Canadian Fly In Fishing
Canadian Fly In Fishing

Fuel

We received this note and picture from one of our guests…..

“That big 1,000 horsepower engine on that Otter eats up high octane fuel, but without the most important part of that plane getting some fuel every now and then, we would all be in big trouble. Johnny Fishguts refueling at 7,500 feet.”

The Ewald Family

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It begins.

Another season is underway at Amik Outposts!  We have had mostly good weather for getting the camps ready with the exception of a Colorado Low that gave us a day of rain followed by a day of snow the day before our first fishermen headed into the bush.  We have had a comfortable amount of time to prepare and have had fishermen at the outposts since Tuesday.

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It feels great to be back!!

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Dark Water Lake now has a new screened gazebo. With a beautiful view!

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I always see this cool stream when I land at the Cobham River so Dustee and I went to take a picture.

 

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She loves the boat. Lots to see and smell. She is so happy when we are up North!

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Here is our crew that will ensure you have a great fishing vacation. 2 Nicks and Jordan. Young pilots getting their foot in the door in Aviation. The best kind…. Bush Flying!

The first fishing report!

The fishing this week was as I expected after a very cold few days with a few inches of snow dropped into the water, to was slow to start.  The water was warming up nicely with the sun prior to the bad weather and the walleye would have been close to spawning and the northerns should have been done I would expect.  The weather would have delayed things a few days, I told the guys to expect slower fishing at the beginning and it would get better everyday.

 

 

Thats exactly what happened.  The caught smaller fish at the start of their trip and it gained strength each day with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine.  The pike size they caught grew everyday from 30 inches, in every increment all the way up to 41 inches!  Walleye played the same game, by the last day they caught walleye measuring up to 28 inches.  Some of the larger walleye at the end of the week appeared skinnier, so hopefully the spawn is almost over and we will be ready for a season of catching as they start to feed heavily. I hope you are ready. We are ready for you. 🙂

 

We have had a few calls regarding travel insurance.  We do not handle any of this.  It is just something you should look into before any international trip.  I am sure there are many insurance companies you can choose from but one of our guests has recommended AIG.  Here is the link. http://www.travelguard.com/travel-tips/tips-for-before-depart/

We are not endorsing them or anyone.  The decision is yours, we just want you to be prepared for the “What if”.

 

Looking forward to another awesome season!!!!!

A great video

Here is a great video that sums up how we like to live our life in the North!   I love it up here and feel like this is where I belong.  If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life.

Getting camps closed and jobs done.

 

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In the last 2 weeks we have gone from  having  most of our camps full to having our last group in the bush.  The boys and I have been busy closing camps and doing some work on the camps.  Here are some from Cobham Morley.  We leveled, raised and put new stringers.  The weather rained  us out for a couple of hours everyday but we had some nice weather midday to get the water work done.

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The fire gave us something to do in the rain at least.

 

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Hammering 12 inch spikes all day lets your arms and hands know that they have had a workout.

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The weather has been tough lately but there has been some beautiful days where the sights make all the crappy days worth while.

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Then back up north to close some more camps in the wet weather. We also rebuilt most of the Vee Lake dock.

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As quick as the boys could skin logs I was assembling and a day and a half later we had it done.

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The red sun came true as we battled mother nature again but had no place to be and work to be done where we were.  We did many odd jobs around the Vee Lake cabin as we closed it for the season.

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I will be busy moose hunting soon 🙂  If you want to keep in touch with what is happening as I briefly come back to the base from the bush, add us on Twitter @amikoutposts  as a friend on Facebook Amik Outposts or Instagram search for  Johnnyfishguts.

 

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