Total Baits 957
Reading Access 90
Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/31 to 9/7 2019 Part 2|
Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 8/31 to 9/7 2019 Part 2
Long time return guests Paul Letourneau and Spencer Olson from North Oaks and Minneapolis, MN returned with anticipation of hunting our big trophy Northern Pike. 1st day they spent a lot of time on the water catching Northern Pike and while trolling Paul caught a 34-inch Lake Trout. 2nd day they had very good action on Northern Pike catching fish 30 to 34-inches.
Third day had these two catching 21 Northern Pike with a lot of nice size fish in the 30-inch range. Some of their efforts were using a new method of trolling around open water bait fish having some success in this area, but most fish were caught in their more traditional locations. 4th day was very similar to the 3rd however they did get into some fast action Smallmouth Bass fishing with Paul catching 5 on almost as many casts. Also, Paul hooked a nice BIG Muskie but it threw his lure in mid-air after making an acrobatic horizontal leap coming completely out of the water. Even though Paul lost the fish he had fun seeing the jumping Muskie and this memory will be with him for a long time to come.
5th day they had a great day catching Northern Pike, BIG Northern Pike over 30-inches with Spencer catching a 34.5-incher while Paul caught the largest two fish, one was 36-inches and the Biggest of the day was 39-inches with a huge girth. Last day they fished for Muskie with Spencer catching one, and they also caught many Pike and a few Smallmouth Bass. Both had a great time and before departing Paul was already in the planning process for a spring trip in 2020.
Long time consecutive year guest Mike Uebelherr from Stow, OH came with his wife Heather for her second time and her sister Stephanie from Juneau, Alaska for her first experience fishing at Fireside Lodge. First day out Heather ruled catching Northern Pike out-fishing Mike and Stephanie.
2nd day was a cold rainy day but you would have thought it was the perfect weather day as they were all very positive about their day catching more Pike, Heather still having the hot hand. Stephanie had her second big fish on but lost it after the fish shook her lure off. All caught fish and were full of excitement and chatter in the dinning room. Mike had made some lure purchases from my tackle shop which were working for them.
3rd and final day, boy three days of fishing goes fast, they had good action on Northern Pike and today it was Heather who had the big fish on getting it close to the boat but again it somehow threw the lure. They all saw the fish saying it had a huge head and seemed very happy just being able to see the fish. All had a fabulous time with Mike having the opportunity to do what he loves, fishing, while Heather and Stephanie had the opportunity to reunite and get some special sister time together. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge to make some of your family memories.
Long time Return guests Doug & Mary Bergman from New Lenox, IL retuned in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Day of arrival they caught 9 Northern Pike and lost a few in just 2.5 hours. 1st day they had a good day catching fish and enjoying the wilderness surroundings, which they enjoy as much as our fishing. 2nd day Mary and Doug had a great day catching over 20 Northern Pike up to 36.5 inches, largest caught being caught by Doug, and he also caught a small Musky. 3rd day they targeted Musky, which is Mary’s favorite fish. After fishing for several hours having Muskie follows they decided to make a change using trolling techniques. Well good thing they did as the Muskie responded and by days end they hooked 6 Muskie and landed 4 having several jump clear out of the water during the fight. Doug had a BIG Muskie up to the boat, getting off just before they had the opportunity to net the fish.
5th day was a rainy cold day but they had excellent success fishing for Muskie hooking 6 and landing two with Mary catching the largest being about 35-inches. They also caught some nice Northern Pike. 6th and final day was a great day fishing for and catching bigger Northern Pike landing a total of 21. Mary had the best days total catching 14 and her fish ran larger. Doug said Mary seems to do better on sunny days and he does better with rain and cloud cover. Both had a fabulous time with Mary saying it was the perfect vacation and anniversary celebration. Thanks for choosing us at Fireside Lodge for making your special memories.
Special Note: This Fishing Report concludes our 30th year at Fireside Lodge with our first open fishing season being in 1990. Audrey and I are very grateful to all of our guests over the last 30-years for your support and loyalty in choosing Fireside Lodge for your fishing destination and making the last 30-years possible. In 1990 this was a dream for Audrey and I, and all of you are a big part of making our life dream come true. We want to give you all a “BIG Thank You” for helping us accomplish our life goal at Fireside Lodge. We look so forward to the years ahead of us at Fireside Lodge and hope to see and visit with many of you in 2020 for our 31st year, and introducing new Fireside Lodge guests to our Canadian Wilderness Fishing Adventure. We have had a lot of early reservation activity and for those of you planning to visit Fireside Lodge in 2020 please email or call in order secure your preferred dates. Wishing you all the best, Audrey & Alan.
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Hot Lures: Spinner Bait, Blue Fox Spinner, X-Rap, Bucktail, Head-Banger, Husky Jerk, Mepps Spinner, Rattl’n Rap, Sinking Worm, Ned Rig Catches of The Week: 45-inch Muskie, 42-inch Muskie, 40-and 39-inch Northern Pike Many Smallmouth Bass 18-19-inches, 41 Muskie caught in 6 days with hundreds of follows
Well, that's it for this weeks Fireside Lodge Fishing News Report and this is the final Fishing Report for our 2019 season at Fireside Lodge. Please stay tuned for our next weekly fishing report which will start at the end of May 2020. Until then "Keep On Fish'n" Alan
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