Wow here we are already in week 8 of our 18 week season! As usual the season is just flying by. Late June and July is when the guest base transitions some from the die-hard anglers to the family’s and kiddos. Now that’s not to say that there aren’t still some die hard fishermen(women) this time of year because there certainly are. When you hit the docks at 6 a.m. and boats are already out, I would say that’s a good indicator. It’s always a fun time of the year as we start to see many new faces in camp and certainly all the ladies and kids who enjoy the solitude and the nature escape we offer. We are even starting to get a little more “summer-like” weather so the swim ladder on the dock has been getting a workout!
As a departure from pizza night in camp, Chris went all out for the kids (young and old alike) and did a soft pretzel night with a myriad of available toppings of course. What a hit that was, and many laughs were had watching everyone roll out and try to shape their own pretzel. The following week, we were back to pizza, but I supplemented it by smoking some baby back ribs so everyone could get a small sample of some ribs along with their pizza. Word was they were both pretty good, lol.
Although July isn’t typically the best month of the season for fishing, I gotta say so far it’s been darn good. I think just about every cabin in the past two weeks has had at least one guest tell me about a personal best walleye, northern, smallmouth or perch they caught. I’ve also heard a lot of “best year ever” reports and that’s saying quite a bit from groups who have been coming for 30+ years. A lot of smiles, great fish stories, making new camp friends and some memories to last a lifetime. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
Lost Lake (as usual) has most generally been phenomenal with incredible numbers and awesome average size fish. It is “well worth the easy walk” is a common report from guests who make the trek.
So now as we draw near to the middle of July our focus here becomes in part on family. Two of my three girls and future son in law will be coming in next week, Jen’s bf Ryan is here to visit with us for about 10 days, and Chris has arrived safely back home in Indiana to visit with her kids and of course the grandbaby! Evelyn the two year old will be returning with Chris and hopefully her two daughter so I’m excited to see them and to start teaching Evelyn the nuances of walleye fishing. I mean c’mon she’s two, you gotta start sometime, no sense in putting it off any longer, lol.
Just came up from the dock and saw some pretty impressive stringers of walleye. Despite some really crappy stormy weather so far this week, they sure turned on today. Looking forward to more fish tales as the week goes on! Hope to see everyone soon, there are still some late summer/Sept cabins open so give us a call!