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This is the southeastern shore of the "Big" island (not Hawaii) on Bass Lake within Restoule Provincial Park. There are a lot of lakes with this name in Canada and goodness knows we did catch a lot of small and large mouth bass in those waters. Almost all of those fish returned to the lake. A favourite small mouth that was burnt in my memory emerged from the depths like a huge Polaris missile. One violent shake of its huge head sent the lure almost back into the canoe with Linda and I. This was a favourite site for a large campsite although Linda and I still preferred the small island further to the east. Every rock and tree in this painting were as I saw them. The fifteen foot fibreglass canoe is the first one that the family ever owned. We still have it although it does not see enough time in the water.
Paul my canoe Buddy and I were canoeing/camping/fishing in October 1990 and we were almost ready to go out for the day fishing. The lake was a bit chilly for all but very quick dip. Note the two Tim Horton mugs strapped on to Paul's day pack. We were very organized. He couldn't resist trying a cast from shore before heading out for a day of canoeing and fishing. I was fishing with a yellow Mr. Twister.
Art is all about recording favourite memories. This may never hang in any museum but it is there in my mind.
April 5th, 2018
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