[accommodations] [atv tours] [canoeing] [community events] [fishing] [fishing report] [fly fishing]
[for sale] [home] [hunting] [ice fishing] [latest wildlife viewings] [mushrooms] [news] [our customer's first...]
[photo tours] [snowmobiling] [snowshoeing/xc skiing] [trap line tours & tanned fur sales]
[useful links] [weddings & portraits] [wild orchids]


Pictures on this page will cover our customer's first ... Examples of pictures could include, but not be limited to, a kid's first fish, first water skiing attempt, first canoe trip, first snowmobile ride ...or anything else that is new to that person while vacationing at our lodge.

If you wish to submit your own pictures, may I suggest that you try to compose your pictures with a minimal amount of unwanted background to ensure a clear and sharp image of the desired subject. Please include all relevant information such as your preferred subject title, descriptive text, time & date, location, and your name and address with your submissions. Only your first name and town (i.e. First fish, taken at 10:25 a.m., on July 15,2004, Cassels Lake, by Bob from Toronto) will be posted on this site. Pictures for inclusion should be in a 300 X 225 pixel jpg size with a quality rating of 75.

A reminder to all of our guests: don't forget the camera to capture that special moment!

It was Lynn's first stay at the lodge and her first trip out with her husband and son for a day of downrigging lake trout. It paid off quite well for her when she hooked and landed this 5.94 pound beauty that was brought up from just under 100 feet of water on a beautiful cloud-free afternoon. July 20, 2017, f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 100, hand held, fill flash, Nikon D7000.

Elias T. age 7 was here with his parents from Hamilton for his first canoeing, camping and fishing trip and caught his fist pike on his third cast on the opening day of fishing season. "It was really big and it fought really hard. Let's go show Doug!" Dad and mom just couldn't paddle the canoe fast enough for him. After all the required photos for the special occasion and then a quick trip across the cleaning table, it was ready for the ride back to the campsite and into the frying pan for lunch. May 16, 2015. Nikon D7000, 50 mm., f/8, 1/250 sec., flash, hand held.

Rebekah, age 8, from Sudbury was here for the first time on the May long weekend with her parents and siblings. After a couple unsuccessful days of fishing, she finally found a hungry 2 1/2 pound pike that liked her lure. It was a long battle for her tiny arms but perseverance & a bit of coaching paid off quite well. That evening, the entire family got to taste her catch ... fish and chips are great!

This was Rei's first trip to Canada from Japan and after catching countless perch, rock bass and sunfish off the dock, he was ready to do some serious fishing. On a small lake not far from town, Rei, his dad and myself were trolling for northern pike when this one hit with a vengeance and nearly took the rod overboard. Amid all the excitement of a very active fish and with a little bit of coaching, he managed to get it into the waiting net all by himself. Back at the lodge, it weighed just over 1.1 kg. or 2 1/2 pounds and was enjoyed by the whole family later that evening. August 14, 2013. Nikon D7000, 63 mm., f/8, 1/250 sec., ASA 200, hand held, no flash.

Zack, age 12, and his dad from Owen Sound were up for a few days vacation just before school started. He had never fished before and on his first day out with a borrowed rod and borrowed red & white lure, he landed this nice 2 pound bass just as the sun was setting. Amid all the excitement and splashing, Doug's coaching helped put it in the net that evening and then on the breakfast table the following morning. August 30, 2010.

Eloise, age 3 and Justine, age 6 from Paris, France were enjoying their first visit to northern Canada and were eager to try their luck at fishing off the docks. With a little help from mom Christine, and granddad, Richard from Montreal, countless rock bass and sunfish were successfully returned to the lake several times over the course of the morning. August 12, 2009

This was the first trip to Temagami for Emily from the Barrie area and her first day of fishing with the family. It didn't take her long to get her first bite and after a few anxious moments and with some much-needed assistance, a nice 2-pound pike was on the way to the dinner table. August 13, 2008.

Jean-Yves, age 9 and his family from Toronto were enjoying their first vacation in Temagami and it was also his first canoe ride. After a smaller pike was successfully released, he caught this nice 2-pounder by trolling a green and yellow plastic minnow on a jig head. After a few frantic minutes, Doug netted it for him and put it in the canoe on July 16, 2007.

This young lad, Devin C., age 10, from Hamilton has been to Temagami quite often in the summer but this was his first winter trip and he decided to do some ice fishing. On a very windy and rather chilly -25 C. afternoon, the whitefish were biting well in a cozy heated hut. Within an hour, we had caught 4 fish, 3 of which were Devin's. He thought they were real tasty when cooked up in Doug's secret batter. February 4, 2007.

Kurtis G. was quite proud of his first fish when he and grandpa Rick spent an afternoon together on Cassels Lake. There's nothing quite like the smile you get with the first one! August 5, 2006.

After five years as a customer and catching lots of walleye and smallmouth bass, Nitsa C. from Port Perry finally caught her first northern pike, a nice 3 pounder. And as luck would have it, she was sitting on the dock, reading a book with the fishing rod leaning against the chair when the hungry pike was tempted with a worm and bobber set-up. August 4, 2006.

Noah S. (age 7) driving mom's boat for the first time all by himself. Let's go fishing! August 7, 2005.

Ethan S. (age 5) with his first pike caught with the help of Uncle Ed. August 7, 2005.

Jake D. (age 8) from Canton, Ohio was all smiles when he landed his first northern pike that weighed in at a hefty 5 pounds. Special thanks go to dad, Joe, for his assistance in getting it in the boat. Way to go-o-o-o Jake!


Send mail to paradise@onlink.net with questions or comments about this web site.