Summer having finally arrived a month late, I made a plan to go fishing at Tisdall Lake on Sunday, Aug. 7.
Tisdall is 44 kilometers from Horsefly off the 500 Road, and has a dock which is designed to be accessible to wheelchairs.
The wind was blowing in my face as usual, but with light six-pound test leader, I had no problem casting out.
Fishing was extremely slow from the dock.
People were doing well trolling in small boats, and I was beginning to despair until finally I hooked a decent trout, an eleven-and-one-half-inch rainbow that gave a good fight.
At the end of two and a half hours, only one more 11-inch trout took my bait, and Faye (wife) and I called it quits for the day.
Two fish, 88 kilometers round trip, the loons’ call, the bald eagle hunting, the waves lapping on the beach, blue sky, sunshine, good company; it simply doesn’t get any better than this if you are disabled and don’t get the opportunity to fish very often.
If you are a fisher person, and have a disability which makes it tough to go fishing on your own, then Tisdall is for you.