Phantom ticks have to be the worst. It’s when you’re lying cozy in your sleeping bag and, after having pulled so many ticks off your body throughout the day, you begin imagining them crawling all over you while you sleep. Nova Scotia had a good crop of wood ticks (and a few black-legged ticks, carriers of Lyme disease) when I paddled the province’s Shelburne River last week. It was a record high, locals said.
For the record, I did experiment with some other lipless crank baits, with varying degrees of success. Over the years, I’ve collected a large number of them including the Luhr Jensen Sugar Shad, Koppers Live Target Vibration Trap, Strike King Red Eye Shad, Lewis Rattle Trap and Rapala Clackin’ Rap, to name a few. I’ve had success with all of them, especially on smallmouth bass, walleye and lake trout.
Campsite cooking can be a challenge. Fresh is best, but what to make out there? To whet your appetite, here are a couple of great recipes CamperChristina.com cooked up on a canoe trip with Kevin Callan last week:Rehydrate morals, asparagus and onion in one cup of warm water. Do the same to dehydrated sour cream. Cook pasta in two cups of boiling water. Drain. Sauté shrimp in butter, chopped garlic and Scotch. Add rehydrated sour cream and rehydrated morals, asparagus and onion.
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