We are done opening camps and have people scattered all over the bush. Fishing has been exceptional and the weather has been great. Our guests so far have been able to catch tons of fish and lots of big ones! Going from a bit of a late ice out and into very warm sunny weather, the fish became very active in the rapidly warming water. This will be a super summer with lots of big fish I would say. 🙂
We are fortunate to have a good crew of young guys working for us this season which always helps get the season off on a good foot. Our oldest daughter, Taina came and helped open the first half of the camps too. Everything wintered well and there was no major issues opening up.
The day after we started opening camps, Mother Nature flexed her muscles and let us know who was in charge once again. At Cherrington it started snowing at 7am and snowed as hard as it could for most of the day before turning to rain and then the snow was gone by that same night. At the height we had 5 inches of huge fluffy snow. It was so dry at this point that the moisture just disappeared but it was much needed.
This is from the next evening in the same spot. It’s a bit easier to see across the lake 🙂
Water levels were a bit low in some areas but we have had some rain the past few days and it was fairly significant in some areas so water levels now are sitting just about perfect. This was much needed rain as we are in a absolute fire ban at the moment but would think it should be lifted unless the long term forecast is dry. As of right now there is a fire ban in effect. There were a couple of fires burning already and we had some smokey days but the wind changes daily and sometimes it is smokey in the morning and gone by noon.
We have had a number of groups come out of the bush already with awesome fishing reports and much color in their faces from the sunny weather we have had.
Mike Brown and his buddies had a great time on their annual trip with us. This year they fished Cobham Daniel and had a ton of great fish. 4 over 40 inches and too many to count that were over 35 inches. A 29 incher was the largest in the walleye category. Here are a couple of pictures that Woody sent us.
We are looking forward to seeing all of our guests again this summer. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions prior to your trip or call us at 807-735-9968. If you would like to book a last minute fishing trip please click here to enquire about available dates!