Posts Tagged ‘Canadian Fishing Update’

Longest Day Yet Fastest Week of the Year

June 30, 2019

Week 6 was a wonderful way to wrap up June.

With Week 6 falling on the longest sunlight day of the year, it was a little like Vegas time as this week’s campers were all on their own schedules- some getting on the water at 6 a.m. while others having a leisurely morning and taking advantage of the afternoon/evening bite. It went too fast!

As far as water temps, they are slowly creeping up (low 70’s), and Mayfly hatch came and went in Ruby and is now in North Bay. Good news, is that where one area of the lake may have them, there’s always another area that doesn’t. Ryan had some great conversations with our guests on areas to try as well as those not worth going to based on current conditions. Guests were finding out that they didn’t have to go into 3rd lake and beyond, as our first lake was producing quite well. The leech bite is on now too.

The Yarger group sure know how to fish and were such a pleasure to talk with. This week’s Instagram pic was sent by Zach. Check out Heath’s 40 incher tiger muskie he caught and released:

The Bear’s Den Segler crew took advantage of the late sunsets:

With some intermittent showers on Tuesday and the winds picking up, Fred reeled in this northern:

And check out this beaut of a muskie caught by Tom and sent by Pat:

Greg and Michelle’s family had a nice mix of fishing and relaxing at camp. One day Ben and Stephanie took a quick break from fishing to get a little peddleboat workout in- our first guests to take out one of our water toys this season:

John and his Dad Karl drove through the night to get to Tall Pines. Their relatives had a cabin right next to Tall Pines years ago, and so they both have some great Wabaskang memories going back many many years. We love how they are just soaking in the father-son time and no matter what the fishing outcome was on a given day, they were blessed to simply be here.

Due to their experience on the Wabby, their outcomes were usually pretty good- above is John’s 17″ smallie and below is Karl’s 21″ walleye:

Phil brought his dad and son. Hayden reminded Ryan of himself at that age as far as fishing every waking moment while up here. He’d be the first to the docks in the morning, and would want to be out all day, and then at night he’d wade on the shoreline flyfishing- for 7 days/nights straight! Dad and Gramps were basically along for the ride but also got into some nice fish. Hayden’s enthusiasm and dedication to fishing is remarkable!

We enjoyed hearing stories from our campground guests that have been to over 200 lakes in Ontario alone! We pray Jane, Dale, Mike, and Vern made it home safely as they had to cut their trip short.

Last week’s Connor nabbed this 26″ walleye-

Bill and Kaity who celebrated their one year anniversary, caught and released these guys:

Sandy, John, and Kerensa had a fun week exploring and catching some:

And sometimes it’s about the smile, and not the fish, that makes a picture priceless:

I’ve been missing Parkview Church back in the states, but took advantage of church on the water this Sunday:

After catching a number of eater size walleye, I was happy to have to release this one:

Excited to get a project crossed off the list; the teacher in me was so excited to organize the laundry house . Not a dime was spent on this “re-model” as Ryan re-purposed materials and I decorated with things already around camp:

To wrap it up, Earl has become an integral part of the Tall Pines experience. With his unique perspective, we are starting an “Earl’s Inspirational Pic of the Week”. Each week I’ll feature a new pic that, while others at camp may overlook, Earl finds inspiration in, and hopes you all do too. Thank you Earl:

April, 2019- Camp Arrival!

April 22, 2019

Ryan is officially at camp! He left on Thursday April 18th, after a long week of packing and inventorying (not to mention a dozen friends coming by for “one last beer”). Customs and agents at border were very helpful and complimentary on our organization, and after 3.5 hours of paperwork, they sent him on his way. Arriving at the driveway, he couldn’t pull his van/boat all the way in due to the snow that still covered the ground, but within a day enough melted to finish pulling it all the way down the hill.

Ryan commemorated the arrival with a visit to Whiskey Jack Restaurant where all the locals were very welcoming, and the live music was quite symbolic of entry to this new lifestyle.

Currently there is still quite a bit of ice out there (30 inches thick a week ago), but those inches are thinning each day with the sun and warmer temperatures. Just from Saturday to Sunday, he noticed the ice push back about 250 yards from the falls, so it won’t be too long before it reaches our shoreline.

Between all his projects and moving in, Ryan is taking in the surroundings that so few get to see with their own eyes. A moose walking on the ice out front our cabin, two bald eagles “playing” off the deck, and coming within 8 feet from a grouse as he explored camp yesterday. 60’s and sunny yesterday, and we’re just so grateful the weather has cooperated so he could get a head start prepping and settling in.

He’s also had a few visitors already stopping by to welcome us to the neighborhood. I’m a little jealous to say the least (probably as you are too), but know in good time I’ll get to join him. Anyone watch the Last Alaskans?i am reminded of that show as i look at these pictures- the late spring that can be brutal yet majestic:

This may become a tradition to end blogs with a sunset pic- here the first one of 2019. As always, please visit Tallpinescamp.com for booking/contact info. I’ll keep everyone posted on the ice-out, and we thank everyone for all the well wishes. God Bless!

-Bridget