Here we are, all in the same boat, waiting to see how this all plays out. We have been in contact with our first few groups regarding this Covid Crisis and will continue to monitor what is happening with the Canada/USA Border as well as the spread of this virus. As time marches on we will be in contact with more guests as we learn more. We are optimistic that this event will go by and we will be able to resume our season at some point, but we have to be able to hit the ground running when it does.
When the border opens up again, we will be ready. Our plan is to have the camps all ready to go when spring arrives. I am sure we are not the only ones who would like to be in the remote wilderness during this time. For us, self isolation is normal everyday life. Especially when we are opening camps. As soon as we have some open water we will be in the north getting the camps ready to go. The airplanes have both had their winter work done and are eagerly waiting to be put in the water.
Spring is slowly coming through the door. The birds are back and we have had 2 snows since the crows. One more and then hopefully spring will officially be here. Most of the snow has finally melted and the water is still on the ice. Once the water goes through the ice, there is about 2 weeks that you can still be out there before it gets dangerous. Our winter fishing season ended one week early due to the lack of demand during this crisis. Just as we were really starting to catch good again…..
Here are some pics I have taken recently.
The Otter is all ready to go, when the prop comes back from the overhaul shop it will be put back outside to wait for open water. A pretty normal year for maintenance on the old girl. I can’t wait to fire that beast up again!
The walleyes have made the move to shore with the melting snow and freshwater working its way into the lake. We had a good year for fishing, catching lots until X-mas and then slowed down until now. Not a bad part time job. 3 days a week, work outside, eat fresh fish whenever you want, and get paid to feed people. The weather can sometimes be a pain but we have been doing this so long that we only complain when it gets too warm. 🙂
We haven’t caught many crawfish this year but did the other day. Dustee sniffed it, got grabbed by the lip and threw the crawfish about 10 feet!
We had a new ice crack show up during the last couple weeks. Most people would be nervous leaving the Bombardier parked right on the crack. With 38 inches of ice you could park a tank there and it wouldn’t move.
I have been isolating/ angling since our commercial fishing season ended. I think I have been on the lake everyday for 2 weeks straight! Dustee comes out on the nice days now. She is bored since angling is kind of boring compared to pulling nets.
Please keep yourselves healthy as we get through these crazy times. We will continue to monitor the situation and will contact each group leader individually to work through whatever lies ahead of us. Stay positive, eat healthy, exercise, if you are at home, maybe go through your tackle box and lighten it up a little……
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