Hurray! Hurray! It’s the beginning of May!

Our little, R, is now four and has this draw to fishing that we can’t explain. He continually talks about fishing. He always wants to watch fishing videos on YouTube, mostly River Monsters, but also any videos of our local fishing holes. Boundary Dam, the Trout pits, Rafferty Dam and Souris River are on the list. We are so lucky that we have so many great places right in our back yard to fish!

Long Creek feeding into Boundary Dam Reservoir – April 23, 2020

R is counting down the sleeps for fishing season to open. (May 5th, 2020) I have taken the day off work to spend the day fishing with him and our other three kids. But I need a fishing license.

In Saskatchewan, Angling licences fall under the wing of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment, you can purchase online, at any Saskatchewan angling licence issuer and a ministry field office. Get yours here.  (Note- During the COVID-19 Pandemic, you can only buy online through a HAL account.)

I purchased mine online in a matter of 10 minutes. The licence was emailed to me, and I can keep it on my phone for reference. 😊 SUPER EASY!

R and I checking out how thick the ice is at Trout Pit C Southwest of the City.

We purchased a new rod for R for his birthday that was during the start of the pandemic from Canadian Tire. Curbside pick up is the best! We just browsed their website, called to place an order and told them what time we would arrive; they brought out the items and BAM! We are ready to fish!

We are going to fish off our dock on Boundary Dam opening day but plan on hitting up all the local hotspots this summer. My goal is to catch a unique to Saskatchewan fish that is right in our backyard, the Largemouth Bass. I’m hoping that all those YouTube videos will teach me how but I might have to call on local fish experts, Team Graham Fishing to give me some tips.

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Rebecca Westling
Rebecca Westling
I have four kids ranging from ages 2-14 and a husband that works in the agricultural field. Our family is very busy, but we always make time to slow down and enjoy the little things.