We are approaching the end of another season. The summer sure flys by when you are busy. It is less than a month until we are done with fishermen and in to moose season. We have had mostly good weather, getting the flying done and happy fishermen moved. The fish have continued to stay in many different depths depending on the lake. The Monster walleye are still pretty quiet but the numbers of fish up to 25-26 inches are very good. The Pike have been becoming more active with the last few groups in the last couple days. The big ones went on a bit of a lull during the hot weather but the season has started to change and become cooler.
Fall is slowly inching its way in, The Birch trees have started to change. I saw the first geese heading south by the Cobham the other day. I am sure we will have some swings from hot to cold in the next month but hopefully it cools off at the right time. Soon we will be Moose hunting!!
We are starting to spend some time in the bush doing work at the camps in preparation for next year. We spent a couple nights on the Cobham putting a new roof on the boat house at Daniels as well as some other odd jobs at some of the other camps. We stayed at Morleys and had perfect weather for 3 days while working/fishing!!! It felt good to be back in the bush.
My youngest daughter Maija was visiting so she was able to come up north with us and help out and have some fun. She can catch almost as many fish as me…. but she did catch the biggest one. I caught way more fish by not even jigging my hook, just dragging it barely giving it a twitch every so often.
She wasn’t much help while doing the roof at Daniels though, I had nothing for her to do, so she curled up in the front to read and sleep just like when she was little.
Of course we couldn’t go anywhere without Dustee. She is the happiest dog in the world when she is in the bush!
My favorite part. Being the first one up, coffee in hand just sitting staring at the lake. There is nothing like it.
With the coming of fall we will begin to have the odd delay due to fog. Usually it is worst in our river here in Red Lake but occasionally we hit it along the way and are forced to land and wait it out.
I usually like to land near the fog, within site so you know when it is time to go again. On the way to Blackbirch last week we had an unscheduled stop, at a place I had been before, a sand beach at an abandoned camp. It would be a great place to be if you had to spend the night due to weather versus sleeping in the otter with 6 guys.
The Hanson Family just came out of Jeanette Lake this morning and had an awesome time! It rained some every day, it was hot and cool, but the fishing was great. Of course Kaylee, the rookie on the trip, caught the biggest walleye! Here are some pictures from their family vacation on Jeanette Lake.