Wednesday, July 31, 2013

NORTHERN PIKE caught on the FLY for the FIRST TIME!

The sudden strike!
The fish races by with the fly's single hook holding it firm.
Splashing on the surface, soon to be released to swim away.

Painting on location , Eagle Lake , N.W.Ontario

photos and artwork copyright Charles Weiss 2013These photographs were taken by Diane Robitaille
Favell Bay area has a lot of wonderful scenery, I've painted several different views of the area over the past few years.

 The wonderful odd shaped pine tree reminds me of a palm tree. Very inspiring.

This is the final acrylic painting. Titled ; "Summer Favell Bay".
The sunny cloud filled sky was nicely reflected in the water.
The sheltered bay area isfilled with a variety of fish including the odd muskie.
Vermilion Bay Lodge is a short 5 minute boat ride from this scenic location.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Manitou Weather Station fishing and painting adventure

 I painted 6 moose antlers with a variety of scenes, here Kris Esselink and I pose with the painted antlers.

 Here I am putting the finishing paint on the 15 foot/ 5 metre long propane tank.
It features the logo of the fishing lodge and 6 different fish!
 a pike I caught on a fly!

 a small muskie I CAUGHT off the dock.

 Leaping Summer Shore Muskie.

 Moose Antler painting, pike , bass and walleye

 priming all the antlers with gesso.

 fuel tank primed and ready for sign and fish art.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


 North Western Ontario, Vermilion B ay Ontario, Eagle Lake Muskie!
 42 inches/ 109 cm in length!
 Plants underwater that the muskies live near!
 Releasing muskie at the side of the boat.
 Diane my wife casting to good area to catch muskie on western Eagle Lake
SMILING ANGLER AND MUSKIE! Visited the area and stayed at the very comfortable Vermilion Bay Lodge!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Road trip to the far west of NORTHERN Ontario

 Traveling along the way from Toronto to Vermilion Bay ! OVER 20 HOURS DRIVING!
Overnight visit around Sault Ste . Marie.
Close-Up of traveling west from Thunder Bay along HIGHWAY 17 .
Destination for the first week is Eagle Lake , Vermilion Bay. For the second week it will back tracking a little East and South down HIGHWAY 522  be into the Lower Manitou Lake through the Esox lake Landing.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hand Carved fish trophies for Vermilion Bay Lodge

 These are the wood carvings I recently carved for the Vermilion Bay Lodge Musky and Walleye Madness week contests. The Walleye contest in mid-July amd the Musky contest in mid-September.
Vermilion Bay lodge is located in Vermilion Bay on Eagle Lake . THE LAKE HAS AN AMAZING REPUTATION for large musky and walleye. The lake and lodge  are a drive-to-location.
Musky 60 pounds/ 26 kilos in weight have been caught. Walleye over 30 inches / 75 cm in length have also been caught!