Canadian Fly In Fishing
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Category Archive: walleye

Hockey players love to fish too!

My old buddy Dick Hoene was back last week and brought some friends with him. A bunch of old and young hockey players. Dick is a great fishermen and had his work cut out for him with a few novice fishermen in the group. When the first fish was caught one of the new guys pulled a pair of channel lock pliers out of his pocket to remove the hook. Not exactly your ideal tool to remove a deep lodged hook from a fish. But by the end of the week that same fishermen caught the biggest fish of the trip! Is it the guide or is it the fishermen?

Here are some pictures of the great time they had:

How would you like to face off against these 2 monsters?

A couple of young wingers from Minnesota were in the group and were pretty excited to start catching fish. They caught a lot! Here is a nice walleye!


It was very hot at times last week and the best way to cool off is just like this! Please make sure the water is deep enough before attempting the cliff jump though!

There were hundreds of fish caught this size. Dick alone caught 850 fish for 7 days of fishing!

A giant pike is the sure way to ensure a return customer. This is a very healthy fish. Head the size of a shovel!

With the young guys along there was lots of exploring to do! This is up in the old burn from 4 years ago.

The rookie with a beautiful golden walleye. A fat 26 incher! Great fish.

There continues to be thunderstorms every few days. This one in the distance is almost done. You can see the anvil shape at the top as it blows out with a nice “red sky at night, sailors delight!”

Good times had by all, and good for the boys to spend some time in the bush.

Findlay Lake Pictures

The pictures of the Big fish in our vault from 2010 just keep coming! These are from the Weber party who fished Findlay Lake in July. They had a blast and caught some big fish, especially the leader of the group Gary. Here they are:


Gary held the lucky hand that week! Nice walleyes Gary!

Vee Lake Monsters!!

Would fish like these put a smile on your face? Especially if your wife had you beat for the largest walleye and northern for the entire trip! Frank redeemed himself in the final hour. This monster walleye was the last fish of the trip!!
Jane was so happy when I picked her up! It was awesome. She is not afraid of the giant pike! You know they are BIG when their head looks like the size of a shovel!!!

I came across another happy customer from Shearstone Lake. The Berg family fished there recently. As per most of the trips, the youngest guys catch the biggest fish!!

It is nice to see the next generation having a good time

The Tupy/Novotny party came out of Cobham Morley recently and as always it was a great time. 4 young guys, younger than me anyways, maybe I am getting older, and a couple of the Dads as chaperone’s. They made their second trip to the Cobham and had another good time. Nothing extraordinarily big this year, 24 inches on the walleye and a 39 inch northern I think was the largest last week, but the number were of fish they caught was totally nuts!! They commented on the large number of 20-22 inch walleye. They saw a moose and got some great scenic pictures in addition to the fish pictures.

Andrew, who had a 31 inch walleye on Findlay a few years ago had the biggest walleye and biggest northern this trip.

Mmmmmmmm

Doug, the smallest guy, is always the last one into the Otter, pictured here with a nice one.

These guys love beer so there is no room on the Otter for bringing in bottled water. There is no need for it if you buy a filter and go get it from the lake. We have never had an issue with people drinking lake water.

There has been plenty of great weather this summer, it is nice to get back closer to a normal summer.

And then the dreaded last day…..until next year!

Loree Lake!

We recieved some pictures recently from the Frazer Party who fished Loree Lake in June. Here are some of the best ones.

The leader of the group with a nice walleye on the first day.

Walter with an eater! Someday I am going to go squirell hunting with Walter in Wisconsin and see his confesional made out of Jack Daniels bottles!

I will be looking for this monster soon enough!! He will be BIG by fall!

With some outfitters this is a highlight, with us, doubles are quite common.

There must be pot of gold at the end of the dock.

A Trophy Northern.

The measurement before releasing him to get even bigger.

This is the biggest reason to make a trip to an outpost, uninterupted time with your buddies, just easier when you have a nice place to sit.

Another nice black average 20 plus inch walleye.

It is always great to see these guys, same time next year!!!

More pics from the Peters on Loree Lake

Every once in awhile we get reports of the thought to be extinct “Blue walleye”. They are most commonly caught on Loree and Cobham lakes as well as in some of our remote moose hunting lakes. Here is a picture of these “Extinct” fish!!

And as always the Big ones! Fishing on our lakes is always good to us and to most people, it is the best they have ever experienced! Trophy fish at Amik Outposts are the norm not the exception.



3008 fish, 8 people, 7 days!!!

The Peters party came out of Loree the other day and had some good times, good weather, and no Bugs! Oh yea, they caught 3008 fish for the week! This group sure knows how to catch walleyes. They started a tradition last year with a sign and this year they had one ready to go. All they had to do was fill in the number.


Bernice and Ed saw their first moose last year and this year they saw 2. A cow and a calf this time. Betty and Jim were also fortunate to see a moose.

The big ones were not as willing as they were last year but they caught lots in the 20 to 24 inch range.

Jeanette Lake! The big ones were willing there this week!

The S. Arnie Safari came out of Jeanette this morning and had some great luck! Arnie has been with us since 1983 and had countless good times with his buddies and in the past number of years, with his sons. They were fishing in 20 to 35 feet of water for the big fish and shallower for supper sized fish. Using jigs and tails on the windy days and just a snell hook with a crawler on it when it was calm. Experience is a very valuable thing when it comes to catching trophy fish.

How would you like your first fish of the trip to be a…..

A 29 inch Walleye! Chad J. knows how that feels. In addition he caught a 27 inch walleye too.

The whole Johnson Family did very well on Jeanette. Here are the largest fish:
Chad J. 29 and 27 inch walleye
Charlie J. 26 and 25 inch walleye
Chris J. did the best on this trip catching a 23, a 25, 2-26 inch walleyes and a 28 incher!
Dad on the other hand could only muster a 22 inch walleye but I am sure he takes pride in seeing his boys catch trophy fish.


A 26 and 22 inch double header was one of the many highlights of the week. The Johnsons did bring Uncle Phil along for his first trip to Jeanette, pictured here in the double header. He surpassed his largest fish record of a 5 pound northern. He will be welcome back next time to break that record again.

We have been very busy lately and had lots of good pictures shared with us. Here are a few from Cobham Daniel when the Connaughty Party spent some time there recently. Enjoy!


An Awesome Gift!

We have a guest who is an artist who loves the North, especially Loree Lake! Jim Peters is an artist and has given us a print of some of his work in the past but this year he has really out done himself. When I dropped him off last year at Loree he was taking pictures of the Otter as I left Loree, nothing unusual, but during the winter Jim made us a great gift and gave us the original.

Thank you so much Jim. It is the best painting on an Otter I have ever seen!

Here is last years post from their trip on Loree! Click here.

Fishing is steady, walleyes beginning to move out a bit.

It has been mostly sunny and warm up here recently, but not to hot. The fishing has been quite good with the walleyes in 6 to 12 feet of water. I fished for awhile on Shearstone last week and caught lots of walleyes in 9 feet on a overcast day.

I brought the Weston party out of Daniels today and Larry, the leader of the group was ecstatic! This was their first trip with us, although he has been fishing Canada for 40 years, he had never caught a northern over 40 inches. Many 39’s but never breaking the 40 barrier. Well this week on the Cobham, he not only broke the 40 inch plateau, but caught and released a fat 43.5 inch northern. His boys said he did not fish as hard after that satisfying feat that was a long time coming. Troy caught a couple nice fish as well, 38 and 39 inch northerns and walleyes were nuts right in front of the cabin by the fish gut rock on the last night. What a perfect way to end the trip!

Here are some pictures from last week on Vee Lake. Mike W. and his buddies fished there for their first time and caught some big fish.


Walleyes with shoulders!! Big!

I love it in July when the best lure for walleyes is a 5 of diamonds!!

It makes us feel good!

We are fortunate to be close to so many great people. This business is very rewarding if you are the type of person who gets satisfaction from seeing people have a good time. All I can say is that we care. Here is a letter from our friend Jack Darsnek. We have shown them around Northwestern Ontario and they have seen all kinds of weather, fishing, bugs and bears. Thanks for the kind words Jack. See you next year.

Dear John, Rena, Bruce and Debbie,

A few pictures to capture our June trip. This was the best trip we’ve
had, of the 10 or 11 we’ve made. Everything turned out well, with the
exception of two of the old guys unable to make the trip this year.
The fishing was fantastic !! Tony said he caught more fish the first
day than he usually catches in a week. Russ got a white fish, in the
pictures. I won the big northern T-shirt on the first day, first 1/2
hour, in sight of the cabin. While it may not be be the biggest fish
in the lake I got a 33″ on an ultralight, 6 lb test line, no leader,
and put it in the boat, since I was the odd guy, fishing alone.

Walleyes from 20″-24″ were ordinary, it took a 23″ to raise eyebrows
and everyone got a few that size. Happy got Mr Big with a 25″, took
home his t-shirt to show off. We awarded Russ Best in Show for his
superior skills in the culinary arts. We left full of fish and full of
memories.

Oh, did I mention that the weather was wonderful, we had a heavy rain
one afternoon, about 4:30 PM so we didn’t lose any boat time. Best of
all, John must have said something to the bugs, there were NONE. Zero,
nada, rien, zippo. No even in a mosquito out back. It was a great
experience and I hope all your clients get the same.

Had a bear in camp, the boys saw a wolf and a moose. As usual, I saw
nothing, only walleyes coming in over the side. We’ll see you at
Loree, come 2011. Thanks for everything, Jack






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