John & Rena,

Elane and I wanted thank you both for yet another wonderful time at your Findlay Outpost.  We truly look forward to fishing & seeing both of you every year.  Both of you are very professional and run a seamless operation and still maintain that personal touch that sets you apart from all of the others.

Below is a 24 inch Walleye from this years trip and we both look forward to seeing you next year.


Frank & Elane Phillips


Hi Rena,

I wanted to thank you and John for another outstanding fishing adventure.  We had another great time at Cobham River and the big Pike really cooperated for us.  I finally caught my 45 inch bucket list Pike.  Being in the boat by myself reminds me of the Old Man and the Sea adventure.

Have a great season and you will be hearing from me soon.

Ivan Krapac, Illinois



Here is the picture I promised you. What a fish, I have never ever caught a fish even remotely close to this size!!!! She was 40 and ½” long!!!!  I will truly remember it until the day I die. Thanks for making our trip run without a hitch from beginning to end your professionalism really rang true and although we could have gone somewhere else on the cheap, there is no way that we would have experienced the fishing we did. Take care and until we meet again be safe.

 Sal Pusateri

Owatonna, MN


Wow! That was my first fly-in fishing trip. Don’t know why I wanted so long! Well better late than never. Everything was great. The cabins were very comfortable and we had everything we needed. The boats were in great shape and ran well. John and Rena are great hosts, very friendly and accommodating. They even helped get my truck fixed while we were in the bush, so that was a load off my mind. We caught plenty of fish, and had fresh walleye fillets for lunch each day. I couldn’t help but have unreasonable expectations, and the fishing was even better than I had hoped. Here is a pic of one of two (!) 30” walleye I caught!

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Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to come back.      (Krapac party Cherrington Lake June 4-9 2012).

John and Rena,

I just wanted to drop you guys a quick message to let you know how much we appreciate all you do. Our trip to Findlay was my 23 fly-in in the last 19 years. I’ve personally been with 6 different fly-in services all over Northwest Ontario, and typically after 2 or 3 times with the same outfitter I start to look around for “something better”. That is no longer the case. This was my 6th flying with Amik and I can speak for all the guys in our group in saying we’ve found a home with you guys. Findlay(twice), Cherrington, Vee, Cobham, and Blackbirch have all been incredible fisheries! So much so, that we start counting the days until we return as soon as we get home.

What I’ve found out in the last 19 years is you can catch fish anywhere you go, but the size of the walleye and northern in your lakes, in my opinion, are the best available in Ontario bar none. The conservation policy in place keep them big boys around for everyone to enjoy! You guys have always taken care of us from the moment we arrive until we depart, and our group is thankful for all you do. Keep up the great work. Talk to you in November/December to book next years trip…..Cherrington maybe:)

Good Fishing, The Ketron Party, August 2012



Once again, the average walleye size was larger than any of the previous 30+ years on “The Cobham”.  Many of the “old” walleye holes came back along with all the new spots found the past few years.  Some of the newer members thought we were good guides taking them to the exact spot (old fishing walleye spot) where they caught large walleyes non-stop for several hours, only to boat to a different spot to duplicate the same good fishing again.  I never lost one bottom bouncer with 7 days of fishing, but did lose a number of spinners tied to the bottom bouncer, when that thief of a “northern” came by to cut the line.

Once again, all the walleyes, even the 22 inch and above, were really fat, muscled fish with lots of fight that helped them stay down creating quite a fight on a light rod. We all noticed that the walleyes sucked so lightly on the bait that with a heavy rod you couldn’t tell they were stealing the bait. So bringing in a muscled, fighting walleye on a very light rod was fun, along with catching a northern or two, one 37 inch on the very light pole.


Fish do bite in the rain. Several of us were not smart enough to come in because the 21 and 22 inch walleyes wouldn’t stop.

Thanks again,

 Jim Bergman  (June annually)        


May 31, 2012

John and Rena,

We had a great time. Perfect place for 6 people who are electronically
tied to a hospital 24/7 to completely disconnect and enjoy some down
time at a high value operation. I have been to multiple places in
Canada and northern Minnesota/Wisconsin. You truly have a gem. I have
and will continue to speak highly and recommend Amik.

Mike B.  (June and July 2012)


stanley 2011June 2011

Hi John and Rena,

Here are the rest of our pics. As usual we had a great trip because of your hard work and dedication to making sure everything is done right & we appreciate it. I also forgot to tell you guys 2 of the pike I’m holding I caught on one of my Dads spoons that is probable 60 years old , he loved to catch pike. I was nervous to use it but I wanted to catch 1 more pike with it before it goes in a display I’m making of all his old lures.

Thanks again to you, John, Bruce & Debbie, John

P.s. We are already looking forward to next year.


mcgee river I just wanted to thank you and John again.We all had the fishingtrip of our

lives. We’ve been going to Ontario for over 20 years and the fishing just seems to 

improve every year. Walleyes over 20″ were too numerous to count.The big northerns 

were juststartingto bitebut we caught 5-37″, 1-40″ and 1-41″.Cobham is a big

location andwe’re looking forward to exploring it again next year.

Attached is a photo from one of 3 shore lunches we did.We have all of the walleyes 

we eat for lunch and for dinner that evening in the picture.I’m sure Doug and 

Bruce will be sending you a few more shots.

thanks again.Ron McGee

Thanks again from Pat Gerken and the rest of our party for a great trip

this year.I have been on Canada fly-in trips nearly every year since

the late 70’s, and have tried a number of outfitters.Amik Outposts is

by far in a separate class from other camps because of:

*Tremendous fishing – due to great lakes and the conservation

policy.This year our party of six boated over 2300 walleyes in 5 days.

*Safe, reliable flying.I would not THINK of flying with anyone

but John and the Otter.

*Great “wilderness” facilities – running water, fridge, freezer,

solar lites and pump, gas grill and outdoor fish cooker, reliable boats

and motors.The cabin is great, and the gazebo is a great place to eat

on warm evenings.And you always seem to be making improvements/

upgrades like the Honda generator to recharge batteries!

*Honest, reliable, personal attention to our needs by both of you.

It’s great to come to a vacation destination where the proprietors both

appreciate your business and work hard to keep you a loyal customer.

Every new guy we bring up there invariably remarks at how welcome you

both make them feel.

Thanks again for everything.

Henry Schultz

Thanks again for everything.Everyone had a first great experience with Amik.Here is 

a picture of the 27 1/2 walleye I caught that week.I am sure we will be talking to 

you again for future trips.


Andy Beer

June 2011

We really had a great time at Cherrington. I have not caught fish like that
since Alaska. I am really impressed with your operation. The attention to
detail and customer support you and John give is exceptional. You and John
are really good people and I appreciate how you treated us and were flexible
in our planning. I cannot find any negative things to say about our trip –
except – I wish I was still there!

Thanks again for giving our group some wonderful memories and we look forward
to seeing you both next year.


COL Lee Baker
Director of Army Personnel
Indiana National Guard


  Rena, John,
Well, we are now back home and our withdrawal symptoms are becoming unbearable. How can we possibly wait until next year ! We are very pleased with your overall quality and attention to detail. The fishing and accommodations were everything we expected and to be sure nothing short of outstanding. You folks are doing everything right and you are sure to have my business in the future, I would be very happy if you would use me as a reference.
I am extremely pleased at how accommodating both you and John were, you both went the extra mile to make sure our trip was the best it could be. We are extremely great full for your understanding of our unfortunate situation last year, thank you again for honoring our deposits.
Customer service and quality are definitely You and Johns strong points and what makes Amik outposts the best in the business. By the way, Bearskin Airlines is also up there with their customer service and lest I forget the Balmerton hotel and Sam made a lasting impression on us both. Thanks again, and see you in 012.

Paul Falzarano