We are busy.  Groups of fishermen are coming and going to and from the camps with big smiles on their faces, sunburns, and sore hands from catching lots of fish!  Although I am sitting in the office writing this because we are waiting for the weather to get better.  We have gotten some much needed rain in the past few days which will help the fire situation and keep our water levels up where we like them.  We have had a healthy crop of Blackflies so far but they should be almost done… we haven’t had many Mosquitos but this rainy weather may wake them up, so make sure you bring a few coils when you come up north.

Fishing has been good and improving weekly.  With a bit later ice out this year, the walleye spawned a bit late and thus there is a bit of a lull in the walleye fishing for a few days after and it varied lake to lake.  Catching walleye wasn’t the issue.  Plenty of walleye were caught everywhere, just the big females need some time to recoup after spawning.  We have had some very warm weather and the big fish have come to life and fishing is as good as it ever.  More and more 26 plus inch walleyes are being caught and released everyday!

The big pike as well are fast and furious at times with plenty of big ones being caught.  Many 38-41 inch pike have been caught at all the camps.  Some of our first time guests commented that they caught so many pike some days that they actually had to take a break because they were getting tired.  There has been a few reports of landing big pike t-boned on small pike!  They are feeding heavy!

 

Cherrington has been the busiest camp so far.  We have had a number of groups fish there recently and everyone has had a blast.  Here are some pictures from the Hnetynka party.  They had a mixture of weather but had a blast and caught lots!

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One of our longest running groups of guests are the Seal/Hansen party.  They count down the days each year until they get to return to the bush.  Fishing this year was great along with the weather during our opening week.  Here is Mike with a 38 inch pike he caught and released on his stay at Loree Lake.

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These fish didn’t get released……

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We always love our first time flyin guys.  The Mainor party made their first trip to the bush and came out with huge smiles.  Time spent in the silence of the north is special and we love to see the reactions.  Plenty of people recently had never caught a walleye in their life and checked that off their list many times over!!

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The Thornhill family made their second trip to Cherrington and caught more fish and bigger fish than they did last trip with more experience on the lake.

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The Peterson guys went to Blackbirch for their third trip to that lake.   Normally they like the late summer but this year they tried the spring.  They caught some big ones.  Here is a big pike they caught this week.  Looks like the blackflies must have found them…..

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We continue to make people happy and show them some fantastic fishing.  Looking forward to seeing everyone this summer.  If you are still looking for a trip please let us know, we have a few scattered holes still left.

 

Now if this weather would just get better so I can start my day!!!