Thursday, January 22, 2009

Canadohta Ice Fishing, Panther, and Book Swap



Jerry VanTassel called the other day. He is the owner of Van Tassel's Timberland Bait and Tackle Shop at Canadohta Lake. For the second year in a row, he is sponsoring an ice fishing tournament at the lake which is scheduled for February 14 and 15.
I was there last year and a lot of angler were on the ice was good and a lot of fish were caught and the food, free by the way, was just excellent. I must have copied the wrong number down to get back in touch with Jerry but I'll have additional details in a couple of days. But if you like ice fishing, this is a good tournament.
A second note from the Canadohta area. The photo was taken by a trail camera this past summer. It appears to be a large wild cat, maybe a panther. The photo was taken not far from the Canadohta Ice Skating Rink. The photos posted are the one's taken this past summer.
I wouldn't worry about the big cat during the ice fishing tournament.
One final note about Canadohta the book swap happens even during the winter months every Sunday from 11 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon. The swap is held at the Canadohta Laundromat just past the roller rink. When the good weather comes in May, the swap is held at Hawthorne Park next to Sally's Place. Basically, bring a book and take a book, but no one really will say anything if you don't have a book to trade.
There are literally thousands of books and every title imaginable from cooking, romance novels, fiction and children's book. It's a great program. And again, I wouldn't worry about the big cat, they are secretive and stay away from people. But it's still neat to know something like that still lives in the area.
Finally, should have an update from the local beekeepers. I received a nice email from Charlie Vorisek, whose president of the local beekeepers association, the other day.