- Is There Really a Big-Foot?
- What Does Santa Do After Christmas?
- Campfire Island
By David Gray
Our good fortune last year allowed us to dig deeply into the Santa mystery. Arriving at Campfire Island Lodge on Rainy Lake, Ontario, we did get to meet the man.
We are pleased to report that Santa not only likes to fish, he is pretty good at it too.
Bumping into Mr. Claus at Campfire Island should not have surprised us. As the world class traveler he is, we asked Santa about best places to wet a line and he shared there is no better place than Campfire Island. Excuse the pun, but we hope Santa did not let that out of his secret bag, as we have not made our next year reservations at Campfire Island yet. Maybe we should put that on our Christmas list? For info: email@example.com.
We asked Santa for an extensive interview, but the twinkle in his eye always turned toward the dock to see if his guide was ready. We understood.
As he jumped into his boat we asked what tackle he liked and, ever the gift giver, he pointed to his bag left invitingly (or was it suspiciously?) right in front of his cabin. Was this for us? We’d been good.
We raced to check his bag while Santa walked to his boat and drove out of sight. We discovered that Santa really does a have a big foot!
He also likes to catch big fish.
Awe, oh, and what to our eyes should we find:
- GAMMA Polyflex line (http://www.gammafishing.com/lineup/)
- St. Croix EYECON rod (http://stcroixrods.com/products/freshwater/eyecon)
- Lots of LIVETARGET lures (http://www.livetargetlures.com/)
- Two PLANO tackle boxes (http://www.planomolding.com)
- A bunch of CLAM ICE gear – guess there is always hardwater at the North Pole? (http://clamoutdoors.com/)
- A FRABILL Stowaway Rain Suit – makes sense to pack in a sleigh (http://www.frabill.com/)
Then out on the lake we heard a whoop and holler with a HO, HO, HO. Had Santa caught the biggest Smallmouth in the lake or was he inviting us to come join him?
We ran to the dock as we heard his jolly laugh and proclaim, “Merry Christmas and a great fishing year to all.” For info: firstname.lastname@example.org.