Canadian Fly In Fishing
Canadian Fly In Fishing

Love the Smiles!!

Our season continues to roll on and as certain people walk through our door we know what time of year it is because of the date they have occupied on a certain lake every season!  We really appreciate our guests and the fact that they love to be in the bush as much as we do.  That is part of what drives us to do our best and show them a great time.

Our weather has continued to be very unsettled and ever changing in some regions while in others not so much.  We had some very hot weather in the past 10 days with some vicious thunderstorms, many beautiful days, but have also had some days and nights in the 40’s. As the weather has been weird, so has the fishing been.  The fishing has been spectacular and it has been okay.  Experience, ability to adapt to changing conditions(follow the fish), the weather, and if they used any kind of bait or not are the biggest factors I consider when hearing fishing reports.

Most of the fish have began to settle into some fairly consistent depths of around 10-12 feet of water.  The pike have began attacking walleyes again and most of the big ones were caught while walleye fishing.  Walleye numbers have been more consistent as well since they too have started to hang around the windy points and shorelines in 12 feet of water.  Earlier last week there was reports of walleyes from 2 feet to 20 feet.  There was even fish caught in 20 feet suspended over 50 feet of water.  Many weather changes at times has forced our fishermen to put their thinking caps on and try some different tactics but those days appear to be behind us.

Here are some pictures we have received this week from our guests.

The Lawrence party made their first flyin trip to Dark Water Lake and had a blast!  Catching many 21-22 inch walleyes with the largest measuring 24 inches and plenty of nice Pike.  Kirby was the youngest in the group and of course caught the biggest fish of the trip!  A 36.5 inch pike!

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The Hendricks family has been going to Vee Lake for a few years and are getting to know it quite well.  This year they caught great numbers of fish and had one spot in particular where they nailed them!  in their new favorite spot they caught a 25,24, lots of 22-23 inch walleye.  Fast action with big fish! Here are a few pictures from their trip.

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The Berg party had a younger group this year to partake in the crazy walleye fishing Cherrington Lake is known for.  The fishing out on the Big Lake has turned on! July is the best time out there.  Walleyes are usually all over 20 inches long or better and all have shoulders on them.

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Photo Contest 2016

Just a reminder to anyone who has already been up with us that we are once again having a Photo Contest.  Please send us your best pictures from your trip to be entered if you have not done so yet.  The contest will be hosted on our FaceBook Page and the winner will be selected by which photo gets the most likes.  The Prize?  $500 off per person towards a trip in 2017 for the number of people you had in your party this season!  Please email them to amik@frontiernet.net

 

Half the camps are open!

We have had a nice spring ……

That is until recently!  Mother Nature reminded us as she does every so often that she is in charge.  We had been on a roll opening camps and preparing for the season for the first few days, Knocking off 4 camps in 5 days.  We headed north to start opening the camps further away.

 

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Dark Water Lake and Blackbirch Lake will each have beautiful new Lund Boats this season!!  Other improvements for 2016 are

Findlay Lake- Solar freezer/fridge, New Grill and Fish cooker as well as New Chairs and Mattresses

Jeanette Lake-New Mattresses and boat ramp

Loree Lake-New Grill

Cobham River-New windows, Grill, Fish Cooker, Back Steps

Vee Lake- New Grill and Fish cooker, New Mattresses

Cherrington Bay- New Fish cooker

Cobham Daniel- New Chairs

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It was very dry, the water levels were a little low and there were a few forest fires burning already west of Red Lake and towards Kenora.  Some windy days and 80 degree temperatures got the fires going wild and were getting to be very large.

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We were ready to begin battling the smoke as the winds began to change.

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After a day and a half of warm beautiful weather up north we had opened up one Cherrington camp and Cobham Daniel and went over to Morleys to begin cleaning it up for the season when the wind got a lot cooler and the mist began to come from the North blowing in something.  I could see the weather closing in on us and we headed back to Cherrington early because we didn’t have our gear to spend the night.  The temperature was dropping fast and the mist was getting thicker…

 

The next day we awoke to horrible weather and couldn’t fly at all so we opened Cherrington Bay.  We always save some work where we are staying in case we have a bad weather day. But it got colder throughout the day.

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As the temperature dropped the rain began to get heavier and fluffier….

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And it proceeded to snow all night, all day and all night again!  The wind howled from the North and the water froze up tight.  Great.

We stayed busy for most of the day and got some things done we normally would not have, and also playing a few games of cribbage while inside drying off. 🙂

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After the 2 day weather delay we got right back at it preparing for the busy season ahead!  Here is Julien hauling a big JackPine out of the bush for firewood at Cobham River.

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We are home for a night to get some rest before heading right back north to open the rest of the camps!  Some of our fishermen must be peeing their pants  about now.  The forecast is for very warm temperatures!  THE MONSTER PIKE ARE WAITING!!!!

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We are continuing to fill our remaining holes for this summer.  If you are  interested in going on a trip this summer just click here to enquire about dates to a great fishing vacation!

Last of the May Dates!!

We have been filling dates for 2016 and have filled all of the dates we offered in our  May special we previously published.  There are only a few dates left for this special.  We will also require a group of 6 fishermen to receive this discount.  Please check it out and let us know if you would like to reserve one of these dates!!

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Have you ever wanted to catch multiple 40 inch plus Trophy Pike on a flyin fishing trip?  Have you been dreaming about going on a fly in trip but just couldn’t afford to go?  Enjoy a private lake, all to yourself?

May is an excellent time to visit Amik Outposts for Trophy Fish!  Spring breathes new life into the lakes and rivers as the fresh water from the spring run off flows from one body of water to the next.  Walleyes are very easy to find at this time of year, congregating near the rapids and moving water, feeding like crazy after spawning.  The numbers of walleye you can catch in the spring are astronomical!   There are times when your lure doesn’t even reach the bottom before it has a fish on it and is headed sideways!  The walleye action in the spring is awesome.

The Trophy Pike are the most active at this time of year.  Pike too are spawning in the spring and are the first fish to spawn.  Gathered together in any weedy bay, sunning themselves in the afternoons in the shallows, they then go on a post spawn feeding frenzy!!  More big pike are caught in the spring then any other time of the summer.

Sure the weather can be cooler than other times the of summer, it can be frosty in the morning and sunny, then 80  degrees that same day.  Those are big pike days.   Please remember that you are staying in a very comfortable, warm cabin each night to stay warm, dry out if need be and sleep like a baby on a comfortable bed.  You just need to be prepared for a wider variety of weather then you would if you came fishing later in the summer.

Amik Outposts has never offered this kind of discount before.  50% off our regular price, a party of at least 6 fishermen on the select 5-day trips listed below. Licences and taxes not included.

Shearstone Lake May 21-26

BlackBirch Lake May 20-25

Vee Lake May 20-25

Dark Water Lake May 24-29

This offer is open to anyone.  Old guests, New guests, it doesn’t matter.  Get at least 6 of your buddies together and get ready to have the time of your life.  If you have a friend or colleague who talks about going on a trip but always says “Someday…” Give us a call or email and sign up!  Click here to send us an email to book one of these dates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

May Special 2016

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Have you ever wanted to catch multiple 40 inch plus Trophy Pike on a flyin fishing trip?  Have you been dreaming about going on a fly in trip but just couldn’t afford to go?  Enjoy a private lake, all to yourself?

May is an excellent time to visit Amik Outposts for Trophy Fish!  Spring breathes new life into the lakes and rivers as the fresh water from the spring run off flows from one body of water to the next.  Walleyes are very easy to find at this time of year, congregating near the rapids and moving water, feeding like crazy after spawning.  The numbers of walleye you can catch in the spring are astronomical!   There are times when your lure doesn’t even reach the bottom before it has a fish on it and is headed sideways!  The walleye action in the spring is awesome.

The Trophy Pike are the most active at this time of year.  Pike too are spawning in the spring and are the first fish to spawn.  Gathered together in any weedy bay, sunning themselves in the afternoons in the shallows, they then go on a post spawn feeding frenzy!!  More big pike are caught in the spring then any other time of the summer.

Sure the weather can be cooler than other times the of summer, it can be frosty in the morning and sunny, then 80  degrees that same day.  Those are big pike days.   Please remember that you are staying in a very comfortable, warm cabin each night to stay warm, dry out if need be and sleep like a baby on a comfortable bed.  You just need to be prepared for a wider variety of weather then you would if you came fishing later in the summer.

Amik Outposts has never offered this kind of discount before.  50% off our regular price, a party of at least 4 fishermen on the select 5-day trips listed below. Licences and taxes not included.

Findlay Lake May 24-29

Shearstone Lake May 26-31

BlackBirch Lake May 25-30

Vee Lake May 25-30

Cherrington Lake

Bay Cabin May 23-28

Point Cabin May 21-26

This offer is open to anyone.  Old guests, New guests, it doesn’t matter.  Get at least 4 of your buddies together and get ready to have the time of your life.  If you have a friend or colleague who talks about going on a trip but always says “Someday…” Give us a call or email and sign up!  Click here to send us an email to book one of these dates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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As one season ends, we look forward to the next!

2015 has come to a close.  We had a great season thanks to our awesome guests!  The weather cooperated, letting us move our people to and from the Outposts, most of the time, on time.  There was only one overnight delay this season which is pretty good compared to other years.  It makes life much less stressful to have understanding guests who understand that Mother Nature is the one in charge.

The Otter is put away for the winter, Rena and I are finishing up here in Red Lake and will be headed for the prairies soon.  It is always a bitter sweet feeling to see the season end but the seasons change and time marches on…..

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Photo Contest

We have been sorting through photos submitted by our guests for the 2015 photo contest and there are some really beautiful pictures.  We will take entries for this years photo contest until October 31.  After that the best ones will be selected and the contest will begin during the week of U.S. Thanksgiving.  We will be using the Amik Outposts Facebook page to host the contest and the winner will be determined by the photo that gets the most “likes”, so please tell your friends to vote for your picture if it selected.  Here is the link to our Facebook page.   Like our page and it will show up on your Facebook feed.  Share it with all your friends so when the voting starts, you will be ready!

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Next Season….

Just a friendly reminder to anyone who has dates reserved with us.  If you have not sent us a deposit yet, please do so very soon.  We cannot hold dates through our booking season without a deposit.  Mail your $300 per person deposit to:

Box 597

Ranier, Mn

56668

Payable to: Canadian Flyin Fishing Inc.

Please take a stroll through our website as all of the pages have been updated with new pictures shared with us by our awesome guests.  Being in the north is very special and these pictures only give you a small sample of what it is really like.  Once you have experienced a flyin fishing trip to a remote lake, you will always long to hear the silence.  Thank you to all of our guests who shared their experiences with us.

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A great view of Dark Water Lake

We have some great guests.  We appreciate them for sharing their pictures and videos with us.  Recently we have had a few groups who have put a lot of time and effort in to making videos from their fishing vacation with us.  From Gopro to flying drones, the quality is awesome!  Here is some videos from a great group of young guys who went to Dark Water earlier this month.  Thanks to Ryan W. for all of his effort and expertice.

They Stayed at Dark Water Lake but the video in the air is from Shearstone back to Red Lake.

August is upon us.

Our last busy month of fishermen is upon us in the North.  We will be busy up here until the middle of October and we have many fishermen to come through our doors yet but we had a major cool down this week with much unsettled weather.  Quite a bit of wind, rain and cloudy days, cooler but comfortable days.  This has translated into great fishing weather.  Most of the fish have been caught in 10-15 feet of water yet,  Great numbers have been reported from every lake, the really big ones seem to be active for a few days and then take a few days off.  It is weird but when the big ones go on the bite, they go on the bite everywhere at the same time.

We have had many new first time fishermen as well as our regular guests, as they come to see us, it gives me a gauge of the time of year, as each group is a milestone of the summer when you have seen them for so many years at the same time. 🙂

The Clark party has been fishing with us a long time. Rena and I have watched James and Heath(who didn’t make it this year) grow up since they were very young.  These guys know the Cobham as well as anyone and the fish they catch proves it!  Here are some pictures to back  up their fish stories.  Big Pike are caught in July, most of our guests catch trophy fish but the guys who have the most experience and knowledge catch more.

“Rena and John, 

as promised here is the first  group of photos from our trip to Cobham.     We had the best fishing ever.  Sam Tanner’s first pike of his life was 41″.  We netted a 40″ pike that tried to eat a walleye we were catching but had let go and was swimming away.    Everyone caught multiple pike over 30″.    We caught more walleye over 20 inches than ever.   Can’t wait until next year.   Hope all is well with you.  

Brent”

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Sam joined the forty inch club on his first try, a feat that took some of the other guys in the group years to achieve. 😉 Thats a shot at you Brad 🙂  And James took home the coveted walleye prize for the season.

 

 

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Frank P. made his second trip with us recently and took his wife to Findlay Lake.  She is bound and determined to catch fish big enough to make my Blog.  This year she achieved that a couple of times.  They had some great fishing on Findlay.

 

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John and Rena,

Thanks for a great trip.  Coming back to Canada was not easy for me.  This was our family vacation for many years. In 2000 I lost my dad and could not bring myself to go back.  It was to painful to be there without him.  Two years ago kurt asked me to go with him and I agreed.  It was hard.  I watched the gorgeous sunsets full of emotion.  This year I got to take both of my boys.  The memories built were amazing.  It was still difficult to not have dad but its about them and dad would be happy and proud that I am continuing this tradition.  I look forward to many great years ahead with you guys.  You run a good operation and care about the experience your clients have.  That is hard to come by these days.  Here are a few more pictures of our trip. One is Tylers first walleye, which was also the first of the trip. One is the last of trip.  With both boys acting like brothers should.  Thanks for the great memories.

Jim 

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We are approaching the latter part of the summer, soon fall will be upon us and we will be working at the camps getting ready for next season, then on to moose season and MY time of year when I get to spend extended amounts of time in the bush!!

 

 

 

First Timers

The Johnson Party from Minnesota made their first flyin trip last week to Jeanette Lake.  These guys were fishermen.  If you put experienced fishermen on a great lake, they will most likely have the best fishing of their lives.  Thats what happened on Jeanette Lake!  The comment I heard when I picked them up “Nobody at home is going to believe how many  fish we caught!”

“John and Rena,

We all had a great time and I am sure we will want to book more trips in the future. I can’t see any reason why I would select another outfitter as you provided us with a great cabin, good reliable fishing equipment and a safe flight in and out of camp.
I have and will recommend Amik Outposts/Lac Seul Airways to other people that are interested in taking a fly-in fishing trip to Canada.
 
Thank you, 
 
Walt”

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Loree Lake saw the return of the Jones party for the second year in a row.  Last year it was 90 degrees and flat calm for much of their stay at Loree.  That is not good fishing weather anywhere but this year they had cooler weather, some rain and plenty of wind and lots of bait.  Needless to say that they caught wayyy more fish!

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The Serie Party always fishes the Cobham at least one time each season.  Every year when I pick them up, Ralph tells me “The best trip ever!”  This year was no exception.  The Big Pike seemed to follow him around this year.  Here is his biggest of the trip.

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Don was the first timer with the group and had a blast.

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The Chew Party has found their piece of Heaven.  It is called the Cobham River System.  They fished Vee lake last year and this year moved on down stream to the Cobham River.  They are Pike fishermen with quite a bit of experience fishing in Canada.  They caught many big fish and here are a few of the pictures to prove it.

This 22″ walleye Alex caught was his first fish of the trip, and the first fish he’s caught since he was in grade school!  

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The walleye have been along the weedbeds in 8-12 feet of water and pike have been right along side them.  As we move into later July, I expect the fish to start moving deeper each week.  One thing for sure, the fish are where you find them.  Usually in the lake!!!

 

It’s not only about the fishing.

There are not too many places left in the world that are as remote and unspoiled as our outpost lakes.  The one place where there will never Internet service.  A special place to relax and enjoy the silence.  The fishing is a bonus!

If you look around you and pay attention there are so many spectacular sights to be seen.  Here are a few pictures from our guests recently who were able to capture some candid moments in the bush.

Rob Sproule has been our guest a long time and this year he saw the biggest beaver he has ever seen.  He said that it is too bad that there is nothing to reference the beaver by but this one had to be over 100 pounds!!!

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The Berry Crew were on the Cobham for their annual trip and were able to see some great sights.  Angelia had her camera at the ready at all times.  Here are some of her pics she took last week.

 

 

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Cobham Clouds Have a Language of their Own by Angelia Perkins

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Luna Moth Who Observes Who by Angelia Perkins

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First Flight Out by Angelia Perkins

 

 

 

 

 

The Knutson party were first time flyin fishermen and Jeanette Lake was their destination.  The had a great time and loved every minute of it.  Here is a picture of the caretaker of Jeanette lake.   A Woodland Caribou.

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The most picturesque sunrises and sunsets are seen in the North.  A special place that you will remember visiting forever. A place you will look forward to returning to.

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Out of Touch

Another week has flown by of our 2015 season!  And the fish are active!  A number of 29-30 inch walleye have been caught and released recently and many pike measuring up to 44 inches!

I have heard from many people lately that they love to be in the bush, and to be totally out of touch!  No cell phone, no internet, no hum of traffic, the biggest worry is where you will fish next.  Nothing around you but fresh clean air in a pristine environment, a comfortable cabin, and a lake teeming with fish!  We are fortunate to be able to share this beautiful part of the world with you.  You can explain how great it is to people all day long but you don’t truly understand how nice it is until you have experienced it first hand.  The sound of silence.

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The Bangert party made their first trip with us and when they booked a year ago, they asked Rena to put them somewhere that they could catch a 30 inch walleye.  That feat can be achieved on any of our lakes, Rena had a spot for them on the Cobham.  They caught and released a 30 incher!!!  In addition to many other trophy sized fish.  The biggest pike was a 42 incher, and it was caught on a 12 inch walleye!!

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The Jansen party have been our guests for many years and know the Cobham very well.  Dale had the lucky hand this year, catching a 29.5 inch walleye and a 44 inch trophy pike.

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The Hansen party makes the long journey from Florida every year for a little piece of heaven called Dark Water lake.  They caught tons of fish, saw a few moose and loved every minute of their time alone in the bush.  Here is Ted with a beauty 27.5 inch walleye.

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Findlay Lake had the Dudycha party visit.  They had a great time and good fishing as they always do.  Findlay lake is one of the best walleye lakes around and it has proven itself year after year.  Here are a few of the big ones they caught and released.

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The Tupy boys have been fishing with us since they were teenagers. Now grown men, their group has grown throughout the years and now it is a boys trip they look forward to all year.  They went to Shearstone Lake, a lake they had fished a few years ago.  They did well once again and caught tons of fish.  Good times, looking forward to next year.

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The Call party love to visit  Vee Lake every second year.  They are always excited to come back.  On Vee Lake there is a few variations of the walleye family.  One of the most peculiar is the Blue Walleye.  A Blue Walleye is apparently a prehistoric variation to the walleye family.  I have caught them on a number of lakes in the North but they are prevalent on the Cobham River System

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The beauty is all around you, you just have to be there to see it!

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Here is one of the Blue Walleye that they caught.  Under the right light, they are very colorful.

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Mr Bear was out on the lake, not in camp. 🙂

 

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A fly rod works great up here too!  Most of the walleyes have been in 6-10 feet of water and easy to catch.

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