent anywhere
around Digby.
SOUTH MILFORD
Lying at headwaters of the great Liverpool system
of lakes and streams South Milford is one of the
most important fishing and hunting centres in the
province. But a short motor run from Annapolis,
on the Dominion Atlantic Railway, it is a favourite
jumping'off spot for the far-ranging waters of Lake
Kedgemakooge and its tributaries, those water trails
which have become so widely famous to canoe-trip
enthusiasts. In fact, it is possible to paddle clear
across the province to the Atlantic Ocean by this
route, encountering only a few short portages. The
route passes through Nova Scotia's two greatest
lakes—Kedgemakooge and Rossignol, and excellent
fishing waters are the rule practically all the way.
If engaged in advance, motor cars will meet trains
at Annapolis Royal for transportation to Milford
House. Mr. A. D. Thomas, the proprietor, furnishes guides and outfits parties completely.
KEDGEMAKOOGE
In the midst of the best moose'hunting and trout'
fishing districts of Nova Scotia, Lake Kedgemakooge
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 five 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, there is any amount of big game. The
moose and deer hunting nearby is good, and convenient water routes penetrate the more remote
game haunts in every direction. Some of the finest
heads are taken out of Kedgemakooge every year
and no better guides are available anywhere else in
Canada than at the Kedgemakooge Rod and Gun
Club. These fine companions of the trail know every
inch of this area thoroughly; thus the sportsman is
assured of his fill of whatever diversion he seeks.
The Kedgemakooge Rod and Gun Club under
the direction of Mr. C. W. Mills offers comfortable
accommodation for visitors to this region. The property consists of cottages and log cabins surrounding
a central clubhouse, set in over 1,500 acres of
attractive vacationland with no less than seven
miles of waterfront. The clubhouse is open from
May 1st till November 1st and offers every convenience for the comfort of guests. The Club caters
to sportsmen who seek the more remote haunts of
fish and game and affords a pleasant stopping place
for their families as well as an excellent sporting
base for themselves. Apply C. W. Mills, Manager,
Kedgemakooge Lodge, Annapolis Co., or Annapolis
Royal, N.S., Nov. 1st to April 30th.
ROSSIGNOL
Of considerable inducement to the sportsman is
the Lake Rossignol country, reached from Annapolis
by motor to South Milford and thence by a most
intriguing canoe route. (See Nova Scotian canoe
trips, page 38). Surrounding this expansive lake and
river region, indescribably beautiful forest areas
harbour enough big game to satisfy the most avid
hunter. It is a favourite stamping ground for moose
and deer; and the trophies taken out are famous
wherever sportmen foregather for reminiscence.
There are so many small lakes and streams reach'
ing into the hinterland that hunters and fishermen
may roam at will through distant sections where
game is seldom disturbed and the streams rarely
fished.
In Lake Rossignol itself, however, in fairness to
the angler, it should be pointed out that the fishing
is not as good as it once was, owing to the new dam
at Indian Gardens on the Liverpool River which has
raised the water in the lake upwards of ten feet.
But compensation is close at hand. All streams
above the new level still afford excellent trout'
fishing.
Along a K[ova Scotian water trail
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mrymyy
A big bull moose departs hurriedly
SALMON AND TROUT FISHING ON
THE LIVERPOOL RIVER
Below the dam on the Liverpool, thence to the
Atlantic Ocean, some of the finest salmon-fishing
obtains, an especially heavy run being the rule every
year on this river. While the fish do not attain to
exceptionally large sizes, salmon of twenty-five
pounds have been caught. In the lakes and streams
feeding the Liverpool, fair-sized speckled trout are
plentiful, and in the river itself they run a good deal
heavier.
This stretch of waterway affords an excellent
canoe trail downstream, one that does not task the
muscles unduly, owing to the swift current. But the
ascent from the Atlantic Seacoast is rarely attempted
on account of the stiff going, occasioned by turbulent
falls and rapids. The last link in this glorious canoe
trip from South Milford through Kedgemakooge
and Rossignol Lakes, however, offers as a final fillip
of exciting sport to the angler, the unbeatable thrill
of fighting big salmon.
Mr. A. D. Thomas (South Milford, N.S.), Mr.
C. W. Mills (Annapolis Royal, N.S.), or Mr. Phil
H. Moore (White Point Beach, Queens Co., N.S.)
know these areas thoroughly and will gladly furnish
complete details on application.
Mr. A. T. Smith, General Freight and Passenger
Agent of the Dominion Atlantic Railway, Halifax,
TV^.S., will cheerfully render every assistance possible
to anyone desiring further information about sport in
K[ova Scotia.
Lou Harlow—Micmac Indian Guide
and a fine trophy Reached    by    Canadian    Pacif
i c
Algonquin Hotel, St. Andrews, ?^.B.
NEW BRUNSWICK
'After all there's only one New Brunswick!'
The sourdough sportsman had taken his pipe out
of his mouth in the middle of a heated discussion
as to the comparative merits of the Canadian forest
and lake districts. It was the studied verdict of a
man who knows them all; knows that the moose of
New Brunswick are no Indian legend, knows that
its deer and profusion of game birds are only ex'
ceeded in quantity by the mighty run of salmon into
its many coastal rivers.
Any such claim must be substantiated, of course,
before the skeptical angler or hunter will take New
Brunswick into his arms. He has been too often
sent into the wilderness on somebody's say'so, only
to come back with his expectations very much
leavened by the fact that his 'catch' or 'kill' was
utterly unattainable. To such a man New Bruns'
wick, with the calm confidence born of undeniable
proof, says, 'You make no mistake with me.'
Much more than half of the entire boundaries of
the Province are coastline washed by Atlantic tides
of the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Gazing at the map it would seem as though these
vast waters thrust innumerable 'feelers' back into
the hinterland. They are, of course, the famous
salmon rivers; and from such an inexhaustible reser'
voir these rivers witness a mighty annual migration
of salmon. Back in the silence of the forests, the
headwaters and tributaries of these streams harbour
speckled brook trout in amazing numbers, and even
the much-sought-after ouananiche (land-locked
salmon) is to be found in certain lakes. Gaze further
at the map and it will be seen that these rivers
interlace, in the most intricate pattern, the thousands
of square miles of hunting country to the north.
This area is protected from the west by the forests
of northern Maine—no encroachment by civilization
that way. And the whole of this region is so sparsely
settled that great numbers of moose and deer range
down from Quebec to the excellent feeding grounds
herein. An occasional trapper or fire ranger is the
only human to be encountered in many of these
great reaches of unbroken forest where brule,
swamps, lakes and streams provide ideal conditions
—where game continues extremely prolific, practi'
cally unhampered.
It seems almost incredible that such splendid
game areas exist in close proximity to large centres.
The Canadian Pacific crosses many of the more
desirable streams at or near their headwaters and a
number of attractive canoe trips can be taken by
paddling down these waterways—camping, hunt'
ing, fishing and using camera along the way. This
is a healthy and ideal form of holiday which is
rapidly growing in popularity. Some interesting
cruises of this nature are described in detail on page
38.
One decidedly important factor contributing to
the sustained excellence of these sporting grounds
is that New Brunswick's rational and carefully con'
sidered game laws have met with strong public
support, especially since their wisdom has been
so unquestionably proven by the maintenance of,
or increase in, the supply of fish and game. Sports'
men visiting this Province, whether for fishing or
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hunting, seldom fail to achieve highly interesting
results and return with magnificent trophies. Another feature pertinent to the conservation of game
is the manner in which the guides are licensed.
By mutual understanding, each man hunts his
own allotted section and does not trespass on that
of his neighbors. And, recognizing big game as his
chosen means of subsistence and as a valuable
economic asset to the Province, he takes good care
to see that the game laws are rigidly observed. This
careful regard for the preservation of game is tra'
ditional with New Brunswick guides.
FISHING
Wherever you go you will find that New Brunswick, in the average sportsman's mind, is synonymous with fine moose-hunting—perhaps somewhat
to the disparagement of its fishing. At least the fame
of one has overwhelmed the justly-deserved fame of
the other. With one exception, of course—salmon-
fishing. But for some reason or other, the excellent
fishing for trout, bass and land-locked salmon has
been fairly disregarded A great many forest-hidden
lakes and streams are literally overrun with speckled
beauties, some of which have scaled as high as five
pounds. Ouananiche (land-locked salmon) and black
bass have been introduced into many lakes and now
offer capital sport. An enquiry addressed to the
General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific Railway,
Montreal, Que., will be answered with accurate
information as to the whereabouts of these waters.
And to the salt water fisherman, New Brunswick
affords excellent opportunities for catching pollock.
Taken with artificial lures this sport provides a new
thrill for the angler whose fishing has been confined
to inland waters.
Salmon—Is there anything quite like him as a
magnificent warrior when taken on light tackle?
Anything up to 45 pounds, an hour's tussle with
one of these silver beauties may leave you exhausted
—but it will be an exhaustion that you will yearn
for a thousand times during the rest of your life.
There are any number of first-class streams up
which gamy Atlantic salmon run. But the more
accessible are the Restigouche, the Tobique, the
Miramichi with its many branches, the St. John
and the Cains. While the Government has leased,
to clubs and individuals, many fine pools and stretches
of rivers, there is still available considerable good
water which is open to the public. Chief among
these public pools is that at Hartt's Island on the
St. John River a few miles west of Fredericton, also
good pools at Woodstock and close to Perth.
Raymond Currie, outfitter and guide, 175 Westmorland Street, Fredericton, N.B., makes a specialty
of catering to salmon fishing parties each year. He
stocks a full line of the finest modern fishing tackle
and his associated guides will see that you get your
full share of this king cf angling sports.
In order to insure that the general public shall
not be precluded from indulging in salmon fishing,
the Government maintains a four-and-a-half-mile
reserve on the Restigouche River below the mouth
of the Kedgwick. Last season the fishing was
so good in this stretch that a party of three
sportsmen took 617 pounds of salmon and grilse
within a few days. The headwaters of the Resti-
gouche are reached via St. Leonards on the Canadian
Pacific Railway.
Application for fishing licenses in these open
waters on the Restigouche should be made to Mr.
G. H. Prince, Deputy Minister of Lands and Mines,
Fredericton, N.B. The cost is $25.00 per rod, per
day. The enormous popularity of the New Brunswick salmon streams has made this licensing absolutely imperative, if these splendid game fish are
to survive the annual kill. Most of this revenue
comes back to the angler indirectly by reason of the
fact that it is used to operate fish hatcheries so as
to insure the future of the sport.
A perusal of the list following this section will
probably reward you with information regarding
just the sort of trip you desire.
NEW BRUNSWICK GUIDES
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 firmly establish the reputa'
tion of these men in the public mind.
New Brunswick guides are not only capable and
experienced to a degree, but thoroughly enjoy their
work and take a lively interest in pleasing hunters
and anglers. They are excellent companions in the
bush.
Many have comfortable leg cabins located at
favorable points throughout the territory in which
they operate, and can supply complete camping
equipment.
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 ones.
Kindly remember that excellent moose and deer
hunting may confidently be anticipated by sportsmen
who place themselves in the hands of any of the
undermentioned. The following will serve as a
general guide. The names of other reliable men and
the opportunities they have to offer can be obtained
by writing General Tourist Agent, Canadian
Pacific Railway, Montreal.
Wm. T. Griffin, Sr. (Cross Creek, N.B.), has four
camps on South side Main Southwest Miramichi
River. One of the best woodsmen and still hunters
in Eastern Canada. Has had considerable experience and success handling parties interested in wild
life photography. Is President of New Brunswick
Guides Association.
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A monarch of the Njew Brunswick woods
rn 1 W. Harry Allen (Penniac, N.B.) is one of the
oldest and best known guides in the Province. Has
six camps scattered over good game and fishing
country. Has lease of Cains River which yields fine
salmon fishing in season. Cains River affords a most
fascinating canoe trip. Mr. Allen has handled many
motion picture parties making studies of wild life.
He was for a number of years President of the New
Brunswick Guides Association.
Rainsford Allen (Stone Ridge, York County,
N.B.) is well equipped to give every satisfaction to
trout fishing parties. The upper Keswick is unusual'
ly well suited to stream fishing. Has four camps
conveniently situated to serve an area of eighty
thousand acres. Some good big game heads have
been taken out of Mr. Allen's territory.
Harold Chadwick (Fairville, Saint John, N.B.)
hunts in Gaspereaux River country and has camps
on Otter and Sand Lakes. Mr. Chadwick has given
complete satisfaction to parties in the past and can
assure an interesting and successful outing to those
making a hunting trip under his auspices.
F. H. Reed (Perth, Victoria County, N.B.) has
a series of camps located at the headwaters of the
Serpentine River, which is a tributary of the
Tobique, situated in the heart of an uncommonly
fine big game country. His home camp is on the
Serpentine Lake and conveniently serves a fine range
of excellent fishing waters. He has a good outfit and
can take care of visitors in a first-class manner.
Jack Russell, lessee of several good pools on the
Main Southwest Miramichi River, caters to the
more particular sportsman and gives assurance of
excellent salmon fishing. He also operates camps for
hunters in some splendid game country thereabouts.
These camps are well-equipped, and Mr. Russell
has at his disposal a corps of very efficient guides.
Deer, bear and moose hunting are characterized by
prize trophies each season. There are plenty of good
speckled trout streams in the vicinity and in the
summer the Main River offers opportunities for
taking sea trout. Address Mr. Russell at Ludlow,
New Brunswick.
E. R. Irvine (Plaster Rock, N.B.) has a two mile
lease on the Tobique River, affording good salmon
fishing. His parties have always been most enthusi'
astic about the manner in which he has attended to
their comfort and are completely satisfied with the
sport obtained in his pools. Three miles from the
station, Mr. Irvine has a couple of cottages available
to parties interested in a prolonged holiday during
the salmon season.
R. G. Shaw (Canterbury, N.B.) operates a de'
lightful camp at Skiff Lake for the connoisseur who
demands the thrill of battling with that rare prize;,
the ouananiche (land-locked salmon). In two
smaller lakes virgin waters, a short distance away,
square-tail trout up to five pounds are taken with
surprising frequency. On one of these lakes is an
outlying camp, comfortable and just the thing for a
party desiring a restful holiday in the forest with
good sport available.
J. W. Brine (Lake Utopia, N.B.) is the proprietor
of the Bryn Derwyn Club House and camps in the
heart of some of the best hunting grounds for moose
and deer. Lake Utopia with its many islands and
thickly wooded shores and other tributary waters
offer good trout fishing.
Ogilvy Brothers (Plaster Rock, N.B.). In addition
to an unusually fine home camp on the Tobique
River, close to some of the best salmon pools in New
Brunswick, Ogilvy Brothers have twenty log camps
situated at different places throughout the extensive
system of waters drained by the Tobique, Gulquac
and Miramichi Rivers. These camps are in one of
the most remote parts of the New Brunswick forest
and give access to a territory abounding in wild life.
One of the best sections in New Brunswick for
moose, deer and bear hunting, as well as salmon and
trout fishing. Excellent canoe trips. The Ogilvys
have a splendid corps of guides in their service and
sportsmen can feel confident of a satisfactory trip.
Their long experience in handling hunters and
anglers places them in the front rank of New Brunswick outfitters.
B. S. Moore (Andover, N.B.). Mr. Moore is
thoroughly equipped to handle parties for moose
and deer hunting, as well as on extended canoe trips.
Hunts in Left Hand Tobique District, where a
series of comfortable camps have been established.
Has met with conspicuous success in making motion
picture studies of wild life and his films have had a
widespread distribution. Mr. Moore has salmon
fishing rights on an attractive stretch of water.
C. H. J. Knapp (Perth, N.B.) specializes partie
ularly in moose hunting but his district is well
stocked with deer. Has an enviable record for the
number and size of moose shipped out from his
camps. Has a good staff of guides who know terri'
tory thoroughly. His camps are well built and com'
fortable. The feature of Mr. Knapp's country is
that much of it can be hunted by water, although
he strongly urges those who are in good physical
shape to hunt after the first snow. Has a lease of a
short stretch of the main Restigouche, which is
considered the best accessible salmon water in the
Province. He also owns good woodcock covers.
They are located at Enniskillen.
Archie Brawn (Wirral Station, Queens Co., N.B.)
has a string of fourteen comfortable log cabins in an
unusually good hunting and fishing district. Base
camp is on Pearley Brook and Mr. Brawn hunts the
region in the vicinity of Oromocto Lake. Has an
enviable reputation for giving satisfaction to sports'
men and has produced some fine heads.
Arthur Pringle (Stanley, N.B.) hunts Big Bald
Mountain on the headquarters of the North Branch,
Northwest Miramichi, and is considered to have
one of the best woods equipments in New Bruns'
wick. Has at least a dozen log cabins located in
country which offers unexcelled moose hunting after
the weather turns cold. The valleys contain
extensive dead waters which can be hunted con'
veniently by canoe.    Mr. Pringle is a guide of long
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experience and spares no effort to see that his
patrons are thoroughly satisfied in every way. He
has the best of trout fishing.
Wm. Ross (Riley Brook, N.B.) has good moose
and deer hunting, both early and late. Has trout
fishing in Sisson Lake, which has produced fish over
six pounds on the fly. Owns a very good salmon
pool in front of his home on the Tobique River.
Has a large outfit on Sisson branch of Tobique above
the Forks. A particular feature of interest in this
man's district is a salt lick to which game come from
a considerable distance and affords an excellent
opportunity for camera enthusiasts to make some
unique photographic studies.
Charles Raynes (Prince of Wales, N.B.) hunts in
a choice location which is a favored feeding ground
for moose, deer and bear. His territory was burnt
over in places some ten years ago and has developed
a fine growth of young birch, poplar and swale,
which is the principal food for moose and deer.
It is also a region of lakes, streams and deadwaters,
many containing lily roots, a titbit for moose. Deer
are particularly numerous, and Mr. Raynes can
offer the very best of hunting and fishing, with an
excellent opportunity for live game photography.
He has a most comfortable set of peeled log camps,
and has given great satisfaction to visitors in the
past.
Charles Wright (Cupid, Victoria Co., N.B.) has
a nice set of camps on the North Branch of the
Miramichi. His long experience and fine record is
a guarantee that everything possible will be done to
satisfy any sportsman who hunts under his auspices.
His district is well stocked with moose and deer.
He does not cater to fishing parties during the
summer as he prefers to let game roam undisturbed
in his territory in closed season.
ST. ANDREWS-BY-THE-SEA
For the more fastidious man who prefers his sport
amid the charming surroundings of a world-famous
summer resort, there is always St. Andrews-by-the-
Sea where the Algonquin Hotel extends a dignified
welcome to the trout fisherman who has made a
day's sortie to the lakes in the forest beyond. Or
he may have gone down to the sea to take the
pollock with artificial lures, or for haddock; or back
to Wheaton Lake, nine miles away where recent
restocking operations have resulted in much better
bass fishing than has been available in years. To
come back after a day in the open to the quiet
luxury of the Algonquin is the acme of comfort for
the sportsman. For he still has time to shoot nine
holes before dinner with the choice of two magnificent golf courses to his taste. Or, after a change
from khaki drill to flannels, to wander contentedly
through the serene and quaint streets of old St.
Andrews.
Heretofore, it might have been unfair to recom'
mend St. Andrews to the angler. But intensive
restocking has improved the fishing beyond belief
in several lakes within twenty miles of the hotel.
Boats are available on some of these waters. The
following list will give some indications of the sport
at your disposal:
Speckled Trout—Gibson Lake, Limeburner Lake,
Welch Lake, Stein Lake, Kerr Lake. St   Patrick's
Lake, Crecy Lake, Bonaparte Lake.
-Wheaton Lake.
Ouananiche (land-locked salmon)—Gibson Lake,
Chamcook Lake.
It is seldom, indeed, that such sport is to be
found within an hour's motor run of such sophisticated luxury as this. And therein lies the universal fascination of New Brunswick for sportsmen:
that it offers everything from the most primitive
backwoods camp where an inquisitive moose may
peer through the underbrush at your cabin door
before breakfast, or whipping famous salmon streams
careless of the simplicity of your rustic living quar-
ters, to fishing with the exclusive Algonquin at your
elbow.
GRAND MANAN ISLAND
This island is roughly twenty-one miles in length
and nine miles in width enclosed by a deeply indented and very irregular shoreline. Its chief appeal
to sportsmen, however, lies in the excellence of its
fishing.
The small lakes and streams in the interior are
well stocked with speckled brook trout weighing
from one to four pounds. Eel Lake, on the northern
part of the island, affords the best fishing, while
Little Lake, close by, is not to be overlooked.
For those who prefer stream fishing Grand
Harbour Brook and Seal Cove Brook will not dis'
appoint the ardent angler. Many other smaller
streams will furnish a good day's fun with ample
reward.
Deep sea fishing may be indulged in to advantage.
Cod, pollock, haddock and hake are always ready
to give battle to the fisherman.
A novel sport which provides many thrills is
porpoise hunting. These are taken ranging from
75 to 125 pounds in weight.
The Eastern Canada Coastal Steamship Lines
(Saint John, N.B.) will gladly furnish additional
information upon request to those interested.
CAMPOBELLO
The most beautiful of all the islands off St.
Andrews in the Bay of Fundy is Campobello with
its superbrockbound shores buttressing vast stretches
of birch and pine forests which are interlaced with
some of the finest trout streams. Here one will find
the scent of pine infused with invigorating sea
breezes. And after a day in the woods whipping
some promising stream, it is pleasant to come down
to the sea-—some quiet resort in a sheltered cove—
to drink in the salt air and rest for the morrow's
journey inland to new streams. Campobello is
immune from mosquitoes, black flies and hay
fever.
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QUEBEC
''Il a gagne ses epaulettes'—From an old French-
Canadian folksong and with a meaning similar
to the English phrase—'He has won his spurs.'
Most certainly Quebec has won its spurs in the
realm of fishing and hunting. And if it has seemed
to lack anything in reputation among sportsmen, it
is because too much emphasis has been placed on
the historical fascination of the Province de 1'Ancien
Regime, so that its powerful attractions for the
fisherman and hunter have been somewhat eclipsed
thereby. So much the better then for the sportsmen to come. For much of its territory is com'
pletely virginal, with some tracts few white men
have ever explored.
In the old days the French nobles chose the sites
of their seigneuries close to the St. Lawrence and
Ottawa Rivers for the most part. Consequently,
much of Quebec's population hugs the shores of
these famous waterways. Thus the bulk of the
Province's 700,000 square miles remain unexploited
—a great natural sanctuary of forest and mountain
extending from Ontario to Labrador, where fish and
game may multiply practically unhampered, keeping
adequate pace with whatever inroads are made on
their numbers by angler and hunter.
No province in the east offers a better variety of
fish and game. Take, for example, that rare prize,
the caribou.    Owing to wise protective laws, these
stately nomads of the north are penetrating south
wards again. And around Lake St. John, the upper
Gatineau, and the Kipawa Lake system, the sports'
man had until recently been rewarded with some
excellent heads. They are, however, protected at
the present time.
And, of course, to those 'in the know,' Quebec
is synonymous with fine moose-hunting. Many
sportsmen who travel far into its forests each year
for the monarch of the woods confirm it as one
of the best moose ranges in North America. Limit'
less stretches of unbroken forest, much of it seldom
visited by man, provide a natural haven for large
bulls with 'spreads' that are 'eye-openers' even to
old-timers.
And one does not have to go far afield to kill his
deer. Perhaps to avoid their most vicious enemy,
the wolf, they generally skirt the less remote haunts
of man—one reason why they are better known
and more frequently seen than any other species of
wild life. Along the fringe of civilization in Quebec
they are extremely plentiful.
One other species of big game in which Quebec
particularly excels—black bear. In fact, so prolific
has he become in places that the Provincial Government has been forced to put a price on his
head. These bounties are offered in some sec'
tions because he has taken to attacking domestic
cattle, in his search for food. It all comes of a phe'
nomenal increase in numbers with a corresponding
increase in the demand for food.     After hibernating
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A black bear on the prowl
all winter, he hunts far and wide for a time, owing
to a natural scarcity of food and long fasting. At
this time of the year, 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, increasing in many districts, provide many
a brace for the 20-gauge.
FISHING
While enthusiasm for hunting in Quebec runs
high, it does not by any means reflect on the undeniably good fishing. Its opportunities for taking
salmon, ouananiche (land-locked salmon), speckled
brook trout, black bass, 'lunge, wall-eyes, and
pike 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 possibilities.
The fish are very plentiful and some run to an incredible size, many in excess of 45 and 50 pounds
having been taken. These wild waters find their
source in the impenetrable wilderness and in their
cold depths the fish are vigorous and gamy, putting
up a spirited fight often lasting an hour or more.
Ouananiche (landlocked salmon) is well dis'
tributed throughout the waters surrounding Lake
St. John; and the leaping, indomitable, nerve'
testing battle put up by these sporty fish provide
the angler with a succession of never-to-be-forgotten
thrills. Ouananiche have been known to jump six
and seven feet into the air and to break water in a
shower of spray as many as twenty times before
complete exhaustion subdues them.
Speckled brook trout are found almost everywhere in the Province and occupy the attention of
a host of anglers each season. If you want stream
fishing or lake fishing, Quebec can provide the best
of sport under conditions you most enjoy.
Or, you may take that good old stand-by, the
gallant fighting black bass. Vicious muskies, voracious pike and wall-eyes also can all be depended on
to provide good sport in the localities that harbour
them.
LONG OPEN SEASON
Few sporting areas in North America offer the
long open season that Quebec does. And this fact
is becoming increasingly appreciated by devotees of
rod and gun the continent over. Add to this its
infinite variety of good fishing and hunting, and it
is no wonder that year after year satisfied sportsmen
return to their firesides to sing its praises to eager-
eyed cronies who promptly decide to accompany
them next season.
With the exception of territory lying to the south
of the St. Lawrence River, the season for moose
opens Sept. 10th, closing Dec. 31st (South of the St.
Lawrence, Sept. 20th-Dec. 31st). For deer the
season is but slightly shorter, opening Sept. 1st and
closing Nov. 30th.
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A promising pool in the Laurentian Mountains
This early opening has many advantages, for who
can resist the compelling glory of that triumphant
recessional of the forests in September with their
flaming banners of scarlet and gold? A few weeks
later, and their grey nakedness is a little pitiful,
with the banners faded and sodden at their feet.
Moreover, these early dates permit of penetrating
to remote and isolated regions by canoe, regions
where game is seldom disturbed, without the danger
of being "frozen" in. And finally, since calling for
moose usually begins the last week in September,
Quebec gives the hunter a week's advantage over
other provinces in this regard.
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
method.
LEASES AND THE LAURENTIDES
NATIONAL PARK
In the interests of game conservation, Quebec
has adopted 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 rangers.
There is, of course, only a comparatively limited
section under lease and Quebec's vast extent of game
country is virtually wicte'Open to the public. In
fact, the Provincial Government, with an eye to the
future, has set aside a great tract of forest land for
your delectation. It is called the Laurentides
National Park. Situated within the rough triangle
formed by the Saguenay and St. Lawrence Rivers,
and a line drawn from Lake St. John to Quebec
City, it is readily accessible by Canadian Pacific to
Quebec and thence by the Park Highway—a few
swift miles by car through quaint old French'
Canadian villages—and you are in the heart of this
famous region—4,000 square miles of the choicest
fish and game territory in the Province. The
irresistible charm of the Laurentian Mountains,
with thousands of lakes and streams couched in
their spruce and balsam'dad ravines make of the
Park a game sanctuary which some day will excite
even the most blase hunter. For the present, the
Government prohibits the carrying of firearms in
its confines under heavy penalty. But when the ban
is lifted, some remarkable heads will be seen over
the sights of the sporting rifle. For moose, caribou,
deer and black bear have increased rapidly under
this wise edict.
FISHING IN THE PARK
Fishing, however, is very much open, the species
being confined to that gentleman of the Laurentian
Lakes—the speckled brook trout of Quebec.  Many
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eight'pounders have been taken, and in exceptional
cases these gamy fellows have scaled eleven pounds.
These gallant warriors may be taken only with the
fly.
Some excellent log camps are maintained by the
Government, conveniences in most being all that
could be desired, even to open fireplaces and running
water. These camps are usually attended by
resident guardians who will act in the capacity of
guides if desired.
A special permit is required to enter the Park.
It may be obtained by application to the Hon. H.
LaFerte, Minister of Colonization, Game and Fish'
eries, Quebec, Que. His department has prepared a
most interesting and comprehensive booklet covering
all aspects of the Park as an attraction to sportsmen.
It will be supplied on request.   .
THE LAKE ST. JOHN DISTRICT
Lake St. John with its widespread tributaries
provides a favourite stamping ground for both
hunter and fisherman. Moose, deer and black bear
produce a variety of hunting to appease the most
voracious sporting appetite. And of trout: while
the average size is three pounds, prize specimens up
to six have been taken occasionally.
Prior to the Government ban on caribou hunting
the district between Lake St. John and Lake Mis''
tassini was particularly famous for that rare prize.
Even now they provide some excellent 'shots' for
the nature photographer. Moss, being a food vitally
Reaching into a quiet backwater
Partridge are plentiful in Quebec
important to the sustenance of these magnificent
animals, the extensive moss barrens hereabouts pro'
vide conditions eminently suitable to the repro'
duction of the large herds that once roamed the
region. In fact, with this wise restriction, it is
possible that caribou hunting will come into its own
again before many years.
Mr. J. Leonce Hamel (Roberval, Que.), who
operates Club Panache, has a number of cabins
strategically placed in this country where good sport
for moose, bear and deer, is assured; and Mr. Hamel's
solicitude j for his guests makes him a host worth
while.
THE FAMOUS GATINEAU DISTRICT
Perhaps the best of fishing and hunting in all
Quebec is to be found to the northwest, in the
region above Ottawa. The grand old Gatineau
River has been famous in shanty songs for many a
year, its turbulent waters and evergreen banks
having echoed and reechoed many a rollicking
chorus from the lips of gay, carefree French'
Canadian lumberjacks as they deftly ran the rapids
in their clumsy bateaux. Nowadays, lumbering
has moved on, leaving the Gatineau to primeval
silence, and fish and game to their original inheri'
tance. But the old tote'roads remain, providing
well'beaten trails into a wilderness that has no peer
as a paradise for the sportsman. Away to the
north, about the Gatineau's headwaters, lie endless-
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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 two or three days' hunt;
but difficulty in bringing out the meat deters many
from attempting the trip. In fact, care will have
to be taken in planning any trip which is undertaken
without the services of a guide. However, the
rewards of this more or less hazardous country fully
justify the efforts of the more audacious and ex'
perienced sportsman in his quest for prize trophies.
Within easier reach are a number of preserves
under1 lease to clubs. But the almost boundless
territory beyond gives access to any amount of
splendid hunting and fishing that is wide'open to
the individual. In certain waters, bass-fishing is
particularly gocd, whereas deer, moose and bear
are to be found in numbers such as needs disappoint
no man.
Messrs. Foster, Bennett & Co., River Desert
(Maniwaki), or Donovan Bros., Maniwaki, will
welcome all inquiries and are prepared to give full
details regarding the possibilities of this fascinating
country.
GRACEFIELD
And about 20 miles south of Maniwaki, on the
Canadian Pacific, Gracefield is the jumping-off spot
for some very fine fishing and hunting territory.
For instance, within three miles of the town you
can motor right up the banks of a priceless little
trout stream where you are almost certain to harvest
a creel-full of speckled beauties. And the lake
trout and bass fishing hereabouts is decidedly worth
while. Moreover the district is a favourite mecca
for deer hunters each fall.
NORTHFIELD LODGE
Not far from Gracefield, situated on Little White-
fish Lake, Northfield Lodge offers a sportsman's
headquarters, which to the discriminating, who
know a good thing when they see it, needs little
recommendation. Deer hunters and anglers seeking
bass, lake trout and brook trout become confirmed
'Northfield Lodgers' having cnce tested its delights.
A number of five-pound bass have been taken out
of Little Whitefish Lake quite recently, while lake
trout up to twenty-eight pounds and Great
Northern pike up to fifteen are by no means uncommon. Within easy reach is an area containing
21 lakes which afford excellent fishing for speckled
trout. Deer and black bear as well as smaller game
are quite plentiful.
Northfield Lodge itself is an attractive log cabin
camp of ample comfort and convenience. Spread at
its feet, so to speak, on Little Whitefish Lake, is a
good sandy beach and to the rear a semi-circle of
hills provides an inspiring background of rugged
beauty. Mr. Gerald Grace, manager (Gracefield,
Que.), cordially invites inquiries for full information
concerning accommodation and the excellent sport
available in this district.
KAZUBAZUA
At Kazubazua, a few miles further south, a
promising trout stream enters the Gatineau River.
It affords some twenty miles of most interesting
pools, rapids, riffles and quiet waters, and can be
waded in many places or fished from the bank in
most. Or, if you prefer the paddle, it is navigable
for its entire length by canoe with very few portages. The trout, while not of prize dimensions,
more than compensate in their plenitude and gamy
qualities.
the McGregor lake district
If the testimony of such famous sportsmen as
Irvin S. Cobb, 'Bob' Davis, and Ozark Ripley means
anything to you, you will not hesitate to write the
General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific at Mont'
treal, for Bulletin No. 65 which describes some of
the finest bass waters in North America. The
thirtyodd lakes situated in the McGregor Lake
district are literally overrun with that 'Fightin' fool'
—the small mouth black bass. Some years ago
these lakes were stocked with young bass, which
apparently found ideal conditions therein, if the
rate at which they have multiplied is any indication.
Yet, curiously enough, these lakes are very easily
reached by twenty-four miles of fair motor road
from Ottawa, or direct through East Templeton on
the Canadian Pacific. Of course, in such a variety
of waters, sport is not confined to bass by any means.
Even that rare prize, the ouananiche (land-locked
salmon) is reported in good numbers at Rheaume
and Battle Lakes, while in one of the more remote
lakes, good 'lunge fishing obtains.
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Most of the fishing in these waters is with fly
and plug, by which means a party, not long ago,
had such phenomenal luck that they returned at
least 500 bass to the waters of Grand Lake during
ten days!
Mr. Percy Hamilton (address: McGregor Lake,
via Perkins Mills, Que.) knows every one of these
lakes thoroughly and will be glad to furnish further
details to intending sportsmen. In addition to
directing fishing parties, he can equip and guide
hunters to sections where deer are a practical certainty.
Or write Mr. Alex West, 519 Sussex Street,
Ottawa, Ont., who has comfortable camps on the
shore of Grand Lake, offering limited accommodation
to fishermen. Mr. West will furnish complete information as to the surrounding region with which
he is very familiar.
THE PONTIAC DISTRICT
In that fascinating stretch of country extending
northwards 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, 'wall-eyes' 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 in many cases northwards 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. Following 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 inviting country which furnish the very best of
sport to both hunter and fisherman. The most convenient gateways to this country are Fort Coulonge,
Campbell's Bay and Waltham. Sources of information listed below will gladly assist you in planning a
trip, or furnish you with any information desired.
Fort Coulonge, Que.—Coulonge Hardware Co.
Campbell's Bay, Que.—James Quinn, Game
Warden, from whom fishing and hunting^licenses
are procurable.
Waltham, Que.—Reuben Robinson or Mr. Sam
Dennault, Jr., who runs a camp in the heart of good
fish and game country reached by motor twenty
miles from Fort Coulonge.
THE MEGANTIC DISTRICT
To the south of the St. Lawrence River, the
Megantic district has a distinct and worthy claim
to the attention of the 'outdoorsman.' While much
of this country has succumbed to axe and plow, its
bustling farming communities have by no means
wiped out its sporting attractions. The name
Megantic is an old Abenaki Indian word meaning
'the abode of fishes.' And many of these waters
justify in a large measure this singularly appropriate
description. Moreover, large tracts of excellent
game country still remain unscathed—tracts where
plenty of deer, bear and an occasional moose are the
reward of a clean 'bead' on a sporting rifle.
Lake Megantic itself is a clear, deep lake of
impressive beauty, some twelve miles in length and
at places four miles in width. It is connected with
a string of lakes and streams which thread erratically
through a wide expanse of surrounding country
The waters for the most part contain a generous
allotment of brook trout which run to a large size
and are exceedingly gamy. Fly fishing offers unsurpassed sport in season.
A few clubs, attracted by the striking oppor-
tunities of the territory have leased small areas, but
much inviting country is still open. Bass, lake
trout and other varieties of game fish are found in
certain waters.
It is a particularly fine point from which to carry
out a deer hunt, as the country is heavily timbered
in many places and literally overrun with deer.
Moose, while fewer in number, are sufficiently
plentiful to furnish reasonable assurance of a sue'
cessful hunt. Black bear are very often brought in
from outlying points.
The Megantic district holds much in store for
those who will investigate its hunting and fishing
opportunities. Mr. L. L. Mercure, whose address
is in care of C.P.R., Megantic, Que., can be de'
pended upon to direct intending visitors to their
satisfaction.
And now for the frying pan
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One that didn't get away
THE LAURENTIAN MOUNTAINS
Already well known, the Laurentian Mountain
district, particularly that area reached by the
Canadian Pacific Railway northwest of Montreal,
is recognized as a summer playground for a large
number of outof'door enthusiasts who have been
impressed with its great natural beauty and recrea'
tional advantages. At many points close to the
railway, resorts are operated which cater to their
comfort, but there is undeniably good sport await'
ing those who are ready to push a little farther
afield and forego a few of the luxuries of civilization.
Generally speaking, waters within the immediate
vicinity of the railway have been overfished, but
re-stocking operations and other methods of con-
servation 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 be delighted with
the fishing opened to them.
Of late years lumbering operations and pioneer
settlement have pushed rough roads along valleys
between frowning mountains, making it possible
to reach outlying fishing spots which compare
favourably with the best in the Province. At such
points there is decidedly good deer hunting, with an
occasional moose ranging through the section.
Perhaps the best of these is the Brule Lake district
more easily reached through Nominingue on the
Canadian Pacific. In this region, moose are un'
usually plentiful during the early season. Mr. Joe
Godard, who operates a comfortable hotel at
Nominingue, has hunted and fished the surrounding
country for years and will be of valuable service to
those interested. He can arrange transportation of
outfits direct to Grand Kiamika Lake which is the
starting point for some of the best fishing and
hunting territory in the north.
Lac Saguay is another good entry point to the
Brule region; although, in order to reach Grand
Kiamika Lake, four portages are necessary. The trip
is quite interesting, however, and by writing Mr.
Geo. Painchaud, the postmaster at Lac Saguay, his
long experience will be available to you.
Mont Laurier, the railhead of this line, is an
important outfitting centre for the splendid sporting
country beyond. Here, again, many of the old tote'
roads and trails of bygone lumbering days still exist,
beckoning on into the 'blue'. In this vast*territory
of superb hunting and fishing, many attractive canoe
trips are at hand; and, properly directed, you are
assured of a most enjoyable holiday. Write Mr. H.
Larmarche, Mont Laurier, Que., for further infor'
ma tion.
A few miles to the southeast of Mont Laurier on
the Canadian Pacific, but a short distance from
Brunet Station, lies Red Pine Inn, resting on the
shores of Bark Lake and on the very edge of a wilder'
ness where fish and game have scarcely been disturbed
as yet. Dore, pike and whitefish are to be found in
Bark Lake, whereas trout — red, speckled and
grey—abound in nearby lakes. Many excellent
canoe cruises originate at Red Pine Inn, providing
access to these splendid fishing waters. And in the
fall, with such unexploited sports grounds at the
elbow, moose, deer and bear offer excellent trophies.
In addition to 30 comfortable rooms in Red Pine Inn,
several pleasant bungalows have been built nearby
for the convenience of parties desiring more privacy.
Address all enquiries to R. Wester, Brunet Station*
Que.
THE WHITE DEER DISTRICT
White Deer Lodge derives its name from a.
phenomenon—a snowwhite (albino) buck shot in
this obscure valley in the foothills of the Lauren'
tians.
A comfortable headquarters it is, too, for the
sportsman who demands a good table within easy
reach of fine sporting country. Being well off the
beaten track, this valley offers excellent fishing and
hunting. Great Northern pike up to 25 lbs. are
by no means a rarity, while within five miles of
the Lodge are 35 lakes offering 'squarctails,'
speckled and lake trout as well as small mouth
black bass in satisfactory numbers.
There is first'dass deer and bear hunting in the
mountain passes and an odd moose or two usually
range the surrounding country; and there is no<
dearth of small game, with partridge, ducks and
rabbits to fill the bill.
And yet this delightful little valley, with all its
attractions for the sportsman, is but a few hours
distant from Montreal on the North Shore Ottawa
Line of the Canadian Pacific.   One hundred miles
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Doesn't this make you restless?
west of Montreal is the detraining point, Bucking'
ham Jet., whence the Lodge may be reached in three
hours.
Bulletin No. 61, a most interesting pamphlet,
more fully describes this district. Write the General
Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific, Montreal; or
Mr. J. A. Larivee, owner of White Deer Lodge,
White Deer P. O., Que., will gladly furnish further
details.
THE KIPAWA LAKE SYSTEM
Although pre-eminently a moose country the
Kipawa lakes system offers that combination of
opportunities which are most satisfactory to the
majority of big game hunters. Long water routes
extending fanwise in a northerly direction for
hundreds of miles make it comparatively easy to
penetrate a country where moose are very plentiful.
When it is considered that one may paddle across
lake after lake connected by short creeks or portages
and not see the slightest evidence of civilization, it
is not surprising that enthusiastic sportsmen return
year after year to their favoured hunting grounds.
Deer, particularly in the area surrounding Bois Franc
Lake, are numerous. It can be truly said that there
is no best place in the Kipawa district, and the
choice of a hunting ground is largely left to the
decision of the guide employed. The fishing con-
sists of 'wall-eyes.' lake trout and Great Northern
pike.    Some of the waters are overrun with bass.
One may wander by canoe through the
lakes and streams which cut their way through
thousands of square miles of bush, enjoying new
experiences every day. Running rapids, photographing wild life, surprising a feeding moose, the
catching of game fish which run to incredible size in
these waters, or the making of neat little camps on
pine-covered points—these all help to make the days
much too short and stir the pulse with never-to-be-
forgotten memories for years to come. Hunting
and fishing camps are extremely limited throughout
this primitive region. A number of sportsmen
decide to take their camping outfit with them, but
those who desire the conveniences of established
accommodation are advised to communicate with
the Kipawa Supply Co., at Kipawa, Que. This
organization will gladly advise anyone who desires
to see for himself the hidden delights of this forest
empire of big game and sporting fish.
Who dare say, then, that old Quebec is a niggard
in the matter of rollicking sport in forest and stream?
With such golden opportunities for hunting and
fishing its 'bienvenue!' is a most hearty one. You
will relish the gay 'bon chance, m'sieu!' of its kindly
French-Canadian guides in greeting; and feel a slight
tug at the heart on the last day of your holiday
when waving a hand to those good companions as
they swing away down some glistening tree-hung
waterway into the evening sun to the diminishing
strains of
'Alouette, gentille alouette '
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Aboue—French River Bungalow Camp Trophy
for the largest maskinonge caught each year Fishing    Waters    and    Game    Haunts
Haunt of giant trout—Beaver Lake, J^prthern Ontario
ONTARIO
'A white mist weaves about your knees and
hovers over the surface of the lake like swandowns.
The gunwales and thwarts glisten with dewdrops,
holding, for a brief moment, the fire of rubies dor-
rowed from the eastern sun which has set the nodding plumes of the pines ablaze. A breeze has come
up. The little ripples prattle merrily under the
bow. You inhale lustily, drinking down great
draughts of such air as you were almost ready to
deny remained to man after the grime and stench
of cities. Your guide, a taciturn, though amiable
enough Huron, grunts a monosyllable that sounds
like 'fish,' and nods towards a weed bed. Your
fingers flutter in unison with your heart as you slip
on your favourite plug. You whip your rod—and
—zin-n-ng! splash! No, the big green lad was not
underneath that lily pad. But as you reel in, your
eyes gleam with the excitement of promise at a dead
water-logged tree. Got to make a pretty nifty cast
though, else you'll wrap thirty feet of expensive
silk line around those branches. Zin-n-ng! Splash!
Boy! A dark arching back cuts the water a foot
away from the teasing lure, the water swirls, breaks,
and the plug disappears in the jaws of a hard-
striking lunge. Your Indian, for once, breaks a
tradition of silence and whoops eerily as he paddles
astern into deeper water. What a fight! What a
fury of mad surging rushes! And all the time your
heart is in your mouth. Suppose he's not properly
hooked, suppose your line goes, suppose .... agony.
A sweet agony that lasts for perhaps twenty minutes
—till your guide deftly slips a net under a seventeen
pound musky that leaves you trembling from the
savage battle he gave you. Plucky fellow! Still
fighting while he's being unhooked. Memories of
last year's 'lunge come flooding back—the queer
musk odour, the utter beauty of the mackerel mark'
ings, translucent as green pearl. Well, fill up the
old pipe and away we go again.'
To convey to the reader even a brief outline of
the powerful interest Ontario holds for the disciple
of the rod and gun is a task which beggars descrip'
tion—the reality is too dazzling. Consider, if you
can, a stretch of country spread over 407,000 square
miles—more than half of which is heavily wooded
and contains nearly 42,000 square miles of fresh
water. Realize, if you can, what inexhaustible big
game resources are sheltered by its forested areas,
when at accessible points moose, red deer, and
black bear are very plentiful. Caribou, too, appear to
be on the increase. Dwell for an instant on the
myriad lakes and streams which 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 that 2,500
mile shore line which fringes four of the five Great
Lakes. Even numerous and energetic surveying par*
ties, working for years, have failed to do more than
map a comparatively small portion of this domain of
wild life. Aerial surveyors tell us of far-flung regions
of great natural beauty, containing thousands of lakes
over which a rod has never been waved. It is
reasonable to say that fifty percent of the Province
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]\[orth of Lake Superior
of Ontario constitutes a natural fish and game
sanctuary, where wild life multiplies undisturbed,
and so replenishes districts which might otherwise
have been affected by the inroads of hunters. This
has been amply borne out even at points where
thousands of trophies are taken out year after year.
Speckled brook trout in countless lakes spawn
undisturbed each season—thus restocking tributary
waters. Georgian Bay, the natural home of the
black bass, furnishes a large quota of fish to connecting streams. Savage muskies breed in many
weed-infested and unvisited lakes, while lake trout
attain astounding proportions in some of the larger
waters. The list could be extended—but to what
purpose? The fish and game resources of Ontario
are universally conceded to be unsurpassed anywhere.
(If caribou seem to be somewhat overlooked in these
pages, it is only because the Ontario Government
has prohibited hunting them for the time being.
A wise edict, certain to be appreciated by sportsmen).
THE RIDEAU WATERS
Old Ontario, embracing all that area lying south
of an imaginary line drawn 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 Ottawa, are the objective
of many lovers of the out-of-doors each season.
Although much fished, there are hundreds of land
locked 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, a local variety known as 'green' bass,
and salmon trout. Other species include pike and
'wall-eyes' (pickerel). The installation of locks for
the passage of motor boats has 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.
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 cannot be truthfully called an important
hunting area for big game.
These waters are best reached by Canadian
Pacific to Smiths Falls, an important divisional point,
situated on the main line Montreal-Toronto-Ottawa.
The Secretary of the Board of Trade, if communicated with, will be glad to direct those planning a
trip.
Of the better fishing grounds hereabouts, Christie
Lake is decidedly one to be reckoned with. An
appealing stretch of water, it is dotted with islands
around whose shores a considerable variety of game
fish are to be found. Mr. T. Marks, Christie Lake,
will gladly furnish additional information.
Another undeniably beautiful expanse of water
is Sharbot Lake which contains nearly one hundred
islands.    Large and small  mouth  black  bass  are
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Great Northern pike strike freely in Ontario
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.
Mr. H. J. Thompson, Sharbot Lake, Ont., wil
readily supply complete details to those interested.
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
located in the heart of a considerable network of
lakes, each possessing a distinct charm of its own.
Anglers have been so impressed with the beauty
and fishing possibilities of these waters that they
return year after year, quite unable to shake off
their fascination. Of the more important waters,
Eagle, Green Bay, Bobs and Crow Lakes provide a
variety of fishing. Mr. N. A. Shillington, Tichborne, Ont., will gladly give you the advantage of
his long experience in this country.
THE KAWARTHA LAKES SYSTEM
Bright Waters and Happy Lands. The Indian
was no less than poetic when he packed all that
significant meaning into his word Kawartha—and,
what is more important, extremely accurate. For
no waters hold a more intense fascination for the
outdoors-man than this far-flung chain of lake and
rivers. It is possible, in fact, to traverse the whole
of southern Ontario by canoe from Lake Ontario,
at Trenton, to Georgian Bay by means of this water
system. And in such a variety of stream and lake
you are assured of your favourite fishing in good
measure.
The eastern entry point for this excellent fishing
country is Peterboro, or if approached from the
west, Bobcaygeon. Intending visitors should
write Mr. F. G. Stinson, Secretary-Treasurer, Trent
Waterway Development Association, Peterboro; or
Noble Beck, G. H. Potts or W. T. Edgar at
Bobcaygeon, Ont.
Peterboro, a first-class outfitting point, gives
access to 250 miles of connected waterways. These
lakes are noted as a summer playground, being well-
developed and providing some very attractive
resorts for vacation'time, especially of the family
type. In such a popular district, it might well be
supposed that these waters are fished out. Yet such
is not the case by any means. Extensive restocking
operations from the local hatchery are very effective
in maintaining a high standard of sport, for small
mouth bass and musky fishing. In fact some of the
specimens taken out in recent years have been of
such prize proportions as to win provincial'wide
angling competitions.
The Burleigh Falls Fishing Club, situated on
Lovesick Lake about twenty miles north of Peter'
boro, is the headquarters for some of the best fishing
hereabouts. A motor bus service, operated in conjunction with Canadian Pacific trains, transports
guests to a wharf within a half mile of the Club
where they are met by the Club's motor launch.
It is of the bungalow-central-dining-room plan and
affords good family accommodation. Guides and
fishing craft are available at the usual rates and the
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Good enough for a starter
fishing for bass and 'lunge is good. Write for information to Burleigh Falls Fishing Club, Inc., 14361
Superior Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Many of these lakes contain extensive rice beds
and considerable drowned land, which to the experienced sportsman means good duck shooting and
ideal conditions for casting.
Old Ontario is too thickly settled to provide very
good deer hunting except along its northern fringe.
EAST OF GEORGIAN BAY
That wild sweep of ruggedly beautiful country
spreading from the east and north shores of
Georgian Bay and Lake Huron invites special consideration of its unique sporting possibilities. It is
one of the most popular fishing territories in Ontario. 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 the more persistent angler,
but Muskoka is better known as a district in which
vacationists may spend a most enjoyable summer
holiday at one of its many up-to-the-minute resorts.
It must not be assumed, however, that good fishing
is out of reach here. Several interesting canoe
cruises are available to outlying points where bass
and 'lunge are to be obtained in more generous quantities. Mr. George F. Adams, who lives the year
round at Bala, will gladly supply further information
on request.
SOME EXCELLENT FISHING COUNTRY
Sweeping further northward along the arc, Parry
Sound, Shawanaga and Pointe au Baril are encountered. The 'Sound' opens out into Georgian
Bay and is a most convenient base from which to
cruise through the myriad islands which cluster
along its shores. Within easy reach of Parry
Sound are some splendid inland waters affording
fine fishing—Crane Lake with its 55 miles of
intriguing bays harbouring monster muskies; Otter
Lake with its abundance of bass and pickerel; and
Mill Lake where bass, pickerel and an occasional
'lunge are to be found. Mr. A. J. Gentles of Parry
Sound, who has had much experience in this region,
will cheerfully be of service to those who desire
further details.
Shawanaga, a short distance to the north, is the
going-in point for an interesting canoe trip up the
Shawanaga River, crossing a chain of lakes and
terminating the journey 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.
Findlay or T. S. Smith at Pointe au Baril, Ont., will
gladly undertake arrangements of a local nature if
desired.
Pointe au Baril. Thirty Thousand Islands!
Thirty thousand channels, countless thousands of
enchanting bays and rocky inlets in which lurk that
indomitable warrior, the black bass. There could
be no more natural home for him than this strikingly
beautiful archipelago off Pointe au Baril in Georgian
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They fight hard in Ontario's cold waters
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Pine Rapids Camp, French River
Bay. Granite shoal and ledges and clear cool water
suit him down to the ground; and he persists in
surprising numbers in this increasingly popular
resort district only by reason of these ideal conditions. It remains to the angler who fishes and
roams at will through these glistening pine-hung
water avenues to know the true delight of this
wonderland. For here is a vast expanse of inland
sea literally peppered with islands of every conceivable size and shape; and the pioneer who is
willing to forego the comforts of resort life, push
off into their maze, and sleep under the stars, will
be well-rewarded. The flush of a camp fire at
evening on a tent, the smell of wood smoke, the
lure of lonely little islands whose granite shoals
shelter bass and maskinonge are to such true sportsmen contentment incomparable. In the fall a few
miles inland will offer you to some good deer hunting territory. An enquiry addressed to E. O.
Findlay or T. S. Smith at Pointe au Baril will bring
further information.
PAKESLEY
Invites the attention of sportsmen because of its
junction with a narrow gauge railway extending in
an easterly direction to the shore of Kawigamog
Lake. This body of water is one of a chain extend-
ing southwards as far as the Magnetawan and
northwards to the" Pickerel and French Rivers. It
embraces many canoe routes through the heart of
unsurpassed fishing waters. Small mouth bass pre'
dominate; but lake trout, 'wall-eyes,' and Great
Northern pike are also plentiful. At some points,
muskies are found in unusual numbers. The territory
surrounding Kawigamog Lake is one of the most
prolific breeding grounds for red deer in Ontario.
Between seven and eight hundred are shipped out
each year; but so wide is the range of country that
it can easily absorb all the hunters that go in there
without seriously depleting the stock. Mr. C. C.
Courtney, Pakesley, Ont., operates a comfortable
lodge on the south shore of the lake and will gladly
correspond with those enquiring.
THE FRENCH RIVER
Although much has been written concerning that
tangle of waterways known as the French River
system, which drains Lake Nipissing on the east
and flows into Georgian Bay on the west, it is
extremely doubtful if any one person (other than
Indians and trappers who have lived in the district
all their lives) has gained any more than a very
superficial knowledge of what it offers to the angler.
There are any number of outlying lakes, especially
to the north, which are scarcely ever fished by the
Indian let alone the white man. These are literally
overrun with bass. More of this anon, however.
Many interesting canoe cruises can be taken
through these streams.    The several channels of
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Husky 'wall eyes' from Five Finger Rapids—French River
the French River which extend to Lake Nipissing
are confused by the intrusion of many islands, particularly in the area nearer the Lake. Again, the
Pickerel River, with its many ramifications stretch'
ing from Kawigamog Lake to the Magnetawan and
Shawanaga Rivers, offers another alternative. Each
of these sections opens up new vistas of adventure
and exploration, the sporting possibilities of which
may be eagerly conjectured.
The predominating species of fish in these waters
is small mouth black bass than which authorities
readily contend there is none gamier. His cousin,
the large mouth bass, is plentiful in some of the
newly exploited inland lakes. But perhaps the most
savage and thrill'producing denizen of these lakes
and streams is the musky, which grows to an enor'
mous size. It is very seldom, in fact, that a year
passes without 'lunge in excess of 40 pounds being
taken. Not long ago, an official of the United Fruit
Company of New York was fortunate in landing a
55'pounder after a tense battle which furnished
excitement enough to last him for the rest of his life.
Deer are very numerous on the mainland spread'
ing outward from the end of Eighteen Mile Island,
and the large number of splendid trophies taken out
of these woods each year seems to make no difference
to the plentiful supply of game.
THE FRENCH RIVER BUNGALOW CAMP
There is no better base than French River station
from which to enter this infinite wide-flung water
system. And within 200 yards of the station lies
the famous French River Bungalow Camp, where
in the heart of such fine fishing country all your
needs are catered to, even to a sporty 9'hole golf
course. Comfortable little cabins with every modern
convenience and a central clubhouse for dining and
recreational purposes are the arrangement; and,
especially for the family man, this camp makes an
ideal headquarters for his fishing excursions, a camp
where his wife and kiddies will enjoy every minute
of their holiday.
About 20 miles up river lies the Pine Rapids
Camp operated in conjunction with the French
River Camp for the use of sportsmen who prefer to
range farther afield for their fishing. The cruise to
Pine Rapids Camp is made via motor boat which
tows your canoes as far as Five Mile Rapids whence
they are used for the ascent to the Camp. The six
easy portages to be negotiated are well worth the
effort, as the vast web of streams radiating from
Pine Rapids Camp afford some of the finest bass
and 'lunge fishing, as well as an infinite variety of
canoe cruises.
A special folder—French River Bungalow Camp
—has been prepared and will be forwarded on
request to the nearest agent of the Canadian
Pacific Railway (see list at back of booklet).
An excellent corps of 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
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A nice string from Ontario waters
Bungalow Camp, Asinka P. O., Ont., in summer; or
in care of General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific
Railway, Montreal, Que., during the rest of the
year. Mr. Harold Elder, Bigwood P. O., or Mr.
Gordon Elder, Bon Air P. O., can also supply detailed information.
lure.    Imagine the fishing awaiting those who will
go after it!
Through the bush, red deer are decidedly plentiful
and this country affords a most promising holiday
to the hunter. An occasional moose roams down
from the woods to the north.
Accommodation, canoes, guides, outfits and fur'
ther information are procurable from Mr. Oscar R.
Mayer, Noelville, Ont.
NORTHERN ONTARIO
Northern Ontario is an extremely wild and
rugged sweep of country, embracing thousands upon
thousands of square miles north and west of the
French River system. Here moose, deer, caribou,
black bear and other wild life remain virtually un'
disturbed by man.
Many of its lakes and streams are practically
inaccessible as yet. Nature by presenting difficul'
ties and hardships in the way of travel is still jealous'
lv guarding its big game, and in the remote solitudes
of its forests the sheltered waters produce a tre'
mendous supply of game fish each year. Obstacles,
however, do not seem to deter the ardent sportsman.
Already he has effected many a breach, opening
up sports grounds incomparable, till the very metv
tion of Northern Ontario lights a gleam in the
"sourdough" sportsman's eyes that betokens—
Eldorado! Countless streams flowing down from
the Height of Land across the Canadian Pacific
lines give access to this wonderland. And a number
of strategically located camps provide excellent
bases for some of the finest fishing and hunting in
the world.
THE TROUT LAKE DISTRICT
Reference has been previously made to some
inland lakes to the north of the French River system,
that were 'literally overrun with bass.' A sea'
soned sportsman went into the Trout Lake system
last summer and the fish struck so freely that, for
variety's sake, he stripped the hooks from his plug
and revelled in the novel experience of watching
big fish punch it out of the water on each cast; or
else drag on the hookless plug for a foot or two
before relinquishing the lure.
Trout Lake, and its companion waters, are
reached through Paget. Another entry point is
Rutter from whence an auto will transport you and
your outfit to the Lake. Excellent fishing for large
and small mouth black bass, lake trout, and Great
Northern pike is afforded therein. Muskies and
'wall-eyes' are also taken in the environs.
For the man who enjoys a little punishment with
his sport, an intriguing canoe trip through this wild
virginal region is available by journeying north from
Trout Lake through the Barlow Lakes to Aignawassi
Lake and return. It was up in this part that our
friend had the unique experience with the hookless
LAKE NIPISSING
Lake Nipissing, on the fringe of this remarkable
fish and game range, is a very popular centre.
Sturgeon Falls and Rutter (both on the Canadian
Pacific) are the entry points to this great lake where
bass and 'lunge abound in the channels among its
many islands. And in the better locations, some
well-directed camps are at your disposal. Among
these, in the western arm of the lake, Memquisit
Lodge is highly recommended. These comfortable
log cabins are set amidst delightful surroundings.
Application for local details should be made to
Captain Britton, Sturgeon Falls, Ont., who will
gladly correspond with those interested.
A novel experience is available by reason of the
enterprise of Kervin Bros., Sturgeon Falls. Well-
equipped house-boats for large or small parties may
be chartered and will be towed to the better fishing
grounds on the lake.
The vast number of sheltered bays in Lake
Nipissing provide excellent feeding grounds for
large flights of black duck in the fall. And the outlying forests produce some of the best deer hunting
in Canada.
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Opimecon Falls—Lake Temiskaming
THE TEMAGAMI FOREST RESERVE
This unalloyed joy of the out-of-door enthusiast
covers 3,750,000 acres of forest lakeland that is
primitive enough to satisfy even the proverbial
'caveman.' Lake Temagami itself covers more
than 100 square miles and contains over 1,600
beautiful islands; and with its nine vast arms,
spanning the Reserve, access to the most desirable
areas is made reasonably easy. Small wonder then
that you can reach waters, after a paddle of ten
miles or so, that are stocked with incredible numbers
of gamy fish, too remote from the haunts of man to
become bait-shy. By thus venturing a little farther
afield, some of the best fishing, and hunting for
moose and deer, is the reward of Temagami—un'
spoiled, unencroached upon by civilization and as
wild and ruggedly beautiful as when first created.
Temagami Station on the Temiskaming and
Northern Ontario Railway is the going'in point just
a few hours run from North Bay.
Some of the best fishing and hunting in this district is available here. It is in the heart of a most
gorgeous portion of the north country and its sur
roundings were recently
chosen as the locale for
a remarkable Indian and
wild life feature film—
"The Silent Enemy/'
LAKE
TEMISKAMING
A few miles northeast
lies Lake Temiskaming,
with its rock-rimmed and
forest-clad shores 164
miles in extent. It is an
impressive sheet of water,
defining the eastern boundary of Ontario. Its chief
interest to the angler lies
in its ready access to the
western snores of seldom
visited bass waters along
the border of the Temagami Forest Reserve.
LAKE PENAGE
A sportsman, who has
visited all the best spots,
recently remarked, 'There
is no best place in the
Lake Penage district—
it's all good!' No perjury
there, by any means. It
is reasonably well-known,
and you can prove its superb fishing possibilities by
consulting any of your
cronies who has experienced its delights, and he
will tell you that it is
one of the best bass waters on the continent—sound
judgment.
As yet not completely charted, Lake Penage presents a combination of fishing attractions that cannot fail to please the most exacting angler as long
as he is content with resorts of a modest though
comfortable character. To convey a faint idea of
the extent of its possibilities, it is worth noting that
the lake is 26 miles in length, with an extremely
irregular and indented shoreline, and contains
over 500 islands. No less important are the hundreds of lakes that are scattered throughout the
forest surrounding its shores and extending clear
through to Georgian Bay. Many of these lakes are
regularly visited, some occasionally; but it is safe to
say that as many more have not been visited, as
the sport in the aforementioned waters has been so
good as to make it entirely unnecessary to search
out new fishing grounds. As yet, no trails have been
cut into hundreds of lakes which, without doubt,
will some day offer extraordinary attractions to the
more adventurous type of sportsman, who is ready
to exchange a little hard work for the thrill of being
the first to cast over strange lakes and streams.
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Hundreds of miles of forest-girt water paths in Ontario
The silent northwoods hereabouts harbour an
abundance of wild life, but deer predominate. The
latter 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—Mr. Geo. E.
Brown, Manager, and Bonniview Camp, Mr. H. G.
Hutchinson, Manager; An enquiry to either at
White Fish, Ont., will bring invaluable information
concerning Lake Penage and outlying waters.
Guides, outfits and canoes are procurable from both.
Working west from Sudbury we get into
perhaps the most unspoiled of all fishing and hunting
territories in North America. So numerous are they
in fact, in this great expanse of wilderness, that it
is possible to mention only a few, and those briefly,
in these limited pages.
At Metagama, for instance, one can outfit for
any one of a dozen hunting or fishing trips through
that tangle of waterways threading wild picturesque
trails through wonderful sporting territory. Most
of these streams 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
astounding, 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 in a canoe trip. There are
however, several log cabin camps here, maintained
by Mr. M. U. Bates of Metagama, strategically
situated so as to drop the sportsman into the very
heart of the best of hunting and fishing. Last
summer, for example, a party saw five moose from
the door of their cabin in one day; and in another
case a moose ventured to within ten feet of a cabin.
As to fishing, the pike in these streams and salmon
trout in the lakes are extremely numerous. The
cabins accommodate from one to eight persons, are
clean and modestly comfortable. All a guest needs
bring with him is fishing or hunting outfit and
personal effects; and although blankets are available,
it is suggested that you bring your own. A novel
feature about these cabins is that they are remote
from one another. No suggestion of the jazzy
summer resort here, nothing but the peace and
quietness of the primeval forest. Canoes and guides
are procurable through Mr. Bates, with whom, it is
suggested, you should communicate for fuller de'
tails.
THE MISSISSAUGA RIVER
The widely known glories of this 'cruise of
cruises' have been vividly described in the section
pertaining to canoe trips (page 39). It is reached
through Bicotasing on the Canadian Pacific a few
miles west of Metagama, and presents to the outdoor enthusiast 275 miles of ever-changing primitive
beauty. Not the least of its attractions is the
splendid fishing afforded in its various waters-
trout, 'lunge, bass and pike.
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THE MONTREAL RIVER
This striking cruise is also dealt more fully
with in the section concerned with canoe trips
(page 40). It offers similar scenic grandeur to that
of the Mississauga River with the added advantage
of optional routes. Great Northern pike pre-
dominate, but side trips will lead the more adven'
turous into some remarkable speckled trout waters.
The going'in point is Chapleau on the Canadian
Pacific main line.
SUMMIT SPORTING CAMPS
Here, indeed, is a good place for the man who
will be satisfied with nothing less than exceptional
sport! Mr. C. D. Newcombe, Chapleau, Ont.,
operates several log cabin camps on a string of
beautiful lakes just east of Amyot, Ont., on the
Canadian Pacific. Last summer a reconnoitering
sportsman saw five moose in one day besides abun'
dant evidence of caribou. Bear were so numerous
that a resident guardian of one of the camps had
shot seven in the spring. The speckled trout,
while not of the Nipigon size, are plentiful, and
provide excellent flyfishing for anything up to
two pounds in May, June, July and early Septem'
ber.
The camps provide all the simple comforts neces'
sary to pleasant hunting and fishing trips. It is
suggested that you communicate with Mr. New'
combe for complete information.
NORTH OF LAKE SUPERIOR
From the Height of Land, where pine forests
shelter thousands of unknown lakes, there flow
countless streams, mere threads of water in some
cases till, gathering volume from the endless web
of waterways spanning this fapflung empire of fish
and game, they thresh their tempestuous way down
pine'girt granite gorges into the clear cold waters
of that inland sea—Lake Superior.
Sparsely settled, this region offers sport supreme
to the man who is willing to forego the comforts of
civilization, tote his pack into the unknown, and
sleep on a couch of balsam. Such a man will come
back with a treasure in heart that no one can rob.
For the fish and game north of Lake Superior have
scarcely been touched as yet. Moreover, the
Ontario Government has set aside the Superior
Game Preserve, which insures fine sport for all time.
Nowhere can better brook trout fishing be had.
The moose and deer that roam this territory will
provide prized trophies for years to come.
One factor which has contributed mightily to the
preservation of fish and game in this portion of
northern Ontario is that comparatively few of its
rivers are navigable. The Canadian Pacific, how'
ever, presents several entry'points which enable the
sportsman to penetrate to good fishing and hunting
areas with comparative ease.
White River, for instance, is a good base from
which to reach the Kwinkwaga Lake or Pokei Lake
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'The ]<[ipigonian at Burnt Harbor—St. Ignace Island
districts, in all of which moose and deer are more
than plentiful. Mr. D. V. Rumsey of White River
will gladly help to plan a hunting, fishing, or canoe
trip when called upon to do so. It is pointed out,
however, that flies are unusually bad here until late
in July. He has a nice camp north of White River.
Jackfish serves a region which is already known
to many outdoorsmen. It is the starting point for
the Steel River canoe cruise (see page 41) and
threads its way in a northerly circle through a chain
of lakes and streams for about 175 miles, falling into
Lake Superior six or seven miles east of Jackfish.
This cruise passes through particularly fine game
country and one can usually depend on seeing
moose, deer, bear and caribou during the month of
August. Speckled and rainbow trout are plentiful
in the wild waters of the lower Steel. Mr. P. A.
Nicol, Jackfish, Ont., is thoroughly familiar with
this section and will gladly advise intending visitors.
Mr. Nichol can arrange for guides, canoes and outfit. Complete information has been set forth in a
bulletin prepared by the General Tourist Depart'
ment, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal. A copy
will be mailed on request.
ABOVE SCHREIBER
So little has this remarkable country been hunted
and fished that it is sure to provide sport incompar'
able to the more audacious of the fraternity of forest
and stream. Until recently, few sportsmen were
known to have visited the Bear Lake district above
Schreiber, other than Canadian Pacific scouts who
all returned highly elated with their experience and
are confirmed enthusiasts today. Since then it has
been visited a little more frequently. But the
plenitude of fish and game is such that its possibilities
will not soon be exhausted. From Schreiber, motor is
available over a rough but passable road to within
a hundred yards of a dam at Cook Lake. Thence
by a perfect maze of waterways a canoe trip may be
made through a country that assures many a sight
of moose, deer, bear and caribou. Pike up to 20
lbs. are by no means uncommon and bass frequently
scaling 5 lbs. are extremely plentiful in Little Cook
Lake and other waters. Speckled trout abound
in many of the streams and lakes. There are several
portages, some fairly stiff, but the man who is
guaranteed such excellent sport yields counts them
as fair price.
Walker 6? Handel (Schreiber, Ont.) can outfit
parties to one's entire satisfaction. They will gladly
supply further particulars to anyone interested in
this region.
NIPIGON
A few years ago hydro'power developments
perhaps interfered with the fishing for that prince
of speckled beauties—the Nipigon trout. Con'
sequently, his fame deteriorated to such an extent
that anglers were chary of making the pilgrimage
to these remarkable waters. Now, however, with
the work long finished, he has returned to his former
glory and the fish taken recently are causing Nipigon
fishermen of other years to look to their laurels.
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'Coasters' and lake trout—St. Ignace Island
A most convenient and comfortable headquarters,
for the sportsman who takes his family along, is the
Nipigon River Bungalow Camp. The detraining
point is Nipigon River Camp Station on the Canadian Pacific, and at this delightful resort, 'home'
awaits the man who demands comfort with his
sport. Of the bungalow-central-clubhouse variety,
this camp is a hub for some profitable sporting forays
into the excellent fishing and hunting territory hereabouts. For instance, a superb new cruiser, the
Nipigonian, will carry you down river to Nipigon
Bay (on Lake Superior) across which you reach St.
Ignace Island in whose bays the thrill of 'coaster'
fishing awaits you.
'Coasters' are speckled brook trout which remain in the cold waters of Lake Superior and run
to a large size.
Or, if you prefer to work northward, the trips
up to Lake Nipigon or to Lake Polly will yield
satisfactory rewards of trout and pickerel.
An attractive folder containing a comprehensive
map of the Nipigon region is available on application
to the nearest agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway (see list at back of booklet).
The Nipigon River is close to some unusually
good hunting territory—the headwaters of Jackfish
River, for instance, and Black Sturgeon River.
The Manager of the Hudson's Bay Company
is a competent authority on their possibilities and
can supply outfits and guides. Canoes and boats
are available at the Nipigon River Bungalow Camp.
WEST OF LAKE SUPERIOR
The 'Twin Cities' are situated on the very edge
of a vast stretch of heavily wooded country extending north and westward, where moose, deer, caribou
and bear range practically unhindered. It is safe
to say that this region will shortly become one of
America's most popular sports grounds.
Its innumerable waters are liberally stocked with
Great Northern pike, wall-eyes and lake trout.
Bass are also to be found in some places.
From Savanne, Wabigoon and Dinorwic, sportsmen have ventured into this wilderness, meeting
with unqualified success.
Mr. Frank Edwards, Savanne, Ont., Messrs.
Merril, Rhind & Walmsley, Wabigoon, Ont., and
Mr. F. Hazel wood, Dinorwic, Ont., are the local
sources of information.
IGNACE
In a territory so rarely visited by sportsmen as
that surrounding Ignace, it is only natural that
moose, deer, bear and caribou should continue to
thrive prolifically. A Canadian Pacific scout, rec-
onnoitering the district for information for sportsmen, found indications of a profusion of big game—
deer and moose predominating. The spoor of
these animals was in evidence everywhere. For the
canoe trip enthusiast, who welcomes a long, tough
cruise in unspoiled country, no superlatives can
match the beauties of the route from Ignace to Lake
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Red deer at a salt lick
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of the Woods.    Fishing in such virginal country
may well be imagined.
Mr. A. McClure of Ignace will supply complete
information to those interested.
THE LAKE OF THE WOODS
Near the western frontier of Ontario lies the
Lake of the Woods, an extensive body of water of
unusual beauty and charm. Its rugged and indented
shoreline is covered for the most part with pine,
spruce and birch. Over twelve thousand islands
of every conceivable size and shape dot its surface,
and provide a maze of channels in which scrappy
bass and vigorous, tackle-smashing muskies hold
sway. And [if the possibilities of the country
surrounding the Lake of the Woods is taken into
account, the sport available here is positively unsurpassed.
For some unaccountable reason, most sportsmen
are prone to overlook territory which is easily
reached, and are eager to try more distant fields.
This form of wanderlust finds ample room for relief
in the hundreds of lake systems radiating from the
main body; and in each case the fishing nearly always
justifies the expedition.
As soon as the bounds of limited civilization are
passed, a wide sweep of excellent hunting is open,
where no difficulty is experienced in selecting an
area suited to the sportsman's requirements. Red
deer and moose are exceedingly plentiful.   And an
occasional caribou is to be seen. It is safe to say
that this entire territory offers as much to the
hunter as any section in Ontario.
DEVIL'S GAP BUNGALOW CAMP
Near Kenora, on the Lake of the Woods, has been
established a delightful family resort whence a man
may range these remarkable fishing waters and
return to the solid comfort of a bungalow camp at
evening, and a game of golf if you so desire.
Devil's Gap Bungalow Camp was created as
much for the fisherman as for the flapper, because
its location puts a man within a paddle stroke, so
to speak, of red-blooded sport that has no peer anywhere. Its individual bungalows are pleasantly
furnished and the social life, to the man so'ininded,
is all that could be desired.
A special folder, describing in detail Devil's Gap
Bungalow Camp, is available on application to the
nearest agent of the Canadian Pacific Railway (see
list at back of booklet).
In addition, the Kenora Board of Trade and the
J. W. Stone Boat Co. cordially invite sportsmen
interested in the surrounding country to write for
suggestions as to outfitters who will make complete
arrangements for a trip, or supply other information.
Is it any wonder, then, that Ontario is the mecca
of half the sportsmen in North America—to say
nothing of many from overseas? Small wonder,
indeed; for in its forests and streams it transmits
something to nature's gentlemen which all the world
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cannot filch from their souls—the peace sublime
that washes the canker of civilization out of them,
brightens their eyes, and brings a new hearty note
into their laughter during that joy of joys—the
comradeship of the trail.
CANOE TRIPS
THE TENT DWELLER'S CRUISE
Although Evangeline's Country conjures up
visions of dreamy contentment, placid farmlands,
orchards swathed in mists of white blossom, it
affords, in sharp contrast, canoe cruises through
lusty pine forests where fish and game thrive in
numbers completely satisfying to the most exacting.
The 'Tent Dweller's' cruise (so-named from the
title of Alfred Paine's delightful book about this
region) begins at South Milford, reached by a short
motor run from Annapolis (on the Dominion
Atlantic Railway). Mr. A. D. Thomas of the
Milford House furnishes guides, canoes and supplies at the usual rates. The route lies through the
Yedgemakooge and Rossignol waters, and may be
followed via the lower Liverpool River clear to the
Atlantic Ocean. Or, after traversing Lake Rossignol to Indian Gardens, the return may be made to
South Milford over the same %oute.
As an alternative, a motor from the Kedgemakooge Rod and Gub Club (Mr. C. W. Mills,
Annapolis) will transport you direct to this excellent sportsmen's headquarters whence your trip
may begin, thereby avoiding some portages between
South Milford and Kedgemakooge.
For a comfortable two-weeks' jaunt among
scenery unsurpassed, this cruise is unequalled in
Nova Scotia. There are trout in most of the lakes
and streams of this water system, and especially in
its tributaries which offer fascinating diversion in
the way of side trips. An excellent run of big
sturdy salmon in the lower Liverpool River is the
rule in season.
THE JORDAN RIVER TRIP
A pleasing variation of the foregoing is to
portage from Lake Rossignol through several
small lakes to the Jordan River which offers some
of the best fishing available in this region. The
Jordan parallels, roughly, the lower Liverpool and,
like the latter, flows into the Atlantic. This trip
may be terminated at Jordan Falls Station, or if
desired you may return to Lake Rossignol by an
entirely different route, through Silver, Sixth and
Coad Lakes and Coad Brook. Good fishing is to be
encountered in all these waters.
TOBIQUE-NIPISIQUIT TRIP
The most famous 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. Detraining at Plaster Rock
on the Canadian Pacific, you motor to Miller's at
the forks of the Tobique, and pole the Left or Little
Tobique Fork to Nictau Lake, portage to Nipisiquit
Lake and run the Nipisiquit 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. And if the trip is taken in September, good
bear hunting is to be expected. Three weeks is
the accepted time for this cruise, with a fourth
added if hunting is planned.
THE CAINS RIVER TRIP
The trip down the Cains River is one of the most
accessible and comfortable in New Brunswick, with
no dangerous rapids to be encountered. 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.
W. Harry Allen, Penniac, is 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.
MONT LAURIER TO MANIWAKI
If you would do some canoe vagabonding above
that famous old region, where, in your imagination,
you may hear the rousing shanty songs of Johnnie
Couteau and his lumberjacks as they ran the chutes
in their unwieldy bateaux, take the Canadian Pacific
up to Mont Laurier. Thence down the Riviere
Lievre and you are embarked on a most intriguing
cruise to Whitefish Lake where you turn north and
traverse a fascinating lake system emerging onto the
Gatineau River and terminating your journey at
Maniwaki, 82 miles north of Ottawa on the Canadian Pacific. Portages are infrequent, except near
Maniwaki where five are encountered in rapid succession. But none of these are 'heartbreakers';
and most provide perfect camping sites where, by
glowing embers, under a starry canopy, you may
sleep the sleep of the justly contented to the mas'
culine harmony of lusty-voiced rapids nearby. Fish
for breakfast! Trout! And, rounding the first headland, after the start is made, a deer or moose may
swim across the bow of your canoe.
KIAMIKA
Or, perhaps, you seek a canoe trip through an
absolutely uninhabited region of 'Ole Kebeck,'
where big beaver dams confront your eyes, and
moose and deer, standing knee-deep in the water,
stare petulantly at you with dripping muzzles.
Then the Kiamika trip will more than satisfy your
wanderlust.    Up   the   Kiamika   River   to   Lake
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Kiamika, through the Brule water system to the
Riviere Lievre and downstream to Mont Laurier,
is a memorable cruise on which the portages are
reasonably easy except for one of one and one-half
miles from Brule to Baker's Lake. And by detraining
at Lac Saguay, en route from Montreal, and driving
12 miles you avoid several portages on the lower
reaches of the Kiamika River. Good fishing and
fascinating scenery are yours for every one of the
105 miles of this water highway. Guides, outfits
and further information are procurable from J. H.
Lamarche, Mont Laurier, or Arthur Beauvais,
Caughnawaga, Que.
The General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific
Railway, Montreal, will gladly supply a rough
sketch'map on request.
Lake and grey trout, scrappy bass, savage muskies,
pickerel and pike nearly exhaust 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 unbelievably plenti'
ful. 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, will produce maps and
comprehensive up-to-date information.
MANIWAKI TO ANGLIERS
If you can" afford the time, and your appetite for
the water trail is insatiable, there is no more
remarkable cruise available than the 350-mile jaunt
from Maniwaki to Angliers—through a country
that has scarcely been touched by sportsmen, a
country that is one mass of lakes and rivers infested
with bass and trout, a country where moose and
deer range freely, untrammelled by the fear of man.
Detraining at the Canadian Pacific terminus,
Maniwaki (where excellent outfitting may be
effected at Donovan Bros.), it is better to drive to
Lep;ne's Farm on the Gens-de-Terre River than
attempt the ascent of the turbulent Gatineau. From
Lepine's Farm you commence a cruise beset with
miles upon miles of the most gorgeous scenery
imaginable. As Mr. Raoul Cloutier remarks in his
admirable booklet—From Maniwaki to Angliers—
'is far easier to enjoy than to describe.' Of course
there are portages; but the trip being mostly downstream there is much leisurely paddling to com'
pensate for them.
I Of such scope is this cruise that no attempt can
be made herein to describe it in detail. You are
cordially invited, however, to write the General
Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, for more comprehensive information.
TRIPS IN AND ABOUT LAKE
PENAGE
It is not easy to list the innumerable canoe trips
that radiate from Penage. It is much easier to
account for the excellent sporting possibilities
offered. For it is far enough off the beaten track
to make one of its most enthusiastic admirers
remark—'There is no best place in Penage—it's
all good.' And, as though to prove its claim to
be the best bass lake in America, that angler has
been coming back for eighteen consecutive summers.
Feeding the lake are nearly one hundred smaller
lakes, reached by stream and portage, and the fishing
in most is superlatively good for bass, wall-eyes and
Great Northern pike. There is also exceptionally
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
(H. G. Hutchinson) are simple but good centres for
the canoe-trip enthusiast. Address the last two at
Whitefish (Soo Line), Ont. And write to A. O.
Seymour, General Tourist Agent, Canadian Pacific
Railway, Montreal, for Bulletin No. 67 and fuller
information.
THE FRENCH RIVER ROUTE
*      ^   •   '♦■      e.u   rw          axa„ THE MISSISSAUGA RIVER TRIP
From the junction of the Ottawa and Mattawa
Rivers through the Mattawa, Lake Nipissing and Sunset and Moonrise a beaver and her six
the French River to Georgian Bay, lies that old little ones emerge from the shadows of a grove of
favourite the French River system, known as the birch and stir the glistening pool with ripples of
'Champlain Trail' because it was the route taken quicksilver as they stem the waters to the far shore,
by the intrepid French explorer over three centuries      there to strip some alders a calf moose comes
ago.    It comprises about 130   miles of beautiful '   down to the pool to drink while the cow crashes
waterways offering keen sport most of the way.      about in the underbrush an owl from the
Owing to Canadian Pacific entry points at French top of a jack pine declaims your presence to his
River, North Bay and Mattawa along the route of     brethren of the wilds in mournful tones but
this canoe cruise, it may be broken up into many you are too utterly content to give heed.    As you
shorter trips.    A map reference will quickly illus- roll up in your blankets, glorying in happily-tired
trate their infinite variety.    One could easily spend muscles, the night breezes are as unction to the
an entire summer vagabonding in these far-flung tingle of the sun that lingers in your bronzed face.
water highways. Yet, despite a full heart, there is just a tinge of
[39] Fishing    Waters    and    Game    Haunts
wistfulness in your thoughts—that the most
glorious of all canoe trips—the Mississauga—is
nearly over.
Drinking greedily of the incense of pine, as
though desperately trying to retain some of it for
sustenance during another year's incarceration in
the prison of civilization, again you remember in a
rush of vivid impressions: the phantoms that peopled
your imagination as you paddled into sight of the
moss-covered ruins of the old Hudson's Bay Fort—
phantoms of a genial grizzled Scottish factor, the
bizarre garb of Indian trappers loitering about the
palisades, the audacious-eyed courriers de bois; the
speckled trout that ran so large and plentiful that
at length you wet your hands, gently unhooked,
and slipped the dazzling beauties back into the
water; the vicious strike of pike in a lake literally
overrun with the savage brutes; the glossy sheen
of lake trout that scaled as high as eighteen pounds;
the awe-inspiring grandeur of Aubrey Falls, higher
than Niagara, leaping from rocky shelf to rocky
shelf, threshing itself into an eternal white frenzy,
jealously guarded by ancient pines that stand as
serried centurions on the bastions of the great gorge,
the swift, breath-taking glide down Forty-Mile
Rapids where you seldom dip a paddle except to
avoid some particularly turbulent water; the Mississauga Tunnel where the river careens boisterously
through a deep cleft in the granite, so narrow in
places that the giant trees almost meet overhead;
to say nothing of lake after lake offering fish in lavish
quantities and infinite variety And as you
knock the dottle out of your 'last' pipe, you sigh a
little regretfully, and murmur a sleepy promise to the
silence of the northwoods, '—coming back next
year.'
Two hundred and seventy-five miles of a canoe
trip so famous that it is a by-word with artists,
sporting writers and sportsmen the continent over.
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 the by-streams and lakes. Shorter
trips are. of course, available and are described in
Bulletin No. 70 which contains a good map and
much fuller information about the Mississauga.
Apply to A. O. Seymour, General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal.
THE MONTREAL RIVER
For wild rugged grandeur, no canoe cruise surpasses the Montreal River. Go in at Chapleau on
the Canadian Pacific, where guides and outfits are
procurable through C. D. Newcombe, Wm. McLeod,
or Smith 6? Chappie Ltd., who will gladly furnish
complete information to interested sportsmen. By
following a chain of lakes to the Height of Land,
Summit Lake is reached. This lake is the head'
water of the Montreal River by which the Algoma
Central Railway is reached after a wild succession
of rapids. Portages are numerous but not difficult;
and they are more than compensated for by the
magnificent scenery, especially the rockbound gorges
on the lower reaches of the river. A few Indians,
who have remained 'native', still roam this country.
They are quite inoffensive, timid even. 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, in'
dicating 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. Although,
the hardy sportsman, who doesn't object to work,
will be well rewarded with speckled trout by
making the portage over to the Batchawana River.
MISSINABIE TO LAKE SUPERIOR
A real he'inan's canoe cruise of marvelous possi'
bilities is that via Dog Lake, Missinabie Lake,
Whitefish Lake and Michipicoten River, to Lake
Superior, coming out at the Algoma Central
Railway. At Missinabie, on the Canadian Pacific,
you detrain virtually on the shore of Dog
Lake. And the man who demands excitement
with his sport is in for a 58'mile feast of sparkling
fishing—both speckled and lake trout running to
generous size and quantity. There is only one
difficult portage—the rest being comparatively easy.
But the guides available at Missinabie simplify such
matters just as expertly as the Hudson's Bay Co.
and Jules F. Ross settle your outfitting problems.
THE TIMAGAMI TRIP
Three and three'quarter million acres! That is
the extent of the Timagami Forest Reserve which
the Ontario Government has pronounced inviolate
for all time from the encroachment of lumbermen or
settlers. And Lake Timagami, with its vast cart'
wheel arms and companion waters reaching far into
this remarkable fish and game preserve, offers a
thousand and one cruises to the canoeist. The most
desirable, however, is the 'loop' route through Lake
Timagami, Lady Evelyn Lake, Mattawakika River,
Montreal River, Animanipissing Lake, Sandy Inlet
and return through Lake Timagami—about 120
miles in all. Bass, pickerel and trout are more than
plentiful in these waters.
The Timagami Fur Co. at Timagami or the
Hudson's Bay Co. on Bear Island in the lake will
outfit you completely.
THE OBA RIVER
Unique, in that it passes through a region rarely
visited by white man, the Oba is a delight to the
canoeist seeking the novelty of running a narrow,
shallow stream where the trees almost meet over'
head like a jungle river.    It is an easy trip, the
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current taking the load off the paddle, and portages
are infrequent.
Occasionally you will come across a canoe
'homing' towards an Indian village such as Oba—an
Ojibway or Cree paddling lazily, with his squaw
and children sitting stolidly up forward. Or along
the mud flats, you are quite likely to come upon the
trails of moose and deer. The Oba offers good
fishing for walleyes and pike; and in some of the
pools, speckled trout are to be found.
Going in at Tatnall on the Algoma Central, the
trip is terminated at Swanson on the Canadian
Pacific. Guides, canoes and outfits are arranged
for through A. J. V. Selkirk, Franz, Ont.
THE STEEL RIVER TRIP
Where the pine'crested crags of grim bloodied
mountains tower awesomely overhead; where the
lordly moose takes one last indignant look at you
before ambling away leisurely into the forest; where
caribou surprise you in a hidden bay, or a bear
stares incredulously at you before lumbering off
clumsily into a favourite berry patch—here in the
Steel River waters may the enthusiast satiate that
lust for pioneering in the primitive wilderness.
Here the two-fisted sportsman will find a challenge
worth his salt. But the harvest of red-blooded
sport more than compensates for the lively innings,
which, though strenuous, is not dangerous, and
involves no risk.
Speckled trout, lake trout and pike offer an
alluring feast of sport for the angler in waters that
have been so sparingly fished that none needs return
with less than a winter's store of honest—yes,
honest!—nerve-tingling fish yarns.
The trip begins at Jackfish on the mainline of the
Canadian Pacific and follows a chain of gorgeous
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.
175 miles of joyous hardy sport!
Guides, canoes, provisions and complete outfits
are procurable from P. A. Nichol or Ed. Nicol at
Jackfish, both of whom will gladly furnish fuller
information on request.
Or write A. O. Seymour, General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal.
NIPIGON RIVER TRIPS
The Nipigon trout! Who hasn't heard of him?—
famous with old'timer and tenderfoot alike.
For the voyageur of the canoe trail who wants
his family to share, to a marked degree, the inexpres'
sible delights of the northwoods, Nipigon River
Bungalow Camp is an ideal headquarters. From
this pleasant resort he may make several side trips
of varying length in addition to the well-known
canoe cruises up the Nipigon River to Lake Nipigon
or down to Nipigon Bay on Lake Superior.
Giant brook trout, wall-eyes, monster Great
Northern pike are included in the infinite variety
of fish to be encountered in these waters.
The detraining point is Nipigon River Camp
Station on the Canadian Pacific, 69 miles east of
Fort William; and outfits, provisions, canoes and
guides are procurable from the Hudson's Bay Co. at
Nipigon Village.
Write to A. O. Seymour, General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific Railway, Montreal, for Bulletin
and complete information.
BLACK STURGEON RIVER
Only to the sturdy adventurer is this trip recommended. It should not be attempted by boys, and
never without a guide. But, with all its frequent
—sometimes long—portages, it is a never-to-be-
forgotten experience in a country that is the last
word in primeval beauty—where fish and game
exist in seemingly inexhaustible numbers. As an
indication, a sportsman recently discovered a salt
lick, on the banks of the river, the trail to which
was so constantly used that the hoofs of myriad
deer and moose had beaten a virtual cowpath to it,
wearing the turf to a depth of several inches and
packing it as hard as cement.
Go in at Nipigon and follow up river about 12
miles to the mouth of Bass Creek. A team may
be procured for the 4-mile portage to Bass Lake.
Following a westerly course, you cross a series of
small lakes, emerging eventually into Black Sturgeon
River and so on up to Black Sturgeon Lake. During
the ascent of the river, the plethora of Great
Northern pike will astonish you—till you tire of
pulling them in.
The return is made down the Black Sturgeon
River to Coughlin on the Canadian Pacific. For
fuller information and outfitting, apply to the
Hudson's Bay Company at Nipigon, Ont.
IN AND ABOUT LAKE OF THE
WOODS
Kenora, situated at the head of the Lake of the
Woods, is a famous rallying point for canoe-trip
enthusiasts because of the numerous cruises radiating therefrom. Practically all the lake's tributaries
offer water routes into a wild, untamed region that
has no peer for fishing and hunting. Although the
Lake of the Woods is an enormous body of water,
fast motorboats will tow your canoe to these distant
rivers where superb fishing exists for the active
angler. Bass, 'lunge, trout and pickerel are to be
found in the lake and its companion waters in
numbers to satisfy the most avid disciple of Izaak
Walton; and deer and moose abound in the nearby
forests. American sportsmen, resident in Minneapolis or St. Paul, should entrain for Winnipeg where
fast Canadian Pacific trains will transport them to
Kenora, but a few hours distant.
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WILD LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY
A huge bull moose, standing in the shallows, a
succulent root or two in his wet muzzle, held
motionless by stately indignation at the intrusion
 a hen partridge mustering her chicks with
nervous concern the leap of a buck, his
cotton tail flaunted audaciously as his rump flashes
over the underbrush. This is Life! and the utter
naivete of his subjects, the breathless thrill of that
tense moment when a split second spells the differ'
ence between a bit of blank bush and a composition
throbbing with wild life—that thrill surpasses even
the tingling excitement of the hunter or fisherman
at the kill.
And the landscapes! The tallest skyscraper in
the world, the most magnificent gothic cathedral,
pales before a pine-crested headland against an
evening sun, with a crane winging ponderously
towards some lonely marsh.
With such memories preserved everlastingly by
the lens of the dexterous cameraman there is no
need for him ever to become 'staled' by civilization
again And to be sure there is no dearth of
country wherein a never-ending variety of such
shots are to be had. Consider the possibilities of
the Laurentides National Park in Quebec where no
gun is permitted; or the reserves in Ontario such
as Temagami or the Superior Game Preserve.
Read the description of some of the more notable
canoe cruises, pages 3 8 to 41. 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 mere feet of the most
precious pictures you could desire.
Of course, a good deal of assiduous attention to
detail is of paramount importance to fine photc
graphy. A camera is a precision instrument, ex'
tremely delicately adjusted. But it has no brains
of its own. Just as the sportsman studies his rods
and guns, so must the cameraman study the possi'
bilities and limitations of the camera he uses. A
careful perusal of the manufacturer's instructions is
sound procedure, rewarding you with handsome
return in good pictures. His laboratories have
probably spent millions to give you such information
in compact form. No attempt will be made here
to specify exposure periods or timing of the shutter
for rapidly moving objects, because lenses differ so
widely. Again, follow your manufacturer's in'
structions to the letter. An old'fashioned, though
none'the-less trustworthy, method of determining
just what uncertain light will give you is to squint
the eyes. A good many wasted films will be provided against if this simple precaution is adopted.
Wherever possible, steady your camera against
a tree or a rock. Hold your breath. Such slight
movement as breathing has ruined many an ex'
posure, even  with the shutter working at high
speed.
Practice judging distance, and notice the higher
ratio of good shots obtained. It is most important
at close range.
Highlights and shadows are the vital fabric of
your pictures. With the sun directly behind you,
the preponderance of highlights will give you a
pretty thin study. Keep the sun to your right or
left. And, if you are caught napping, with some
fast moving game between you and the sun, it is
extremely important to shade your lens.
An excellent ruse for 'catching' big game is to
set your camera up at a 'water hole' or salt lick,
connecting 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
intensest admiration kept his camera belted to his
person at all times!
RODS, LURES, GUNS
Rods for Bait-casting and Trolling
Since the water resistance of the average (% oz.)
modern 'plug' varies greatly from that of the buck-
tail 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 5J^ ft. rod, although
some insist that 33^ ft. rod produces the best
results. Stick to the former. And, if you care
to, you can take along a 6}/% ft. rod for the
lighter lures, although it is not absolutely necessary when you have mastered the 5y% ft. standard
model.
Trolling rods vary according to personal prefer-
ence, from the 43^ ft. variety to the more flexible
8 ¥2 footer. But don't use your casting rod for
trolling, else an unsightly bow will soon appear,
rendering it absolutely unfit for accurate casting.
FLy RODS
A 4 or 5 oz. rod from 8J/£ ft. to 9 or 9lA 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 besides the fly line.
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BAIT-CASTING LINES
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 weeds, you are justified in using a line of
from 18 to 20 lbs. test.
FLy LINES
Your only hope of getting a fl y 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 5% 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 necessary. 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.
LURES
The subject of lures is so vastly complex that
whole volumes could be written on it. Most good
manufacturers' catalogues contain reliable tables
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.
Most fishermen by this time have fished successfully 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 porkrind
attached, are often successful in touting 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
feeders.
REELS
Bait-casting.—If you stop to consider the enormous 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; ascertain that it is made of
german silver and phosphor bronze gears of extreme
hardness; oil the 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.
GUNS
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. And
the low quality alloys in all cheap sporting pieces
have a tendency to foul easily despite the most
meticulous care. 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 cleaning.
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 condition 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.
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CRUISES
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Ottawa, Ont J. A. McGill, 83 Sparks St.
Peterboro, Ont J. Skinner, 343 George St.
Philadelphia, Pa J. C. Patteson, 1500 Locust St.
Pittsburgh, Pa W. A. Shackelford, 338 Sixth Ave.
Port Arthur, Ont F. C. Gibbs, Canadian Pacific Station.
Portland, Ore W. H. Deacon, 148a Broadway.
Prince Rupert, B.C W. C. Orchard.
Quebec, Que C. A. Langevin, Palais Station.
Regina, Sask J. W. Dawson, Canadian Pacific Station.
Saint John, N.B C. B. Andrews, 40 King St.
St. Louis, Mo Geo. P. Carbrey, 412 Locust St.
St. Paul, Minn W. H. Lennon, Soo Line, Fourth and Cedar.
San Francisco, Cal F. L. Nason, 675 Market St.
Saskatoon, Sask R. T. Wilson, 115 Second Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont J. O. Johnston, 529 Queen St.
Seattle, Wash E. L. Sheehan, 1320 Fourth Ave.
Sherbrooke, Que J. A. Metivier, 91 Wellington St. North.
Skagway, Alaska L. H. Johnston.
Spokane, Wash E. L. Cardie, Spokane International Ry.
Tacoma, Wash J. T. Hodge, 1113 Pacific Ave.
Toronto, Ont Wm. Fulton, Canadian Pacific Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C F. H. Daly, 434 Hastings St. West.
Victoria, B.C L. D. Chetham, 1102 Government St.
Washington, D.C C. E. Phelps, 14th and New York Ave., N.W.
Windsor, Ont W. C. Elmer, 142 Ouellette Ave.
Winnipeg, Man E. A. McGuinness, Main and Portage.
The Canadian Pacific Railway gives access to a great many attractive
fishing and hunting districts where fine sport is assured. Sportsmen desiring information concerning conditions and prospects, outfitters, guides or
any other features surrounding a fishing and hunting trip are advised to
write to
A. O. SEYMOUR,
General Tourist Agent,
Canadian Pacific Railway,
286 Windsor Station,
Montreal.
Ship your trophies by Canadian Pacific Express. /GA
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