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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…:(

Nice to see the next generation visiting Amik Outposts

After 15 years in the tourist business since I was 19 years old, most of the fishermen that come to Amik Outposts have been older than Rena and I. That trend is beginning to change. It is nice to see groups of friends and young families making the decision to come up to Red Lake and experience a quality vacation on a beautiful remote lake with lots of trophy fish to catch. The Loftus Party went to Jeanette recently and had an awesome time. They had a good recommend on this particular lake since the group in front of them was Mason’s father in-law, Jerry N. and friends who have been fishing Jeanette with us for the past 10 years and may have told a few stories to Mason over the years at family functions… The fishing was great and the good times were too. Here are some of their pictures.

Shorelunch. This is a nice and easy way to enjoy those delicious walleyes!

When you have a big one on, a good man on the net is a neccesity. I have heard so many stories about the one that got away….

A nice big wally

Another one…

They caught a few Big northerns as well. These guys will be back on Jeanette in 2 years. We will be here to show them another great trip.

More Big fish pictures!

The weather is still great and we have more new pictures to share this week as I get time. Fishing has been awesome and many exciting stories/memories await me at every lake! It feels good to be able to see so many people having the trips of their lives. It is not all about the fishing, definitely, but it sure helps to have caught the biggest fish of your life

Does this guy look like a hockey player to you? I have known him for a long time and we have traded a lot of hockey war stories over the years. Dick has a reputation as a bit of a wild man on the ice hmmmm, just like someone else I know. LOL The group that is in Cherrington right now are also from Colorado and knew quite well of and played against the bruiser from Vail. I would not want to fight him 🙂 It is a small world. He fished the Cobham last week and caught 60 walleyes in one afternoon in 4 feet of water on a fly rod! He said it was so much fun. Pictures to come this week.

Some finely dressed men on their way to Vee lake.

This is the reflection on the water from 4500 feet!

The fog rolled in under the bridge coming off of Red Lake just before a thunderstorm one night.

A Lady Slipper at Blackbirch.

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It doesn’t matter what lake these guys fish, they always do well!

Rob S. from Winnipeg has fished most of our lakes over the years and has brought people from all over the world to experience it with him. Rob knows how to fish and it shows, here is this years proof!

Rob with a fat northern. They fished Vee lake this year and just like most years, they caught quite a few big walleyes and trophy northerns.

Darin from Iowa looks happy with this one!

Rob’s wife Diane, she usually out fishes everyone, here she is with a 28 inch walleye. Must be the guide.

Soren from Denmark has been to a number of our lakes. He has fallen in love with the north and looks forward to coming to Canada for “business”…..he does put in some long hours, on the lake!

It had been a few years since Franz from Austria had been back to Amik but he made the best of it this year. Cold but the fish were big!

More New Pictures of Big Fish!

Kirk D. and his sons along with Rick and his son have been fishing the Cobham for a number of years staying at Morleys. They are friends with their neighbors, the Erickson party who are always in Daniels at the same time. They said the fishing was slower than normal but still plenty of fish to be caught! Nothing “Huge” this year but there was a 41 inch northern caught and plenty of upper 30’s as well. Here are some pics.

The fish of the week!

The Erickson Party were back on the Cobham for their annual trip last week. Fishing was different but was still awesome.

Ice can be a hot commodity in the north, so these guys took advantage of the shady spots on the lake.

Dave with a beautiful 28 inch walleye

Chef Joel cooking shorelunch. It tastes way better over an open fire.

Ken with a good walleye.

Here are a couple of Pictures from the Parke boys. They hail from California and had a great time on Cherrington.

The Stanley Party fished the week before on the Cobham and caught some nice fish. There is a lot of water to learn and they will be back next year to fish those waters again at the same time.

I have more pictures and stories to tell as they come in. Keep watching.

Jeanette Lake=Good Times

The Knauf crew came out of Jeanette Lake this morning and caught fish like crazy. With the cooler weather and even some snow on Friday they had to figure out where the fish were everyday because the water temperature was changing daily and even during the different hours of the day. Evening fishing was definitely better than the morning this week on Jeanette and the fish’s depths ranged from 5 feet to 18 feet at times. The bait fish were very thick in the deeper water sometimes and were very visible on the depth finder Tony said. When the walleyes were shallow Tony out fished everyone one afternoon with a bobber and a hook with a minnow 3 feet down. He caught 52 walleyes in 3 hours, and lots of them were in the 20 inch class. Overall they said that the fishing was great.

The winner of the biggest fish though was this guy….Ralph. I tell most everyone that there are many big northerns caught right off the dock or just in front of the cabin. It looks like this one was caught right off the dock!. Ralph had the lucky hand this trip as he also caught a 40 inch,39.5 inch and a 36.5 inch in addition to this heavy 44 inch northern pike.

We also had some new guests at the Cobham last week from North and South Carolina and New Jersey. These guys drove all the way to Red Lake because the fishing is the absolute best! They had some good fish too. 3 northerns over 40 inches measuring 40,41,42 inches and 35 over 30 inches. The weather was cooler than seasonal which made for smaller walleyes than normal but they know how good it can be and will be back next year.

Cherrington Lake

The Garrett party from Arkansas went to Cherrington for their second time and had a blast. Despite some inclement weather! Things are still cooler than normal up here but it is typical Canadian weather, ever changing and fast! These guys have a good time no matter the conditions. They brought along a couple of first timers and they are hooked. One task on the way home though…..decide which lake to try next year!

Larry’s Island

A nice Laker caught by Les!

A nice sunset

John with a nice one.

Wayne with a nicer one!!

Morels are ready around Red Lake

Maija and I went for a walk last night through the bush and found some tasty Morels. We had enough for a few meals in less than an hour, hopefully we can find some more tonight. If you are heading to one of our outposts soon you may want to keep your eyes open when you are out strolling after shorelunch!

The Davis party was at Cherrington last week and had a blast as always. The walleyes were absolutely huge. They caught 2-28, 1-27.5, a bunch of 25 inch walleye, a 32 inch Lake Trout and lots of upper 30’s in the northern category. A great bunch of guys Rena and I have known for many years and look forward to seeing each season.

Relaxing waiting for the plane.

Everyone caught lots of big fish!

Ray especially!

Tom with a Big walleye.

Weather is turning, Big ones turning on!!!

It was a busy weekend with lots of fishermen heading out to the bush and many coming back with big smiles on their faces. Fishing overall was good but the colder weather definitely slowed down the fishing early in the week compared to the sunny weather during the last few days. The northerns are done spawning for the most part and the walleyes are in the process as we speak. Water levels are still high but Vee lake went down quite a bit so the rest of the lakes will follow soon as long as the weather stays decent.

There were some real trophies caught and released this week, many Northerns over 40 inches with a 42 inch on Vee and a 43.5 inch on Cherrington. Here is some of the highlights from this week.

Morleys, Mirick Party, These guys have fun no matter what the weather, good thing too this week. Mark, Andy, Patrick and Mats fished hard but never got over the 40 inch mark. Plenty of 38-39 inch northerns but no “Big” ones this year, They will be back next year to remedy that!

Daniels had fishermen from Montana this week and they had an awesome last day, here are their pictures…..

Those fly rods got a lot of use this week!

Vee Lake had the Johnson party, Our guests for many years, they have seen it all. Barry’s 20th year fishing in Canada and he said it was the coldest and windiest yet. Numbers were down from last year,(which was one of their best years) but the quality was great! Cody, Barry’s son, was a rookie this year and he had the biggest and smallest fish of the week, a 5 inch perch on a 8 inch Rapalla and a 42 inch northern! They had 12 trophies over 40 inches and 6-8 that were 39 inches. They stated that all the northerns were really thick across the back and heavy, I will put up the pictures when I get them.

Cherrington had the biggest northern of the opening week. A 43.5 inch Monster right at one of the spots I had marked for him on the map! That was caught by Bob C. and his partner Jeff was not disappointed either landing a 40 inch Pike in the same area! Walleyes as usual on Cherrington ran Large! Bob’s largest was a 25.5 inch and Jeff had a 25 inch walleye. They even caught some Lake Trout, Jeff had a 30 inch and a 25 inch not too far from the cabin. One was caught almost right on the surface because his hook was caught up on itself and just running the surface and he jerked it to try and straighten it…The trout came right up and took it and straightened it out alright. They almost got stuck out on the big lake one day too as the ice shifted after they were out there.

Pictures From Blackbirch!!

Here are a few more pictures we recieved lately from Blackbirch Lake. The weather was perfect and the fishing was Great!

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