Fall is making it’s way through the door and another season is almost finished. It has been an interesting season as we got back to business for a full season. It is sure a great feeling to see how happy our guests were to be back in the bush.
The weather has dried up enough for the high water to slowly go down and it should be at a decent level by fall to not damage any docks. We finally had a week or two where the guests did not have to get out the rain gear once! The weather this summer was perfect for the Blueberries. I have never seen berries like this. So plentiful and big for wild berries. Our guests have had a ton of blueberry pancakes and plenty of shorelunch deserts. The Chantarelle mushrooms were also very good this year. They grow in the same areas as the blueberries.
Fishing this summer has remained consistently crazy. Numbers of fish have been as good as or better than they have ever been. For most of the summer, the trophy walleyes (27-30) were kind of quiet. It took me awhile to figure out what the deal was. I think that the average sized fish are so aggressive that they were getting to the bait before the big ones even had a chance to get to it. But as the summer went on, the big fish were more and more common. We had plenty of 27 to 30 inch walleyes caught in the last half of the season. The fish have stayed in less than 20 feet of water all summer but we are experiencing some big winds from the north this week which is generally the beginning of fall. The lakes will turn over and the fish should go to deeper water. Our September fishermen will know right where to go….
As we approach the last few groups of fishermen Aaron and I will be getting to spend more time in the bush closing camps and getting as much work done on the camps as we can. We have a few docks that need repair, new front windows at Cobham Daniel, some foundation work at a couple of camps and some finishing work on the inside of the new cabin on BlackBirch.
Having the grandkids here has also been awesome. We are able to take advantage of what we have and show them a life living in the outdoors. They both have been up north with us a lot and Jack has flown about 40 hours or more this summer with Aaron and myself. He asks every trip if he can go….