Well we took a week break from the bear hunt and we are back into fishing and I must say that it was another great week. The weather was beautiful, the guests were great and the fishing was fantastic. I’m still waiting for guys to email me their pictures and once I get them, they will be up on the website. Here a couple that we have so far.
Our bear hunt started this week. The baits have been hit everyday since July 11th when Doug started to bait. Our area covers 1200 square miles in the Chapleau area so that’s a lot of bears. The government on Ontario has brought back the spring bear hunt, therefore, this will be our last fall hunt as we will be going back to the spring hunt only. Biologically it is the proper hunt to have as it targets the males while the fall hunt has produced more females. Also comparing the 2 hunts, we find that the spring hunt hides are nicer and the meat taste better. We are starting to get bookings for our spring hunt and we are glad to have it back for however long it last.
Sorry but I am a little behind on my post. It has been extremely busy here and the paperwork has been put on the back burner. This week was a great week of fishing and Doug and I even took an afternoon off to take some guests on a little adventure. It was a great day. The weather has been hot but enjoyable because we know that fall and winter are just around the corner. These are pictures of fish that Doug and I caught on our trip. We walleye was 23 and the pike was 34. We threw both of them back as we never keep any walleye over 18″ because those are the best breeders and the pike was much too nice to keep. We urge all of our customers to release the big ones and we are happy to say that more and more of them are listening and do so.
We had some hot weather this past week but the fishing has continued to be very good. We are encouraging all of our customers that catch any walleye 18″ and over to take a picture and through them back so that our fishery continues to be great. We are finding that almost all of them have no problem doing so and in fact, they like the 15″-17″ range better for eating.
Had a great week of fishing this week. Lots of walleye, smallmouth bass and pike. One party had a difficult time getting their limit of walleye because they were all over 21″ and regulations allow you only 1 over 18″ but they had a great time throwing all of those big ones back. We also had 2 guys that spent a lot of time bass fishing and caught 146 in one day. You can’t beat that.
The week started off a little slow because of the hurricane force winds that we had for a couple of days but once the weather improved so did the fishing. This week was the 40th anniversary of one of our fishing groups. We have seen the great grandfather, grandfathers, fathers and sons over the many years and it has been a pleasure. It is also wonderful to cater to more and more couples parties.