6 DAY FAR NORTH BUSHCRAFT CANOE TRIP! EPIC FISHING, SNOW! BUGS, BUSHCRAFT AND BUDDIES!
The love for wild places is something that john and i both have and we've got together for the first time in a year to do a canoe trip we're out in a new spot neither of us have been we've heard lots of good things good things about remoteness.
Scenery solitude and most of all fishing so that's what we're gonna do this trip we're gonna spend we have really no agenda i'm gonna spend quite a few nights out here i've got food for five days so we'll see how it goes i'm planning on catching some fish.
Eating that too this is a much needed outing after a lot of silliness what a nice spot this is anything like what we're gonna get the next few days feels good nice canoe oh thank you it's brand new already has 20 scratches on it.
Well we're uh enjoying our nice paddle through the hail in uh northern ontario here beauty day we're just heading down to our first portage we've been paddling through this amazing lake and we're both feeling real good about being out here so we've.
Come to the end of our lake our puddin lake and neither of us have been here before and this is not a park or anything like that so we don't know what to expect but we come up to where we think there's a portage and there's a portage sign so that's pretty awesome i don't know if one of.
The lodges in the area does it but um thank you to whoever did it so it gives us a little bit of a bearing on where we are we're going to hop over into a couple ponds do a couple portages and hopefully get into some trout lakes there's supposed to be rain all three rainbow brookies and lakers here.
Well considering we've never been here we don't really know what to expect this might be a little hop into the proper uh portages or this might be the start of the real portage we're just going to kind of walk with our backpacks and some odds and ends in our hands head down the trail and see what it uh.
See what bring uh head down the trail and see what it brings what'd you find john some wolf scat i guess i think so too it's pretty dried up fur in it though it's like more fur than poop he's doing good so this is the reason we're walking this could have been one of the ponds we have.
Really no idea um what the kind of shape it's in or when the map was made so some of the ponds could have dried up so this this uh this could end up being a triple carry but just just easing into it and figuring out what the deal is here.
Makes you want to stop here doesn't it i could stay here you got sky dramatic hey this is real nice so for me the triangle with portages all right would you look at the reflection those.
Clouds are like in the water in the water man wow so we're through our first and second portages this is a gorgeous little pond we're on i think i'm gonna cast my line in because it looks to be much deeper than the first pond john and i are both feeling pretty uh.
Content to just be out here so we don't really have a big slog today or anything we're just i think we're both okay with looking for for camp uh right now or after the next portage so we are supposed to get some rain today and it would be a good idea to be set up.
Before that if possible john's gonna catch a fish here got some more rainy sleety hayley stuff what what do you think it is this time it looks like hail yeah there's a little piece bouncing off us that's nice bonus we're camping now.
it looks like a clearing there like another pond there right yeah there's no sign there's a big tree down i'm here to go peek at the other one check the other one you want to hop out here i would prefer to hop over here and just start at least yeah yeah all right.
You got it yeah okay terrible take out those total loon here my the best kind i can't even really step forward there's like a real cut off here it looks used here yeah could be beavers you never know.
So we backtracked hey we had to check out that first spot where john was so gracious enough to get his feet wet and now we're back at this spot and this is the way to go if we went the other way it would have been like eight or nine leftovers it but that's in and out of the boat 100 like nine times ten times then.
Doing like 100 meter or 50 meter liftovers this one is like two portages that are just a bit longer so we're gonna opt for for this less in and out of the boat nonsense new algonquin takeouts here holy smokes yeah they're freaking pelting off john welcome to canada and we're gonna go.
That way uh on this oops on this reminiscent so or somewhat ways i don't have no clue how far through our second portage because we don't know how long it is but it is marked which is always nice and it's relatively free of blow down so we are sitting pretty.
This is the first pass through and we'll be back for our stuff our canoes and our other bags but even though it is marked it looks very seldom used there's trees growing in the middle of the trail and everything we might be at the end of this portage we're not sure oh yeah.
It's a log jam so i'm gonna put in down here personally you know two down i'm glad that one's done not too bad nice i think the vibe has changed the weather is going to be a little uh rainy for the rest of the day it seems it had been raining on and off.
And snowing on off but it was still blue sky everywhere and now it's just really overcast with some a decent rain drizzle so anyways we're gonna get to the next portage which oh i can see the sun i can see this huh it's nice i saw the sun.
My tailbone i did something to my tailbone we are i think done mainly portaging for the day we might have a couple other ones to do but i think the majority is done this is the biggest this is the last unless there's another one after this which.
Could very well be because there's a lot of pawns we can't tell on the maps if they connect or not because we have two separate maps my they're completely different and they're very old so it's kind of throwing us for a loop a little bit but we're figuring our way figuring our way along.
John's coming any minute i'm sure i get some food and water into me i've been liking these vitamin waters lately and i keep the bottle and i'll filter my water into it which is a little bit left and it keeps the taste for a little while and they're durable not as big as a.
Nalgene they're not heavy when they're empty so pretty handy stick with me water transfer tips with old joe i got a lemon i brought a lemon for all the trout we're gonna catch some pepper jerky how do you guys feel about some pepper jerky right now.
Wow i'm good you're good yeah okay let's do it uh we're on this last portage and look what we found look at this freaking stone mason's camp so we're going to camp here because all we were going to do is get to the other side and look for camp anyways and uh.
Yeah i can't pass this up look how old this firewood is oh my goodness bone dry this is really well done it's kind of bizarre it's like it's too precise it's uh stonehenge over here cool well let's do it we're here cheers buddy cheers this is yeah top like three campsites.
Right here you you probably have to be here to appreciate it properly like just beautiful woods all around us there's a little outlet there leading into the lake we're efficient who knows maybe we'll turn our fishing luck around today right right here flat spaces amazing fire pit.
Unreal we were saying like some of these rocks are decent-sized like this this would take two people to carry out thing oh yeah so like someone put a lot of work into this and there's no it's not junked up either not not a speck of garbage actually and the fire pit's overgrown.
Yo very much so it's it's not heavily used there's moss grown on the firewood in the fire pit anywhere else you get a campsite this good it's going to be in crown land it's going to be junked up yep this is immaculate yeah trees.
Scarred up and bottles broken and everything there's nothing there's not a sign of people except for this right here and some cut wood i feel like we found paradise can't believe it paradise down a little chanterology sitting here maybe something oh man can you imagine.
Oh yeah rain's getting a little bit more steady now so i think it's a good time to put up the tarp we'll put it over our stonehenge here so that when we sit and have a fire will be somewhat dry i think i have a six by eight tarp here perfect just enough line yeah.
It's always sunny in northern ontario did you watch that one oh yeah you it was good yeah i didn't watch everything but i saw a lot of it very very very good oh man if you told me danny devito would be in that show oh that that blew me away i know and he is frank reynolds like that is.
His character to play your gopro's still going oh good call let me stop it nice mount i love dude this looks like a can magic it looks magical fantasy yeah we've got our tarp up tent's all squared away.
John's got his hammock going we're gonna go to start the fire here look at that no messing around that bad old birch park and a bic yeah the bees of camping this site is magic magic we're both just saying that we don't remember the last time we've experienced such.
Changes in weather so frequently sun's shining birds are out again two seconds ago it was raining on us and 20 minutes before that it was blue and 20 minutes before that i said it was gonna be dark for the rest of the day it was hail and there was hail there was hail at one point still no fish i haven't seen a fish yet.
Wow look at that thing go stakes are going to go down heavenly shout out pinos this is saint marie oh do you want some chili flakes on yours you're gonna get them and some garlic yeah we'll put some garlic on there too uh i got these i got this cool little uh.
Spice rack and it came with labels so i know what is in the little compartments yeah we'll put the garlic on i'm trying to be a camper this year we're going camping we gonna camping oh yeah that garlic will go good on there i can smell it from here always.
You don't mind my fingers in your food do you draw it's too late to kill perfect answer that's the answer i was looking for we got a little garnish of moss yes leave it oh no don't worry don't worry don't worry dory bam it's like parsley we're good now the beauty is if they fall on the coals.
We're still just cooking i'm not throwing mine away it's the one meal you can just let it fall on the coals and it's still good well look at the amount of smoke that's gonna taste so good that piece under there you're pretty handsy with the fire what do you think i think how long.
Until those are ready side looks better all of yours if you want oh thank you oh look at you thank you freaking gentlemen gentlemen john the gentleman brings the steaks i'm just a slob eating them steak sherpa gladly.
Oh how do we get so lucky because we went through the last year last year yeah not the steak but this day i have a problem i have a problem you got no fork well i do i don't know where it is i can offer you a spoon.
we got it we're good yeah yeah the onions and the peppers together oh and the mushrooms i could taste that's it's perfect yep mine's done good too heck yeah so juicy.
I brought extra salt this time to put on the cut steak parts that's what we'll do there's oh yeah that's good it's really good oh man i said this last year but i've never enjoyed fat so much for the sake.
Oh man i remember it's probably because i buy cheap sticks last year though it was more of a reward oh man we earned those so bad it was a slog getting in there man this one is just like cherry on top of a perfect day that was perfect that one was for anyone who doesn't know.
What we're talking about i'll link it in the video here john and i last year did a slog like into some unknown lakes we didn't know what the heck was going on how far the portages will be and we had to bust through and like remember like the like the swampy parts like the skunk cabbage parts.
And the pond we were deep in mud we've collectively done a lot of portages and those were the worst we've done and the bugs were off the chain they were peak level deep level black flies precious memories tight view fun yeah but.
This steak is on point i've got a plate so everything's right in the world it's turf the tarp is a godsend yeah did you bring your uh the bug nut your big bug turn room yeah no that's the only reason i brought this six by eight i wasn't worried about ten.
By ten but i was like john's got his big old one yeah we packed a little lighter than last year thank god is it snowing sean hold on oh slushy i got some lemon the little weather icon showed snow.
And i was like it's different it's super intense dude like look through my screen it's unbelievable it's just it's a white out it's a white out yeah if you were driving this is a white out for sure wow living the life boys.
Living life out here imagine just being a little spring peeper singing your little heart out in the snow baby please love me oh my god the flakes are getting big back under the tarp retreat retreat.
My microphone my microphone is covered in snow this is crazy this is awesome like honestly i'm so glad i'm over here to experience this well good morning folks it's uh it's nicer than it was when i first woke up so it was a little snowy and.
I was a little wobbly from the night before but now all is well now feeling good i got uh some eggs i cracked two eggs and scrambled them up put them in this water bottle before i left um and i want to cook them because it's going to get warm on this trip.
I don't want to carry them around anymore scrambled eggs for breakfast sounds good for me i have some dehydrated bacon to go with it so it'd be a nice nice little meal what are you doing for breakfast i'm doing chili and garlic bread balling.
My wife's measuring cup that has a little spout nope that's going to be good i should put some cheese in it oh i have cheese it's okay this will probably be done now i think thank you though wow yeah they look weird though.
Unnaturally quickly yeah it looks like kind of strange rubbery yeah i didn't do anything differently maybe they soaked up some plastic from the bottle unnaturally quickly exactly they look weird yeah they'll probably taste pretty good though sure they will.
This big this uh the eggs cooked so very quickly did you just use that bacon as a utensil i was going to try to buddy you saw that right it didn't didn't hold much no no holds weight the whole bacon spoon maybe he cook it up real crispy.
Heard edible utensils are all the rage there you go breakfast of champions so excited are you buying my camera party can you hit stop on my channel john was nice enough to bring his platypus water filtration super easy it's a good flow you know.
So we're going to uh get ready to get out of here everything's packed down we're going to fish this bay for a little while we've got a couple big portages ahead of us today but not a lot of distance to cover so it's 11 8 11 am 11 in the am right now cheers.
crush i really can't get over the topography of this lake and even all the lakes we've been in super pretty it's hard to believe that this is crown land we've got a little bit of a dam or a.
Fallen tree here this beaver lodge we're talking about right in the smack dab in the middle of water looks like there's a fallen tree that they rooted it on the man's got a fish on it's got to be a trout it's pretty much the only option yeah i think so buddy not too much fight.
Yet but a little weight oh buddy oh yeah we're on the board my friend yeah he's not fighting at all i hope i have a fish i hope it's actually a fish so i switched up i switched up my lure and within i don't know man.
10 minutes i got a fish i believe sure feels like a fishy he feels like a laker oh he's gonna run no hey he's going on a little run yeah the joe show joe laker show oh yeah yeah i can see him dude he's going again amazing how quickly.
With the change of a lure the change of luck oh my goodness come on big guy oh yeah there he goes wow that's a beauty fish man yeah okay we're not messing with this net no more this is actually going to get burned.
Tonight that nice tail and we've had uh this whole trip has changed completely and we're uh getting a headwind now but it's not so unbelievably bad we're almost at that portage so it will be a welcome sight and uh.
A good break from paddling because we've been in the boats for seems a couple hours now a cabin or something right on the portage trailer yeah so that all that tree is growing up in the middle of it it's like a 30 year old tree oh even more right in the middle damn.
It would have been the perfect size eh we just one or two people look at the size of it here the size of the timber they use too like that's no joke no imagine getting that well i'm assuming they've got it locally and harvested it processed it here but.
It's still amazing actually that looks like a it's not a window or a door if it's a window this whole thing is really sunk but probably a doorway i don't know it could be a window look here too and then the barrel there pretty cool pretty mossy such a weird spot for it yeah it is.
I think we're in the middle of a 1100 kilometer 1100 meter portage and there's just a freaking cabin i'm going to paddle my boat through this pond the portage picks up over there jono's walking the shore laughs it's raining it's raining.
Oh my god i think that's a uh rainbow rainbow buddy you're not your net yep you you just met him for me please oh thank you okay um i'm gonna just let some drag out and you pull them in your boat and i'll come.
Or you don't have to put me but whatever oh buddy look at the color under it it looks like yeah it's got that iridescence of a rainbow oh my that is a picture that's a football come here well is that your pb bro you had a good one already this year but that's that's.
Sick oh she's thick this is thicker than mine uh my the other one it's the same length but it's a thick fish oh my goodness i'm happy i'm happy oh i had that on the next lake that'd be dinner i know i don't even know.
I don't know what to do with it up to you if you want to stop and cook that's fine i'm not hungry right now at all okay i'm gonna put this guy back but awesome fish super happy about it very nice fish congrats thank you beauty what a fat fat brookie i thought it was a rainbow.
Man that just raises the stakes eh we're not blasting through this like no sir look at what i got it on this little tiny floating wrap thanks for the net help well that was exciting i could have swore by the coloration uh it was going to be a rainbow but he had spots yeah it's just a.
Monster brookie only a monster brookie you know but uh on this trip we have the opportunity to catch brookies lakers in rainbow so the big three in the trout world at least for around here it'd be nice to do but i'm very very stoked on that fish.
Didn't keep him obviously because like you heard we just ate lunch we're about a 1600 uh meter portage away from our camp lake not to mention the fact that we have to pedal all through this lake so pretty confident that we'll get some more and i was not going to carry that fish.
Over that portage beautiful fish beautiful very content very happy with this lure thank you to the gentleman at the store for suggesting this trotler trotlers having fun this is a great trip this is uh stacking up to be triple a trip of a lifetime right now trip of the year at least.
oh damn it damn it damn it damn it 100 fish though no he had it for a minute i thought i was gonna do mid mid sentence on the camera catch it's always the best i should have set the hook should have set the hook i was just.
Laughing too much anyways i'm not even worried not even worried about it great trip shape it up to be a fantastic trip uh yesterday was magic and today has been very very good i just got to deal with this now.
Okay so good hit now and is this a rainbow is this a rainbow it might be it has a pink stripe on it i think it is dude it is a rainbow yeah what a day so it is a rainbow and i uh i'm stoked so we're gonna eat this guy up he uh got a little wrapped around the line.
And i cannot turn it down it's a rainbow it's a rainbow trout okay you ever cut their gills yeah yeah all right my first rainbow trout ever and uh super stoked on this guy look at the pink going down them we're gonna eat them up you know uh he's.
Already dispatched that's three that's a laker a brookie and a rainbow all today and uh for for all joe that's unbelievable so we got to eat them up thank you fishy what a good trip it's day two it's like three or four o'clock.
I'm pretty thankful right now no oh i've lost like three bites here my hook is in my pants and i had to cut my line but it is what it is at least i still have my fishing rod oh man i can't get over this it's unbelievable he looks his mouth looks like salmon.
Like the under jaw that's similar and john is on the board a little speck i think not up to your standards but oh not even it's just a lake trout oh embarrassing come on good job man we're all fish this snoop right it is between the two of us wow that's.
Crazy all three fish species right in this little bay um beautiful all right change of plans we are going to camp on this lake it's too good to leave a lots of fishing and probably a good campsite.
But it's four o'clock already so i'm gonna gut the fish get its gills out and then we're gonna throw over a fire tonight and cook them up bushcraft style we got out of the wind tucked behind this little bay here trying to find a campsite it looks like there is one right in front of us here.
Looks good to me it's very windy out there and uh pretty calm over here so that's a win looks somewhat flat-ish oh wow what is it i am not sure it's got two front fangs fangs for uh pronounced teeth anyway oh beaver beaver or uh.
Tiny muskrat definitely the muskrat that that adds up could be muscular for sure but the the orangey pronounced teeth like that make me think like uh definitely like a rodent yeah yeah this is a slick spot very flat for uh.
Seats lots of wood pre-made fire pit hasn't been used in well judging by the moss growing in it quite some time yeah my gear is wet so i need to get it out i'll put it up on this this rock to dry out my sleeping bag my tent and stuff for now i'm happy i'm happy here.
So surprisingly enough there's not really any flat spots on this uh this camp other than on the rock here we're gonna have a fire right here i don't want to be in the way of that in the middle everything so look down there on that second point i went down there already and there might be a spot right next to the water.
For me that's pretty flat which is kind of cool and if not there's a flat spot definitely up on the hill better so i got just my camping gear sorry my my sleeping stuff my tent my sleeping bag all that stuff i'm just gonna hike over there uh around the shore and set up over there then we'll come back here and hang.
Out and cook and all that stuff look at that that's uh that's daunting a little daunting well here's that spot you can see it's rock as well but it's pretty flat i'm right next to the water which is pretty cool no real dangers ahead no real.
Worries from above so we'll try it and if not we'll go that way all right let's see if we can make this work it's flat enough i just gotta see if i can peg it all down look at that view though not too shabby.
No stay you can stick that one in that's awesome and there we have it i am super happy about that flat enough right next to the water just good enough for an instagram picture you know it's all it's about anyway my ig game.
The sky is so crazy like look at it here and then look at that that's rain 100 so john and i are divvying up the duties he's going to get this fire going i'm going to work out the kinks on this fish cooking setup i'm just doing some sideways steaks right now to butterfly it open so i've got three.
Alder shoots stripped of the bark so it doesn't taint the taste of the fish or anything like that i think this will be my fourth oh this one's dead i need to get green so they don't burn you take this one it's a little thicker but that's okay.
Well relatively straight and six or seven inches long so i'll shave this one down quite a bit because it's too thick but it will work and i don't have to take another alder that way so now after this we'll find a stick to either split at the end.
And sandwich the trout in or we'll get a y stick we'll go on the search for that here in a minute well jono builds up that fire we're gonna put it up cook against the flames and then finish it off closer to the coals.
Maple perfect because i don't know exactly what i'm going to do yet i'm going to uh i'm going to leave these y's long and then cut i don't want to carry the whole thing back over there i'll leave these wires long and then i'll have the option of.
Either using the y branch or just using this part like i've done before so actually it's dead on the inside here which is weird because it's certainly live up here huh um when you got a minute can you give me a hand please yeah.
Can you hold this down here though so i don't hit you thank you this is the guy that's the guy that's the one here my camera back so yep all right just trust exercise what's that it's perfect it's absolutely.
Perfect thank you thank you we're gonna get it yeah so we're just chilling out under john's hammock tarp got our fire rocking out there and the uh sky's blue in the camera but it's raining because we didn't have one set up.
Because it started pouring and uh there's all kinds of clouds around us so it's not too bad right now but we're expecting the worst all right we've got our window let's go get this fish on pull that side yeah yeah yeah i'm worried i'm going to correct no i know but yeah it's a first game.
Before i get a 10 minute video here yeah i'll do one more in the middle put it in the smoke as much as possible we'll need a uh does this move can we move this or is that too big i think it'll move fine yeah no it's pretty easy actually yeah probably and then we need a rock underneath there.
Please nice job look at you that's perfect good job that's awesome dude sweet that looks like we're bushcrafting now you know i'm part of the club well most of the great uh clouds are gone there's some over there we got our main course there but chef jonno whipped up a little batch of.
Kd with sriracha and pepper so we're going to do this for first course well that guy is smoking slowly and cooking some dropping craft dinner lifting right here flipped her over and then supported the neck with this other y branch just so it didn't flop over.
Look at that color that meat pretty awesome the fresh lemon will go well okay we're calling this guy done we're gonna dig in and enjoy our feast do you want to put lemon on at all oh yeah.
Wow big one's yours mr eight pieces of garlic bread got it man that's all you thank you thank you very much all right first bites sorry.
Cheers buddy oh rainbow trout oh wow that is amazing like a bit of that smoky flavor mm-hmm oh man really good almost like famine mm-hmm much like salmon yeah i had a lot of bones in that one man this is awesome we're going to.
Devour this wow this is so good i can't get over how much like salmon this reminds me mm-hmm the size of the bones smokes that was a big drought yeah i wanted to age on something like that four or five i'd say i think they grow reasonably quickly actually up here.
Maybe more i don't know anything about rainbow trout natural it would almost have been a injustice to like deep fry this one with bread and we did a number on that trout what do you think.
Well what a day this was we're both heading to bed soon sit by the fire till it dies down a little bit more and uh walk myself over to my point over there i'll bring you with me it's hard to stay up i want to stay up and see the stars a bit but it's hard man it's like 10 o'clock and it's pretty bright out still.
I can see something starting to poke through this has been a great trip so far i can't believe it honestly oh yeah pretty nice there's some stars out there couldn't see this from where we were we're sheltered behind a little.
Peninsula wow all right we're in the tent everything's squared away i'm gonna head to bed see you guys in the morning good night you
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