Our last busy month of fishermen is upon us in the North. We will be busy up here until the middle of October and we have many fishermen to come through our doors yet but we had a major cool down this week with much unsettled weather. Quite a bit of wind, rain and cloudy days, cooler but comfortable days. This has translated into great fishing weather. Most of the fish have been caught in 10-15 feet of water yet, Great numbers have been reported from every lake, the really big ones seem to be active for a few days and then take a few days off. It is weird but when the big ones go on the bite, they go on the bite everywhere at the same time.
We have had many new first time fishermen as well as our regular guests, as they come to see us, it gives me a gauge of the time of year, as each group is a milestone of the summer when you have seen them for so many years at the same time. 🙂
The Clark party has been fishing with us a long time. Rena and I have watched James and Heath(who didn’t make it this year) grow up since they were very young. These guys know the Cobham as well as anyone and the fish they catch proves it! Here are some pictures to back up their fish stories. Big Pike are caught in July, most of our guests catch trophy fish but the guys who have the most experience and knowledge catch more.
“Rena and John,
as promised here is the first group of photos from our trip to Cobham. We had the best fishing ever. Sam Tanner’s first pike of his life was 41″. We netted a 40″ pike that tried to eat a walleye we were catching but had let go and was swimming away. Everyone caught multiple pike over 30″. We caught more walleye over 20 inches than ever. Can’t wait until next year. Hope all is well with you.
Sam joined the forty inch club on his first try, a feat that took some of the other guys in the group years to achieve. 😉 Thats a shot at you Brad 🙂 And James took home the coveted walleye prize for the season.
Frank P. made his second trip with us recently and took his wife to Findlay Lake. She is bound and determined to catch fish big enough to make my Blog. This year she achieved that a couple of times. They had some great fishing on Findlay.
John and Rena,
Thanks for a great trip. Coming back to Canada was not easy for me. This was our family vacation for many years. In 2000 I lost my dad and could not bring myself to go back. It was to painful to be there without him. Two years ago kurt asked me to go with him and I agreed. It was hard. I watched the gorgeous sunsets full of emotion. This year I got to take both of my boys. The memories built were amazing. It was still difficult to not have dad but its about them and dad would be happy and proud that I am continuing this tradition. I look forward to many great years ahead with you guys. You run a good operation and care about the experience your clients have. That is hard to come by these days. Here are a few more pictures of our trip. One is Tylers first walleye, which was also the first of the trip. One is the last of trip. With both boys acting like brothers should. Thanks for the great memories.
We are approaching the latter part of the summer, soon fall will be upon us and we will be working at the camps getting ready for next season, then on to moose season and MY time of year when I get to spend extended amounts of time in the bush!!