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Flounder Fishing in the Minas Basin

Flounder Fishing in the Minas Basin

Most restaurants in Nova Scotia use haddock in their fish and chips but at home, I use flounder . My family heads out in Mid June to early July to Houston Beach (below Blomindon) to catch some for supper and some for winter provisions. Like all Bay of Fundy adventures, this one is tidal. (Find time times for Blomidon here)  The plan is to wait for the tide to come in and lift us off the bottom, so with  the…

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A January Walk Around Graves island

A January Walk Around Graves island

Nova Scotia has soooo many awesome trails that walking around a provincial park may not at first come to mind.Of course ,parks like Blomidon and Cape Split are well-known, but don’t rule these smaller gems like Graves Island out of you walking repertoire. To be honest, we were headed to Polly’s Cove trail, but once again Google maps thwarted our best efforts to find the trail head.Curses!     Graves Island is a popular provincial park located on Highway 3…

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Real Women Fish Smelts Too!

Real Women Fish Smelts Too!

Updated April 2018 Ok, I admit it. I don’t like eating smelts.  Yuck. However, it’s fun to fish for them. They are dip netted and jigged, and one of the best locations is the Gaspereau River by the bridge near Reid’s Meats. By this time  they are just about ready to run. Drive by on the incoming tide and you’ll see the bank lined with eager fisher-folk of all ages.  How to Fish for Smelts Rod-any kind Reel- Any kind but hubby…

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