Canadian Fly In Fishing
Canadian Fly In Fishing

Fall is here.

We are down to the last few groups of fall fishermen headed to the bush.  It is always bitter sweet to see the end of another season.  Lots of work to do and camps to close up before moose hunting.  We will see how Mother Nature treats us this fall.  We have gone from hot and dry to cool and damp.  We have had a fair bit of rain which has brought up the lake levels which is nice to see.  Fishing has been good, just deep, walleyes are down in 18-30 feet of water but the big pike have started to move into the bays and are feeding heavier as fall approaches.  The sizes have gotten bigger in the last week or two with many 26-28 inch walleyes being caught and released as well a more 40 plus inch pike.  Our guests continue to have a great time, no matter the weather or depth of the fish.  Just being in the bush away from the rest of the world should be your main reason for getting away, the great fishing is a bonus.  The silence and solitude are good for your soul and waking up with no alarm clock in such a place resets your mind.  I always look forward to fall.  It is my time of year……

 

Here are a few pictures from our last trip up north after getting some work done and closing the first couple of camps.

I had a ticket to the Packer game in Winnipeg but I had a bunch of flying to do that day.  Then was delayed by fog in the morning.  It wasn’t looking good to make it to the game.  Once we finally got going, there was just enough time.  We got the flying done and made the flight to Winnipeg.  Aaron and I were walking up to the stadium just as they were playing O’Canada.  Met up with my buddies who are also in the tourist business and had a great time. ūüôā

The time of year where I disappear into the bush is upon us.  Working in the bush is nice.   You only have the task at hand to contend with and then move on to the next one.  We have accomplished a bunch of jobs already and have a couple of weeks to get some others done before we start our Moose hunt.

Lulu has become a good flying dog once she got used to it.  She jumps right in the Otter now and doesn’t mind it at all.  She is more needy than Dustee as you can see by this picture. Inside Aaron’s personal space….

You have never seen a dog as happy as Dustee when fall comes around.  It is nice and cool, she has mice to hunt and is always watching out for us.  She feels like she is our guardian I think. 

We work hard all day so that we can go fishing in the evening.  Always taking plenty of food but end up eating fish more times than not.  It is so good when it is fresh.

Dates for next year are booking up fast.  We seem to see a high demand for trips in 2020.  Please do not delay in getting your trip booked for next year.  You can inquire about dates for 2020 by clicking here.

First Timers

We have had plenty of first time flyin fishermen recently.  They are always so pumped to get on the airplane and head into their own lake with no internet signal or cellular service.  Just peace and quiet.  Here is a great letter from one of our first time guests who got hooked on Amik.  Being in the bush is good for your soul.

“Hi Rena,

I wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for providing such a wonderful place for a fishing get away.  Our group enjoyed every minute of our trip. For me personally, being able to spend a few days alone in a boat with my 25 year son with no distractions was truly priceless.  I know the other guys would agree that those type of situations were the true highlight of the trip.

The fishing was superb. The cabin was great, and the hospitality was fantastic.  The maps John marked for us were a great way to get started.  We got better each day at finding and catching fish. This was the first trip of this kind for any members of our group, and it certainly more than met expectations. We ate fish every day and enjoyed it immensely, but did manage to get some top quality Iowa beef up there too!

I also wanted to thank you for your help in organizing and coordinating our trip.  Everything from adding additional guys along the way, to getting supplies and bait. It really did go very well.  

The guys are already talking about next year.  Maybe a little earlier in the season.  We will be in touch soon!

Take care and thanks again!

Gary”

I think the Really Big Walleyes woke up!

The season slips by so fast when you are busy.  Just the way we like it.  Our fishermen are enjoying the warm temperatures and the beauty and scenery of the North.

The weather has been better which has helped the fish sort of stabilize in depth but each lake has a different fishing report.  Some lakes saying the fish are on the rocky points and windy shorelines, and others saying the walleyes and pike are together on the edge of or right in the cabbage weeds.  Depths have ranged from 3-4 feet one day to 17-20 the next and then other lakes saying 10 feet for the whole week.  So if you are coming fishing yet this season, make sure you have a depth finder!

Our guests continue to see moose, caribou and the odd bear and a variety of other animals in the bush, but the most aggressive beast has been the Bald Eagles. ¬†On Cobham River and BlackBirch lake specifically. ¬†Following them all day screeching and chirping, almost harrasingly… ¬†One fishermen had his small pike he was reeling in, lure and only about half of his line taken about 30 feet from the boat! ¬†They have learned that our fishermen are a good source of food.

I don’t get the opportunity often but the boys and I went fishing the other day at DarkWater Lake and had a Shorelunch and a day off!

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The Selchow Family made the trip back to Shearstone Lake last week. ¬†The first time they came with Amik Outposts was to Shearstone Lake….. ¬†years ago when it was on Fire!! ¬†This time they had no such issues. ¬†Just great times and Bigger Walleyes than the last time they were there. ¬†Being good fishermen/women this family has a long future ahead of them giving out sore lips to the walleye on our lakes!

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These ones look like Blue Walleye to Me!!

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The Jacquin Party fished the Cobham River for the first time and had a great trip again, their second trip with us in as many years.  They caught lots of fish and some Big Ones as well.  Here are a couple pictures of the Trophy Pike they caught.

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Ken Phelps has fished quite a few of our lakes, but that was when my Dad was running things…almost 20 years ago. ¬†They went back to Blackbirch and things were the same as they were back then, if not better! ¬†Catching some Big Walleye. ¬†The biggest being 28 inches with a 26 incher as a close second. ¬†It was good to see them again and will most likely see them again soon!

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Summer has hit its peak, the Blueberries are ready and the days are beginning to get shorter. We are in the back half of the season.  Soon I will be in the bush getting the work done at the camps once the fishermen are done, getting prepared for the next season!!! We take great pride in looking after our guests striving for a excellent fishing vacation each and every time they visit us whether it is every year or once every 5 years.  It is important to us to see you enjoy yourself!

 

 

 

 

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