Canada Fishing Trip, August 2021

I was lucky to be asked to come along on a 5 day fishing trip up in Ontario, Canada at Press Lake.

Press Lake Camp www.presslake.on.ca is the only resort on this pristine lake of 73 miles round. It’s filled with tasty Walleye, aggressive Northern Pikes and good size Smallmouths. You will have the lake to yourself most of the time, you hardly see other fishing boats. The resort is owned by a super nice guy (Ryan Nicholas) that will make sure you know where the fish are and how to fish for them.

Most of the days we caught our limit of Walleye and threw back a bunch of Northern Pike.

Noticed the death grip on my Northern Pike! This fishing trip was the first time I have fished for Northerns.
Old Men And The Sea
Rick Freeman and Eric Robinson with a day limit of Walleye
Beautiful Press Lake
Longtime friends John Kaestle and Eric Robinson taking a break
Rick Freeman and John Kaestle with a day limit of Walleye
Our first day catch of Walleye. Eric Robinson was the executive chef for our cabin and he cooked up a hearty breakfast and a delicious dinner each day.
Sunrise at Press Lake looking from our cozy cabin.

Eagle looking for a floating fish

Mailbox Peak Hike, November 2018

It was time for a calorie burn after Thanksgiving, so my wife Linna, niece Chloe Wei and my good friend Matt Kerby hiked up Mailbox Peak via the old trail two days after stuffing our face with roasted duck, lamb and cold Chinese sliced beef.  

Rick Freeman, Chloe Wei & Linna Freeman enjoying the peak of Mailbox Peak.  

The famous Mailbox Peak

We ascended and descended the old trail (red)…4,000 feet up in 2.5 miles.  I have descended the new trail (blue) a couple of times, but the 5 miles one way down seems to take forever.  My knees are tender and some of the larger step-downs send agonizing jolts of pain on the 2.5 miles old trail, but I will bear the pain to forsake the extended 5 miles.