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Experience Fishing – How to Teach Your Child to Cast

The Value of Experience of Fishing Have you watched the excitement in a child’s eyes when you share the experience of fishing?  They are overjoyed with the opportunity to learn how to fish.  Of course, fishing does not mean they will catch a fish. Rather, a child’s excitement glows at the opportunity to learn something …

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Spring Opening Walleye Season

Warm weather is near as the ice begins to melt, we say our heartfelt goodbyes to winter as we pack away our ice fishing tackle. To warm our hearts with the fiery ambition to catch trophy spring walleye we mark our calendars for the 3rd Saturday in May. Anglers who enjoy fishing walleye-rich waters of …

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Travel Tips and Vacation Safety

Friends and family vacations can be adventurous, exciting, and memorable when planning for a successful safe French River wilderness adventure. This may be that once in a lifetime dream holiday and Bear’s Den Lodge wants to see that everyone remains safe. BEFORE YOU PACK TO LEAVE Planning a safe travel trip is important for you …

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Strategies for Spring Pike Fishing

4 Tips for Spring pike fishing from local legendary French River fisherman & guide, Art Barefoot – owner of Bear’s Den Lodge. 1.Look in the shallow dark bottom bays along the edge of emerging weed beds. 2. Great lures to use at this time of the year are spinnerbaits in white, yellow or chartreuse with …

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Experience Fishing French River

Would you like to Experience Fishing?  Did you know that Bear’s Den Lodge is a pilot site for this exciting program to help educate “women, children and new Canadians”?  What about adults, yes, we will also teach adults. The pilot program was launched in the French River under the French River Resorts Association with hopes …

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Bear’s Den Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

List of ingredients needed: Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake: 12 ounces gingersnaps 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped* (optional) 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar Dash of kosher salt Three 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature 1 …

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Spring Peaks & Zika Seeks

Are you planning for a camping trip this year? Already shopping at your favourite retailers and outdoor suppliers? Are you prepared? Something that I’m sure has been bothering many, or at least gaining interest, is the rising concern for the Zika Virus. We have been hearing about it on TV, in newspapers, and even the …

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