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Findlay, Cherrington and Loree.

It has been very windy up here for a couple of days which makes it hard to hold the boat in the spot you want to be but fishing has been good enough that it didn’t matter. Findlay lake continues to produce huge walleyes! Here are big ones that speak for themselves. These guys just came out this morning.


This sure looks familiar…..Here is last years post. They catch these quality of fish each year!


Cherrington had the Halepeska boys there for 8 days and they saw many types of weather and caught a lot of fish. The biggest northern were caught in a short period of time. In 4 hours Mark and Don caught a 39, 2-37’s, a 36 and 30 inch northern pike. The walleyes had to be hunted with the ever-changing weather but they caught mostly 20-22 inch walleye.

Loree has the widest variety of visitors from around the globe! Austrians, British, Danish, Canadian and American fishermen have come to fish the waters of Loree lake this season and last week we had some more Danes from Toronto. Never had they been on a flyin before but were prepared and ready for their adventure. They learned plenty and said they caught lots of fish during the last week. Smiles from ear to ear! It is great to see someone who was not sure what they were getting themselves into on the way in to the bush and then so happy when they return.

Cherrington Lake walleyes are big!

Here are some new pictures of some more trophy sized walleyes, this time from Cherrington lake. I wrote about the S. Arnie Safari and here are a few pics and a little note from the boys who are headed back to Jeanette in 2011.

Dear John and Rena

Here are some pictures that made up the great safari (fishing) we had this year. To bad Arnie was missing in action. You may want to put a couple of these on your revolving picture show or John’s Blog. By the way, the fish was really good eating. Sorry I did not get a picture of any of Ed Benka’s fish. We are looking forward to next year on Jeanette again. Thanks for all the work you put into these camps that make our adventures so successful.




The Trophy walleyes are active!

Findlay Lake was living up to its reputation last week! Curtis, Tom, Bill and Billy fished there for 7 days and caught a lot of BIG walleye! They had 1-29.5, 3-28’s, and more 27 inch walleye than they could remember. Numbers were spectacular in 12 to 16 feet of water where the fish ran somewhat smaller but out in the 20 foot depth they caught the trophies! Not quite as many but the quality was awesome! I do not have pictures from all of the guys but here are a few. They had been talking about going back to their old haunt, Blackbirch lake for 2011 but after this last trip they rebooked Findlay Lake for next season. Here they are:



We had a very busy stretch lately with lots of fishermen changing over and here are some of the highlights:
The Cobham River had the Joyce/Sander party fish there last week. This is an every year adventure for these guys and they got off to a great start. One of the new guys in the group caught a 42 inch northern in the first hour! Northern fishing was very good overall with 5 northerns for the group caught over 40 inches with many 39 inch trophy northerns. They had a 32 inch northern attack a 12 inch walleye, landing both fish, that is always exciting! Numbers were crazy, with most boats catching well over 100 fish per boat each day, 137 was the highest for 2 people for the trip!

The Willows party fished Cherrington Lake for their first time. These guys fished Jeanette lake for many many years but have tried their hand on some new lakes, fishing Findlay in 2009 and Cherrington this year, always doing very well. As I always say, fishermen always catch fish! Size was awesome on Cherrington last week. So many walleyes caught between 23 and 24 inches! The largest was a 26 incher caught by Bruce and Richard had the biggest northern at 34 inches. But it will be back to their old stomping grounds next year….Jeanette in 2011! They were 5 guys this year, missing Arnie J. Are you gonna make the trip with your buddies next year Arnie?

Blackbirch had some Indiana boys fish there this past week, part of a large group of friends who have made Blackbirch their vacation destination with various groups since the cabins were built by Charlie Weyerhaeuser in the 80’s. I will be hunting with another part of that group later this fall on Blackbirch! We appreciate the good word of mouth. This week was great for fishing everywhere including Blackbirch. These guys caught fish until they were sick of it. Depths ranged from 3 to 18 feet of water. Lots of 20 inch quality walleyes and 24 was the biggest.

Cobham Morley had some new guests fish there who enjoyed the peace and serenity the north has to offer. Anders E. and his family fished 7 days on the Cobham and caught a lot of fish. Grandpa (Ramiro) caught the biggest northern for the week measuring 40 inches and fat and Sebetian caught the biggest walleye at 23 inches. No depth finder for these guys, it is old school, go find the fish! They were very happy and plan on returning in 2011!

Cherrington also had some other fishermen return after 5 years absence. Patrick G. brought his Dad and Father in-law to Cherrington and had a great trip. Herb caught and released a 29 inch walleye and Denny caught a 37 inch northern. I hope to see these guys again before 5 years next time.

Time really flies. It is August already and in a few weeks we will be slowing down and starting to look to the end of the season. Plenty of fishing left yet but we are getting closer to hunting season everyday!!

Workin’, Fishin’ and maybe having a few…

It is that time of year once again, time to start closing camps as they are finished for the year. Also time to start getting some jobs done around at each camp. We stayed at Cherrington and had awesome weather. I know this has been a cool rainy summer, but for a the past 10 days the weather has been awesome, sunny, 80 degrees and no clouds to be seen. I knew summer would come, I just didn’t figure it would show up in September.

Cherrington Bay has a new boat ramp and a new fish cleaning table, the Point had the same…

One of our moose hunting lakes. It has no name. Looks like someone named it!

Fishing was good. As it usually is.

Everyday was nice and warm, and the evenings were calm. The heat sure calmed down the mosquitos finally.

We had a fire almost every night. This is a sad sight when the beer is gone…:(

Big ones are around yet!

There are still fishermen coming and going to the north. The fish seem to still be in many different depths, from 7-24 feet depending on the day. Here are a few highlights from some groups I brought out recently…

The River had some new fishermen fish it last week, the Weihrauch Party. Walleyes were not huge but good numbers of them when they wanted to catch them. Some nice northerns though, the largest caught by Steve, a fat 42 incher.

Cherrington had some return visitors from California, the Horton party. They said the Big walleyes on Cherrington brought them back! Bob H. caught a monster walleye. A 30 inch walleye! That picture of that one will be going up on the wall of fame in the office! Walleyes lived up to there reputation on Cherrington, a 28 and 2-25 inchers were also caught and released. The other Bob in the party caught a 38 inch northern as well to top off a good week in the Canadian bush!

My last pick up today was from Daniels, and there was a very happy group of fishermen/women waiting for me. The Jackson party from Nebraska had an awesome trip! They said “There is too many walleyes in that lake!” 26 inches was the biggest walleye but the numbers they caught were huge! Bob J. had a 39 inch northern and one member of the party said they had a Monstrous Pike up to the boat. He guessed it had to be 52 inches….It came up 4 times before running away and snapping his 14 pound test line. Gone. It will be bigger next year!

Here are some pictures from Courtney and Luke. They fished Cherrington last week, it rained quite a bit but the fish were biting.








The leaves are turning color and the nights are cool once in a while. This time of year that means fog in the river in the morning. 2 days in a row now we have been delayed by fog. Up and ready to go at 6 am and loaded and ready to go by 7 am, wait until 8 or 8:30. The weather has been nice though, I will take a fog delay any day as long as the sun shines…

Cherrington Lake pictures

The old “off the dock is the best place” story eh! Here is the proof from Cherrington at the end of June. This one was the biggest, a 26 inch Walleye.

Maybe a contender for the Photo contest?????

If you know the view off the dock at Cherrington, you know where this nice one was caught.

Another nice one!!

The smiles in these next ones tell the story for me.



Fishing some of my old favorite spots on Cherrington

The girls and I went fishing on Cherrington today with my Mom, her husband Siggy, and our family friends Craig and Carolyn. It was an awesome day in the north…maybe 80 degrees out on the lake and tons of fish!! The girls and I had a number of triple headers! Here is the first fish of the day.

A good morning fishing and the first time in a number of years we have not been rained out for shorelunch, the girls figured they could make a fire….

And they did it, it was a good team effort, the girls and I made the fire, Craig and Siggy filleted the fish, Mom and Carolyn cut potatoes and then I was set to cook. It tastes so good over the fire.

Mmmmm:)

Siggy with another important part of a shorelunch.

The girls cooled off in the lake and swam right across our honey hole to another island. We still caught a pile of fish in that spot after lunch.

Taina caught plenty of these.

Maija, Mom and Siggy fished together after lunch, here is a double they had on.

My last fish of the day was the biggest! 25.5 inch walleye!

We fished near each other all day, it was a blast to watch everyone catching fish.

The girls were plenty played out for the trip home.

Cherrington Lake pictures speak for themselves.

It has been a couple of years since we saw Larry K. and Ken F. but it is great to see old friends. I used to guide Ken early in my bush life on Deer Lake when we had a main lodge there. We’ve caught alot of fish together, back in the day when I had the time to fish… They went to Cherrington last week and caught a lot of big fish. These ones speak for themselves!!

Larry with a huge walleye.

Huge!!

Whitefish are even hitting jigs still. Usually you only catch them in the spring.

They caught too many big ones to write a caption beneath them all, Here they are:

The ones with the width between their eyes are the big ones!


Ken and Scott caught lots of Trophies on Cherrington last week too. Here are some of their pictures.



Ken still has the classic Amik hat!

Recent highlights.

Here are a few of the highlights from around our lakes. Fishing has been normal with some real good sized fish being caught but numbers have been more of the talk recently.

The Hanson family fished Shearstone and caught lots! Mike had a 37 inch northern and Andrew who is 10 and on his first trip caught 2-23 inch walleyes. The biggest walleye was caught by Dad (Dick) and was a nice 25 incher.

Morleys had the Gehm party stay for 9 days and it turned out to be 10 days with a day delay with weather but this father/son group enjoyed every minute. They caught lots of upper 30 inch northerns with the largest being 39 inches and the walleyes were everywhere!

The Loftus crew fished Jeanette the week after the group leaders father in-law so they got to have a good visit and hear about the hot spots from a reliable source. A real good bunch of young guys and will be back in 2 years.

The Anderson party from Illinois were at Cherrington for 5 days recently and caught so many fish they had to make a video to prove it or no one would believe them! The video is 15 minutes long and it was constant fish on!! Bob caught a 26.5 inch walleye right off the dock and they figure they caught 40 to 60 fish right from shore at the cabin. Cherrington lived up to it’s reputation again, producing countless walleyes over the 22 inch mark!!

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From Teens to Grandpa, everyone is smilin’ at Amik Outposts!

Sore mouth stew is the soup of the day lately here at Amik Outposts, fishermen have been coming smiles of anticipation and leaving with smiles of an awesome fishing trip! Fishing and weather have both been great, giving every fisherman or woman an awesome tan! Some groups coming out today said that this year was the best yet! Walleyes generally are in 10 feet of water or less, Shearstone reported catching lots of fish in 5 feet! Here are some highlights from today.

Shearstone had a great bunch fishing it this week consisting of the Beaird and Johns families. They had some big stories to tell this morning with big smiles on their faces! A 17 year old elated Hilary caught the biggest walleye at 26.5 inches and 14 year old Dillan caught a 39.5 inch northern. They have done a number of flyin trips with a number of outfitters and by far this year was the “best fishing and best cabin yet.”

The Huson party fished Cherrington for 4 days and came out happy as heck! There was two 17 year olds in this group and guess what… they caught the biggest walleyes! Kevin had a 26.5 inch and Alex had a 24 inch walleye. They stated that 90 percent of the fish they caught were 19 to 22 inches in length and they caught a lot. Those are nice fish!

Findlay lake had some long time guests stay there this week. The Glasebrook/Burm father and son teams have been fishing with Amik since 1989 as far as we can figure, a few years longer than Rena and I have been around! They first fished with us when we had a main lodge on Deer lake for a few years and moved over to Findlay when it was built in 1993 and haven’t missed a year yet! Nothing really big this year but plenty of quality was caught and released. Many walleyes measured 19 to 22 inches. They were happy to be back and sad to leave, just like always…

Vee lake had the Evans party visit this week for their annual trip and they said that this was the best walleye fishing they have ever had! So many big ones have never been caught as this week on Vee lake for this veteran crew. Ron took all the money as he had the biggest northern measuring 42 inches and an absolutely huge walleye measuring a fat 29 inches. Gary caught 6 or 8-24 inch walleye in one day. The most fish over 20 inches they have seen yet on Vee in some large numbers.

Here are the pictures from D. Hoene on the Cobham last week. Some pretty fast action on the fly rod in 4 feet of water.

Another one!

60 of these in one afternoon!

A vicious attack!!!!

Mike was not to be out done by Dick with this nice fish.

An average walleye for this old hockey player!

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