Until the advent of lures, fishermen had to attract their prey with thoughtful gifts and expensive dinners. Explore modern methods of piscine procurement with today’s Groupon to IrishCreek Outfitters in Renfrew. Choose from the following options:
- For $79, you get a half-day guided ice-fishing expedition for two (a $160 value), which includes:
- For $119, you get a half-day guided ice-fishing expedition for four (a $240 value).
- For $199, you get a full-day guided ice-fishing expedition for four, including a hot lunch (a $450 value).<p>
Each expedition includes: * Fishing guide * Portable shelters * Portable tanks with propane * Fishing rods and tackle * Live bait * Pictures, cleaning, and packaging of catch<p>
Children age 12 and younger normally fish for free if accompanied by an adult, with a limit of two children per adult.
Spanning careers of more than 30 years, the guides of IrishCreek Outfitters lead anglers on fish-seeking forays across the fertile, ice-capped waters of the Ottawa River, Golden Lake, or Muskrat Lake. On 4.5-hour half-day expeditions, fishermen spray on river-nymph repellent and monitor prospective catches with finders and Aqua-Vu underwater video cameras. Adventurers duck the chill wind inside portable Frabill shelters or huts, which guides fortify with fishing rods, tackle, and live bait along with portable propane heaters that help keep fingers primed. After wrestling and winning final-round staring contests against finned fighters such as walleye, northern pike, and lake trout, participants can ready their catches with included cleaning and packaging. Foursomes who opt for the full-day expedition also get a hot lunch to fuel eight hours of triumphing over nature.
Irish Creek Outfitters
For more than 30 years, the guides at Irish Creek Outfitters have explored Ottawa's local waterways and woods in search of trophy fish and game birds. During guided fishing trips along the Ottawa River trip leaders equip anglers with necessary equipment and hard-earned techniques for catching wall-worthy catches. In addition to using digital maps and Aqua-Vu underwater video cameras, fishing experts select lures that resemble seasonal food sources such as bugs, minnows, or limited-edition rib sandwiches. During the winter, they duck the chill wind inside portable shelters with propane heaters while wrestling and winning finned fighters such as walleye, northern pike, and lake trout.