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Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/14 to 7/21 2012 Part 1

Fireside Lodge Fishing Report 7/14 to 7/21 2012 Part 1

Talk about stable weather patterns, except for one night of very heavy rain which started at 10:45PM until about 5:00AM which made bailing our boats a challenge, the weather for the last three weeks has been picture perfect with sun and mostly calm, with a few windy afternoons mixed in. Some were a little on the warm side but 15-20 degrees cooler than anywhere were our guests were traveling from.

Ron & Lisa Vincent from Sherrills Ford, NC were back for their 14th    consecutive year. DOA they caught 22 fish, 12 Smallmouth & 10 Pike. First day Ron caught an 18”& 18.25” Smallmouth, catching a total of 15 Smallies & 50 Northern Pike getting off to a great start. 2nd day was their slowest catching 18 Smallmouth & Pike, which is pretty good for a slow day. Next day they managed to catch 35 Northern Pike, with some being in the mid-30” area, and 18 Smallmouth Bass, Ron coning up with another Master Anglers Award Smallie at 18.25”.

4th day while Musky Hunting Lisa caught one, having a number of follows and caught 15 Smallmouth Bass between 15-17.75” and Ron landed his 4th Trophy Smallmouth this one measuring 18.75”. 5th day had them seeing 4 BIG Musky & catching 21 Pike & 11 Smallies up to 17”.
5th day was another good day catching 27 Northern Pike with two at 34” and many over 30”, & several Smallmouth bass with Lisa landing a Trophy at 18.75”. Last day had them finishing strong catching 17 Smallies 17” plus with one trophy at almost 19” and three big Pike at 33,34, and 35-inches. Lisa & Ron really enjoyed their stay with us as we did with them having lots of laughs and great conversation throughout their weeks stay.

George Carney & father-in-law Tom Miller from Madison, WI returned for their 9th consecutive year. DOA they got right back into their grove catching many Northern Pike, 21 to be exact. 1st day was more Northern Pike with a lot of Smallmouth Bass. George said most of the Smallmouth were big, catching them on a white spinner bait in the weeds when fishing for Pike. 2nd day heavy rain & T-storms lasted all night long up to 10 AM. The day however ended up being very good fishing for Northern Pike catching between 26 up to 30”, with Tom having the hot hand after Supper. Third day was spent chasing Musky day and that’s just what they did, getting some follows but no takers. 4th day was just the opposite having endless action catching 75-80 fish, most being Northern Pike mixing in about 10 nice size Smallmouth Bass. 5th day was a slower day, which we all have from time to time, but on their 6th day they finished strong catching many big Northern Pike. Before departing they took their traditional picture with our staff in the dinning room, and left making another set of family memories.

Mike & Janet Estes from Livonia, MI returned for their second trip with us bringing their daughter, Emily for her first experience. DOA they did well before supper catching Pike up to 28”(Mike) & Emily landed her 1st Big Smallmouth Bass at 17.5”. GREAT START! 1st day they did great catching well over 20 Northern Pike & Smallmouth Bass with both Mike & Emily catching Mater Anglers Award Smallmouth Bass. Emily’s was 18” & Mike caught a MONSTER 20” Smallie.

2nd day started out with heavy rain & T-Storms so there was a rain delay. This day ended up being very active for Northern Pike catching many, & Janet seemed to have the magic touch today. Next day was good catching 15+ fish & enjoying the day. The Big catch on their 4th day was the opportunity to not only see a baby Moose but be able to view it for 15-20 minutes. They got some pictures that almost made it look like the calf moose was posing. Definitely one memory this family will carry with them forever. 5th day was a terrific day fishing and catching as they landed 41 Northern Pike. WOW!! What great action. 6th and final was another good day on the water catching mostly Pike with some Smallmouth, and Janet again seemed to have the magic touch catching some of the bigger Pike. Mike also got some fabulous pictures of an Eagle that just hung around their boat.  All had a wonderful time making family memories together. Thanks for choosing Fireside Lodge for your family vacation.

Fran & Colleen Stack from Lorain, OH returned for their 9th consecutive year. DOA and 1st day these two visited some of their old haunts which treated them well catching many nice Smallmouth Bass & Northern Pike up to 29”. 2nd day had these two doing very well catching many Northern Pike & Some Smallmouth Bass, Fran caught a 32” Tiger Muskie and Colleen caught several Big Smallies at 17” and an 18” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth.

3rd day they caught some Smallmouth Bass using Gulp Alive leeches with Fran getting a technique down pretty well, so he caught Bass consistently even though they were not aggressively feeding. 4th day was a very good Northern Pike day catching 40+ with Colleen having a very good day. 5th and final day unfortunately was a tough day catching fish as everyone loves to finish a fishing trip on a high note. That’s why they call it fishing and not catching. Both enjoyed their Canadian Wilderness Fishing trip making memories together. Fran & Colleen are very fortunate to live right in a beautiful setting on a lake however they really enjoy what the Canadian Wilderness offers. Thanks for choosing us for your special fishing trip all these years.

David Jewell, Wendell Hill, & Bob Nutter from Pineville, Foster, & Clarksburg, WV returned for their 4th time. DOA they visited some of their old spots as a few fish said hello to them. 1st day they were Musky hunting and had some follows with Wendell making contact and landing a nice 32”er. All had fun seeing the follows in anticipation of catching “the big one” and all were plenty tired at the end of the day. Bob said he felt like he just pitched 5 complete games. 2nd day started early before breakfast catching a few Smallies on the surface. That was just the beginning of an action packed day catching lots of Northern Pike. Just David & Bob alone caught over 80 along with a few Smallmouth saying that most of the fish were heavier, 28 to 32 inches. Wendell also caught about 30 & many of these fish were caught on buzz baits. 3rd day started with some Smallmouth before breakfast, David catching a trophy 19”er. That’s the way to start a day!!! The rest of the day was not as active as the day before but almost all the fish they caught were bigger & David came up with another trophy 18” Master Anglers Award Smallmouth. 4th day all they could do when I asked them how their fishing was is to smile and say it was so good it was impossible to count. Saying they caught countless Northern Pike with some Smallmouth mixed in. 5th & final day was a fabulous Smallmouth Bass day with the group catching 74, having a lot in the 15-17 Range, & David caught his 4th Master Anglers Award Smallmouth. They also caught 14 Northern Pike. All left having had a “FABULOUS” time and hope the can return in 2013.

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Hot Lures: White Spinner Bait, Blue Fox Spinner, Deep Diving Crank Bait, White Hair Jig with Plastic Tail, Mepps Spinner, Original Floating Rapala, Night-crawlers, Torpeo, Pop-R

Catches of The Week: 3-20”, 2-19.5”. 1-19”, and 11-18.5 to 18”Smallmouth, 34” Muskie, 74 Smallmouth Bass Mostly big between 3 people, and 75-80 Northern Pike between 2 people in just 1 days effort.

Well, that's it for this weeks Fireside Lodge Fishing News Report, Please stay tuned for next weeks report. Until then "Keep On Fish'n" Alan
8-18-2012 07:00#1
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