Let’s Go Fishing

Fishing is one of the many things my family and I enjoy together. Ever since I was a little girl, my dad, Lance would take my twin sister, Taylor and I fishing.

Growing up we caught minnows and crayfish in our little nets along the rocks of Rafferty Dam, but as we got older we became experts in using our fishing rods. We spent many hours fishing and fell in love with it. Fishing is one of our favourite hobbies to do in Estevan.  A perfect time to cast out is on Free Fishing days put on by the Government of Saskatchewan.


My lucky fishing spot at Rafferty Dam 

To fish in Saskatchewan you need a fishing licence, I purchased a season pass for $37.00. You can also get a single day pass if you want to come out and experience fishing for the day for $13.00. I like to fish at Rafferty Dam, a 2-minute drive off Highway 39. The rocks are usually where I fish. The water is crystal clear!!

I recommend going in the evening because during the day when it’s hot the fish won’t come out. Rafferty Dam has Walleye, Yellow Perch and Northern Pike. Walleye is our favourite to eat, sooooo good 🙂

I went the other night and caught 4 walleye but took home 3 (the maximum). One of them must have been over two pounds, what a beauty. The great part is you don’t need to be an expert at fishing to catch anything! I also like to take my shoes off, dip my feet in the clear shallow water and cast away while enjoying the sunset.


Baby Walleye that I returned.

 

We have a family tradition that the person with the least amount of fish caught, has to buy everybody McDonald’s coffee (we love our coffee).

Taylor lost this time and she wasn’t happy about. I sure am happy to end the night off with a good haul and a free coffee in my hands.

Until next time!

-Maddie

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Madison Colbow
Madison Colbow
I grew up as a hockey player and was away from my hometown, Estevan for a lot of my childhood. I moved out of my family house at the age of sixteen and lived in Weyburn, Saskatchewan with a billet family. After I graduated high school there, I travelled to Calgary, Alberta to study RTBN (Radio Television and Broadcast News) and pursue my hockey career at SAIT Polytechnic. I received my Diploma and decided to continue my hockey career at the University of Saskatchewan. Once the season was over, I realized I missed my home town and wanted to start my adult life in the city I grew up in. After so many years of being away, it is nice to be back with my family, friends and community.
I’m so happy to be home and get to experience the skills I’ve learned along the way with you all.

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