Another season is almost complete and another moose hunt begins in a couple of days. For the first time ever, I will be able to hunt for myself on opening day. We have had a weird and uneventful summer. I have spent more than 5 days a week in the bush all summer so my blog has suffered. Aaron and I caught A LOT of fish this summer. It was a hot one in the north, with timely rains and very few fires. Nice water levels and cool nights. It would have been great if we had guests to enjoy it with…….
We have had great support from our guests throughout the summer and really appreciate the phone calls and emails expressing their concern. We have some big news for our website. You can now buy Amik Gear on our website. This is open to our US customers only. We have teamed up with a company in the US who will take the order, make and ship the merchandise to you. We have a couple of logos to choose from for hats, shirts and hoodies. There are all sizes and items for all of our fishermen. We are sold out of much of the larger sizes quickly at the base in Red Lake so the BIG guys in your family might want a gift from the Amik store.
Here is the link to Shop Amik.
We did find some unique work for ourselves. Due to restrictions on Northern Communities, construction workers need a place to stay when they are doing bigger projects. For the last month, right up until freeze up they have been staying with us every night, helicoptering in and out each day to their job sites, we supply Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Aaron has been cooking at Findlay and I have been cooking at Loree. We both take pride in our cooking and Aaron has worked in many work camps in the north so he knows how bad the food can be. Our guys love the food and accommodations, fishing in the evening and the beautiful scenery so much that most guys haven’t wanted to go home. This might go until freeze up, which is fine with me. Staying away from the Internet and Cell service is the best part, I highly recommend it.
Aaron and I meet up every second day either at the rapids to work at Findlay or Loree for the day or he comes and picks me up with the 185 and we work somewhere else that day while our guys are at site working for the day. Here are some pictures I have taken recently.
Taina, Aaron and Jack were great to have around this summer. There is a new one on the way soon. After freeze up, not during hunting season. Well planned. He has become a good pilot and is comfortable in the airplane. Aaron is off to a good start. Jack too, he went on quite a few flights this summer. I will have an extra passenger tagging along soon. 🙂
Dustee has lived the life this summer. She got to spend as much time as we did in the bush. She is happy.
We have been cutting our own lumber and did many projects and odd jobs around the camps. Here is some of our handy work at Cobham Morley.
Roles have reversed. I used to cut and my dad would nail them. Now Aaron cuts and I nail the boards. 🙂
The lumber mill is also good for making countertops and shelves. Loree lake has a new section of countertop.
I have a few honey holes on Loree that produce every time. Even the pike are bait. I caught 2 fish on that half digested pike the next day.
We hope everyone enjoys the Amik Store and finds something that they want or give as a gift. We appreciate it.