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Everything posted by Chrispy

  1. The walleye fishing is tough in the summer. I will PM you with some spots and maps of the lake to try out.
  2. Freshtrax, yes. The main camp is on Lost Lake. From Lost Lake you can go to a couple more lakes, Wigwam, Bloom and Calcite doing a couple of easy portages. Leta was the Brook Trout lake that they bring you through the bush in a side by side, which was a great experience if you have never done something like that. All in all the fishing was really good! The boys from Michigan put on a clinic the last couple days. I think they said the last lake they fished (Everett Lake, I think?) and caught 80 or more fish in the day, with some big pike and bass caught. Ty and I have already talked about getting back there next spring and bringing his brother. Like I said, Tony, Melissa and the staff are terrific hosts!!
  3. Tony and Melissa bought the camp 11 years ago. I don't think they are related. But they will treat you like one of the family!! Mamona, I hear ya!! LOL!
  4. Hey Lew! It is better than you remember it, for sure. They have really cleaned up the place, boats, motors, etc. The fishing is also very good, then again I am spoiled living around Lake St. Clair, Detroit River and Erie. Much bigger fish and plenty of them but there is nothing better than being up north in the clean air and all the beauty surrounding it!!! Thanks BassMan!!
  5. We had the best time up at Lost Lake last week. I went up with my best friend’s son Ty, who is a fishing nut! We came from Windsor so the drive was about 9 hours give or take, because it was on a Saturday the traffic wasn’t bad at all. We were greeted right away by Melisa (Owner). We settled up and went to our cottage for the week (Cottage #7). The cottage was well maintained, extremely clean (and I mean EXTREMELY CLEAN!) and perfect for the 2 of us. Tony (Owner) came by to go over the boats, lakes, baits, meals etc. Tony and Melissa are the best hosts you can ask for!! Both are very personable and take great pride in ownership. When you go down to breakfast, Tony will ask where we were going to fish for the day and give you some spots and pointers. Fishing for the first couple days was slow, we just had a front move in but after getting to know the lakes we started catching fish. We fished 4 lakes (lost Lake, Bloom, Leta and Wigwam) while there catching tons of smallies and pike. We took the trip to Leta Lake where we caught 15 brook trout in just a few hours. The boats are very well maintained and it was nice that the Lost Lake boats had push button starters. I had a shoulder surgery a few years ago and all the boats started up right away. The portage paths are good. I had a knee replacement last June and I had no problem going through the bush paths to get to the other lakes. We met some very cool people while there, we had a group from Michigan, Pennsylvania and 2 more groups from Ontario. Every day the dining room was full of conversation of the days fishing, baits, spots, etc. All the groups caught a lot of fish but I think the boys from Michigan out fished us all! The staff are amazing people, Taylor and Chad worked their butts off for us and the rest of the groups to ensure we all had a great time. Taylor even made me chocolate cookies to take with me when leaving. Thanks to both of you!! The food was terrific (American Plan). Tony is an excellent cook and all the meals were delicious! As were the deserts. Meals were planned out very well and never went away hungry. I have only been back a couple days and already miss it. Ty and I are already planning the next trip up there. I highly recommend Lost Lake Wilderness Lodge not only for the fishing (which is awesome!) but the cottages, meals, camaraderie and the staff. We came in as strangers and left as friends with Tony, Melissa and staff!
  6. No problem!! A member from here helped me when I started going there so I just wanted to pay it forward. Hope you have a great time!
  7. Hey Huey, where are you staying? I have been to the lake twice, once in the spring and once in the fall. Great bass fishery for sure, walleyes are hard to come by you really have to work for them. I sent you a PM with maps and spots. Good luck and tight lines!!
  8. Thanks for that Akrisoner! I was thinking of doing that just because I am in Windsor and the border used to be easy to get back and forth. I hate to take my money out of Canada now, I just sold my place in Florida just because of the border issues, the virus and the unstable political position they are in at the moment. I will keep looking, Walleye Central always has a big lineup of used boats that are in the price range I want to spend. All of the comments have been extremely helpful to me!! This is not my first boat, but it is the most I have ever wanted to spend on a boat and the more you know, the better buyer you are. Thanks you all, I really appreciated your time and knowledge!
  9. Thanks for the info. Going to look at other manufacturers. Just wish the boat shows were still on so I can see everything at once and make a good decision
  10. Thanks again Guys!! I really appreciate you taking the time to school me!!
  11. Thanks Lew, I remember all the complaints. My Buddy has had 2, one he had to send it back to the manufacturer in the States for work on the rivets. It was gone most of the summer.
  12. Thanks again everyone. I have decided to look at other makes and models. If I add the kicker and bigger motor I am probably around the same pricing for Prince Craft or Crestliner or what I really wanted, a Tracker. Just wish there were Tracker dealers around Windsor. I think the closest one is Bass Pro around Toronto
  13. I fish lake st. Clair, Detroit river and go out on lake Erie. St. Clair and the river is just a few miles, Erie is at least 10 - 20 miles to and from, when trolling for bows and walleye.
  14. Craig, thank yo so much to take the time to post to this thread. When it comes to spending $70k - $80k for a new boat yours and everyone else's opinion that are boat owners mean a lot to us on this forum. Thank you all for your input, it is greatly appreciated!!
  15. Thanks Terry! I think I am going to start to look at other brands as well. I should be able to get close to what I want for the same money.
  16. I can put one on but the cost is about $10k for the bracket, motor and controls. The RPM control is about $500 bucks.
  17. Yes the way the aft is designed, that is why I am going with the RPM control for the motor.
  18. Anyone out there own a Legend boat? Looking at the Legend 20' XTR troller right now. It has the higher end 115 Merc on it. I am no tournament angler so not sure if this is under powered? The dealer told me the output of it is more like a 125 horse. Asked for the RPM dial down unit to troll since there is not enough room for a kicker. Would love to hear from anyone with experience with Legend boats before putting out the $$$. thanks!!
  19. LOL! Thanks Cliff. I just had a knee replacement so I know about mobility issues. If helping carry some stuff so you could get to fish a new lake, I'm in! If any more info comes up, I will post. Take care
  20. Are you going to be there on the same date? If yes, we can pick a day and we can do the portage lake with you and your wife, Tyler and I will help by humping your stuff to the other lake and back, it's about a 15 minute walk from what Tony said, we can just the our time, no problem.
  21. we will be there the 18th until the 25th. Better give him a call today, Tony told me that the camp is going to be full. He has a bunch of regulars coming that week.
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