I would like to tell you about the first time (not the last time) a friend and I were harassed by american fisherman. In 1989 a fishing buddy and I where fishing Engineer lake, southeast of Foleyet. This lake is accessed from hwy.101 west, turn onto Foleyet timber road, boat up Cree creek, crossing Cree lake (which also has good pickerel fishing), then a short portage into Engineer lake.
After about 15 minutes of fishing, I noticed a boat heading toward us. This boat pulled withing 10 feet of us and right away, 2 men stood up and started to yell and scream obscenities at us. One of the men yelled ''what the f_ _k are you guy's doing here, you have no right to be on this lake''. At first we were stunned, but then realized by their accents we where dealing with typical ignorant americans.
As we where not going to put up with this , we invited them to shore, to settle this man to man, but they declined and left for the other end of the lake, still swearing at us. We then continued to fish for a couple hours, caught our limit of pickerel and left.
Two years later, almost the exact same thing happened to a different friend and I, on Ferris lake, south of Timmins. This time 3 americans, telling us to get off ''THEIR LAKE'', that we had no business there. We simply ignored them, which pissed them off even more, we continued to fish, caught our limit and left.
All the lakes my friends and I fish, are on CROWN LAND, accessed from lumber roads, constructed with our tax money, publicly funded.
Needless to say, these first encounters with american fisherman has left a bitter taste in my mouth, which hasn't left to this day. (more encounter stories, later).
I'm sure, I'm not the only one whose had such encounters. TELL US your story.
DON'T give in to these ''remote outfitters'', if you do, you will looses more than your ''access rights'' You may looses your dignity.
KEEP UP THE FIGHT, BE INVOLVED.