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Shadflies emerge early from Lake Nipissing, photo contest prize value tops $300

by | Jun 13, 2021

Shadflies have emerged from Lake Nipissing a bit earlier than usual this year. These photos were taken near the boat launch in Callander Bay, Saturday June 12 where they’ve been seen since June 8. Residents of the area are used to the ‘shads’ stealing the show and signaling the end of easy pickerel pickings closer to Canada Day.

Small Town Times Productions and its Back in the Bay Magazine has a natural affinity to shad flies, as the logos demonstrate. See the background story HERE.

As the deadline for the Summer Edition, Vol. 1, Issue 2 edges closer to June 23, we’re offering prizes for the top three shad photos. Categories include: nighttime, one shad feature and ‘too many to count.’

First prize in each category is worth more than $100 in total: $30 cash, two free subscriptions (worth $30 each for the next three editions) and a hat (or T-shirt, depending on available supply).

Submit up to three photos for each category by emailing or posting at the Small Town Times Facebook Business Page. A collection will be featured in a gallery on this site June 27 with the winner announced in the print magazine. Bonus marks for cute or funny meme entries.

UPDATED: See the contest winners HERE:


Dave Dale
Dave Dale

Writer, photographer and proud father. My mom’s family is from the Soo with its Algoma Highlands, dad hailed from Cobden in the Ottawa Valley and I spent my teen years in Capreol. Summers were at the beach on the Vermillion River and winters at ‘The Rink.’ Born in East York but Toronto never was my thing. Ever since a kid looking out the window on long trips, I imagined living on the highway in a little house with a big yard and trees growing all around me.

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