Happy Canada Day 2013!

It is indeed Canada Day AND our niece Anna’s birthday! 

We ended up pretty good last week.  Jeff was a newbie and managed to put both a northern and a walleye on the Conservation Awards page!  Brad, also a newbie, released a big smallie, and both Rhonda and Ing added big walleyes to our list.

We have a nice crew in Camp–lots of newbies and a few used folks as well.  The weather is about as uncooperative for walleye fishing as you can get:  bright blue skies, no wind, and quite warm.  Add to that a late mayfly hatch and you’ve got some tricky conditions for walleye fishing.  We are asking our guests to try low-light fishing (early morning and evening) for walleye and to move in shallow to the weed beds where they might be looking for that beloved mayfly larvae.  Our other species should be fine as they’re not as light sensitive nor larvae-crazed as walleye.  Chase added a 19″ smallie on Sunday to our Conservation Awards Program but I don’t have his pic yet.

John and Shawn sent a couple of nice photos from their visit a few weeks back.  John’s the guy who managed to put three different species on the board in a week.  Father and son took a trip to the dump.  Here are a couple of pics:

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Ah, the irony…

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They also sent along a beautiful sunset:

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Mary and Ron were here a couple of weeks ago. Mary and her daughter Lori always get good duck shots:

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Duck, duck…

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Mary and Lori each caught a fishing pole last year. This year Mary caught some bark (I think):

Bark catch

Ron’s shoes caught my eye…

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They found a great sunset, too!

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Jeff from last week added a big walleye and a big northern to our Conservation Awards Program. Here he is with his dog checkers and a nice-sized smallie:

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The other guy is Checkers. He was a delightful four-legged guest all week. He went for a swim one day during shore lunch:

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Jeff got a nice nesting loon pic, too:

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Jack, his daughter Linda and grandson Wyatt were here a few weeks ago as well. Jack has been visiting us for, like, ever. Wyatt’s first trip was last year. His mom’s first trip was this year. They stayed in the campground. Get this: Linda tent-camped so she could have her own space:) That’s a brave woman in my book! Here she is with a fish:

Lindas walleye

They figured out how to make a fish look even bigger than its natural size:

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Jack truly enjoys the scenery and beauty of Wabaskang Lake. He always comes up with a good pic or two. Here’s a rock in Keynote:

rock in keynote

Here’s a twist: a sunRISE

Jacks sunrise

Linda enjoyed the screened-in porch of Cabin 4. She caught a nice sunset:

Sunset from 4s deck

Rachel was here, like, a zillion weeks ago. She’s the one with the cute little guy Bentley:

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Rachel hangs out with her mom Nita and stepdad John. They are good people (really)! They all enjoy fishing:

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Rachel submitted my first ever snail photo:

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She always takes some nice scenery photos:

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In her “spare” time Rachel is extremely crafty. She made my button fish and our Tall Pines garden stone, both of which are very cool! She shared her Canada scrapbook this year. I was awestruck at her pages! She gave credit to her “cricket” (a machine?) for helping do the little extras on her pages. I have never seen such creativity. She could honestly do this professionally for memory boards, graduations, any occasion. Here are a few examples–I couldn’t get them to stay upright(?). The first page has a tribute to my Stinky LaRue on it!

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You rock, Rachel! I’ll close with one of your sunset photos:

rachels sunset

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