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  1. Thanks for posting this show. I agree with catch and release. We were up north last year at a fly in lodge. The guide we had was doing his Masters on the Walleye population and habits in the lake. We were tagging all the Walleye that we released. We went back to the same spot 3 times over the week we were there and we caught several of the same Walleye 2 or 3 times. If we caught a tagged fish, the guide would record the tag number and he was surprised how many times we were catching the same fish.
  2. We are in the same boat. Non of our friends like fishing enough to commit to a fly in. There are still some that will cater to 2 people but they charge you more. As Gordy said there is nothing like being the only one on a lake miles from the rest of the world. Just sitting on the deck of your cabin and listening to the wind in the trees or going out on the lake at night with the stars out is an amazing experience. The wildlife that you float by while fishing don't even care you are there. It's definitely something every one whose into fishing should try.
  3. Time of year can make a difference as well when planning a trip. We have been on 12 fly ins and have been to one lodge in particular 5 times. The lodge is the Old Post Lodge on Lake St Joseph near Pickle Lake. It's a higher end lodge and we fly right from our town. We usually go the 2nd week of July but last year they had an opening on the plane the last week of May. We decided to go and I'm glad we did. We always have great fishing up there but it was insane last year. The Lodge is located on an island and I had a bunch of minnows left over from the days fishing, so after supper I headed to the back of the lodge to pass some time and fish for awhile. Being the Walleye were just coming off their spawn and still in shallow, I didn't have to cast off shore very far. No word of a lie, I caught and released 35 Walleye in an hour and a half and they averaged 19-21". and fat. Told the rest of the group and the next night we all went back and had a great time catching and releasing Walleye until we ran out of minnows and it got dark. This is NOT the norm for fly ins but we have been to others on remote lakes and if you can find the honey hole, you are in for a real treat.
  4. I was hoping they would close the season. My daughter works in the emergency ward of our small hospital and they had a guy who lives 2 hours away come in with a dislocated shoulder. He has slipped on a rock while fishing. This needlessly exposes our front line people to possible carriers. And I know some will say you can slip in your shower but at least you are local. We don't need people coming into town just to go fishing. I have a boat sitting in the driveway I can't use and I'm content to do that till this is over. Just my opinion.
  5. Yah that's the thing I want to avoid. 20 lbs is overkill for me as I like to spend most of my time outside the hut :). Just like a spot to warm up when I need to.
  6. Just finished hooking up my new Little Buddy Propane heater to a 5 lbs. tank. So easy to move around and doesn't take up a lot of space. Fired it up and it worked great. Better than hauling around a 20 lbs tank. Should be interesting to see how well it heats my insulated Otter pop up.
  7. Went straight out of Goderich yesterday and fished in 85-95' of water. Caught a nice 5 lbs Rainbow and a 19" Walleye. Marked lots of fish throughout the water column. Great morning on the water. Anyone else fishing this area. Wondering how others have been doing. Only saw one other boat.
  8. We have done a lot of fly ins and for me a portable fish finder was very useful. Being in a remote lake is a great experience and having the fish finder made the task of finding the fish a lot easier. Spoons such as the 5 of Diamonds has always been a big producer for pike. Also William Wobblers. For the walleye we had our best luck with white jig heads and green or yellow twister tails tipped with a worm or minnow. Depends on the lake. You'll love the experience and the stars at night reflecting on the lake are amazing.
  9. I launch my fishing Kayak in Auburn below the south side of the bridge as well as the marina in Goderich.
  10. The LCBO in Pickle Lake was our first stop after getting off the plane. We've been up there 4 times now and love the area. Best fishing we've ever seen. Lots of wildlife this trip as well. Bears, caribou, eagles.
  11. The boat is a 18' Kingfisher. They are new this year. Come with 50 hp Yamahas
  12. Just got back from a fly in to Old Post Lodge On Lake St Joseph near Pickle Lake. First time up there this early. Usually go in July when it's warmer. Fishing was amazing. The guide put us on Walleye and Pike very day. Didn't seem to matter where we went we caught fish. I walked to the back of the island the lodge is on and fished off the rocks. Caught and released 35 Walleye in 1 1/2 hours. Best ever back there. Was cold a few days in the morning but we dressed for it. Definitely a great place to go if you like to fish.
  13. We went to Rice Lake for 10 years and stayed at a resort and spent the week fishing. When we started going there, you could catch big Bluegills without even trying. At that time people were taking home coolers full of them and I couldn't believe that they could do that. We watched people with a production line in the fish cleaning station vacuum sealing them by the thousands. It was like that for years and then the ministry finally put a limit on them. I think it is now 300. At that rate it's no wonder the population has seemed to dramatically decreased.  

  14. Thanks Bowslayer. I know the lighthouse and depending how cold it is I don't mind the walk. I like to move around and with a 2 man Clam it's not that bad. Sounds like it's going to be great ice making weather up there so counting down the days.
  15. I was one of the smart ones. kept our beer in creeks and never got caught with it in the car. Huron County... Home of the gravel run
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