Lake Huron park has great fishing, hiking, beachcombing and much more
No matter how long they’ve been on summer vacation, kids eventually start complaining that they’re bored. If you’ve got young kids, the splash pad will only buy you so much time. And if you’ve got older ones, it can sometimes be tough to tear them away from screens. The solution? Pack up and head into the great outdoors. While a simple change of environment can do wonders to entertain easily-bored kids, you can up the novelty factor by creating a personalized bucket list. That’s what managing editor Bob Sexton and family did when they visited Inverhuron Provincial Park near Kincardine, Ontario, in June, 2018. He describes five items on their Inverhuron to-do list.
The park sits on the shore of mighty Lake Huron, home to a multitude of fish species including chinook and coho salmon, rainbow and brown trout, bass, walleye and more. There’s a boat launch in the park and it’s only a short trip to the Bruce Power plant outflow, often described as one of the best fishing spots in the area. However, I had arranged to meet up with Jordan Davis (above, with my daughter, Maya) from the Lake Huron Rod and Gun Club, who launched his boat in nearby Baie du Doré. The wind can whip up the lake in a hurry, and since it was my first time fishing Huron, I was glad to be out with someone so familiar with the area. Thankfully, we got some calm conditions, and my daughter Maya and I fished with Jordan for about four hours during the early evening bite. Though the action was a little slow at first, we came home with a decent eater-sized Chinook and coho and missed another fish. Both were caught on Silver Streak spoons trolled with downriggers at 45 and 65 feet. Maya couldn’t wait to show off our catch when we got back. That’s me on the right, with my sons Sam (left) and Ben looking on.