February 27, 2018
Well the weather up here has warmed up a bit which has been a pleasant change. It's been sitting just a couple degrees below freezing by the afternoon most days which is making for some enjoyable fishing. We have got about 10"-12" of snow since my last post, with more in the forecast for early next week.
I went to Bell lake on the weekend with a couple friends and we did very well. Its a fun lake because you can fish trout and walleye within a few miles. We ended up catching a 4 trout, 7 walleye, and I caught a pretty big northern. Measured in at 37" but was probably close to 20 pounds!
Other than that, Mom is in mexico and judging from the couple of pictures I have seen she is having a great time! The weather has been warm here, but I'm sure it is a lot warmer there.
February 20, 2018
First of all, sorry for the long delay between posts. We are still figuring out the new site, but have made a lot of progress and I hope to start posting at least weekly!
The weather has been sporadic here this year but the one theme that stands out is COLD! We have had warmer days thrown in the mix but generally it has been very cold and very windy. Snowfall is a little lower than average but the forecast is calling for more so we may catch up to seasonal averages. It's hard to say right now, but based on the high water levels last fall and decent snowfall this winter, we should have high water in the spring.
Ice fishing has remained good all winter. In February the trout fishing slows down at my ice hut on Paguchi, which gives us a reason to travel to some other lakes. The lake trout remain hungry in other lakes so we target those as well as walleye and brook trout. There is no shortage of water around us so we try to explore new lakes as we can.
This past weekend was the annual Poker Run. A snow machine ride from Ignace to the White Otter Castle and back. We attended and had a great time. The weather was beautiful for the 60 mile ride, and over 120 riders attended.
Our Christmas mail out is finished and sent out thanks to help from Mom, Hali's mom Yvonne, and Colleen. Hopefully everyone gets a calendar, and if not please do not hesitate to email us your mailing address and we will send one your way.
A friend of mine who works for the MNRF flew over camp a few days ago and took this pic for us. Looks like everything at camp is wintering well.
We hope everyone is doing well and staying warm this winter!
Date: December 29, 2018
Our new website is up and running and we couldn't be happier! In the past, it has been very complicated for us to update the website and felt almost impossible to upload new pictures so a lot of our attention has went to the Facebook page. With our new system, we will be able to post new fishing pictures every week and keep you updated regarding where the fish are biting and whats happening around the camp!
Another Christmas has come and gone but that means that ice fishing season is almost here! We spent our Christmas in Ignace this year and that seems to be our new Christmas tradition. We spend Christmas Eve at Hali's parents' house, Christmas Day at our house with both sets of parents, and we spend Boxing Day at Barbara's. We spent one Christmas in Florida with Gerry and agreed that it didn't really feel like Christmas - I think it had something to do with the fact that it wasn't -40 outside! Now that the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is over, we will spend the weekend getting Gerry's ice hut out onto Paguchi Lake and ready for opening day on January 1st!
I ordered our annual calendars this morning and they should be ready early next week - I guess it is time to break the news to our families that its almost time for another envelope stuffing date night! Usually if we provide food and drinks they don't complain - too much! :)
We hope that you have all had a very merry Christmas and have a wonderful start to the new year!