Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Summer is Here!

June is here and it's so nice not be talking "ice-out" any longer. Lakes are open and the weather is hot! My Mom's birthday was on Sunday (June 1st). We had cake tonight at cook-out for her. She doesn't look (or feel) a day over 29!

Happy Birthday, Mom!
We have a full camp this week at Northern Lights. The fishing has been phenomenal. I spoke to one of the guests last week as he was filleting his Walleye, and he said that they'd been catching about 300 per day on Cedar. He thought that the spawning was just finishing up and that the walleye would be leaving their nests soon. I wondered if that meant the fishing would get a little trickier? Apparently I was wrong! Speaking to the guests at cookout tonight, it sounds like the fishing is incredible this week too!

Having a Good Time at Camp Cook-Out
As for the outposts, all cabins are now opened-up and most have had guests in them already. I had the opportunity to fly to Bertrand with my Dad and stay over at the minnow cabin the other day. On the way, we stopped to check in on the guys at Kamungishkamo and Bertrand and both groups were having a great time. They were doing very well and catching lots of fish. They were surprised at how much the water had warmed up already. Chris just got back from camp checks today at Otatakan, Pusher, and Upper Wapesi, and he said the fishing at all three lakes is just crazy right now. They are catching 200-300 Walleye in one evening. He said everyone was 100% happy and couldn't have been doing any better.

Our Group at Pusher Lake this Week.
We are getting into a good routine now. Our original Northern Lights Outpost guests have been flying out of Northern Lights Resort on Cedar. It is so much fun talking with the groups that are anxiously awaiting their flights and also greeting the groups that are coming back from their outpost vacation.

The Second Group to Stay at Kapikik
Kamungishkamo Bound!
I had the chance to talk briefly with the first group that stayed at Kapikik. It was so exciting to hear how the first trip was after working on that cabin all winter. The guys had nothing but rave reviews over the cabin and the fishing. They had been following my blog this past winter so it was a neat experience for them as well to be the first group in.

It has also been so much fun and truly a pleasure to meet our new L&M guests. On their way to the new airbase, they have been stopping in to meet us at Northern Lights Resort. All have been very understanding and cooperative through the transition and we are so thankful! Those that have already returned from their trips had a great time. I will try to get some fishing reports together and write about each lake soon.

An L&M Crew Getting Ready to Fly To Meen Lake
It is so great to be in the swing of things now. Summer is really here with the warm weather, airplanes flying in and out, and the guests milling about camp. Meeting new faces and greeting the return guests, talking fishing, and making everyone's vacation the best that it can be is what it's all about. Not to mention, we are caught up with the minnow trapping, which takes off much of the pressure. There are lots in the tanks and minnow orders are going out daily. Everyone is busy, busy, busy!

The Maule in Action
Just because we are busy here, doesn't mean we don't take the time for a little after-work fishing off the dock. We've caught our dinner a few times right in front of camp!

Erin with a nice Walleye
Relaxing After a Long Day of Work

Until next time,


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