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Bob Izumi's Real Fishing|Fall 2019
Elk Tartare with Horseradish Crema

ELK TARTARE (SERVES FOUR) 1-pound Elk tenderloin, sliced into very thin strips, then finely diced into cubes 1 small shallot, finely diced 3 garlic cloves, finely diced 4 gherkin pickles, finely diced 3 tbsp. grainy mustard 2 tbsp. maple syrup 2 small limes, juiced and zested 2 tbsp. cilantro, finely chopped 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. fresh cracked black pepper 4 Quail egg yolks 4 tbsp. black sea salt (½ for tartare, ½ for garnish)

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Last winter we did a special feature profiling several fantastic fishing resorts in various regions of Ontario. The article was so well received that we decided to do it again, with a new group of lodges. All of this year’s destinations provide top notch fishing for multiple species, they’re relatively unpressured and they are easily accessible by car. From high-end, full service resorts to more laid-back fishing camps, each of these locations offer a unique fishing experience. If you’re thinking about where to go for your next fishing getaway the following pages feature Bob Izumi's profiles of some the trips he made last year. Hopefully they will give you some ideas on where to look for a fishing trip that is sure to meet all of your expectations.

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