Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Opening Week Fishing Reports

This spring we had some Unbelievably Great Weather to open all of the outposts with. It was a regular ice out this spring, with the ice going out in the first week of May. It was getting to be very dry and we were in a restricted fire zone. We were hoping to get some rain soon.

Last weekend was the opening of Walleye season, the rain decided to come as well. When the first groups of fisherman started to come out this past weekend, they were pretty well soaked. It did rain most every day but not all day. Everyone was able to get out fishing, fishing is usually good in the rain. Fishing was quite good, according to most parties but they had 6 days of rain and the water temperature actually dropped during the week. Walleyes were being caught in 20 feet of water at times. Spring walleye fishing generally is done in 6 to 12 feet of water near moving water, and then generally on the shorelines branching out from there. The Weber group that came out of Blackbirch had been there two years ago and reported that the fish were bigger on average than last time but caught their bigger walleyes as deep as 20 feet. Although some times they were in 6 feet. The Trappers Cabin was their best spot. The largest fish for them was a 41" Northern and 24" Walleye.

Cherrington had some good fishing this week. We had both cabins booked and they said the fish were in their normal spots and depths but numbers of large fish were down from last year but numbers were good. The Wade Party did however catch a 40" Northern and a 29 1/2" walleye. When the sun did come out at the end of the week though, the Walleyes went deeper.

Vee Lake had the most Big Northerns opening week. The Johnson Party reported catching 7 Northerns around the 40" mark and lots between 30-35 inches. Walleye fishing was about average.

The rest of the camps had a little slower than normal fishing but it was good overall. Numbers of BIG fish were also down some but the weather warmed up quickly in the last couple of days and the Big ones will be active!!

Some good Pictures from 2006

Springpole Lake Larrey Garrett Party

Season is underway!!!

Hello everyone, and welcome to our blog. We are just getting the season underway and do not have any fish pictures from anyone yet. Those will come soon, I promise.

This is not going to be about only the fish, but about the Scenery and Serenity of the North. If you are fortunate enough to make one of these flyin trips, you know what I mean. From the minute I put the power to the 1000 HP engine until I pull the Otter back into the dock at our Base in Red Lake, you are on vacation. No Cell Phones, No Laptops, No TV.

You must try to take a minute to visualize and imagine, closing your eyes and hearing nothing but the breeze blowing through the trees, a loon calling off in the distance to its mate. As you open your eyes you see the reflection of the sky mirrored on the lake and you can't tell which is the real thing. A feeling of peacefulness comes over you. Whether you work in an office or are a carpenter, coming to the North is Very Good for your Soul. You need to let yourself shut down and slow everything so you can enjoy life. There is nothing like sitting on the dock at one of our remote cabins and not hearing anything, absolutly no traffic in the distance, very few aiplanes ever go over, and no neighbors.