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Terry's Fly-in

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I don't have time or ambition to do a big report so

 

 

 

Got to airport an hour early to be told they were running two hours behind….

 

So 3 hours and fifteen minutes later we were in the air on an 8 seat otter

 

Got to the camp, the pilot didn't tell/show us much but it turned out there is a generator , can't believe they did not tell us. And sirius radio too, hello Howard 100.

 

 

 

They said the cabin was good for 6 people..four would be crowded, two were comfortable .

 

But it had everything we needed..except a metal spatula for the BBQ or cleaning/scraping tools for the BBQ.

 

It had hot(kinda) and cold running water and shower..shower did not have a shower head. It was in the open so when the wind blew you had to move around to keep the dribble of water hitting you.

 

The water hose supplying the water had a leak tried duct tape but that didn't work..I had electrical tape and found a hunk of heavy hose so I made a real good repair, then part if the hose going to the lake was collapsing so I shortened it to stop the problem.

 

 

 

We let the fridge/freezer get cold for hours before we put the food in but it never did really work well

 

And we lost some food and had lumpy milk…most propane fridges I have used, everything in the fidge part would be frozen and you would need to turn them down a bit

 

 

 

The first outboard motor died plugs fouling , the second one left a oil slick on the water, I opened the cowling and the return gas line on the motor had a leak….had to shorten the hose to stop the leak, turned the idle down so we could troll and it worked great all week.

 

And I would be happy to book with them again

 

Lots of walleye, seems there were 4 year classes of fish but to very different strains one was an ordinary yellow walleye the other was grey with a blue tint to then on the fins.

 

 

 

We were happy with the number of fish we caught but it was very hard to find them between 11 am and 6pm add the heat of the sun and we spent those hours trying to keep cool or napping or fixing things and catching up with what Stern has been up to.

 

We threw everything thing we had and everything worked well…my buddy had a few erie dearies that really worked well and at times out did my worm harness, but we used jigs crankbaits plastic worms and real worms stick baits walleye divers and xraps..all seemed up to the task of catching pickerel.

 

5 to 18ft seem to hold most of the fish and when you got over deep water they seemed to suspend at 18ft..I would see them on the fishfinder and drop a jig…they were always willing to bite when we found them

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The otter flew pretty fast

 

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Saw a moose, by the time I remembered to take o photo he was moving away from us

 

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Beaver landing

 

 

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The walk to the outhouse

 

 

 

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The cabin/genie /shower and water pump

 

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Inside the cabin

 

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You went on a fly in? Why didn't you tell us you were going?

 

Sounds like you had a blast Terry. More pics and details please...

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Great report Terry. Aside from the few things that were not the greatest and all the repairs, it seems you had a good time :lol:

 

Some nice sized pickerel. Bet you had a few good fish fries :thumbsup_anim:

 

Great videos, really gives you the feeling of the place!!

 

Joey

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thanks for the report. we've been waiting for it.

Edited by Dr. Salvelinus

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Nothing beats the sound of a Beaver idling down after a nice ride...

 

Why an Otter out and a Beaver back?

 

Looks like they heard you were coming and just broke everything in advance! :sarcasm:

 

Glad you had a good time.. been a long time comin!

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Nothing beats the sound of a Beaver idling down after a nice ride...

 

Why an Otter out and a Beaver back?

 

Looks like they heard you were coming and just broke everything in advance! :sarcasm:

 

Glad you had a good time.. been a long time comin!

 

because they were dropping people off at another lake when the dropped us off, so they needed the room

and dropped people off at our camp when they were picking us up so didn't need the big guns....

 

and yeah I fix quite a few things, but I come to expect it on fly-ins if people don't tell them they are broken then they don't know it's broken.....

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Looks like a nice spot Terry, the walk to the poop house looks like it would be fun in the dark!

 

Ya six guys in that cabin looks tight!

 

My fly-in is about 3-1/2 weeks away and the anticipation is building!

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Thanks for the report Terry! Some decent walleyes mixed in with some adventure. As long as you had a good time, it's all good.

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Great report, pics and videos Terry :thumbsup_anim:

Looks like an amazing place to be B) Even with the McGiver stuff you had to do :lol::canadian:

Thanks for sharing

Jacques

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Thanks for the report Terry. That cabin looks cozy enough. I'm glad you had a good time. How much fish did you eat really?

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Beautiful report Terry, sounds like the kind of place you could spend a couple of weeks at and never have enough. You should have handed them a list of all the repairs you made for them, they might give you a discount next time LOL.

 

Anyway, thanks for sharing!

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Thanks for the report Terry. That cabin looks cozy enough. I'm glad you had a good time. How much fish did you eat really?

 

well

 

well

 

we didn't eat any fish

we kept meaning to have a meal but never got around to eating any

 

and we didn't keep any to take home

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Nice report Terry. Some people would just put up with the problems but I like your enthusiasm. ;) It just makes for a better trip when things are working even if you have to fix them yourself. Also helps to past the slow fishing times of the day. Thanks for the report.

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