We have been going hard, getting ready for the season. The camps are all open and people are enjoying the bush. The weather has been dry and sunny most days with temps on the 60’s and 70’s almost every day, but the nights are very cold. We have had frost right up until the last few nights. The mornings are very cool so our fishermen and the fish do not get moving until later in the morning each day.
The fishing so far has been good, great at times, but generally good. The water temperature is still quite cold and the afternoon fishing is much better than the morning. The fishing at dusk has been phenomenal! That is when the water is the warmest. The best fishing reports have come from the guests who would go back out fishing after supper for the evening bite.
During the first week the temperature warmed up at the end of the week and so did the fishing! There were a number of BIG fish caught and released in the first couple of weeks with a 46 inch pike being the largest so far from the Cobham River and multiple 42 inch pike caught on Loree lake, Jeanette lake, and Cobham Daniel. Rick M. who was at Daniels had the best hour and a half of his 30 years of fishing Canada. He had a 39.5, 40, 41 and a fat 42 inch pike in one spot!
Walleyes have been numerous but the big ones have not really hit their stride yet with the cold water temps. Although there has been more and more large walleye caught each time I pick up happy fishermen. The largest so far has come from Loree lake at 29 inches. All of the other camps have been catching a few walleye in the 22-26 inch range but not quite as many as usual. Lets hope it warms up at night soon……
Here are more pictures from the Seal party who countdown the days until their next visit!!
Skip H. has a new personal best! A 29 inch Walleye!
Mike took home the crown for the biggest Pike. There has been many comments already on how thick and healthy the fish are!
We have had a bit of a delay in the mornings so far this year due to frost but the weather otherwise has been great for flying.
Cobham Morley recently had a makeover! A new floor and a new kitchen. It turned out great! Except one countertop was too short. The new one is on order but at least it was big enough to put the old sink back in 🙂 The new one will have a double sink.
All 3 Cobham camps also received a new 16 foot boat. The larger boat is great for odd numbered groups like 3, 5, and 7. More room and a more stable boat. Much needed when there are triple headers being caught!
Shearstone lake also had some upgrades this spring. There are 3 new 14 foot Lund boats to accompany the new motors we put in there last season. We also installed a new larger hot water tank, paired with a new shower and vanity in the shower house.
We are always doing our best to make your experience the best it can be with good running equipment and comfortable cabins. We added a new futon mattress at Jeanette, an entire new futon at Blackbirch, a new BBQ at Findlay as well as new stoves at Jeanette, Vee and Blackbirch.
We have filled most of our openings and holes for the season but have some availability here and there. If you are still interested in coming fishing later this summer please let us know. We may have a spot for you.